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 →
I was recently reading a blog post by one of my favourite e-learning developers when the topic of “learning styles” was mentioned. The blog post wasn’t about learning styles, but the author made a passing comment about their learning style and the way they learn best. In this blog post, I explore why learning styles are really just learning preferences.
Hooray! I finished my WalkMe training and am now a qualified WalkMe Builder.
But hold on a sec, what is WalkMe? Continue reading to find out!
I was so impressed when I attended the GA workshop on producing mobile video content, that I decided to sign up for the Copywriting for Tech workshop. I’ve often been asked to write technical copy for marketing purposes, so I thought it was about time to learn more about it!Continue reading
I thought it was about time that I posted a review of the online video/animation creation software, Vyond (formally known as GoAnimate). In a previous blog post, I reviewed a similar cloud-based application called PowToon. I’ve been using Vyond for a while now, so I’ve really got to know the software along with the pros and cons.
On the 13th of February, I attended the Learning Technologies exhibition. I usually attend the exhibition every other year, and this year it was in a new location – the ExCel Centre in London.
On the 12th of February, I attended 2 London meetups: Articulate user meetup: Speeding up your eLearning workflows and Vyond community meetup: Connect with our team. It was the first time I’d attended these meetups, I met some interesting people and learn some new things!
I’ve been meaning to write this post for a while! I attended my first General Assembly workshop on the 21st of January. After searching for a short course on quick-and-dirty video production, I came across this workshop and thought I’d give it a whirl. At £35 there wasn’t a lot to lose! I was really impressed with the instructor and the venue and really felt as though I learnt a lot. I came away with some valuable skills which I’ve been busy putting into practice!