This Week’s L&D Buzz… Evidence Based Practices in Learning


In my profession – performance-based ISD: Instructional Systems Design – a.k.a.: Learning – there is simply too much Foo Foo IMO … too much fiction presented as fact … too much over-generalization.

Some self reported data – applied well beyond its performance contexts – to seemingly all contexts – is over-generalizing in the extreme – is a current popular phenomenon.

But, it simply joins a growing list of fads, snake oil, Foo Foo, BS, etc., etc.

Beware … As in: let the buyer of any of this at face value beware.

Because … If it sounds too good to be true… it probably is.

That’s why it’s critical that you first confirm that your sources are providing you with EBP – Evidence Based Practices … before you adopt and adapt. Resources are typically too scarce to waste on fads and fallacies.

Here’s a source page on this web site where I have attempted to capture some references related to Foo Foo in ISD and Performance Improvement:

Click on the image above to go to the page … that addresses the following … or simple click on a Foo Foo topic:

Here are links to Pages on this site with links to research findings off this site – on each of the various types of Foo Foo found often in Instructional Design and Performance Improvement, including:

Buzz Thoughts...a2


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