At P2PU we’ve spent a great deal of time thinking about badges–and here is our plan for a qualitative, feedback-based system for our third badge iteration. This was presented at the Digital Media and Learning Grantees Conference in Irvine, CA on January 25, 2013.
- Visual communication–Rose asks students to watch several “Brain Matters” videos each week. His videos consistently feature him as a central speaker, flanked by the discussion outline to the left, and a highlighted image of the part of the brain being discussed.
- Immediate self-assessment–Rose directs students to electronic quizzes on the material immediately after the videos. He uses the power of self-testing as an instruction tool.
- Storytelling, variation and humor–he integrates all 3 aspects into his lectures to ensure solid memory encoding
Any course design is constructing a kind of experience, but Rose’s all-media fronts learning shows an intentional, pedagogical, user-centered quality that we look for in good UX. He manufactures interest in way that makes the material “sticky” which is a lesson we can apply to all digital experiences.