Design for the way people learn

As part of the launch of her new book, “Design for How People Learn” Julie Dirkson is asking for a learning design tip in exchange for a chance to win a copy.

(Congratulations on the book Julie!)

Head on over to her site to add your tip or read the others.

My tip for designing learning content is that less is more. I recently post about a one page handout by Tom Peters that he used to boil down his leadership principles that he’s accumulate over 45 years. Yes there are a lot of details that go along with them but I’ll remember the one page list much better than hours and hours worth of content no matter how well it is done. And after all if it’s not remembered…what’s the point?

I’m certainly not suggesting that there isn’t a place for longer,deeper content just that we should always consider all our options including, at times,the option of not building a course at all.

Published by Mike Taylor

Born with a life-long passion for learning, I have the great fortune to work at the intersection of learning, design, technology & collaboration.

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