mayer and the thing about multimedia learning

there’s always a ‘chinese whispers’ (the children’s game?) level of distortion in reading about ID theories versus reading the theories themselves. whenever i’ve an hour free on a project, i try to pick up the paper in which someone proposed a theory and read that. today it was my turn to read mayer about multimedia…

defending design from rapid authoring tools

i feel so strongly that we shouldn’t design from a focus that starts with tools, particularly rapid authoring tools. here’s a breakdown of reasons why i think this is a cardinal no-no for instructional design. distorted design purpose at best, total lack of clarity at worst what is the point of the design? is it…

feedback?

hi. when i first started the magazine, i thought of it as just a place i’d put together resources and stuff i wanted to think about for myself. i didn’t realise anyone else would be interested in the idealistic or ideological side of instructional design. i can’t tell you how thrilled i am that i was…

the tribe of tenali raman

when i was a little girl i had an insatiable appetite (much like any other kid) for stories. it kept both my grandmothers busy. each one had a distinct repertoire, but both have told me the folk stories about tenali raman. tenali raman was the jester to a king. in the stories, the king was…

morning tax-free entertainment

sometimes i can be so totally juvenile. i was doing some reading on my phone over breakfast just now, and this is how the article looked in preview: come on, how could i not grin madly and snort after reading that! then i read the article because well, i was intrigued… was it a name,…