17 thoughts on “ID Webcomic #3 – Just Like Riding a Bike

  1. What a great way to represent the user’s experience! Some elearning makes me feel like I’m on a flat, straight road to nowhere–the only challenge is to obediently keep hitting the Next button and somehow maintain consciousness.

    • Thanks Cathy! So pleased you liked it. I think the uphill slog assumes the learner is actually paying attention, but if they are zoning out, then it probably is a flat road. Hmm…maybe I will have to add an installment.

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  3. Wow! What a wonderful and simple way to explain a basic principle of learning. One of your earlier posts also talked about creating meaningful experiences. The learning process is far more important than we think! If I had to relate this to an ID Model – it would be ARCS – Attention, Relevance, Confidence, Satisfaction. Without any one of these components, the experience can’t be meaningful. Life is not a straight line – it is a series of ups and downs. To make the learning experience real, we need the same in the design/process of learning.

    • Thanks Taruna – glad you enjoyed it! I like the ARCS notion – I can definitely see ways to work that in. There’s also (at least in my head) a bit of behaviorism, some James Paul Gee, a fair bit of cognitive load theory, a bit of Clark Quinn and a whole lot of Csiksentmihalyi 🙂

      I do like the ARCS idea, as well. And I think there was a *lot* of ARCS in the first ID Webcomic #1, too.

  4. Wow! A clever representation of real life learning. The learning process is far more complicated than we think! This is ARCS – Attention, Relevance, Confidence, Satisfaction. Life has its elations and depressions.
    For a clear understanding of any concept, co-relate it with real life experience. Believe you me the learner will never forget that concept.

    • Yep – he asked if he could use it (from a presentation I showed him a while back). Needless to say, it was a flattering request. I was wondering if anybody would recognize it from there.

  5. Just shared this on a “how to learn math” discussion, because I heard for the umpteenth time in the videos how incredibly important it is to always challenge our students, and that if they’re not making mistakes, it’s not hard enough! It’s true to a point, but…

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