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Tuesday, June 30, 2015

What's Missing from Ineffective Learning Design?

What's missing from ineffective learning design?

What can't you find in resources, text books, online games, and learning experiences that don't work.

The answer is simple.

The students are missing.

Ineffective design forgets about the people the design is supposed to embrace, engage, empower, and educate.

That's why, for many, old time text books, learning tools, and experiences were dull, and that's why some lessons and study doesn't work today.

The key ingredient is the student which begs the question, what is the best way to design learning with and for children that's effective?

Many answers have been proposed and many are effectively used today. The key is to find the answer that fits best for the children you teach and the context in which you teach.

Begin this process by illustrating what success means to you and your learning team: students, families, educators, leaders, and community members. Then plan the path toward effective learning design.