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Building Digital Escape Rooms as Learning Activities

Last year I responded to a request for ideas around MicroCourses and webinars with a suggestion that narrowing the focus would be better in short courses and webinars. I’d made the suggestion because a MicroCourse I’d just facilitated seemed really rushed and the majority of the participants didn’t complete their project before the end of […]

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Learning Objectives Done Right

As learning designers very little is more worthy of our time and attention than well conceived and perfectly functional learning objectives. Perhaps because of this the topic is rife with controversy and misunderstandings abound. Here’s my take on LOs and an example of Rise embedded in WordPress with Brian Batt’s awesome plugin. Click the Launch […]

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Make Learning Stick

A few months ago I had the pleasure of facilitating the Facilitating Learning Online (FLO) course, not once but twice. One of the ongoing assignments in FLO is to reflect on and share weekly learning nuggets. As we all know, teaching is the best way to learn so I had many of my own learning […]

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Are You Designing Education or Training?

There is a difference between education and training. If you’veĀ  been working in the field for any length of time you probably know that. Those new to learning design may have a sense of the differences but may not have made a clear distinction between the two. As Jay Cross famously quipped: If your sixteen […]

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Ode to ADDIE

I like ADDIE. She’s like that friend who’s always there for you. She’s dependable, flexible, and keeps you on course (pun intended). Sure, she’s not as trendy or exciting as some of your other friends. Rarely is she the life of party, but you can count on her to never steer you wrong. ADDIE is […]

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From Pedagogy to Communagogy and Everything in Between

There was once only one agogy and now there are many. Most educators are intimately familiar with pedagogy the art and science of educating and teaching children. Some are also familiar with andragogy the art and science of educating and teaching adults. Recently a few more agogies have surfaced so I thought it was high […]