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Are you inadvertently believing learning myths? Are your best practices based on hearsay? In this episode, I speak with Clark Quinn, Ph.D., about many of the myths, superstitions and misconceptions he explains in his book Millennials, Goldfish and Other Training Misconceptions.
Clark is a prolific author and a recognized leader in learning technology strategy. He helps organizations take advantage of information systems to meet learning, knowledge, and performance needs. He’s been involved in the design, development, and evaluation of a wide variety of educational technology for over 30 years.
- Prevalence of learning myths and misconceptions
- Problems in our industry caused by learning misinformation
- Do generations think differently?
- Do humans have a shorter attention span than goldfish?
- Are data from fMRIs reliable?
- Is there such a thing as learning styles?
- Has the human brain evolved from continuous use of technology?
- Are mistakes useful for learning?
- Is knowledge required as a prerequisite for learning a skill?
- Do click to reveal interactions engage learners?
- Should learning be easy or difficult?
- Is the 70-20-10 framework effective?
- Is there a good way to identify the credibility of a claim?
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TIME: 38 minutes
TRANSCRIPT: Download ELC 050 Transcript
RESOURCES AND LINKS:
- Millenials, Goldfish and Other Training Misconceptions on Amazon and ATD Books
- Learnlet’s (Clark’s blog)
- Clark’s Amazon Page (lots ‘o books!)
- Four Component Instructional Design Model by van Merriënboer
- BadAss: Making Users Awesome by Kathy Sierra (see my short review)
- Vgotsky’s Zone of Proximal Development (an explanation of Vgotsky’s theories)
- Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi’s Ted Talk: Flow, the secret to happiness
- 70-20-10 Institute
Connie Malamed says
Glad you found this insightful. Always good to hear from you.
Jay Shuck says
Thanks for a well-run interview and an insightful guest! I was really happy to hear about the click-to-reveal stuff. I have long distrusted the features in pre-fab elearning “templates” that ask users to click here for more (or all) information, and I’m glad to hear some knowledgeable discussion of it.
I spotted the 70-20-10 rule on the agenda and wondered whether that often-cited fact had basis. That one made logical sense to me, and I’m glad to hear it has a basis, though the exact numbers may be guesses.