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Making Learning Memorable

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From Linda Warren's E-Learning Symposium 2011 Austin presentation:

When we design training we need to think about what is meaningful to our intended audience and design a learning experience that meets their needs. Marketing concepts, motivational factors, knowledge of learning strategies, and adult learning principles can be combined to create remarkable E-Learning. In this session we’ll look at examples of online training and participate in exercises to analyze what makes learning memorable.

Session will focus on:

• Effective marketing principles from Made to Stick
• Learning principles from Telling Ain’t Training and Malcom Knowles
• Motivation principles from Maslow
• Learning strategies

Want to learn more? Visit http://www.elearningsymposium.com!

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Making Learning Memorable

  1. 1. Make LearningMemorable Linda Warren Instructional Designer
  2. 2. Overview Memory and how the brain functions Strategies to make learning memorable Methods to gain attention Memory aids
  3. 3. People forget 90 percent of what they learn in class within 30 days
  4. 4. They forget most ofwhat they learnedwithin thefirst few hours
  5. 5. Learning and forgetting
  6. 6. Space learning over time
  7. 7. Provide follow-up support
  8. 8. Break content intosmall chunks
  9. 9. Repeat toremember
  10. 10. CD CNI HRN AHI V
  11. 11. How many letters do you remember?
  12. 12. CD CNI HRN AHI V
  13. 13. Createlogical associations SME CDC NIH RNA HIVLearner CDCNIHRNAHIV
  14. 14. How many lettersdo you remember now?
  15. 15. CDC NIH RNA HIV
  16. 16. Step-by-step instructions create organized structure
  17. 17. Source: Austin American-Statesman, June 4, 2011
  18. 18. Timelines create organized structure
  19. 19. Encoding islike a blenderrunning withthe lid off
  20. 20. Encoding is thebest predictorof learningsuccess
  21. 21. Elaborationcreate “handles”to facilitateretrieval
  22. 22. Explanations should be elaborate meaningful in context
  23. 23. Use multisensory input
  24. 24. Demonstrate how informationcan be applied on the job Provide instant feedback
  25. 25. Use storytelling to providemeaningful details and context
  26. 26. Ask questions
  27. 27. How To Vote via Texting EX A MP LE 1. Standard texting rates only (worst case US $0.20)TIPS 2. We have no access to your phone number 3. Capitalization doesn’t matter, but spaces and spelling do
  28. 28. Use visuals
  29. 29. Directionsfrom the office to the library3. Turn right on Maple.4. Take a right on Washington.5. Go over the train tracks.6. Go three-fourths of the way around the traffic circle and turn right on Erie.7. Turn left on Greenbriar.
  30. 30. Directionsfrom the office to the library
  31. 31. Clever phrases/keywords
  32. 32. Acronyms
  33. 33. Acrostics
  34. 34. Rhymes
  35. 35. Answers 1. 90 percent is forgotten in 30 days 2. CDC NIH RNA HIV 3. Group tested in water 4. Shape of a rainbow is a circle 5. Vision is the most powerful sense 6. Lincoln faces right 7. Acronym for the Great Lakes is HOMES
  36. 36. What makes learning memorable? RepetitionLogical associations Relevance Meaningfulness Testing Multisensory input StorytellingSpaced learning Context Feedback Elaboration Small learning units Visuals Curiosity Details Questions Surprise Memory aids
  37. 37. Great Voyages: ILT to WBTMicroAssist Learn@Lunch series • Best Practices in WBT • The Web as a Medium • Reading and Writing on the Web • Visual Design • Usability and Accessibility Contact: Heather Poggi-Mannis 512.794.8440 http://www.microassist.com
  38. 38. Questionswww.microassist.com

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