Pretty much anyone can relate to a trip to the movies that felt like a waste. You might have been let down by the hype of a trailer. You might have spent way too much on tickets. All the seats might have been sold out. But there’s something else that can ruin a film: a plot that doesn’t make sense or that doesn’t allow viewers to make sense of it. The same is true for direct instruction in our classrooms. So, how can we give learners the chance to make the best use of our content? Let's take a look.
How to Create Effective & Engaging Content Pt. 5: Mythbust It
Some of the most powerful content that can grab audiences -- students and regular folk alike -- is content that makes us question what we know or assume to be true. People, by our very nature, are intellectually hungry. We're curious. We want to know what we don't know -- and sometimes, unlearn what we think do.
How to Create Effective & Engaging Content Pt. 4: Add Choice & Interactivity
Take a moment and think about a main character in a movie or TV show who had to make a seemingly impossible choice. You’re not sure what they’re going to do. The tension seems unbearable. And then they choose. Their path is set. But let's take a step back. It’s weird, but no matter what … Continue reading How to Create Effective & Engaging Content Pt. 4: Add Choice & Interactivity