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Crash course in learning theory

Crash course in learning theory
« If pets could design user experiences... | Main | Crash Course in Learning Summary » Crash course in learning theory One formula (of many) for a successful blog is to create a "learning blog". A blog that shares what you know, to help others. Even--or especially--if that means giving away your "secrets". Teaching people to do what you do is one of the best ways we know to grow an audience--an audience of users you want to help. It's what I try to do here because--let's face it--you're just not that into me ; ) But I assume (since you're reading this blog) that you ARE into helping your users kick ass. So, as promised in an earlier post, here's a crash course on some of our favorite learning techniques gleaned from cognitive science, learning theory, neuroscience, psychology, and entertainment (including game design). This is not a comprehensive look at the state of learning theory today, but it does include almost everything we think about in creating our books. The long version...

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