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.

What to Do When Discussion Goes Pear-Shaped: Or What I Learned From Reading “Crucial Conversations”

Pract.us

Book Review: “Crucial Conversations: Tools for Talking When Stakes Are High” You know those times you mix it up with a fellow employee, dear friend, or relative? And the explanations, strategies, and tools in Crucial Conversations come directly from that experience.

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 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.

Living up to the Promise of eLearning: Closing the Learning-Doing Gap

like cost of client acquisition, net promoter score, and conversion rates. Discuss your distance. LEARN DISCUSS PROGRESS PRACTICE REVIEW STRUCTURE OF A PROFICIENCY JOURNEY 6 kineo.com info@mplus.kineo.com 312-846-6656 Let’s look at an example. about the conversation right in the.

Conversation on Conversations

Tony Karrer

Through blog comments and blog posts, an interesting conversation is emerging around – Conversations as Part of Concept Work. In Conversation Questions , I pushed this a bit further based on Nancy Dixon - What Do We Get From Conversation That We Can't Get Any Other Way?

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.

Is technology killing the art of conversation?

Learning with e's

I spend a lot of my time on public transport, and one of my favourite pastimes is eavesdropping on other people's conversations. It not only passes the time, but I also learn new things from listening in, even if the conversations are sometimes ill-informed.

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.

Move Beyond Learning to Applying: A Modern Management Development Program

like cost of client acquisition, net promoter score, and conversion rates. Discuss your distance. LEARN DISCUSS PROGRESS PRACTICE REVIEW STRUCTURE OF A PROFICIENCY JOURNEY 6 kineo.com info@mplus.kineo.com 312-846-6656 Let’s look at an example. about the conversation right in the.

Overheard Discussion

Kapp Notes

Here is a snippet of a discussion I overheard between a manager of instructional design and her supervisor. The ratio of development time for conversion for online training is anywhere from 40 to 100 hrs to 1 hr of delivery depending on the level of interactivy and current state of content, and for a 6 week curriculum - that's a very long time. I hope you've never had a similar discussion but I bet you have.

The Accidental Designer: Book Group Discussion Guide

Learning Visions

Want to have a good starting point for a team meeting discussion? At the request of a client who was starting a discussion group for her team on The Accidental Instructional Designer, I created a Book Group Discussion Guide. Get the conversation flowing with The Accidental Instructional Designer Book Group Discussion Guide. Looking to develop your team''s ID skills?

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.

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.

State of the Front-Line Manager

the next section discusses, even with. dozens of conversations we’ve had. In our conversations with. Our conversations. State of the. Front-Line Manager Management and Supervisory Skills Development Contents 2 Contents. 6 The Next Step: Bridging the.

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.

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.

A Conversation with Clark Quinn

Kapp Notes

His latest is Revolutionize Learning & Development where he discusses the need for the field to change and change dramatically. Here is part of our enjoyable conversation.

Legacy Conversions? Get Lucky with Lectora’s HTML5 Friendly Features

CommLab India

This blog discusses how the features of Lectora are helpful in creating HTML5 output for eLearning courses. It also dwells on Lectora’s features that are useful for legacy course conversions, using HTML5.

4 Ways to Close the Learning-Doing Gap for Front-Line Managers [GUIDE]

Apply: With her new skills and knowledge, Sue is ready to try applying SMART in her conversations for a couple of weeks. She decides that when she sets expectations, she should also discuss with her team members how she will manage progress going forward. FOUR WAYS TO CLOSE THE.

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.

Making constructive conversations

Clark Quinn

So, Charles advocates an approach to be taken in conversations with employees that involves a set of specific questions. The first one is designed to open discussion. As part of my thinking about the Future of Work, I’ve been thinking about how to make it safe to share, in the sense of an innovation culture (ala the Learning Organization ).

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.

A Conversation with Bryan Austin of mLevel

mLevel

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. Recap from: Kapp Notes.

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 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 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.

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.

Conversation about Gamification with Rick & Dawn

Kapp Notes

Here is the interview I did with Dawn Mahoney and Rick Zanotti where we discussed Gamification and Bloomsburg University’s unique graduate program in instructional technology in a great eLearnChat talk, we had a great time.

A Conversation with Juliette Denny (Part One)

Kapp Notes

” So you can see why I wanted to have a conversation… Here is what unfolded in part one of our discussion. The other day I had a chance to catch up with Juliette Denny and ask her a few questions. Juliette is the CEO and Founder of Growth Engineering a UK-based company.

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.

Blogs vs. Discussion Groups

Tony Karrer

The debate about blogs vs. discussion groups is heating up again between TrDev and Blogs vs. Listservs: Which is Better for Community Conversation? If you are interested in this discussion, it's probably worth looking back at some prior posts on this topic such as: Community Blogs - Maybe I'm Finally Getting It Blogs and Community - launching a new paradigm for online community? Blogs vs. Discussion Groups or Mis-Understanding Blog Reading and.

Types of Blog Discussions

Tony Karrer

I've been involved with several different groups of people who are having different kinds of discussions that happen among bloggers. The most common models of blog discussions seem to have turned into a few patterns: Organic Blog Discussions - someone posts something interesting, lots of bloggers post on the topic, distributed discussion ensues. It's hard to follow the discussion as it spreads through the web of blogs.

‘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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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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Conversations drive performance in Eniro

eloomi

The manager’s job, facilitated by HR, is to maintain an ongoing conversation to help the employee put energy into focus areas and grow. Once every year the manager and employee will go through a thorough PDD conversation supported by customisable templates in eloomi and touch on: Engagement & feedback. The follow-up conversation centres around goals and activities as well as the employee’s development. Easy for managers to perform development conversation.