Canceled - Designing for Memory with Patti Shank Webinar

  • Wednesday, April 01, 2020
  • 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
  • Webinar


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Canceled - Designing for Memory with Patti Shank Webinar

Look at typical workplace learning content and you’ll see issues that make it more difficult to learn, remember, and apply. Content that overloads memory. Writing that makes it hard to understand intended messages. Design that is confusing and hard to follow. Too few activities that we know are needed to promote application on the job.

Designing for memory means intentionally making it easier to learn, remember, and apply!

Here’s the (very) good news. Research offers instructional, writing, usability, and information design principles that show us how to make instruction work better for how we learn and apply. Patti Shank PhD is the author of Write and Organize for Deeper Learning, Practice and Feedback for Deeper Learning, and Manage Memory for Deeper Learning. She’s an internationally recognized instructional designer, researcher, and learning analyst who makes these tactics clear and actionable in her books and workshops.

In this session, participants will apply research-driven and actionable tactics that help us:

  • Understand memory so we can work with it and not against it
  • Reduce needless mental effort
  • Make content clearer and easier to understand


Patti ShankPatti Shank, PhD, is an internationally-recognized learning analyst, writer, and translational researcher in the learning, performance, and talent space. Dr. Shank holds a doctorate in Educational Leadership and Innovation, Instructional Technology from the University of Colorado, Denver and a Masters degree in Education and Human Development from George Washington University. Since 1996, Patti has been consulting, researching, and writing through her consulting practice, Learning Peaks LLC ( As the best research-to-practice professionals tend to do, Patti has extensive experience as a practitioner, including roles such as training specialist, training supervisor, and manager of training and education. Patti has also played a critical role collaborating with the workplace learning’s most prominent trade associations—working, sometimes quixotically, to encourage the adoption of research-based wisdom for learning.

Patti is the author of numerous books, focusing not only on evidence-based practices, but also on online learning, elearning, and learning assessment. The following are her most recent books:


5:30 to 5:45 pm - Welcome and chapter announcements
5:45 to 7:00 pm - Presentation and questions


**** Changed to a webinar on March 9th ***** Webinar details will be emailed out 24 hours before the event. 


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