Editor’s note: Cognitive task analysis is a tool for helping extract all the information you need from a subject matter expert in order to design effective learning resources. It takes time to use this tool and as such is a reminder of what’s needed to create effective training solutions.
Browsing: learning science
Editor’s note: Donald Clark challenges the idea of learning experience design and that the brain needs more media rich experiences to navigate. Learning science tells us that that is not what is required. Less is more, he argues.
Editor’s note: This short article is an accessible way into the learning insights from the research carried out by Robert Bjork, the director of the UCLA Learning and Forgetting Lab.
Editor’s note: This article explains John Sweller’s cognitive load theory and its implications for learning design. Applying this theory helps free up working memory in order to facilitate changes in long term memory.
Editor’s note: Here is a checklist of the principles that should underpin all learning design courtesy of Dr Richard Mayer.
Editor’s note: This video gives you a flavour of the research and insights of Dr Richard Mayer, Professor of Psychology at the University of California Santa Barbara. Mayer has spent his career researching the science of learning. His thinking should inform corporate learning design.
Editor’s note: This is a fascinating exploration of how we have evolved to learn. A most read for L&D professionals keen to understand some of the science behind how humans learn.
Editor’s note: The authors of the book Make it Stick: The Science of Successful Learning have created a great resource that provides practical tips and resources on putting the science of learning into practice.