Will has been doing some really nice “webinosh” sessions. This one looks like another good one. I’m particularly interested in what he has to say about how lots of folks (including “training” depts) think that bad Learning Designs are Good Learning Designs.
Here are some of his myths on learning:
- Bad Learning Designs Thought to be Good Learning Designs (a partial list, I can only type so fast!)
- It’s good to have new employees take ALL elearning courses right before they start work
- Employees only learn by doing
- Readings is always bad, boring
- Training can be just as effective if we make it short
- Training doesn’t need pre or post work
- We should and CAN cater to learning styles
- Six-hour online course is fine
- Some learning media are inherently better than other
- More info = more learning (yikes!)
- We need more exciting visuals to grab attention (another yikes!)
Learning Visions: Learning Myths with Dr. Will Thalheimer
P.S. – The complete list from Will himself.