Podcast 53 - Does user experience for learning differ from other kinds of UX?

We recently spoke about the importance of user experience design, but how does this differ in a learning context?

Written by Ross Garner
Published 11 July 2017
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Podcast 53 - Does user experience for learning differ from other kinds of UX?
On this week's Podcast: Julie Dirksen, author of 'Design for How People Learn', joins Ross Garner and James to explore the importance of 'desirable difficulty'.

Julie has written about why 'clear and easy to understand' can be a bad thing at: http://usablelearning.com/2011/07/06/why-clear-and-easy-to-understand-can-be-bad/.

She has also presented on UX for learning, which you can see here: https://www.slideshare.net/usablelearning/ux-for-learning-design.

Finally, if you are interested in the conversation around Ericsson's work on deliberate practice, you can join the Facebook group at: https://www.facebook.com/groups/designforhowpeoplelearn/.

About the author

Ross Garner

Ross Garner

Head of Learning Experience
Ross has been working in L&D for seven years and he heads up the instructional design team at Emerald Works. In 2019 he completed a Masters in Digital Education and was named Learning Technologies’ Learning Designer of the Year. He is also one of the hosts of the Good Practice Podcast.

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