In this post I reflect on my learning from Week 3 of the FutureLearn Course “The Science of Learning.”
In this post I reflect on my learning from Week 2 of the FutureLearn Course “The Science of Learning.”
So I’ve already broken my New Years resolution of “trying not to take on too much.”
In this post I reflect on my learning from Week 1 of the FutureLearn Course “The Science of Learning.”
During my transition from IT techie to education nerd, I stumbled across a trusty three-pronged question which has stuck with me.
What are you doing? Why are you doing it? What does this help you do that’s important?
Happy New Year! I thought I’d start 2020 with a blog post looking back at 2019. And wow! What a year it has been. 2019 has been a good but extremely busy year. I started 2019 with a little purple notebook and filled it with ideas, notes and a massive to do list. So, in this blog post, I grab a cuppa and reflect….!
I wasn’t quite sure what to expect when I attended the Articulate Roadshow a few weeks’ ago in London. I’d attended a couple of London meetup sessions in the past and even though it was good to meet like-minded individuals, the sessions tended to cater towards new users of the software. After reading the agenda for the Roadshow event I felt positive that I’d walk away with some new skills.
I’ve been genuinely surprised at how much I learnt during the two-day event. If you’re thinking of attending an Articulate event in the future, read on to learn more about my experience!
One of my goals at the begining of the year was to complete a TAP certification. Before last year I’d actually never heard of TAP, despite working for QA! I’d seen a couple of jobs advertised that mentioned a TAP certificate being desirable, so thought I might as well check it out.
Since becoming a contractor, I’ve found it difficult to give myself a job title. Technically I run my own business, so I could be director, but who is a director of 1? Seriously? (although fingers crossed for future expansion) I could just be a Contractor, but that doesn’t really describe my actual job. I’ve done some consulting work…so I could use Consultant. I’m mostly an E-Learning Developer, Instructional Designer, sometimes a Trainer….WHAT AM I!
As a learning designer, a lot of decisions I make around content placement and inclusion are based on reducing cognitive load. Many instructional design strategies, for example chunking, are based on Cognitive Load Theory. In this post I look at the definitions of congitive load and outline some strategies to prevent your learners having a meltdown.
I always find it difficult to get back into a study routine after a long break. In the past, I’ve taken short courses on LinkedIn and Udemy to keep up the pace and I thought I’d give EdX a shot this time. I’ve been obsessed recently with wanting to learn more about the brain and how we learn and I’ve been trying to find a course that links the two – it’s been difficult and I haven’t really been able to find what I’ve been looking for. I found a course on EdX which has been the closest free, MOOC-style course and thought I’d share my experience.
Deep Learning through Transformative Pedagogy is a course offered at EdX by the University of Queensland, in partnership with Microsoft. It took me a few weeks to complete and can be found here.Continue reading →