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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Podcast Interviews on Scenarios, ID Careers, and More

Experiencing eLearning

I’ve had the opportunity to be interviewed on some wonderful podcasts over the last few years. Most of the time, our discussions related to scenario-based learning. I have also recorded several conversations about instructional design careers, freelancing, and other topics.

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Research, Course Pricing, Free Images: ID Links 11/29/22

Experiencing eLearning

As I read online, I bookmark resources I find interesting and useful. I share these links periodically here on my blog. This post includes links on research on high-fidelity simulations and discovery learning, course pricing, and free, diverse stock images. Research on learning.

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MADE Podcast on Branching Scenarios

Experiencing eLearning

MADE is the Media and Design in Education team for the University of Toronto. Inga Breede from this educational technology group recently interviewed me for their podcast. We talked about scenario-based learning and specifically about branching scenarios. What we discussed.

How Do You Measure the Success of Enterprise Learning?

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How to Learn about Learning Science

Experiencing eLearning

I have written before about how research informs my work. As instructional designers, LXDs, and other L&D professionals, I think it’s important for us to learn how to design more effective learning experiences. Our work should be informed by research and evidence.

UX, Accessibility, & More: ID Links 5/24/22

Experiencing eLearning

As I read online, I bookmark resources I find interesting and useful. I share these links periodically here on my blog. This post includes links on UX, accessibility, branching scenarios, Twine, instructional design blogs, free/freemium tools, and systems thinking.

How Long Should a Branching Scenario Be?

Experiencing eLearning

I recently got a question from a reader about how long a branching scenario should be. Specifically, she was asked to create a very large branching scenario, and wanted to know how feasible that would be.

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Training with Branching Scenarios

Experiencing eLearning

How do you use branching scenarios in instructor-led training, rather than self-paced elearning? I think there are a couple of possibilities for doing live training with branching scenarios. These could work for either classroom-based training or vILT (virtual instructor-led training).

Story Design, Visuals, Tools: ID Links 9/20/22

Experiencing eLearning

As I read online, I bookmark resources I find interesting and useful. I share these links periodically here on my blog. This post includes links on story design, visual design and usability, tools, and templates. Story design. Strategies for Humanizing Training.

The Ultimate Crash Course in eLearning Visual Design

Speaker: Connie Malamed, Founder of Mastering Instructional Design and Publisher of The eLearning Coach

Well-designed materials can motivate learners, improve comprehension, and assist optimal retention. If you need rapid, easily actionable ways to improve your eLearning and slides, join this session to learn the power principles that will have the biggest impact on your designs.

Twine Chatbot Improvements

Experiencing eLearning

Last year, I built a simple Twine chatbot in 2 hours. It simulated a customer service chat conversation. In preparation for my demo in the TLDC eLearning Tools Summit , I revisited my chatbot and made some improvements to make it look more like a real customer service chat.

Everything Freelance: Podcast with Luke Hobson

Experiencing eLearning

I recently had a lovely conversation with Dr. Luke Hobson for his podcast. We talked about everything freelance: knowing when to start, time tracking, finding clients, creating an LLC, pricing projects, making sure clients are the right fit, and more. Listen to the podcast.

Workshop Pricing, Tools, Volunteering: ID Links 7/5/22

Experiencing eLearning

As I read online, I bookmark resources I find interesting and useful. I share these links periodically here on my blog. This post includes workshop pricing, useful tools and resources for L&D professionals, volunteering and internship guidelines, scenarios, games, and diverse stock images.

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How Research Informs My Work

Experiencing eLearning

If you’re not active in L&D Twitter, you might have missed the big debate recently about whether and how research is relevant to the work of instructional designers and corporate training professionals.

6 Tips to Transform Performance & Boost ROI with Video

Speaker: Don Schmidt - WW Sales Enablement Director, Inside Sales MongoDB

The power of video is working for a growing roster of organizations, whether working with a live mentor or scaling programs with artificial intelligence. Take advantage of this exclusive webinar to learn how to use video coaching to your advantage!

My Top 10 Tools for Learning 2022

Experiencing eLearning

Every year, Jane Hart collects and analyzes lists of top 10 tools for learning. Some of these are my personal learning tools; others are what I use to create learning for others. You can vote for your top 10 tools for learning until August 25, 2022.

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DEI Training and Branching Scenarios

Experiencing eLearning

In the pilot of my Build Your Branching Scenario course, several participants picked DEI topics as the focus for their branching scenarios.

Twine, Storytelling, Freelancing: ID Links 11/1/21

Experiencing eLearning

As I read online, I bookmark resources I find interesting and useful. I share these links periodically here on my blog. This post includes links on Twine, storytelling, branching scenarios, freelancing costs, resources for new IDs, and recorded conference sessions. Twine. Twine in higher ed.

Twine 2.4.1 First Impressions

Experiencing eLearning

For the past several years, I’ve been using Twine to write and prototype branching scenarios. The upgrade to version 2.4 included some significant changes to the Twine user interface. While I know additional changes are planned to continue to improve the application, I upgraded to Twine 2.4.1

Using New Trends to Revive Your eLearning Strategy

Speaker: Stephen Baer - Chief Creative Officer, ELB Learning

In this fireside chat, leading L&D expert Stephen Baer will discuss the exciting technological advancements in eLearning and how you can choose and implement the right technology for your company.

Tools for Drafting and Building Branching Scenarios Podcast

Experiencing eLearning

I had a great conversation with Betty Dannewitz on her If You Ask Betty podcast. We spent most of our time talking about tools for drafting and building branching scenarios: Twine Google Forms Miro BranchTrack ChatMapper. Each of those tools has advantages and disadvantages for different situations.

My Top 10 Tools for Learning 2021

Experiencing eLearning

It has been several years since I last added my top 10 tools for learning as part of Jane Hart’s annual survey. Some of these are my personal learning tools; others are what I use to create learning for others. You can vote for your top 10 tools for learning until August 26.

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Learning Solutions 2022 Recap

Experiencing eLearning

When I attend conferences, I take a lot of notes (old school, handwritten in a notebook notes). Over the years, I’ve found that it’s helpful to review those notes after the conference to pull out one or two key takeaways from each session I attend.

Tools for Building Branching Scenarios

Experiencing eLearning

When would you use Twine instead of Storyline or other tools for building branching scenarios? An attendee at one of my recent presentations asked me why I’d bother creating something in Twine rather than just storyboarding directly in Storyline, especially if I was using character images.

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Create Engaging Scenario-Based Training on ANY Budget

Speaker: Tim Buteyn - President of ThinkingKap Learning Solutions, Inc.

In this webinar, Tim Buteyn of ThinkingKap Learning Solutions will explore how to optimize learner engagement with scenario-based training. You'll learn what makes up scenarios, how they benefit the learner, and why this is important to your organization. You'll also dive into real-world examples across a wide range of budgets and look at how typical training content can be completely transformed.

Save Elearning Development Time with a Styles Slide

Experiencing eLearning

Bryan Jones from eLearningArt has done several past articles with collections of tips from L&D professionals. This time, he asked us for time saving tips for eLearning development.

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Time to Create Branching Scenarios

Experiencing eLearning

How do you estimate the required time to create branching scenarios? It’s tricky to estimate, even for me, because branching scenarios can vary widely in complexity.

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Story Research, UX, Resumes: ID Links 1/20/22

Experiencing eLearning

As I read online, I bookmark resources I find interesting and useful. I share these links periodically here on my blog. This post includes links on research on how stories improve learning, UX, transforming teacher resumes, adaptive learning, AI voices, and animation.

Instructional Design Research, Tools, & More: ID Links 8/10/21

Experiencing eLearning

As I read online, I bookmark resources I find interesting and useful. I share these links periodically here on my blog.

The L&D Strategy Roundtable

Speaker: Cara North - Learning & Development Consultant, Speaker, & Researcher | Maggie Quigley - Senior Account Executive for US Market Userlane

In this webinar, L&D professionals Cara North and Maggie Quigley will discuss the various factors that affect training and how you can stretch your budget to create an effective L&D program.

Instructional Design Careers and Trends Webinar

Experiencing eLearning

I recently had the pleasure of speaking in a webinar on instructional design careers and trends. On the panel with me was Val Quezada , ISD at Takeda Los Angeles. We answered questions about both instructional design career pathways and where instructional design may be heading in the future.

How to Use Conditional Feedback in Twine Scenarios

Experiencing eLearning

In my Twine scenario on stakeholder writing feedback, I show conditional feedback messages at the end based on the choices made. I do this by scoring the decisions and adding to a total score each time. At the end, I check the score and show a feedback message based on the range.

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Using Time as Scenario Feedback

Experiencing eLearning

Should you use time as scenario feedback? Let’s consider an example. Nicole is creating a branching scenario for learners to practice communication techniques for nutrition counselors to better understand their clients’ goals.

TICE 2022 Recap

Experiencing eLearning

Last week, I attended and presented at TICE 2022 ( Training Industry Conference & Expo ). This is the first time I have attended any Training Industry event. It was also the first time the conference has been back to in person since the beginning of the pandemic.

Discover What Stage Your CE Program is in and the Next Steps for Tomorrow’s Growth

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Should We Create Courses or Just Performance Support?

Experiencing eLearning

In an earlier post, I shared some thoughts about why people need to actually learn and remember things, rather than assuming we can always look them up.

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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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.

Build Your Branching Scenario Course Coming Soon

Experiencing eLearning

I’m currently working on a course on how to build a branching scenario. This is something I’ve been wanting to do for a while, and it’s finally coming together. It’s a blended course, with a combination of live virtual training, reading, and weekly practice activities.

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Drips, Bots, and Blogs: A Non-Traditional Approach to Learning Reinforcement

Speaker: Shannon Tipton, Chief Learning Officer, Learning Rebels LLC

Today's work culture requires giving people the ability to control when and where they participate in their professional development. Learn how you can provide valuable, self-directed bites of learning content (and strategies to make that content stick) in this webinar!