I met Julie Dirksen, author of Design for How People Learn, when she was teaching a 2-day workshop on advanced e-learning in San Diego. We both live in Minneapolis so it’s a little odd having to travel half-way across the country to go to a workshop with her but it was worth it.
Even though there was a fairly set curriculum, she could barely contain herself for deviating into the vast material covered in her book and I was happy to get the real deal from her. But shortly after I returned I pulled her book off my bookshelf and jumped back into it.
Gold mine! Seriously. SO much packed into this book about what we know about learning.
Below are just a few things I pulled out that haven’t covered in some other form in this blog.
Tip 1: Understand where your learners are coming from
One of the hardest things for those of us creating courses about our own areas of expertise is that it can be really challenging going back to a time when we, too, were novices.