Duolingo Gets Both Gamification and Learning Design Right

Good gamification enhances the experience of learning something, while at the same time advancing you towards your goals. Duolingo gets this bang on, and I was recently blown over by this beautifully-designed, gamified language learning experience. This article describes my observations. Continue reading Duolingo Gets Both Gamification and Learning Design Right

Rich Learner. Poor Learner.

Evan, Laura, and Allen work in the L&D department of a large company. One morning, their manager Helen calls them into her cabin. She says “Congrats! You’re going to DevLearn in Vegas!” Celebrations ensue, and the three excitedly get ready for the journey. Before leaving, they individually make plans for the trip. Here’s what each of their plans looks like: EVAN At the end of … Continue reading Rich Learner. Poor Learner.

5 Ways To Avoid Overwhelming Learners

The deluge is upon us! Run for cover! Well, I’m not talking about an invasion or a natural calamity. I’m talking about the stuff that we are faced with every minute of every day – the torrent of information that keeps hitting us, threatening to sweep us off our feet and drown us, if we’re not careful. Ah, the curse of social media, which constantly … Continue reading 5 Ways To Avoid Overwhelming Learners