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Learning Resources for ID, elearning, and Training.

The Sneeze – A Short Story about the Behavioral Immune System

Anita sneezed. Not once, but twice.In the pre-Covid era, nobody would have given a damn, but today, every one of her dozen co-passengers in the Delhi Metro turned to look at her. She had tried to stop herself from sneezing,… Continue Reading →

Learning Objectives, Action Verbs, Instructional Design and Leonardo Da Vinci

Leonardo Da Vinci was an engineer, painter, anatomist, biologist, teacher. He was also a keen observer of nature and life. Most of what he learned was through observation and inquiry, and he didn’t do it without a plan – or… Continue Reading →

Manetho: The Thinkers, Philosophers, and Teachers (Part 1)

Who was Manetho? Manetho was one of the earliest historians and philosophers of the world. He is thought to have existed around 3rd century BC (about 2400 years ago) in an Egypt ruled by the Ptolemaic dynasty (a couple of… Continue Reading →

Krathwohl’s Taxonomy for the Affective Domain and the Inverted Pyramid.

Feelings and emotions belong to a realm different than that of rational thoughts. In fact, the part of our brain responsible for making us feel or experience emotions is the amygdala, which helps us process threats and feel good about… Continue Reading →

Instructional Design Quiz with Coffeebeans – Quiz 2

Five more questions on Bloom’s Taxonomy, the ADDIE model, Learning Domains, and the human brain, with Creative Agni’s Quiz Master, Coffeebeans.

5 Future Trends in Learning and Training – The Late 20s and Early 30s.

About 15 years ago, online learning was a thing, but the learning creators were still worrying about low bandwidths and Flash (now called Animate) was super-awesome because it helped us create eye-candy content that was byte-cheap. Smartphone wasn’t born, and… Continue Reading →

The Instructional Designer’s Anthem

I had written the Instructional Designer’s anthem around 2005, and I have kept it on my home-desk since. Mine is a handwritten version of it though, but each morning it reminds me of what I need to do as an… Continue Reading →

Quiz me Quick – The Smart Instructional Design Quiz with Coffeebeans

Are you an ID-baby, an ID-teen, or an ID-Adult? Join Coffeebeans to take this Instructional Design quiz and find out. If you enjoy taking this quiz,  like the video and Subscribe to the Creative Agni channel on YouTube.

John Sweller’s Cognitive Load Theory and its Application in Instructional Design

In 1988, John Sweller proposed the Cognitive Load Theory, and discussed the effect of cognitive load on learning.  He had based his work on George Miller’s 7 plus or minus 2 rule, which states that short term memory has certain… Continue Reading →

The 7 plus or minus 2 Rule and The Chunking Principle

The 7 Plus or Minus 2 Rule by George Miller In 1956, George Miller gave the 7 plus or minus 2 Rule to define the limits of human memory. What this means is that the short-term memory, which is also… Continue Reading →

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