Avoid This Pitfall in Conversational Writing for eLearning

Experiencing eLearning

We often talk about conversational writing for elearning. A conversational tone flows better in voice over and leads to better learning outcomes. However, I occasionally see examples of elearning where the narrator pretends to be in a literal conversation with the learners.

Conversation with Jane Bozarth

Kapp Notes

And often facilitates the twitter chat of learning professionals #lrnchat Here is some of our latest conversational snippets. Learn to have conversations in which you can offer better alternatives with the promise of solving that problem for them.

Conversation with Kevin Kruse–Best Selling Author

Kapp Notes

Kevin is great, always friendly, focused and willing to share his knowledge and ideas. I’ve known Kevin Kruse for many years. He and I met at a meeting of the Society for Pharmaceutical and Biotechnology Trainers (now L-TEN) over a decade ago.

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.

State of the Front-Line Manager

dozens of conversations we’ve had. In our conversations with. Our conversations. to try out new ideas. the future of learning Everything we do at Kineo stems from a simple idea. – State of the.

A Conversation with Steven Just

Kapp Notes

Here is part of our conversation. When I first started in the field, the idea of using computers to teach people was considered somewhat heretical. I remember the conversation I had with my first thesis advisor. The other day I had a chance to catch up with my friend Steven Just, he and I met years and years ago and have both worked in the learning industry for a while.

A Conversation with Stephanie Nadda

Kapp Notes

Here is our conversation about learning technologies and her new partnership with Exult. We feel this trend will grow in the coming years and thus the idea of ExL was born to empower professionals to create engaging e-Learning courses. The other day I caught up with Stephanie Nadda.

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. Monitor other domains beyond training for ideas that can help make our instructional efforts better.

14 Badge Ideas to Engage and Motivate Learners


Top Audible badge ideas for online education: Daily Dipper: Listening for consecutive days. Looking around, here are a few more ideas that could work for online learners: Badges to encourage forum use: Conversationalist: For being active in the discussion forum. Discussion Leader: For starting a conversation topic. The post 14 Badge Ideas to Engage and Motivate Learners appeared first on LearnDash.

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

Diagnose: Sue has a general idea of what she needs to improve, but she knows she needs to get more information to better diagnose and understand her skill gaps. Apply: With her new skills and knowledge, Sue is ready to try applying SMART in her conversations for a couple of weeks.

A Conversation with John Deligiannis of mLevel

Kapp Notes

The other day I had a great conversation with John Deligiannis. Coming back to the idea of fewer hours in the classroom, we’ve also seen lots of our customers reducing the duration of instructor-led learning by taking some of that knowledge-based content and putting it into an mLevel mission.

A Conversation with Danny Stefanic of LearnBrite

Kapp Notes

The other day I had a great conversation with Danny Stefanic. In a 3D virtual world, ill-structured problems can be solved under the principles of constructivism whereby humans generate knowledge and meaning from an interaction between their experiences and ideas.

A Conversation with Connie Malamed

Kapp Notes

Because visuals can be processed in parallel, they can reduce the effort required to understand concepts, theories and ideas. Third, I am hoping people can browse through the book for ideas and inspiration. Think things through, sketch out your ideas first and design with intention.

A Conversation with Joshua Millage

Kapp Notes

Here is part of our conversation. However, the space as a whole needs fresh thinkers, ideas, and tools. The other day I had a chance to catch up with educational entrepreneur Joshua Millage, he is passionate about learning and is cofounder of LifterLMS. Kapp: What is LifterLMS.

A Conversation with Cammy Bean

Kapp Notes

It’s OK—and actually a good idea—to tell your subject matter expert that his 100 slide PowerPoint deck crammed full of text bullets really isn’t going to make an effective eLearning experience.

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.

A Conversation with Paul Rosa: Co-Founder of Sploops!

Kapp Notes

The two are about the launch the app and so here is part of the conversation we had the other day. Rosa: Sploops is a brand-new sports conversation app launching to the Apple App Store in November. Kapp: How did you get the idea?

A Conversation with Clark Quinn

Kapp Notes

Here is part of our enjoyable conversation. The other day I had a chance to catch up with Clark Quinn, he is passionate about the field of L&D and has been a thought leader in the field for sometime guiding thinking and change in a number of areas.

A Conversation with Doug Harward

Kapp Notes

For many years, we’ve been caught up in the idea that the training we provide should be focused on the learners needs. Kapp: You spent almost seven years writing and researching the book; did you have any “aha” moments, any findings, conversations or anything that really stood out?

A Conversation with Yury Uskov of iSpring

Kapp Notes

The iSpring product line includes a set of authoring tools which provides the full solution for educators to create e-courses, tests and surveys, video lectures, conversation simulations, screencasts and interactions, and a cloud-based LMS. . .

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.

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. Kapp: You’ve started an initiative called ClarkChart , can you explain what it is and how you got the idea.

8 Effective Scenario Ideas for Instructional Designers

eLearning Brothers

Scenario Ideas for Instructional Designers. Instead of having a bunch of text from a conversation on the screen at the same time, go ahead and turn it into a progression. Just show one part of the conversation as a time and let it build.

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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. My professional life is pretty hectic much of the time, and I needed a space to write down my ideas and record my thoughts before I forgot them.

6 Essential Steps for Rapid Conversion of Instructor-led Training

CommLab India

These stereotypes have to be broken when it comes to conversion of ILT to effective technology-enabled learning. Here are some visual representations you can try in your web-based course: Infographics to explain an idea/concept/process and to show data in visually.

7 After Conference Ideas: Don’t Lose the Momentum!

Learning Rebels

Pick that one idea out the several you picked up and build on it! That one idea that was simply brilliant… Brainstorm it! Brainstorm, as a team, how is that idea is going to go from paper to implementation. The post 7 After Conference Ideas: Don’t Lose the Momentum!

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Global Conversations

ID Reflections

Blogging is no longer what it used to be--outpourings of an individual's thoughts and ideas. Today, even as a very sporadic blogger, I feel the hum of "conversation". Globally spread conversations are taking place--not in real time, true but making up for that in quality, thoughtfulness and depth of research and response, the willingness to share knowledge. To be honest, a somewhat narcissistic activity.

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Top 7 Internet Tools to Brainstorm Ideas for Your MOOC

Your Training Edge

In order for an MOOC to work, it needs to be built around an intriguing idea that will capture the attention of every single participant, be it a student, or an employee of the company. Easier said than done, because great ideas don’t exactly grow on trees.

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Quip: conversations

Clark Quinn

Conversations are the engine of business. How many problems are solved by saying “go talk to <so-and-so>&# , or ideas sparked by conversations around the water cooler? How many times has a chance conversation ended up leading to a new product, service, acquisition, or more? The conversations can be of many types: with co-workers, managers, subordinates, customers, stakeholders. The important work is done in conversations.

How To Validate Your Course Idea


While I always enjoy seeing how people are using LearnDash for their online course programs, it’s quite clear that some ideas will likely experience more success than others. Validating Your Idea.

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Is Your Classroom Training Course Worthy of Conversion?

CommLab India

An eLearning course is much more than a quick copy/paste job or a quick conversion. This step cannot be bypassed and the services of your SMEs and the opinions of your stakeholders is a very crucial part of the conversion process. This is not to say that converting ILT is a bad idea.

PowerPoint: Measurement Conversion

The Logical Blog by IconLogic

If this is for a one-off project, it may be a good idea to go back into your settings when you're done and change them back to US measurements before you forget.  by AJ George.   I was recently asked if it was possible to change the measurement system in PowerPoint from inches to pixels. The answer is no. at least not from within PowerPoint. More on that later.) Simply put, you are stuck with PowerPoint's default measurement system, which is inches. 

A Conversation with Greg Walsh

Kapp Notes

We took that idea of generating electricity and built a prototype where kids had to jump up and down to “power&# the items in the virtual house.

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. Kapp: You’ve started an initiative called ClarkChart , can you explain what it is and how you got the idea.

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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Twitter Conference Ideas

Tony Karrer

Through twitter search you can see the various conversations going on. The overall effect is a nice backchannel, constant conversation with attendees. Twitter has become a pretty great tool to help with socializing at conferences.

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