Designing For Visual Learning

When thinking about ways to improve your course design, don’t underestimate the power of visuals. As we learn more about cognitive science, it’s becoming clear that visual learning should have a very significant role in instruction. There is some compelling evidence on the benefits of incorporating meaningful visuals to enhance learning. Educational studies show that we are “wired” to quickly comprehend and remember […]

Applying Knowledge

As I was walking about campus I came across a colleague and as it was midterm season we fell to talking about learners and exams. We commiserated about how it seemed that learners generally had a difficult time applying their knowledge in an exam setting. That got me thinking about a text I had read […]