Writing Conversations for eLearning
FEBRUARY 14, 2017
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. Neither person should have a monologue.
Make Your eLearning Personal
B Online Learning
MARCH 28, 2016
Opinions are often divided when asked if it is better to write in a formal rather than conversational style. The way in which an eLearning course is written (including the script for the narration) can sometimes be the source of debate between developers and SME’s/clients. But what does the research say? What’s better for learning? […].
How to Start Creating Conversation-Driven eLearning
FEBRUARY 1, 2017
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. If it is one person talking, they usually have interviews or guests to break up the monotony of a single voice. It can be challenging to write a single narrator delivering content in a conversational style though.
A little more conversation
Learning with e's
DECEMBER 21, 2014
Now it depends on how you define CPD, but for me it is the personal learning you require to sustain, enhance and extend your own capabilities within your professional practice. My Personal Learning Network (PLN) is the vehicle that carries me to this learning, and social media is the highway that enables me to get there. It is informal by nature and is essentially conversational.
Learning Insights Guide 2017: Progress with Purpose
currently for only one person. It’s clear from our conversations this year that career. development – personalized and tailored. WHAT TO TRY NEXT Go aspirational Go personal “ON ONE HAND, RESOURCES. personal plan about what they want to. Learning Insights 2017 1 Learning Insights 2017 Progress with purpose Learning Insights 2017 2 “WE’RE LOOKING TO CLOSE THE.
Is technology killing the art of conversation?
Learning with e's
SEPTEMBER 30, 2016
I spend a lot of my time on public transport, and one of my favourite pastimes is eavesdropping on other people's conversations. It not only passes the time, but I also learn new things from listening in, even if the conversations are sometimes ill-informed. Earlier this week, as I travelled into work by bus, I overheard an elderly gentleman conversing with three young people.
Conversation with Kevin Kruse–Best Selling Author
MARCH 14, 2017
Not you personally. It’s about how to change the world and build your brand, by just being helpful to one person at a time. What steps would a person take to stand out? . 4) You also talk in your book about building a brand one person at a time. I’ve known Kevin Kruse for many years. Kevin is great, always friendly, focused and willing to share his knowledge and ideas.
A Conversation with Duncan Lennox
JULY 29, 2014
Here is part of our conversation. In fact, in one recent study by a large global medical device provider, Qstream delivered results statistically equivalent to personalized coaching. The other day I had a chance to catch up with Duncan Lennox, the CEO and co-founder of a fascinating company called Qstream. Kapp: Can you tell us a little about your company, Qstream. So get started now!
A Conversation with Álvaro Mas of Hooptap
OCTOBER 31, 2015
The other day, I had a wonderful Skype conversation with Álvaro Mas, business developer at Hooptap. Here is some of that interesting conversation. Kapp: How is Hooptap different from other gamified solutions a person might encounter? He showed me an interesting product to help gamify learning. Kapp: What is Hooptap? Hooptap screenshot. Notice Gamification elements.
A Conversation with Clark Quinn
JUNE 24, 2014
Here is part of our enjoyable conversation. My recommendations are mostly that the key is personal knowledge mastery, as suggested by my colleague Harold Jarche, and that L&D folks need to understand that they have to stay on top of developments in effective ways so that they can understand and facilitate these skills for others. L&D has to address this. Be wary of hype.
A Conversation with Cammy Bean
SEPTEMBER 16, 2014
I had to let my perfectionist go (OK – that’s really not all that hard for me—I’m a get-it-done-in-a-good-enough-way kind of a person), but I still wanted to make sure that what I produced wouldn’t embarrass me or the people with whom I associate! I had a chance to catch up with her the other day and ask her a few questions. Bean: The hardest lesson? Less is more. Really.
How to Transition In-person Training to eLearning
JANUARY 13, 2016
Based on many factors (budget, geography, maintenance, resources, scalability) you may be considering the transition of in-person training content to an eLearning format. Some people point to today’s amazing technology as proof that in-person training is no longer required. There are conversations, connections, and commitments that can’t be created via technology. I disagree.
A Conversation with Danny Stefanic of LearnBrite
JUNE 8, 2015
The other day I had a great conversation with Danny Stefanic. They can assess the students character, personality and levels of empathy. 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.
A Conversation with Reuben Tozman
MAY 9, 2011
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). From my first days as an ISD, I immediately saw the impact an ISD person has on production cycles with a technical team when left to their own devices without supervision. 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. industry
A Conversation with Steven Just
SEPTEMBER 17, 2016
Here is part of our conversation. I remember the conversation I had with my first thesis advisor. My guess is that the next great change will come from the rapid advances being made in artificial intelligence, which will eventually permit us to build truly personalized learning systems. 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. Just: I’m old enough to have seen A LOT of changes. Back then the field of instructional technology didn’t really exist. Just:Sure.
How To Customize Camtasia Conversation Scenarios in 5 Minutes
SEPTEMBER 6, 2016
One is an instructional scenario where there is one cutout person who interacts with your viewer, and is set up for branching options from your timeline. 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.
A Conversation about New “Agile Courseware” Book
APRIL 6, 2016
The media person pulled the work item for added supporting media. The team learned to optimize the work flow for the team’s performance rather than sub-optimizing for a single person. 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. New eBook about Agile Courseware creation.
Blogging as conversation
Learning with e's
SEPTEMBER 14, 2013
"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.
I Believe in the Importance of a Personal Learning Network
DECEMBER 29, 2014
When I started using Twitter for my professional growth and development, I didn’t realize that I was also starting to build my personal learning network. ” By the time I heard the phrase, “Personal Learning Network,” or PLN, I’d already begun developing and maintaining professional relationships through social media. It wasn’t very useful.
Personal Learning Networks: For Ongoing Learning in a Connected World
JANUARY 28, 2015
This is the first week and I am absolutely looking forward to exploring the topics, learning from the other participants and participating in exciting conversations. The four topics we are planning to deep dive into in the first two weeks are: a) Networked learning, b) Personal Learning Networks, c) MOOCs, and d) Communities of Inquiry. Work is becoming location agnostic.
A Conversation with Bryan Austin of mLevel
JANUARY 18, 2016
Now here are the highlights from our conversation. The staff assigned to that effort: one person. Our big differentiator is that we bring the experience that people come to expect from their personal lives (mobile, social, engaging, fun, efficient) to the workplace in an unprecedented way. He founded Game On! Learning in 2012, and subsequently joined mLevel last fall. A.G.E.S.
Your personal brand
Learning with e's
OCTOBER 6, 2013
One way to improve your chances of being employed is to develop your own personal brand. Here are just 5 simple ideas on how to develop your personal branding: 1) Make your own personal web site. A few years ago it was very difficult (and costly) to make your own personal web page. Add it to everything you do on the Web so you maintain consistency of your personal brand.
A Conversation with Louise Pasterfield, Managing Director/CEO of Sponge UK
NOVEMBER 23, 2015
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. The video footage in the game is shot from the first person perspective, putting the player in the position of protagonist.
Personal Mobile Mastery
APRIL 23, 2015
A conversation with a colleague prompted a reflection. The topic was personal learning, and in looking for my intersections (beyond my love of meta-learning ), I looked at my books. So the question is, how do we do personal knowledge mastery with mobile? The Revolution isn’t an obvious match, nor is games (though trust me, I could make them work ;), but a more obvious match was mlearning. Let’s get the obvious out of the way. Most of what you do on the desktop, particularly social networking, is doable on a mobile device. You can find how to videos as well.
How to use conversations to embed content in elearning
JANUARY 8, 2015
I started writing a blog post about how to embed eLearning content into conversations. Then I had an idea: why not take that same content and embed it into a conversation? A graphical approach to embedding content into conversations. In most of this article, I’m talking about the value of conversations alone. The tone of conversations is, well…conversational (duh).
It’s Not Personal
NOVEMBER 11, 2014
How could congenial conversation suddenly turn ugly? Ask anyone who cares for a non-verbal person or interacts regularly with someone who speaks a different language: a lot of communication is non-verbal. There are more subtle examples though, such as one person’s short response, “No,” to a lengthy statement by another. It’s probably not personal.
Infographic: State of Personalized Learning
JANUARY 16, 2017
Read time: 2 mins What is the current state of “personalized learning”? There has been a lot of talk about personalized learning and that conversation is going to continue. Mark Zuckerberg, CEO of Facebook, is betting big by donating tens of millions of dollars for new K-12 software introducing the personalized learning approach for […]. The post Infographic: State of Personalized Learning appeared first on EdCast.
A Conversation with Connie Malamed
APRIL 7, 2015
If it looks sloppy or poorly designed, it will negatively affect a person’s attitude toward the instruction. The more conscious the principles are, the more a person will be able to design in a way that facilitates learning. I am so excited to be a stop on Connie Malamed’ s blog book tour. She already has one great book so I was anxiously waiting for her next one. Out and About
The Only Person Who Behaves Sensibly Is My Tailor
Performance Learning Productivity
NOVEMBER 24, 2014
“The only person who behaves sensibly is my tailor. He hated musicals – some would say sensibly - and forbade any of his plays becoming musicals in his lifetime) At 91 Shaw joined the British Interplanetary Society whose chairman at the time was Arthur C Clark (some interesting conversations there, I’m sure). He takes new measurements every time he sees me. It’s the sensible approach.
PowerPoint: Measurement Conversion
I Came, I Saw, I Learned
JUNE 2, 2011
Since the size of the display isn't always known to the person running the presentation, it doesn't make sense to preset the PowerPoint presentation to a specific number of pixels. by AJ George. I was recently asked if it was possible to change the measurement system in PowerPoint from inches to pixels. The answer is no. at least not from within PowerPoint. More on that later.) Simply put, you are stuck with PowerPoint's default measurement system, which is inches. As I said, PowerPoint's default system is inches, which makes sense. Click OK.
A Conversation with Andrew Hughes
MARCH 16, 2011
Hughes: I personally think we will find that mobile learning and augmented reality will become ever more prevalent in our industry. Working in the space of 3D virtual immersive environments (VIE) is a small, but dedicated group of people who are creating some really wonderful and powerful learning. and an instructor at the University of Cincinnati. Hughes: This is a fantastic question!
Five Common Excuses Leaders Give for Avoiding Important Conversations
OCTOBER 17, 2014
Over the decades I have been teaching leadership classes and coaching leaders, there are five excuses leaders use for not initiating conversations with their employees. I explore the excuses in great detail in my book, “The Discomfort Zone: How Leaders Turn Difficult Conversations into Breakthroughs.” A private conversation could reveal an opportunity to expand their thinking.
Thoughts on Personalized Learning
MARCH 18, 2016
Personalization of learning is what it sounds like, programs adapted to the needs, the learning methods, and the desires, of learners. Personalization seeks what the learner wants to learn, and how he or she wants to learn. Personalization focuses on the basic desire of people to enjoy what they are doing. Personalized learning includes elements of blended learning.
eLearning Video With Personality
FEBRUARY 24, 2014
“I think your elearning courses succeed because they have personality.”. This comment was part of a conversation I was having with an L&D peer at a conference recently. When we were putting our elearning courses together, we thought a lot about how we were going to engage learners in the conversation. The problem isn''t that we''re seeing a person on the screen.
The personal web
Learning with e's
JULY 13, 2011
With the Southampton PLE Conference #PLE_SOU at full throttle, I thought it would be a good time to reiterate my views on the personal web. Personal Web Tools (PWTs) are thought by some to be synonymous with PLEs (Personal Learning Environments) but the two should not be confused. It is this: Not everyone has the skills to use, or is willing to use personal web tools.
How Difficult Conversations Can Lead to Positive Change
MARCH 17, 2015
Picture yourself having a conversation with a person you know is smart and committed to her work but often complains about a situation and feels stuck even when others offer her advice. You’ve given her feedback, but the conversation just circles back to what''s not working. This is a typical leadership scenario where traditional conversation skills don’t work.