Creating Passionate Users: Crash course in learning theory
So, as promised in an earlier post, here’s a crash course on some of our favorite learning techniques gleaned from cognitive science, learning theory, neuroscience, psychology, and entertainment (including game design). Much of it is based around courses I designed and taught at UCLA Extension’s New Media/Entertainment Studies department. This is the long version, and my next post will be just the bullet points with the pictures–as a kind of quick visual summary.
This is not a comprehensive look at the state of learning theory today, but it does include almost everything we think about in creating our books. And although it’s geared toward blogs/writing virtually everything in here applies regardless of how you deliver the learning–you can easily adapt it to prentations, user documentation, or classroom learning. And remember, this is a BLOG, so don’t expect academic rigor ; ) but I do have references, so leave a comment if there’s something in particular you want.