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.

How to Start Creating Conversation-Driven eLearning

Experiencing eLearning

Several studies have found learners can remember information in a narrative format better than bullet points (for example, Glonek & King, as cited in Kapp, 2014). Easier to write conversationally: You probably already know that a conversational tone is better for elearning.

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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. Talkwheel is made to handle real-time group conversations and asynchronous ones.

A Conversation with Stephanie Nadda

Kapp Notes

Here is our conversation about learning technologies and her new partnership with Exult. Our end goal should always be to support the user i.e., get the user to the information at the point of need regardless of whether that information is categorized as “knowledge” or “learning.”.

A Conversation with Duncan Lennox

Kapp Notes

Here is part of our conversation. The other day I had a chance to catch up with Duncan Lennox, the CEO and co-founder of a fascinating company called Qstream.

A Conversation with Clark Quinn

Kapp Notes

Here is part of our enjoyable conversation. Kapp: Why do you think that L&D professionals are slow to change our field and what are some ways they might increase the rate of change or adaptation to the information age?

A Conversation with Cammy Bean

Kapp Notes

Probably understanding that your typical audience member really doesn’t need every scrap of information about the subject at hand.

A Conversation with Reuben Tozman

Kapp Notes

Here is a summary of a great conversation I had with Reuben Tozman who I met one night at a conference (actually, we weren’t at the conference venue we were out getting a bite to eat and something to drink). Kapp: What do you see as the major influences within the learning industry in terms of connecting workers to the information and knowledge? Those organizations that can curate and make sense of business critical information the quickest, get the competitive edge.

Conversation with Kevin Kruse–Best Selling Author

Kapp Notes

Think of it as informal reverse mentorship. 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.

Managers, Get Ready for Ongoing Performance Conversations

CLO Magazine

Successful companies must supplement traditional annual reviews with continual conversations that focus on coaching individuals to develop and deliver on their KPIs, key performance indicators. Start Ongoing Coaching Conversations. Frame Conversations with Strengths.

A Conversation with Danny Stefanic of LearnBrite

Kapp Notes

The other day I had a great conversation with Danny Stefanic. The platform’s training and assessment capabilities eliminate the ‘one size-fits all’ traditional online courses where students click the ‘Next’ button to view slides of information followed by a quiz.

3 Scholarly Lectora Conversation Scenarios

eLearning Brothers

” As the fall semester winds to a close at many institutions of higher learning, we’re honoring students with a few Lectora conversation scenarios that feature them in prominent roles. Learners can help him navigate the conversation as successfully as possible.

Chunking Information to Design eLearning

B Online Learning

This blog post covers a recent online conversation I had with an attendee at one of our eLearning Design Essentials workshops. I thought it might be useful to share our conversation with some of you. The ‘nice to know’ information can then be included as links to further reading etc.

Free PowerPoint Template: Conversation Interaction

Rapid eLearning

I used it to show how to create interactive conversations in PowerPoint using hyperlinks. In this example it’s a simple back and forth conversation. This free template could be used as a way to share manager/employee information or perhaps as an FAQ interaction.

A Conversation about New “Agile Courseware” Book

Kapp Notes

Really interesting information. 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.

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.

A Conversation with Clark Aldrich -Part Two

Kapp Notes

Here is the second part of my conversation with Clark Aldrich. (in Here is the rest of my recent conversation with Clark Aldrich. Inevitably, some information will not be accurate. in case you missed it, here is Part One.).

The Burden to Have an Informed Opinion

Tom Spiglanin

The conversation took place nearly two years ago and it still bothers me. ” That person had quickly put up a barrier that ended what could have been a constructive conversation. I thought too about other sources of information, such as television news.

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.

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."

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

Kapp Notes

Instead of exhaustive analysis, for example, we gather whatever project background information is relatively easy to obtain, then sketch out a possible instructional approach, and ask, “Why wouldn’t this be a successful direction?”. For those of you who may not know, Michael W.


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.

A Conversation with Mike Lozicki of MediaLab 3D solutions

Kapp Notes

But, while trainees may memorize that information, they don’t actually learn. And, because we integrate testing within the interactive training program, trainees demonstrate proficiency faster and are more likely to retain the information while on the job.

How We Use Social Media for Informal Learning

Bottom-Line Performance

Informal learning is an everyday thing. Social media tools are just another platform we use to learn from each-other and find information serendipitously. Other times, they neglect to post mission critical information in the new location.

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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ILT to E-learning Conversion – How to Get Started?

CommLab India

With a 25% conversion rate to e-learning, Rockwell Collins reduced training expenditure by 40%. There are many more such success stories attributed to effective ILT to e-learning conversion. The next step in ILT to e-learning conversion would be content curation.

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Learn Informal Learning Informally

Jay Cross

Next month I’ll be offering an experiential workshop on Informal Learning through Jane Hart’s Social Learning Center. Five interactive video conversations with Jay. review models, cases, archetypes of successful informal learning. Informal Learning Just Jay

4 Reasons You Should Invest in Flash to HTML5 Conversion

CommLab India

The sales rep answers the query by accessing the required information, contained in a microlearning module published in the HTML5 format, offline, on his tablet PC. . The conversion facilitates offline access to the courses’ content. Have you invested heavily in Flash-based e-learning?

Twitter Conversation Types and Learning

Corporate eLearning Strategies and Development

I''ve often wondered how much learning really occurs via twitter conversations and can the learning be measured. But can we really say its Twitter that''s truly responsible for the learning, or is it the ongoing conversations and connections to content that matter more?

A Conversation with Connie Malamed

Kapp Notes

Malamed: Learning materials often rely on visuals to transmit information. In addition, we use more brain resources to process visual information than we do to process input from any other sense. So you will see advertisements, brochures, information graphics, posters and the like.

A Conversation with Andrew Hughes

Kapp Notes

3D Virtual Campus Tours” includes games and many other interactive features to make the tour more engaging and informative. Working in the space of 3D virtual immersive environments (VIE) is a small, but dedicated group of people who are creating some really wonderful and powerful learning.

Five Common Excuses Leaders Give for Avoiding Important Conversations

Training Industry

Over the decades I have been teaching leadership classes and coaching leaders, there are five excuses leaders use for not initiating conversations with their employees. A private conversation could reveal an opportunity to expand their thinking.

Informal Learning – the other 80%

Jay Cross

The start-up stiffed me but the paper morphed into the Informal Learning book. I’ll be leading a series of master classes on informal learning and working smarter in Europe. Informal Learning – the other 80%. Informal learning is effective because it is personal.

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

Digital transcripts, resumes, ePortfolios, assessments, and other artifacts of learning allow individuals to present more, richer information during the application process than ever before.” Associations are Missing From The 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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Straight PowerPoint Conversion?

E-learning Uncovered

The promise of PowerPoint conversion tools is that you can take existing content and turn it into e-learning in just a few clicks. Here are three reasons why a straight conversion of existing PowerPoint slides might be a bad idea—and what you can do about it. Without that presenter, you lose much of your material, especially the stories, examples, and interactions that help that information come alive. Is there information that doesn’t belong?