Cognitive load / The Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy

Cognitive load / The Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy

 
 
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This episode we answer the question – How does the Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy help Arthur Dent take a cognitive load off?

To do so, we’ll pick apart our understanding of the concept of cognitive load, give some really bad examples of it, and then bang it against Douglas Adam’s accidental masterpiece until the microphone runs out of battery.

We’ll also give you the full definition of Sesquipedalian Obscurantism free of charge.

10 Principles of Instruction / Yoda the supply teacher

10 Principles of Instruction / Yoda the supply teacher

 
 
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This week, we’ll be reviewing Barak Rosenshine’s 10 principles of instruction and asking ourselves: was Yoda an effective supply teacher?

If you’ve never come across them before – Barak Rosenshine’s 10 principles are really popular in the US, so popular infact that he’s added a load more. We’ll unpack them, sense check them, give them a bit of a kicking, and then see if we can get them to apply to the best (or worst) supply teacher in the Star Wars universe.

Communities of practice / World of Warcraft

Communities of practice / World of Warcraft

 
 
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This episode, we’ll be pottering around in Lave and Wenger’s communities of practice model and asking ourselves, what does a boundary object have to do with Leeroy Jenkins?

Wait … did we even answer that in the episode? If we didn’t then here it is: the concept of Leeroy Jenkins is a boundary object that can pull you deeper within the community through a piece of shared history, an understanding of raid mechanics, and a cautionary tale.

You can grab the book we reference, “Learning in virtual worlds: Using communities of practice to explain how people learn from play” by Martin Oliver and Diane Carr at https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/full/10.1111/j.1467-8535.2009.00948.x

This was one of the first episodes we recorded, so you may notice the title and format aren’t quite the same as later episodes. Sorry about that!