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Telling Stories

Upside Learning

Why are we shying away from one of the most powerful learning tools in the learning designer’s arsenal? – the ability to tell stories. The use of narrative form stretches back into time as a powerful tool for pedagogy, and we now know it works well into adulthood. Ancient man swapped stories around a fire, that was ‘learning’ for them. So why aren’t we telling more stories to assist in learning?

The Power of Play: How to Use Games for Learning (Free Webinar)

Bottom-Line Performance

Click here to register. The webinar will be held at two times on Thursday, February 28th: 8 am EST/5 am PST and 11 am EST/ 8 am PST. Join Sharon Boller , President of Bottom-Line Performance, for a webinar that shows you the “why” of games and gamification. Sharon is the lead designer of our Knowledge Guru game engine. ” “I learned SO much by playing this game. ” Why?

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Feedback in scenarios: Let them think!

Making Change

You’re at the county fair. Your kids are off watching the pig race, and you’re starving. There are only two food carts nearby. One sells deep-fried pork skins from a pot of bubbling grease, and the other sells sushi from a styrofoam cooler. You decide to buy the sushi. As you hand over your money, a disembodied voice suddenly booms from the clouds above. “Incorrect!”

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Cooperating in the open

Learning and Working on the Web

I’ve been thinking about collaboration and cooperation a lot lately. I see PKM as mostly comprising cooperative behaviours, as well as being self-serving (in the good sense). With cooperation, there is often no direct feedback on behaviour. Feedback emerges from the network through time. The image below is based on a previous post on tools & competencies for the social enterprise.

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How to Choose Between On-Demand and Instructor-Led Training

Not sure whether to offer on-demand or instructor-led training, or both? Each has its pros and cons and your decision will depend on your organization’s needs and goals. Download this eBook to learn which option is better at scale, as well as the resources needed to implement each training type.

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Back to the Basic Techniques in Designing Interactive Stories for eLearning - Aesop, CEO

Vignettes Learning

Synthesis: Storytelling is a powerful medium for transmitting knowledge and lessons. Make them part of the story – focus on INTERACTIVE STORIES. Using a popular Aesop fable, I share this overview on how to develop scenarios for interactive modules. Here are also a few tips on how to make interactive stories work. __ Image source: [link] Be a child for even this moment. How should one react?

ELC 002: Using Social Media For Learning

The eLearning Coach

Jane Bozarth, social media expert, reveals all. Post from: The eLearning Coach ELC 002: Using Social Media For Learning. Jane Bozarth, social media expert, reveals all. Podcasts

Designing eLearning for Martians and Other Aliens

Vignettes Learning

Synthesis: In order to convey the appropriate meaning, the storyteller must first know the context scenario of its audience. Meaning is shaped by context. In order to know the context, the eLearning developer must first understand the culture and history of its audience. __ I define meaning as the reference point to which a learner connects an idea or knowledge to understandable applications.

Sharon Boller on training and learning in organizations

Dave's Whiteboard

This is my summary and reaction to the first part of Sharon Boller ‘s whitepaper, Learning Trends, Technologies, and Opportunities. Boller is the president of Bottom-Line Performance , a learning design firm based in Indiana. The 26-page whitepaper has two main sections: Six truths about today’s learning environment. Emerging trends and technologies. ILT is not dead. Self-paced online?

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Whitepaper: When The LMS Isn’t Enough

In this whitepaper, you will discover the main reasons why the LMS alone is no longer meeting the needs of the modern learner. More importantly, you will learn what you can do to enhance its value.

Camtasia Relay Allowing For Uninterrupted Education

Visual Lounge

Quinnipiac University’s Mount Carmel Campus, located in Hamden, Connecticut, was forced to close for a full week as Superstorm Sandy knocked out power. Several trees fell on campus and downed trees and electrical wires blocked several surrounding roads. Although the campus was closed, learning did not stop for the Bobcats; students stayed on track using Blackboard and Camtasia Relay.

Power to the People: Deloitte’s Nick van Dam

CLO Magazine

By providing a career map and a variety of learning opportunities, Deloitte encourages employees to be proactive about their own development. Whereas many CLOs fortuitously find themselves in the learning and development world as their careers progress, Nick van Dam has been a player in the learning sphere in some capacity for as long as he can remember, beginning with his first job in 1985 as a learning consultant. At the time, he supported customer education at Nixdorf Computer, which was acquired by Siemens in 1989. Deloitte doesn’t sell software or hardware, nor does it have products.

An object lesson

Learning Journal

This week, my e-collaboration class takes up the subject of blogging, and I’m delighted that my own blogging and blog-reading practices can offer timely concrete examples of blogging’s benefits. I was surprised and excited to see that my blog post last week garnered an unusual amount of attention. thank especially Stephen Downes and Harold Jarche  for their comments.

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Checking Our Facts at the Door

CLO Magazine

With such a glut of information, who you listen to is almost as important as what they say. As I watched the presidential inauguration last month, I felt not only pride and patriotism but also profound relief that the actual campaign — and its bewildering barrage of tweeted misinformation, leaked half-truths, skewed statistics and unchecked “facts” — was well behind us. I’m sure those of you who prefer plain truth over political posturing share my sense of relief. But I suspect the professional spin doctors behind campaign advertising are on to something.

Storyboarding for eLearning

Storyboarding is a very important step for creating eLearning courses. But don’t you feel it’s a waste of time to start creating the courses from scratch and copy-paste text and other objects from the storyboard to the eLearning tool for course development.

17. More and more media to choose from

Onlignment

Technology has dramatically increased the selection of media available to learning professionals. Of course all learning was originally accomplished face-to-face, providing an immediacy to the interaction, a rich sensory experience (you see, you hear, you touch, you smell) and, if you’re lucky enough to be one-on-one, the ultimate in personalisation. Books, when they arrived, provided the counterbalance, by allowing learners more independence and the ability to control the pace with which they learned. Next up :   Why some learning simply must be face-to-face. Blog blending

The Top 3 Must Have Soft Skills for IT Professionals

OpenSesame

At the end of January, many of us drift away from our resolutions and fall back into our mundane routines. Was self-improvement involved in your resolution? If you’re like me, you’re wondering how you can get better at your job and become more influential in the new year. Do you play well with others? Do you inspire dedication and creativity from your peers?

17. More and more media to choose from

Onlignment

Technology has dramatically increased the selection of media available to learning professionals. Of course all learning was originally accomplished face-to-face, providing an immediacy to the interaction, a rich sensory experience (you see, you hear, you touch, you smell) and, if you’re lucky enough to be one-on-one, the ultimate in personalisation. Books, when they arrived, provided the counterbalance, by allowing learners more independence and the ability to control the pace with which they learned. Next up :   Why some learning simply must be face-to-face. Blog blending