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Design For How People Learn by Julie Dirksen

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5. How Do You Get Their Attention?

(In which we learn how to talk to the elephant)

If They’re Not Paying Attention...

Do you remember the Ooo – shiny! learner?

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In our current world of 24-hour-a-day distractions, this is pretty much everybody; we all have an excess of things that try to command our time and attention. And attention is pretty critical, right? If your learners aren’t paying attention, then it doesn’t matter what kind of learning experience you’ve created—they aren’t getting much from it.

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So, how do you get your learner’s attention? ...

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