Category: How we learn

Why You Need a Storyboard

In speaking with modlette authors who are unhappy about their attempts at creating a modlette we found that nearly all of these folks had not used a storyboard. They were so keen to find out how the modlette authoring system worked they just jumped straight in and made videos or slides without any planning.  The […]

Getting a Great Start to the Learning Experience

It’s like speed dating. You have less than a minute to get the audience engaged in your modlette from the beginning.  So the initial steps are the most important for any learning event.  You need to answer the following questions in these steps to ensure that the learners stay on: What is in the modlette […]

10 Rules for Writing Multiple Choice Questions

These rules will help you in constructing your test questions. Remember, the purpose of the quiz is for the learner to test themselves for knowledge they have just learnt.   The Rules (according to Connie Malamed)    1.  Test comprehension and critical thinking, not just recall. Multiple choice questions are criticised for testing the superficial […]

The Joy of Lifetime Learning

In today’s fast paced world what we know today might not be valuable to us in a few weeks, months or years. If we want to keep up-to-date, we need to continue to seek out and explore new information, new mediums, and new opportunities. We need to be more curious. Here are some tips to […]

Write Right

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The Importance of Learning Soft Skills

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Be Kind to your Hippocampus

[et_pb_section bb_built="1"][et_pb_row][et_pb_column type="4_4"][et_pb_text _builder_version="3.0.82" background_layout="light" border_style="solid" box_shadow_position="outer"] Let’s get into the technical stuff.  The prefrontal cortex – the part of your brain responsible for everything from cognition to decision-making – is flanked by both the hippocampus and the amygdala.  Both pay integral roles in learning, but they react very specifically in terms of modlette learning. […]

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