Summer blog: Things that make your design toolbox a bit cooler

Mirjam Neelen & Paul A. Kirschner

It’s time for us for a relaxing summer break. We know that we’ve been a bit quieter than usual in the past few months, but that’s because we’ve been cooking up something else (more to be revealed soon!).

We’re badly in need of a battery recharge and we’ve got the feeling that many of you are as well (or perhaps you’re recharged already!). We’re taking a break for a month and to make sure you don’t get bored, we decided to share our top 3 ‘learning strategy’ blogs. These are techniques and ingredients that you can use in your designs to help people learn better. We’re also sharing 3 strategies that didn’t seem incredibly ‘popular’ so far, but we think are also worthwhile additions to your design toolboxes.

Happy reading!

Summer 2019

Top 3

  1. FeedbackNo Feedback, No Learning
  2. Spaced learningTips and Tricks for Spaced Learning
  3. Dual Coding Double-Barrelled Learning for Young & Old

Also adding value to your design toolbox

  1. Peer assessmentPeer Assessment: Some Pain, Much Gain
  2. Collaborative learning – Off-Task Communication Is Spot-On for Collaborative Learning
  3. Expert teams – How to Transform Any Team of Experts Into an Expert Team (Part 1 & Part 2)

 Enjoy your summer!