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Design For How People Learn by Julie Dirksen

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6. Design for Knowledge

(In which we learn to not hand out mittens in summertime, and to let learners hold the map)

Some of the Challenges

I’ve struggled a bit with what to include in this chapter. On one hand, designing for knowledge is probably a whole book unto itself; on the other hand, pretty much everything we’ve already talked about is part of designing for knowledge.

So in this chapter, we’re going to focus on a few basic questions:

• Will your learners remember?

• Does the learner understand?

• How much guidance do you give learners?

We’ll also take a look at a process for designing learning solutions.

Will They Remember?

Let’s look at a few of the many ways to make content more memorable.

Make Sure the Closet, Er, Ground, Is Fertile ...

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