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Writing Conversations for eLearning

Experiencing eLearning

In the previous post, How to Start Creating Conversation-Driven eLearning , I described how I use conversations between two characters to deliver eLearning content. In this post, I’ll explain how to write and structure the conversation. My next post will discuss options for multimedia with conversation-driven elearning. Learner Challenge. Mentor Questions.

How to Start Creating Conversation-Driven eLearning

Experiencing eLearning

One strategy for creating a narrative is delivering content with two narrators having a conversation rather than the traditional approach of a single narrator lecturing. Easier to write conversationally:  You probably already know that a conversational tone is better for elearning. Advantages. It’s more engaging to listen to the back and forth of two voices. Example.

A Conversation with Stephanie Nadda

Kapp Notes

Here is our conversation about learning technologies and her new partnership with Exult. The other day I caught up with Stephanie Nadda. Stephanie is a consultant based in Chicago who has worked with large organizations like W.W. Grainger, Walgreens, the NCAA, the College of American Pathologists, Ace Hardware, Aon Hewitt, etc. over the last 12 years. How to store it? How to reuse it?

Emerging Asynchronous Conversation Models

Tony Karrer

I had an interesting conversation with Patrick Randolph from TalkWheel about different kinds of asynchronous conversation models that are emerging and how they might fit into broader eLearning Initiatives. Below I've captured aspects of our conversation (interestingly enough done via email - how old school). You can see an example of a conversation around phones below.

The Performance Management Storm: Four Macro-Trends Driving the Change

employees get hung up in a few high- stakes conversations that involve often. conversation really only happens once. big hit” annual conversation with an. drives more productive conversations. As digital conversations. to have a development conversation. 1Why Your Company Will Need to. Rethink Performance Management eGuide Part 1: The Argument. it happen.

A little more conversation

Learning with e's

It is informal by nature and is essentially conversational. What strikes me most about learning through PLN conversations is that the topics are always fresh, the discussions are on point, and the subsequent outcomes continue the learning process, through blogging, videos and other activities lead to further dialogue. This learning can come in many forms. Unported License.

Making an eLearning Conversation Piece with TalkMaster

eLearning Brothers

To put it simply, this feature allow you to build complex branching conversations that push the boundaries of electronic learning/training. will be going through step by step and demonstrating how to create a simple branching conversation. The next step is to start a new scene and decide how you want to start your branching conversation. You can even quiz via the TalkMaster!

A Conversation with Duncan Lennox

Kapp Notes

Here is part of our conversation. The other day I had a chance to catch up with Duncan Lennox, the CEO and co-founder of a fascinating company called Qstream. Qstream is a mobile sales enablement and analytics company spun off from Harvard University to bring a unique and scientifically-proven knowledge retention and analytics methodology to a wider audience. Catch the Qstream video. Desig

A Conversation with Álvaro Mas of Hooptap

Kapp Notes

The other day, I had a wonderful Skype conversation with Álvaro Mas, business developer at Hooptap. Here is some of that interesting conversation. He showed me an interesting product to help gamify learning. He also provided some examples of how they are implementing Hooptap solutions in various organizations. Kapp: What is Hooptap? Hooptap screenshot. Notice Gamification elements.

4 Ways to Close the Learning-Doing Gap for Front-Line Managers [GUIDE]

Apply: With her new skills and knowledge, Sue is ready to try applying SMART in her conversations for a couple of weeks. conversations with her team members. FOUR WAYS TO CLOSE THE. LEARNING-DOING GAP FOR. FRONT-LINE MANAGERS 4FOREWORD We’re in business to help organizations. achieve their goals by making sure their. employees have the knowledge and skills. they need to succeed.

A Conversation with John Deligiannis of mLevel

Kapp Notes

The other day I had a great conversation with John Deligiannis. John has been in the L&D space for his entire career, and joined a company called mLevel almost 2 years ago now. John had some really interesting things to say about the learning industry and what mLevel is doing to increase learner engagement. Don’t get me wrong, we will always have classroom training.

3 Scholarly Lectora Conversation Scenarios

eLearning Brothers

” As the fall semester winds to a close at many institutions of higher learning, we’re honoring students with a few Lectora conversation scenarios that feature them in prominent roles. Learners can help him navigate the conversation as successfully as possible. The post 3 Scholarly Lectora Conversation Scenarios appeared first on eLearning Brothers. Lobby. Office.

A Conversation with Clark Quinn

Kapp Notes

Here is part of our enjoyable conversation. The other day I had a chance to catch up with Clark Quinn, he is passionate about the field of L&D and has been a thought leader in the field for sometime guiding thinking and change in a number of areas. He has written a number of books on many topics in the field. Kapp: Can you tell us a little about yourself and what you do? Good luck!

Making constructive conversations

Clark Quinn

So, Charles advocates an approach to be taken in conversations with employees that involves a set of specific questions.  He’s developed even a little job aid (aka the ‘3 Questions’ card). As part of my thinking about the Future of Work, I’ve been thinking about how to make it safe to share, in the sense of an innovation culture (ala the Learning Organization ). My My colleague, Charles Jennings, shared a very useful format to facilitate this, and I wanted to think out loud about it in terms of actionable items. Finally, the third questions focuses in on lessons.

A Conversation with Yury Uskov of iSpring

Kapp Notes

The iSpring product line includes  a set of authoring tools which provides the full solution for educators to create e-courses, tests and surveys, video lectures, conversation simulations, screencasts and interactions, and      a cloud-based LMS.  .  . The other day I had an opportunity to ask Yury Uskov of iSpring a few questions about his company and the future of eLearning.

A Conversation with Cammy Bean

Kapp Notes

The other day I had a chance to catch up with Cammy Bean, she is passionate about the field of L&D and is founder of the popular Learning Visions blog and a staple among presenters at various elearning and learning conferences. Kapp: First, what is an “accidental instructional designer”? Bean: Most of us didn’t get into this field intentionally, but rather stumbled into it. Really.

A Conversation with Danny Stefanic of LearnBrite

Kapp Notes

The other day I had a great conversation with Danny Stefanic. Danny is an educational entrepreneur. His current company is LearnBrite which has virtual characters, adaptive learning and all other types of really interesting learning elements including some great work with avatars and text-to-speech. Kapp: Tell us a little about LearnBrite. BringToLife Screen for creating your own avatar.

A Conversation with Reuben Tozman

Kapp Notes

Here is a summary of a great conversation I had with Reuben Tozman who I met one night at a conference (actually, we weren’t at the conference venue we were out getting a bite to eat and something to drink). One of the great things about my travels is that I get to speak with all kinds of interesting folks who are thinking about learning is new and innovative ways. Kapp: Tell me a little about your interest in the learning field and why you decided to form edCetra. also have a MA in Philosophy which has given me the tools to do deep dives into otherwise obscure areas of thinking.

A Conversation with Steven Just

Kapp Notes

Here is part of our conversation. remember the conversation I had with my first thesis advisor. The other day I had a chance to catch up with my friend Steven Just, he and I met years and years ago and have both worked in the learning industry for a while. Steven is always busy he is CEO of Princeton Metrics, a strategic consulting company that applies the sciences of learning and assessment to improving training. He was previously the founder and CEO of Pedagogue Solutions which he sold to Saba and he is now working on an launching new venture called Intela. Gamification.

A Conversation with Clark Aldrich -Part One

Kapp Notes

This is Part One of a Two Part Interview: The other day I had the opportunity to have a conversation with Clark Aldrich and ask him a few questions about learning and development. For those who may not know Clark, here is a little about him before the discussion. He then moved into designing and creating simulations for learning. Kapp: What type of work and projects are you doing now?

How To Customize Camtasia Conversation Scenarios in 5 Minutes

eLearning Brothers

The other is a conversational scenario that shows two characters talking to one another. The conversational scenarios can be a great way to demonstrate a sales interaction, an in-office protocol, or a friendly discussion. In the video below, I’ll show an example of one use of our conversational scenarios, and demonstrate how to build a conversation from our templates.

Free PowerPoint Template: Conversation Interaction

Rapid eLearning

used it to show how to create interactive conversations in PowerPoint using hyperlinks. In this example it’s a simple back and forth conversation. Here’s a free PowerPoint template I built for a recent workshop. This free template could be used as a way to share manager/employee information or perhaps as an FAQ interaction. Below is an example of the template in action.

Speak Up with Lectora Conversational Scenarios

eLearning Brothers

As acclaimed journalist and science fiction writer Cory Doctorow once said, “Conversation is king.” ” Even though we’ve taken his words in a slightly different direction, we’d like to think that by that logic, our conversational scenarios have at least a little bit of royal blood in them. Copy Room. Computer Library 02. Call Center.

A Conversation about New “Agile Courseware” Book

Kapp Notes

I received a notice in my in-box the other day about a new self-published book that discussed the idea of something called Lean-Agile Courseware by Raytheon. So I chatted with a representative from Raytheon about the concept. Kapp: You’ve just released an eBook called Lean-Agile Courseware, what is the book about? New eBook about Agile Courseware creation. Design includes various constraints.

The Power of Conversations

Performance Learning Productivity

Still active and in post as a Research Professor at New York University in his 95th year, Bruner has long realised the value of conversations and“we tell ourselves stories in order to live” Haruki Murakami Jerome Bruner (1915- ) is one of the greatest educational psychologists the world has ever produced. He has spent his long lifetime studying learning and the human mind.

A Conversation with Paul Rosa: Co-Founder of Sploops!

Kapp Notes

The two are about the launch the app and so here is part of the conversation we had the other day. Rosa: Sploops is a brand-new sports conversation app launching to the Apple App Store in November. My role was to help coach them through the business plan competiton and bring university resources to bare when needed. Let’s encourage these two young entrepreneurs. Sploops Logo.

Global conversations

Learning with e's

We would converse on a one-to-one basis using telephones (which were almost always tethered because there were also very few mobile phones before 1990, and they were the size of a house brick). My wife and I were having a conversation with one of our daughters last night, via Skype, on an iPhone. Now these are the kind of global conversations we simply cannot do without.

A Conversation with Bryan Austin of mLevel

Kapp Notes

Now here are the highlights from our conversation. I recently had the opportunity to sit down with Bryan Austin, mLevel’s Vice President of Learning Innovation.  I’ve known Byran for a while and he has always been passionate about games for learning and it was good to catch up with him. Learning in 2012, and subsequently joined mLevel last fall.  mLevel Studio. A.G.E.S. Caroline G.

A Conversation with Clark Aldrich -Part Two

Kapp Notes

Here is the second part of my conversation with Clark Aldrich. (in case you missed it, here is Part One.). Here is the rest of my recent conversation with Clark Aldrich. Clark asked me to see if I could find a picture of the two of us together so I decided to see how far back I could find a picture. think this one is from 2005. Aldrich: People will use it in whatever way suits them.

A Conversation with Clark Aldrich -Part One

Kapp Notes

This is Part One of a Two Part Interview: The other day I had the opportunity to have a conversation with Clark Aldrich and ask him a few questions about learning and development. For those who may not know Clark, here is a little about him before the discussion. He then moved into designing and creating simulations for learning. Kapp: What type of work and projects are you doing now?

Conversation as curriculum

Learning with e's

In his 1996 book Curriculum as Conversation, Arthur Applebee argued that much of the school curriculum of the time was based upon 'false premises and reflect a fundamental misconception of the nature of knowing. Carl Young (2004) relates the story of a language teacher who used pure conversation as the basis for all her teaching. 2009) Editorial: Curriculum as conversation.

A Conversation with Warren Apel, Co-founder of Scholastico

Kapp Notes

I recently connected with Warren Apel, an internationally-recognized leader in educational technology. After working in international schools for 17 years, he co-founded EdTech startup Scholastico. As an Apple Distinguished Educator and Google Certified Innovator, he has given presentations, workshops and keynotes on educational technology at conferences around the world. So I took the big plunge!

A Conversation with Louise Pasterfield, Managing Director/CEO of Sponge UK

Kapp Notes

Here is some of our conversation. We created this interactive video game aimed at new managers on the subject of dealing with difficult conversations at work. Game to help managers deal with difficult conversations created by Sponge UK. Kapp: First can you explain what Sponge UK does? Pasterfield: We create custom-made absorbing elearning for large, often global organizations.

Lectora Conversation Scenarios Around the Water Cooler

eLearning Brothers

Our Lectora template library is bursting at the seams with conversational scenarios: a branching scenario in which two or more characters interact, guided by the learner’s conversational choices.Those who purchase Lectora Inspire also get in-app access to our Lectora templates. Download a Lectora conversational scenario template today at our template library ! Lobby.

Blogging as conversation

Learning with e's

"A single conversation across the table with a wise man is better than ten years mere study of books." - Henry Wadsworth Longfellow. Although this took a little time for me to get my head around, I eventually came to understand that blogging is ultimately a conversation. If you choose to respond to their comments, the conversations starts. But this was a limited view.

Using a Conversational Tone in your eLearning Courses

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In my last blog post, I explored the Modality Principle from the book Elearning and the Science of Instruction by Ruth Colvin Clark and Richard Mayer. In this post, I’ve decided to examine another principle in the book – the Personalisation Principle in Chapter 8. The chapter examines 3 types of personalisation principles but I’m […]. Adult Learning Principles eLearning Design eLearning Development eLearning Strategy adult learning principles design elearning eLearning content eLearning course design instructional design Master elearning Course