NIIT - Future of Training Deisgn

This blog is dedicated to advancing the state of the art in instructional design. In it we will share and discuss ideas that excite us: some proven, some speculative, some completely off the wall. The idea is to help connect people and ideas in a way that leads to future innovation–and to have some fun while we’re at it. Please join us!

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Posts by NIIT - Future of Training Deisgn

Learning Experience Design Reading List

The NIIT learning experience design team has put together a list of our favorite readings. If you have suggestions for other things we should include, […]

Why GameWorks by NIIT Standardized on Unity 3D

Unity 3D is an industrial strength game development engine that lets us create and deploy high end games and simulations. Unity was designed with a […]

Fosway Releases 9-Grid Report

Fosway just released their nine-grid report on learning providers in Europe. They’ve categorized NIIT as a potential leader based on the scope and sophistication of […]

Learning Styles: Saying Goodbye to a Shibboleth of Instructional Design

If you gave a prize for the most intuitively appealing idea in education, it would probably go to the theory of “learning styles.” The gist […]

When it’s not up to you: compliance training and decision-making

Training, as we think of it, involves decision-making. We design training for a particular job role by delineating the set of decision-making contexts—tasks—that make up the […]

Failure-driven Learning: The Science Is In

In a previous post, I mentioned three objections to the theory of failure-driven learning. In this post I want to talk about the third of […]

Failure-driven Learning versus “Coloring Inside the Lines”

In my last post, I talked about the most common challenge to the theory of failure-driven learning. In this post, I want to address another frequent challenge, […]

Failure-driven Learning versus “Success-driven learning”

The heart of our pedagogical approach is the theory of “failure-driven learning,” which says, in a nutshell, that learning happens only when the world does something different […]

Reading John Dewey

John Dewey is arguably the greatest philosopher of education the world has seen. Unfortunately, for most of us, his stilted, formal prose causes unpleasant flashbacks […]

Unfair Tests and Natural Learning

A recent New York Times Magazine article (“Why Flunking Exams is Actually a Good Thing,” Sep. 4, 2014) describes a fascinating line of research by […]

Compulsion Loops and Addictive Training Games

These days, in learning, it’s cool to be gamey.  So, not surprisingly, there’s a lot of hype. And a lot of bad educational games. To get past […]

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