There’s a free sample chapter of the book (Design For How People Learn) available here:
It’s Chapter 8: Design for Motivation
(In which we learn that we don’t always learn the right thing when we learn from experience, and that the elephant is a creature of habit)
If you are a reader of this blog, some of the ideas might be a bit familiar, but there’s some new stuff too
And, just a reminder, you can enter to win a free copy (until Midnight 11/12/11 Central US Time) by commenting here:
A friend of mine just tweeted this a little while ago:
Which means that YAY! The book is shipping! And it’s a whole week earlier than I thought! Which is great! Except that I’m not *quite* ready! But it’s still great!
In my last post, I asked folks for ideas about promoting the book, and one of the ideas from @tmiket was to have contest for some free copies, which I thought was an excellent idea.
So here’s how it will work – I’d like to know about your design ideas/tips/questions for how people learn. So all you need to do is:
- Post a favorite learning design tip / resource / best practice / question. You can post it in the comments below, or better yet on a blog, twitter (hashtag #designlearn), or some other location. It could be a problem that you are tackling, or a pointer to a favorite resource like a book or website (if you are stuck for an idea, you can just post a link to this post, too).
- Come back and put a comment on this blog post with a link to the post/tweet/whatever in the next week (by EOD 11/23/11 Central US Time) , and I will choose 3 people at random to get free copies of the book (there won’t be thousands of entries, so your odds might be pretty good).
And, I think @tmiket
might have to get his own free copy for suggesting it.
Hmm, it’s three weeks until the book comes out, which is really, really exciting. I’m trying to figure out what to do on the blog in the run-up to publication date (November 21). If you have any ideas, let me know!