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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?


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!”


‘Story Editing’ as a Technique for Improving eLearning

Vignettes Learning

Synthesis: Timothy D. Wilson’s book, Redirect , affirms the the power of ‘story editing’ as a learning technique that could positively change a person’s behavior, mindset, and attitude. Story editing our life experiences could help us overcome fear, change bad behavior, and improve our competency. These stories aren’t necessarily conscious, but they are the narratives by which we live our lives.

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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.

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.

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.

The Top 3 Must Have Soft Skills for IT Professionals


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?

Take Charge of your eLearning environment

Learn how to maximize the impact of your learning by aligning to the goals of your organization, how to establish a learning culture with gamification including leaderboards and badges. Discover a learning content management system that is both powerful and easy to configure and manage.

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.