Clark Quinn has been talking up the concept of “slow learning.”
I love this concept.
He’s expounded on it a bit in his newest book Designing mLearning.
“Recognizing that natural learning is not an event, but a process that develops over time, the question is whether we can take a slower, more thorough approach to developing learners.”
“As a metaphor, think of drip irrigation versus the typical watering paradigm, a flooding. Instead of a massive dump of information that will evaporate, how about just a little bit at a time, reinforced (spaced learning, as above). You can do this unintelligently, like drip irrigation, but you can do more.”
So with the tools you have now, what can you be doing to design for slow learning?
Quinn, Clark M., Designing mLearning: Tapping into the Mobile Revolution for Organizational Performance, Pfeiffer (San Francisco), 2011. p. 190-191