The type of study you are currently engaged with on this module is called Active Learning.
Research shows that Active Learning is much better recalled, enjoyed and understood by students.
The Active methods used in this module and needed to complete the Assessment Task require that you make your own meaning of what you are learning from your research and the video training from Lynda.com.
During the process of making sense of the Lynda Maya training videos and attempting to translate what you have learned to your own designs...
...neural connections are physically made in the brain, the process we call learning. Passive Methods alone such as listening do not require us to make these neural connections or conceptualisations.
I hope this makes it clear why you are engaging in managing your own learning via Lynda and of doing this work for yourselves (with support from your peers and tutor in class).
Making mistakes is part of this process and this is how we grow and progress.
I cannot stress enough that this process will require multiple attempts to build your model!
"What I hear, I forget;
What I see, I remember;
What I do, I understand.”
– Old Chinese proverb, sometimes attributed to Confucius
Active learning engages the whole person, not just the intellectual mind. When people try to do things and fail or succeed, emotions are triggered, and these have a significant effect on how we remember.
So Now is the time to get actively involved and not just passively watch the Lynda tutorials!!