A short paean in praise of conditional activities

A short, quick brain-dump post… Conditional activities in my LMS, how do I love thee? Let me count the ways…

Is there such a thing as too little cognitive load?

At what point (AQF and Blooms aside) do we prepare learners for the messy, complicated world they’re going to find and how can we build that into course design in such a way that we don’t discourage them?