The field of learning design isn’t improving as quickly as many practitioners would like. One way to move things forward is to explore how effective we are at designing learning experiences. With an honest look at our designs, we then know what direction to take to improve. This isn’t always easy to do in the world of eLearning. But Julie Dirksen has some solutions.
Julie Dirksen is the author of Design For How People Learn. She’s an experienced independent consultant and instructional designer with more than 15 years of experience creating highly interactive e-learning experiences. She also has a background in user experience design, game-based learning and behavior change.
- Why eLearning design isn’t improving quickly
- Deliberate practice in eLearning design
- Why the feedback loop doesn’t get closed
- Ways to close the feedback loop
- How to do user testing
- Why getting an outside perspective is required
TIME: 22 minutes
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- Julie’s website: Usable Learning
- Design for How People Learn by Julie Dirksen
- My review of Design for How People Learn
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