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How slow looking improves learning

How slow looking improves learning

‘Slow looking?’ you say. ‘Are you mad? There’s no time for that kind of thing in my practice.’ And you remember the Carrie Fisher quip: ‘Instant gratification takes too long.’ Actually, there are...

Designing learning for ADHD adults

Designing learning for ADHD adults

'People with ADHD are often highly creative, determined, and able to tackle large and complex problems.'   Colley (2009). AI is ‘the perfect partner for ADHD creativity’, says coach Andrew Lewis,...

Designing learning for the future of work

Designing learning for the future of work

When someone has done a lot of research into the future of work, it's worth listening. At the OEB 2023 conference in Berlin, I was fortunate to attend a presentation by Hartwin Mass – a researcher...

Enabling metacognition with learning design

Enabling metacognition with learning design

  Metacognition (at its simplest, thinking about thinking) is gaining some ground in primary and secondary outposts; in higher education and the workplace, you may draw a blank. However, say...

Graham Gibbs and the value of learning by doing

Graham Gibbs and the value of learning by doing

‘Most learners have a wealth of experience to draw on, which, however much lip-service is paid to it, tends to get sadly neglected even in the most carefully designed learning programmes. This is of...

Improving the experience for new students

Improving the experience for new students

Starting a new course at university can be both exciting and terrifying for students. But however students feel, they are unlikely to be able to focus on their studies until they feel accepted as...

Designing metacognition into learning experiences

Designing metacognition into learning experiences

  Metacognition (at its simplest, thinking about thinking) is gaining some ground in primary and secondary outposts; in higher education and the workplace, you may draw a blank. However, say...

Ellie Soccorsy: Onboarding and learning design

Ellie Soccorsy: Onboarding and learning design

  In this episode, my guest is Ellie Soccorsy, who is a Learning and Development Adviser at Edyn, a hotel, travel and hospitality business. Ellie develops and facilitates learning experiences for...

Amy Whitehead: Recruiting learning designers

Amy Whitehead: Recruiting learning designers

  In this episode of the Ding-O-Meter, our guest is Amy Whitehead - Director of Red Stag Recruitment. Amy is a learning design recruitment specialist, which means she helps businesses find quality...

Reducing cognitive load

Reducing cognitive load

Have you ever tried to remember a shopping list? Then you will have experienced cognitive load.   If you can remember three or four items, that's not bad. Maybe you can remember eight or nine if...

8 reasons to use community in learning design

8 reasons to use community in learning design

In this post, I'm going to start by looking at some of the key concepts and research that underpin effective learning communities. Then, I’ll share eight reasons why creating a community around a...