@TisForTraining 313: Cover Your Assets

Clark QuinnToday Jill Hurst-Wahl, Tom Haymes, Diane Huckabay, Paul Signorelli, Maurice Coleman, and Henry Mensch gathered to talk to Clark Quinn about his new book, Make It Meaningful: Taking Learning Design From Instructional to Transformational. Clark recently offered the following intro to the book on his Learnlets blog:

Learning Experience Design is, as author Clark Quinn puts it, about “the elegant integration of learning science with engagement”. While there are increasing resources available on the learning science side, the other side is somewhat neglected. Having written one of the books on the learning science side, Clark has undertaken to write the other half. The book is grounded in his early experience writing learning games, then researching cognition and engagement, and ongoing exploration and application of learning, technology, and design to creating solutions and strategies. It covers the underlying principles including surprise, story, and emotion and pulls them together to create a coherent approach. The book also covers not just the principles, but the implications for both learning elements and a design process. With concise prose and concrete examples, this book provides the framework to take your learning experience designs from instructional to transformational!
We talked about some of the myths of learning science, as well as ways of making learning meaningful. Clark focused on the emotional experience of the learners. That emotional experience helps the learning to occur. Of course, the topic of storytelling came up and its role in learning, as well as starting with the end in mind.
Clark’s book, Make It Meaningful, is available wherever you purchase your books, including Amazon (paid link) and independent booksellers.
You can listen to this episode on TalkShoe or wherever you get your podcast episodes.

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