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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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.

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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.

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.

Transform Your Classroom with Apple

Speaker: Aaron Webb, Jamf

Apple empowers educators and students by design. In our webinar, we’ll explain how to make the best use of Apple devices in your classroom, and the tools and resources you need for success.

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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Writing Scenarios + Free Tools: ID Links 4/12/22

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 writing branching scenarios, free tools, content curation, xAPI, and getting started in Storyline. Writing branching scenarios.

Do You Need a Villain in a Learning Story?

Experiencing eLearning

Do you need a villain in a learning story? Several years ago, I attended an interesting webinar by Joe Ganci on how to use science fiction to improve eLearning.

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.

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.

Who C.A.R.E.S.!? How Learning Got Its Bad Rap & What We Can Do About It

Speaker: Treion Muller, Chief Strategy Officer at ELB Learning

Since when has learning and development become such a negative experience with learners? Treion Muller, Chief Strategy Officer for ELB Learning, will introduce a new learning framework called the C.A.R.E.S Learning Effectiveness Model.

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

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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. This post includes links on research on how stories improve learning, UX, transforming teacher resumes, adaptive learning, AI voices, and animation.

Upcoming Events in April-June 2022

Experiencing eLearning

I have several upcoming events scheduled for the next few months, both online and in person. Most of my speaking engagements are related to scenarios for learning, but I also have events on workflow learning and instructional design careers scheduled. Learning Solutions Conference April 19-22.

Insights for L&D, Twine, Games: ID Links 3/8/22

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 insights for L&D, Twine, game design, graphic design, and quality assurance for elearning. Insights for L&D professionals.

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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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Keeping Students Safe and Productive on Devices

Speaker: Aaron Webb, Jamf

In our webinar, we’ll explore the full range of Jamf education products to protect students, including quick and easy tools for IT admins, powerful apps for teachers to ensure student safety anywhere, and parental engagement tools.

My Top 10 Tools for Learning 2021

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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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Build Your Branching Scenario Course Coming Soon

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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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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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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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The Key to Getting the Best Out of Video-Based Practice & Coaching

Speaker: Micah Eppler, Account Executive for Rehearsal of eLearning Brothers

Join Micah Eppler from eLearning Brothers to see hands-on examples of how organizations are transforming outcomes with video-based training strategies.

iSpring Dialog Simulation

Experiencing eLearning

iSpring isn’t as common of an elearning development tool as Storyline or Captivate, especially in the US. However, the iSpring Suite 10 includes TalkMaster , a Dialog Simulation tool that works very smoothly for creating branching scenarios.

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.

Branching Scenario Course Q&A

Experiencing eLearning

My Build Your Branching Scenario course is still in development, but I can answer some questions about the program now. What does this branching scenario course include?

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Avoid This Pitfall in Conversational Writing for Elearning

Experiencing eLearning

In our field, we often talk about conversational writing for elearning. A conversational tone flows better in voice over and leads to better learning outcomes. However, I sometimes see a pitfall in conversational writing, especially in less experienced IDs or teachers transitioning to the field.

The Best Ways to Use Managed Apple IDs at Your School

Speaker: Aaron Webb, Jamf

In our webinar, How to Best Use Managed Apple IDs at Your School, hear the real-world experience of Steven Palomo, IT Director at Beverly Public Schools, regarding how he successfully managed his entire tech stack.

My Top Posts of 2021

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Today, I’m sharing two categories of my top posts of 2021. The first category is the top posts that I wrote and published this year, excluding updates of old posts. The second category includes the top posts by overall views, regardless of when I actually published them.

Enrollment Open: Build Your Branching Scenario

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Enrollment is now open for my Build Your Branching Scenario course. Over the course of this 8-week course, you will create a branching scenario from start to finish. You’ll start with a business need or performance problem to solve.

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Presentations on Scenario-Based Learning and More

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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.

Reflections on 10 Years of Consulting

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As of this month, it’s been 10 years since I left my last full-time job and started my own business. In August 2011, I wrapped up my last project at Cisco and formed my LLC. Prior to this, the longest I ever held a job was about 3 years.

Immersing the Curious Mind in VR: Why You’re Missing Out on Proven ROI!

Speaker: John Blackmon, eLearning Brothers CTO, CenarioVR® Creator

Join John Blackmon, eLearning Brothers CTO and creator of the award-winning VR course builder CenarioVR®, to find out why organizations choose immersive learning and how they've used innovative approaches.

Creative Solutions with Twine Presentation

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Last week, I gave a presentation on Creative Solutions with Twine: Design, Streamline, and Refine Branching Scenarios. Most of this presentation was a demo in Twine to show different options, although I started with a few slides. Presentation topics.

Interview on Storytelling for L&D

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I had the pleasure of speaking with Sandhya Lakhanpal on her new podcast, Redefine Instruction. She launched this summer with Tim Slade as her first guest. Our conversation focused on storytelling for L&D. We discussed a range of options for using storytelling and scenario-based learning.

Games for Learning, Video Captions: ID Links 12/14/21

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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. This post includes links on games for learning, video captions, and how to handle “pick your brain” requests. Games for learning.

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Twine, Video Review, Chatbot: ID Links 7/6/21

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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. This post includes links on Twine resources, video review and creation tools, a chatbot example, and an online marketplace for elearning assets. Twine resources.

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Everyone Wins! How Games Can Improve Learning Outcomes Across Multiple Generations

Speaker: Stephen Baer, Co-Founder and Chief Creative Officer of The Game Agency

Nearly 70% of American adults play video games. Stephen Baer, Chief Creative Officer at The Game Agency, will discuss each generation’s unique learning styles and identify game types that appeal to each one and improve your learning outcomes.

SBL Research, Twine, LXD, Tools: ID Links 9/28/21

Experiencing eLearning

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

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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How I Built a Chat Simulation in 2 Hours

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Using Twine and the Trialogue story format, you can build a simple chat simulation in a few hours. I built the sample below in a little less than 2 hours, almost all of which was actually writing the conversation and choices. The story format controls all of the formatting and technical features.

Scenarios for Boring Training Topics

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Several people have asked me, “How do you come up with scenarios for boring training topics? I have to do this content that’s really dry and tedious.” ” That’s a concern with a lot of the training we create.

Technology to Support and Empower Users With Disabilities

There is an increasing global focus on accessibility for students in school. When combined with a device management system such as Jamf Pro or Jamf School, the sky’s the limit. Learn how Apple and Jamf can support disabled users in your school.