Writing Conversations for eLearning

Experiencing eLearning

In the previous post, How to Start Creating Conversation-Driven eLearning , I described how I use conversations between two characters to deliver eLearning content. In this post, I’ll explain how to write and structure the conversation.

Emerging Asynchronous Conversation Models

Tony Karrer

I had an interesting conversation with Patrick Randolph from TalkWheel about different kinds of asynchronous conversation models that are emerging and how they might fit into broader eLearning Initiatives. I also looked at Making Intranet Discussion Groups Effective.

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A Conversation with Brandon Carson

Kapp Notes

Carson: In the book I discuss five “edge technologies” that are having a profound impact on the workplace (both in the short-term and long-term) and by proxy affect how Learning organizations should approach training and performance improvement moving forward. Brandon Carson.

A little more conversation

Learning with e's

It is informal by nature and is essentially conversational. Blogging as conversation is increasingly popular and there are now numerous global chats on Twitter, many of which identify themselves with exclusive hashtags.

Trademark Announcement Sparks Conversation About Microlearning

CLO Magazine

Bob Mosher , a senior partner and chief learning evangelist for APPLY Synergies, a consulting firm, said this trademark opens up an interesting conversation about the difference between a discipline and a product.

A Conversation with Clark Aldrich -Part One

Kapp Notes

This is Part One of a Two Part Interview: The other day I had the opportunity to have a conversation with Clark Aldrich and ask him a few questions about learning and development. For those who may not know Clark, here is a little about him before the discussion.

The Conversation Catalyst - Create High-Speed Webinar Discussions - Tip #154

Vignettes Learning

Motivate learners to help you create your content Click here to view an excerpt from Tricks of the Lazy Trainer. Click here to download the handout. Key Ideas to help you: 1. Show a slide and graphic that represents the question and content Show them an image with books packed into a shelf.

A Conversation about New “Agile Courseware” Book

Kapp Notes

I received a notice in my in-box the other day about a new self-published book that discussed the idea of something called Lean-Agile Courseware by Raytheon. We don’t think it necessarily has to be a one-or-the-other discussion.

Global conversations

Learning with e's

We would converse on a one-to-one basis using telephones (which were almost always tethered because there were also very few mobile phones before 1990, and they were the size of a house brick). Now these are the kind of global conversations we simply cannot do without.

How To Customize Camtasia Conversation Scenarios in 5 Minutes

eLearning Brothers

The other is a conversational scenario that shows two characters talking to one another. The conversational scenarios can be a great way to demonstrate a sales interaction, an in-office protocol, or a friendly discussion.

A Conversation with Clark Aldrich -Part One

Kapp Notes

This is Part One of a Two Part Interview: The other day I had the opportunity to have a conversation with Clark Aldrich and ask him a few questions about learning and development. For those who may not know Clark, here is a little about him before the discussion.

Conversation as curriculum

Learning with e's

In his 1996 book Curriculum as Conversation, Arthur Applebee argued that much of the school curriculum of the time was based upon 'false premises and reflect a fundamental misconception of the nature of knowing. 2009) Editorial: Curriculum as conversation.

Speak Up with Lectora Conversational Scenarios

eLearning Brothers

As acclaimed journalist and science fiction writer Cory Doctorow once said, “Conversation is king.” Our conversational scenarios have the advantage of putting a human face on things, enacting a potentially true-to-life interpersonal situation relevant to the training topic.

A Conversation with Bryan Austin of mLevel

Kapp Notes

We discussed the evolution of the mLevel game-based learning platform and how it has helped a number of companies increase the effectiveness of learning in their organizations. Now here are the highlights from our conversation.

Discussion with Lucid Meetings

Kapp Notes

And of course none of those apps helped us prepare for the meeting or follow-through on the discussions, action items, or decisions we made during the meeting. Support for larger groups and tools to help manage the conversation when you’ve got more than 10 people involved.

Spur Learning Through 'Curiosity Conversations'

Vignettes Learning

But more importantly, these films and TV series were a result of Grazer's "curiosity conversations." Curiosity Conversations' to Expand Learning Grazer defines curiosity as the "process of asking questions, genuine questions, that are not leading to an ask for something in return."

Blogging as conversation

Learning with e's

"A single conversation across the table with a wise man is better than ten years mere study of books." - Henry Wadsworth Longfellow. Although this took a little time for me to get my head around, I eventually came to understand that blogging is ultimately a conversation.

A Conversation with Michael Allen–ADDIE, SAM & the Future of ID

Kapp Notes

Michael Allen and I sit down and discuss the Zebra program at ASTD conference way back in 2011. Subsequent prototypes led to a design that challenged learners to handle customer conversations effectively with appropriate dialogue and awareness of verbal and non-verbal cues.


How to use conversations to embed content in elearning


I started writing a blog post about how to embed eLearning content into conversations. Then I had an idea: why not take that same content and embed it into a conversation? A graphical approach to embedding content into conversations. Conversations reveal content.

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A Conversation with Connie Malamed

Kapp Notes

I discuss visual design principles in the context of effective learning and communication. I am so excited to be a stop on Connie Malamed’ s blog book tour. She already has one great book so I was anxiously waiting for her next one.

‘Discussion forum': don’t let the name of the tool put you on the wrong learning design track

The eLearning Nomad

They’re usually called discussion forums or discussion boards and are the most commonly used tool for answering questions as well as for any conversations we have in an online learning space. To keep with the name, discussion forums are generally used for a discussion activity.

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ATD 2016: How Docebo is leading the conversation around 70:20:10


ATD 2016: How Docebo is leading the conversation around 70:20:10 for online training platforms. Leading the 70:20:10 conversation at ATD 2016. The post ATD 2016: How Docebo is leading the conversation around 70:20:10 appeared first on Docebo.

Why are Associations missing from the Digital Credentials conversation?

WBT Systems

Associations are Missing From The Conversation. Why are associations missing from the conversation, and, more importantly, the solution to the education-to-employment skills gap? How can associations take their rightful place in this conversation?

3 Training Tips for Winning Sales Conversations

CommLab India

Successful reps tailor their sales conversations to meet the needs of prospects and convey their products’ value proposition in an effective manner. Today, let us look at three best practices of training your sales folk to hold winning conversations with potential customers.

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ILT To E-learning Conversion: Why It Works For Code of Conduct Training!

CommLab India

Apart from scenarios, you can also create a discussion forum on your LMS where your employees can discuss various aspects of the CoC. Do you think the Code of Conduct (CoC) training in your organization has taken a backseat? If yes, you can revamp and revive it.

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Discussion Boards: A Key Element to Engage Learners

Content Raven

A discussion, or conversation, is the most proven way to get to the heart of any subject matter. Particularly for eLearning, discussion boards provide a common platform for learner-to-learner and trainer-to-learner interaction.

Facilitating the transition from online to face-to-face conversations and vice versa

Joitske Hulsebosch eLearning

We had to start afresh with our conversation and the line of jokes was gone, because in a teleconference the threshold to throw in a funny line is much higher. I also realized that the conversation doesn''t flow naturally when moving to a different medium.

Teaching and learning through dialogue

Learning with e's

A few months ago, I wrote a blog post entitled '' Learning as dialogue '' which was essentially about how students can learn through conversation and by discussing their ideas with each other. Most importantly, they conversed with me rather than lectured.

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A Conversation with Allessandria Polizzi

Kapp Notes

I had a great conversation the other day with Allessandria Polizzi. Kapp: We’ve discussed the concept of the “Silver Tsunami” what is that and how is it going to impact talent development in organizations.

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A Free Webinar Invitation to discuss Rapid Development in Mobile Learning

mLearning Revolution

Float Learning has invited me as a guest speaker for an upcoming webinar under a series called The Mobile Learning Conversations. The thing I like most about how Float Learning is going about hosting webinars about Mobile Learning is the nonchalant approach to the discussion.

A Conversation with Reuben Tozman about Learning on Demand: Part Two

Kapp Notes

Here is part two of a great discussion with Reuben Tozman about his book, Learning On Demand. Right or wrong, the conversation is needed. If you missed the first part check it out here. KK: How do you think “Big Data” is going to impact the learning and development field?

L&D Capability in Australia – Conversations from UnConference

Learning Cafe

Improving L&D capability lies at the heart of the Learning Café. This follows from the changing scope of L&D in our organisations and the need to review the underlying skills to realise the opportunities that we are constantly faced with.

Imaging Learning for Efficiency: Learning Conversation with Victoria Baxter

Learning Cafe

Our learning conversation this time is with Victoria Baxter, Learning and Education Manager at Ricoh Asia Pacific, an experienced learning practitioner, based in Sydney. Welcome to Learning Conversations. Most sales people would prefer to be sitting in a classroom where they can ask questions and generate discussion. Learning Conversations Asia development Ricoh

Social Learning: How to Build Conversations into Your eLearning Courses


Discussions Activate Prior Knowledge. As part of any new eLearning, you can create a group for a specific course in which people can have discussions about the content. Discussions and Calls to Action.

A Conversation with Anna Griffith of Discovery Machine

Kapp Notes

Here is some of our discussion. The other day I had a chance to catch up with Anna Griffith with whom I attended High School–small world. She is the co-Founder and CEO of Discovery Machine, Inc, and has spent her career making cognitive science and artificial intelligence research usable and understandable for organizations and…she is wicked smart. Anna’s primary interest is in enabling people to transfer their experience to others.

In games and learning interfaces, strive for an interactive conversation interface

Kapp Notes

Here is some information that I have discussed before but it is worth repeating, as interface and instructional designers, keep in mind this interactive, engaging interface design technique.

Reflections of a mooc unvirgin

E-Learning Provocateur

An announcement board kept us up to date, the discussion forums were easy to find, and the final assessment was explained clearly from Day 1. With 42,000 participants, it was inevitable that the discussion forum would be swamped.

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