Have you ever seen the movie The Matrix? I especially like the scene where Neo and Trinity try to escape from the bad guys chasing them. They arrive at the rooftop of the building and see a helicopter parked there. Neo asks Trinity: ‘Can you fly that thing?’ Trinity answers ‘Not yet’ and calls an operator to upload the ‘helicopter flying app’ to her brain, and off they go.
Although I believe some learning might be as simple as uploading one day, I also believe that there are many, many more years to come in which learning has to be done ‘the old fashion way’. So let’s use evidence-informed practices for the time being. We know that this means that (hard) work needs to be done by the learner. Productive Learning Strategies are all about this.
Use these strategies in your design, and you’ll help learners with learning, much more than just presenting them content via text or video. Although watching and listening are also verbs, they refer to ‘consumption’ much more than to ‘production’. So I also want to challenge you to choose one of the strategies and apply it to this episode of the learning notes.
Share the evidence on LinkedIn and/or Twitter and tag me, and you might win a nice surprise!