Does your content interfere with learning? This book shows you how to work within the attributes and limitations of memory, so people can learn, remember, and apply. All tactics are concise, research driven, and easy to apply.
You’ll learn when we should repeat content and when we should not. What to do to help people remember. How to move from shallow learning to deep learning. Patti supplies examples, checklists, and job aids to help you learn, remember, and apply.
If you build instruction for an adult audience, this book will improve your instruction and outcomes!
Manage Memory for Deeper Learning describes and shows four research-based strategies and 21 specific tactics for managing memory in adult instruction. The strategies and tactics come from research in cognition, learning, information design, usability, user experience, and comprehension. For each strategy, Patti supplies specific actionable tactics that you can implement right this minute, with examples, checklists, and job aids.
Patti Shank, PhD wrote this series of books to help anyone who builds adult instructional materials (content experts, instructors, instructional designers, trainers, and so on) apply research to improve instructional outcomes!
Praise for Manage Memory for Deeper Learning
In Manage Memory for Deeper Learning, Patti uses research to cut through all the fads and trends, so we can focus our efforts on strategies and tactics proven to make a difference. She breaks down the research and puts it into practical terms that the rest of us can learn, remember, and apply. After reading just the first few chapters, I found myself quoting Patti in meetings as we discussed the best way to tackle a training challenge.
Diane, Elkins, Co-founder of Artisan E-Learning and E-Learning Uncovered
Patti’s superpower is distilling the academic research into clear, straightforward tactics any practitioner can use immediately to make their learning experiences better. She does it again in Manage Memory for Deeper Learning. Highly recommended.
Julie Dirksen, Author of Design for How People Learn
I want to wallpaper our instructional designer’s cubes with the tables and examples from this book. I have few other books (besides Patti’s) that give me well-developed research and practice exercises to help my understanding. Easy to read and easy to use, the entire series is a must for instructional designers.
Heidi Matthews, VP of Programs ATD Kansas City
Most books about instruction are either too basic, providing only a high-level overview, or are too complex, failing to provide practical solutions. Shank rises to this challenge with great skill, offering an in-depth analysis but in simple language. An excellent addition to her Deeper Learning Series, and an excellent resource for anyone who needs people to learn specific skills… and actually use them. I am a great fan of Patti Shank’s writing.
Christopher Pappas, Founder, eLearningIndustry.com
What I find particularly strong in this book is the clear, concise language, the easy-to-understand examples, and the way Patti helps you to connect the tactics. If you design learning experiences, you simply must understand how your design can make or break what people can remember and why remembering is critical for learning and work.
Mirjam Neelen, Learning Advisory Manager/Learning Experience Design Lead