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Sunday, January 16, 2011

What Everybody Ought to Know About Instructional Design » The Rapid eLearning Blog

What Everybody Ought to Know About Instructional Design » The Rapid eLearning Blog

My student, Hassan, posted the "awareness test" to his blog. I'd seen it before, but was happy to be reminded of it. This is a great reminder about how we should help our learners focus on the objectives. Along the same lines, it is important to remember the phenomena of cognitive over-load. There is so much going in the video that it is easy to miss the bear. If the bear is the focus, then, as designers we should decrease the activity in the foreground. Simple concept, but easy to forget when in the midst of design.

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