Tuesday, April 04, 2006

Keeping them interested

Kathy Sierra can always be depended upon to call things as they are, and to cut to the chase. This podcast is a gauntlet if ever I saw one. Particularly to designers of learning materials.

The core message is:

  • Devise rewards
  • Offer them often
  • Move users on to the next level and the next reward
It's a spiral effect and the trick is to keep the learner in the spiral - always moving on to the next target, the next reward, the next level, rather than simply heading for one end goal.

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