Posts tagged learning science

Instructor ROI + Infographic

Instructor ROI + Infographic

One of my passions is instructional technique—call it teaching technique, educational interactions, or pedagogy (or more precisely for my work, andragogy, i.e., adult education). The *way* someone interacts with new information—the ways the information is packaged, explored, and practiced—have a profound influence on learners’ motivation, memory, and understanding. This isn’t simply my belief; empirical research supports my […]

Organic Learning: Finding a sweet spot between one-size-fits-none and DIY learning

Organic Learning: Finding a sweet spot between one-size-fits-none and DIY learning

In 2014, Activision’s Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare outsold all other video games in the U.S. CoD: Advanced Warfare has state-of-the-art gameplay, voice acting by Kevin Spacey, and award-winning visual effects. The success of CoD and similar commercial game franchises seems to imply that heavy investments in technical embellishments draw customers, and it may even appear […]

Tablets vs. textbooks: how do we replace what’s lost?

Tablets vs. textbooks: how do we replace what’s lost?

Tablets beat-out traditional textbooks in many ways, but printed books still have the edge when it comes to some cognitive outcomes. How can knowledge design help bridge the gap? The Navy just started a pilot program to give tablet computers to new recruits at the Recruit Training Command Great Lakes in Illinois. This coincides with similar efforts from the Army, […]