John Spencer is a very thoughtful teacher, writer, and thinker, with a penchant for design considerations. Before you click away, (caught you didn’t I?), this particular post by Spencer is about user experience design. For those of you who know me well, you can probably guess where I’m going with this one.
His simple phrase, designed with the user in mind, will stick with you long after reading Spencer’s everyday examples of what works well — and what doesn’t — for users of all things online.
But this isn’t just about online courses. Spencer focuses his design expertise on his paper handouts too (among other things). And that made me think about one simple change I made after teaching for 20 years: the wire basket by the door. It literally changed my teaching.
For years I clumsily collected student work on paper. Often as the bell rang and kids were twisting…
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