Be a Learner, Try Something New

You’re busy. You have deadlines to meet, errands to run, and occasionally some “down time” where you try to squeeze in something fun or relaxing. […]

How to Have Success with Off-the-Shelf Content

You already know that off-the-shelf content can save your organization time and money. These courses are built for a wide audience and are applicable in […]

Using Analogies as Explanations

Back in my high school Spanish class I struggled to learn a new verb form. It didn’t fit into the neat little list of “I,” […]

Constructivism and instructional design: more considerations

In this series of blog posts, I'm considering the implications of instructional design on learning and development for knowledge workers in the modern workplace. Continue […]

Is Constructivism incompatible with Instructional Design?

Before looking in depth at Constructivist Learning Environments (CLEs), we need to investigate the question "Is Constructivism incompatible with Instructional Design?" M. David Merrill reviewed […]

Know-it-Alls Need to Empty Their Cups

                                  Trying to have a conversation with someone who […]

Digital Media – a Constructivist view of principles

Constructivism is part of the Cognitivist 'gene pool,' and as such it is appropriate to look at the impact of digital media on cognition and […]

Do Learning Styles Exist?

When I was 12, my school made me fill out a form purporting to be able to tell me my learning styles. The possible outcomes were […]

What’s in it for Me? Motivating Your Learners

People have talked about the WIIFM (“What’s in it for me?”) factor in educational theory for decades. It’s the idea that is if people know what […]

5 ways to get back to SOLID teaching and learning

After working with tons of schools and teachers around the United States and beyond, I’m noticing a trend. We love our technology — sometimes to […]

Binge Training

If you have gone through few of my previous posts, you must have an idea of how rampage and competitive is the training industry going […]

100-year-old advice to shape our activities and lessons today

It’s amazing how wisely John Dewey could speak to educators today in an age without digital devices and the Internet. In Dewey’s day, individualization and differentiation […]

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