Experiencing eLearning

L&D Trends, Time Estimates: ID and eLearning Links 3/2/2021

Experiencing eLearning

As I read online, I bookmark resources I find interesting and useful. I share these links periodically here on my blog. In this post, I share links on L&D trends, training development time, spaced repetition, RSS feeds, and an overview of instructional design. L&D trends.

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Presentations on Scenario-Based Learning and More

Experiencing eLearning

I have given a number of presentations on scenario-based learning over the past five years, plus a few presentations on other topics. I have also had the pleasure of being interviewed on several podcasts and video casts.

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Instructional Writing, Identifying Strengths: ID Links 4/13/21

Experiencing eLearning

As I read online, I bookmark resources I find interesting and useful. I share these links periodically here on my blog. In this post, I share links on instructional writing, identifying strengths, project management tools, design principles, and more. Instructional writing.

No, I Won’t “Tweak” Your PowerPoint Slides

Experiencing eLearning

Have you ever been asked to “just tweak the PowerPoint slides” and call it elearning? How did you respond? The original PowerPoint slides. I got a call from a prospective client.

5 Reasons CFOs Invest in Talent Development

In 2021, many of your competitors will invest in talent development software. If you make the right decision, invest in the right software, and if your organization is willing to use it, you can realize five decisive competitive advantages. To see those advantages, download Paycor’s latest guide, 5 Reasons CFOs Invest in Talent Development.

Intrinsic and Instructional Feedback in Learning Scenarios

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A number of years ago, I was a judge for a competition on scenario-based learning. While there were a few terrific submissions, I thought many of the courses missed one of the great features of scenario-based learning.

Scenario-Based Learning Q&A with Devlin Peck

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I had the pleasure of doing a Q&A session on scenario-based learning with Devlin Peck recently. Devlin was a great host, and the community asked a number of thoughtful questions for me to answer. Watch the recording.

Branching Scenario Revision Requests

Experiencing eLearning

When we work with SMEs and stakeholders on branching scenarios, we inevitably receive feedback and requests for changes. In addition to the normal challenges of receiving feedback, editing branching scenarios can be especially complex. So how do you manage branching scenario revision requests?

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Build a Branching Scenario in Google Forms

Experiencing eLearning

While tailor-made tools like Twine may be easier for building branching scenarios, it’s possible to use a survey tool like Google Forms. Most survey tools have the option to jump to different questions or sections based on responses.

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Questions to Ask SMEs for Branching Scenarios

Experiencing eLearning

When you create branching scenarios, you probably work with SMEs. They’re the ones with the expertise, after all. However, sometimes it can be a struggle to get good stories and concrete details from SMEs.

Deliver Effective Online Education and Events Your Members Will Love

This guide identifies the biggest challenges for associations moving their training online and provides practical solutions so that you can hit the ground running. Download now to keep your members engaged and growing even in times of COVID-19.

eLearning Freelancer Invoicing Q&A

Experiencing eLearning

When you are a freelancer or independent consultant, you have to invoice your clients. It can be tricky to figure out the specifics of how to bill. These questions about elearning freelancer invoicing came from Deborah Rivera in response to my post about time estimates for elearning development.

Broad and Deep Instructional Design Skills

Experiencing eLearning

Do instructional designers and learning experience designers need to know how to use development tools, or should they focus just on analysis and design? What about people who only do development but no design; are they instructional designers?

How To Set Daily Goals to Manage Multiple Projects

Experiencing eLearning

Many instructional designers, elearning developers, and LXDs manage multiple projects simultaneously. We’re often working on several staggered projects, especially while waiting for stakeholders to review something.

ID and eLearning Links 1/26/2021

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As I read online, I bookmark resources I find interesting and useful. I share these links periodically here on my blog. In this post, I share links on creating certificates in Storyline, the benefits of sharing your work, and tools for visuals and videos. Certificates in Storyline.

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Bridging the Gap Between HR and Safety

Members of HR are known for taking on different types of tasks. Safety training isn’t always one of them, but in reality, it makes sense that it should be. Learn how safety aligns with the goals of any HR team and how managing it can make your job easier.

How to Get Started Writing a Branching Scenario for Learning

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A colleague asked me, “Once you and your client have agreed on a branching scenario approach, how do you get started writing it? How do you get from the broad concept of training on X topic to actually creating the scenario?”

Writing Conversations for eLearning

Experiencing eLearning

In a previous post, How to Start Creating Conversation-Driven eLearning , I described how I use conversations between two characters (a mentor and mentee or learning character) to deliver eLearning content. In this post, I’ll explain how to write and structure these conversations for eLearning.

My Top 10 Posts for 2020

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I have written over 1100 blog posts since I started this blog in 2006. A number of those posts continue to be popular, even years after they were originally published. I have been slowly working through my archives to do updates on those older posts while continuing to post new content.

ID and eLearning Links 8/25/20

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As I read online, I bookmark resources I find interesting and useful. I share these links periodically here on my blog. In this post, I share links on video conference tips and tools, video production costs, diversity, and freelancing. Video conference tips and tools.

3 Guiding Principles to Support the Human Dimension in Learning

Speaker: Dr. Amy Titus, Managing Director in Human Capital at Deloitte Consulting

Join Dr. Amy Titus, Managing Director in Human Capital at Deloitte Consulting, for her exclusive session where she will be discussing the 3 guiding principles for the future of learning, and how these can affect the design of work in organizations.

L&D and D&D: Learning and Role Playing Games

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I was invited to be part of a discussion about D&D (Dungeons and Dragons), role playing games, and learning. Luis Malbas of TLDC hosted a conversation with Matthew Piece, Jonathan Rock, and me.

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How to Start Creating Conversation-Driven eLearning

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What is conversation-driven elearning? One strategy for creating a story for learning is delivering content with two narrators having a conversation. This differs from the traditional approach of a single narrator lecturing.

Streamlining Branching Scenario Planning and Design

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This week, I was originally scheduled to be at the Learning Solutions Conference in Orlando. The eLearning Guild wisely canceled that conference due to the pandemic. I’m sad to miss seeing so many folks, but it was absolutely the right choice for the Guild to cancel and keep everyone safe.

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Planning a Branching Scenario

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After I have completed my analysis for a branching scenario , I spend time planning before I start actually writing the content. My planning includes three components: A scenario concept and summary An outline A list of mistakes. Scenario Concept and Summary.

5 Reasons Leaders Invest in Language Training

Communication is the lifeforce of any company. Without it, productivity, employee happiness, and ultimately your business suffers. Investing in language learning better positions global business leaders to see gains in organizational effectiveness as a result.

Instructional Story Design: Book Review

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Rance Greene’s new book, Instructional Story Design: Develop Stories that Train , provides a systematic process for creating stories for training. Even if you don’t consider yourself a storyteller, you can create stories to support learning with this book. Example stories.

Designing Engaging Digital Learning Podcast

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I had the great pleasure of having an extended conversation with Keith Quinn for the SSSC (Scottish Social Services Council) Learncast. Recording this podcast on learning was genuinely a highlight of my week.

Where I’m Speaking in 2021

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I will be giving presentations on several topics in the next few months. Here’s the information on where I’m speaking in the first part of this year. This includes everything currently scheduled; more events may be added later. Streamlining Branching Scenario Planning and Design.

ID and eLearning Links 12/22/2020

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As I read online, I bookmark resources I find interesting and useful. I share these links periodically here on my blog. In this post, I share links on laptops for IDs, interleaving practice, resources for freelancers, and a podcast interview. Laptops for IDs.

The Ins and Outs of Connecting Technologies in a Modern Learning Ecosystem

Speaker: TJ Seabrooks, former CEO at Rustici Software

Have you ended up with a collection of content inputs and data outputs that might be hard to wrangle? If your organization uses multiple LMSs and has content coming from many different places, or you’re heading in this direction, this webinar is for you.

Benefits of Scenario-Based Learning

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What are the benefits of scenario-based learning? Accelerated expertise, increased motivation, realistic decision-making and more. Here’s a selection of quotes on why scenarios are effective. Accelerated expertise.

Branching Scenario Prototype in Twine

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I built this branching scenario prototype in Twine , a free, open source tool for creating nonlinear stories. This scenario is moderately complex, with a total of 17 pages (or passages in Twine terminology) and 8 different endings. The ideal path has 5 decisions to reach the best conclusion.

Story-Based Coaching and Mentoring Course

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One technique for creating a story-based course is using two characters who explain the content via a conversation.

What would you like to learn about scenarios?

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Many of my most popular blog posts have been prompted by questions from readers. I’d like your help answering a 2-question survey about what you’d like to learn about scenarios for learning.

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6 Ways to Secure (More Of) a Budget for Your Customer Education Program

Whether you’re looking to kickstart or expand your customer education program, you need access to a budget. Learn how you can demonstrate the positive ROI of customer training and make the case for securing a larger budget in our latest eBook!

Remote Instructional Design Jobs

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Instructional design jobs were often done remotely before the pandemic. Now that most of us are staying home, even more opportunities for remote instructional design and elearning work are available. My experience. As an independent consultant, I have worked from home full time since 2011.

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