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Guest Blog 50: How Structured Schooling has Scared the Adult Learner

Welcome to the first guest post in my blog. This post by an ‘anonymous’ friend and an expert learning designer, lists a few flaws in the grading system in schools, which creates a sense of fear in the learners throughout his life whenever he/she hears the word ‘ 819 more words



Over the last 9 months I have been working toward a certificate in instructional design, one course at a time. And because the instructors of our courses are trying to model some of the learning theory that we study in class we end up reflecting on our own learning quite a bit. 375 more words

Instructional Design Lessons from a Stupid Parking Ticket

I walked out of a meeting that ran 10 minutes long yesterday and I found a parking ticket on my windshield. I now owe the city of Seattle $47.00. 612 more words


Some questions about "learning" outcomes

In the following thesis the author investigated the effects of using tablets on learning.  The important take away from this study is that the researcher found no effect on success rate nor on grades.   201 more words

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Richard Mayer's Using Multimedia for eLearning

Mayer, R. E. (2017) Using multimedia for e-learning. Journal of Computer Assisted Learning, doi: 10.1111/jcal.12197.

“This paper reviews 12 research-based principles for how to design computer-based multimedia instructional materials to promote academic learning, starting with the multimedia principle (yielding a median effect size of  118 more words

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Notes About Learning

In my six years designing instruction, I’ve learned a lot about learning, teaching and instructional design. Listed below are general notes and tips regarding learning and instructional design.


One of the many great things about instructional design is the fact you’re always learning something new. Listed below are books, articles, websites, etc. I refer to regularly to tweak my craft. 73 more words