This morning at work I recieved an email with a link to this great post:
I wanted to share this link. I love how the author, Ethan Edwards, keeps the spirit of the holiday by quoting our nation's historical thinker's thoughts on learning. He also discusses that just because workplace learning will be attended by "adults" and "professionals" that does not give e-learning designers license to be boring! Use problem solving questions, games, interesting design, and other challenging activities to have the learners apply their new knowledge.
As John Adams said, "Old minds are like old horses; you must exercise them if you wish to keep them in working order." Even adults needs fun learning activities to help ingrain training. Wonderful thoughts to keep instructional design innovative and interesting!
Have a wonderful 4th of July! Happy Independence day for our nation (and our training!)
Edwards, E. (2011, June 30). Declare your independence from boring e-learning. [Web log comment]. Retrieved from http://info.alleninteractions.com/bid/66612/Declare-your-Independence-from-Boring-e-Learning