I think there used to be a tagline about (tag)soup here… anyway…
- Use visuals!
- Use the filmaker (and novelist) principle of SHOW-don’t-TELL.
- Use “chunking” to reduce cognitive overhead.
- Don’t rob the learner of the opportunity to think!
- Context matters.
To name a few. This makes you wonder why so many people are still figuring out how they will ever finish their newly bought ‘Billy‘… Hold on:
- Emotion matters!
- Since stress/anxiety can reduce focus and memory, do everything possible to make the learner feel relaxed and confident.
Maybe it’s time to replace the paper instructions with something else… *Surpressing the how-to-bolt-together-your-IKEA-furniture.blogspot.com-thought* *REAL HARD*
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