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.

A little more conversation

Learning with e's

Now it depends on how you define CPD, but for me it is the personal learning you require to sustain, enhance and extend your own capabilities within your professional practice. It is informal by nature and is essentially conversational.

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.

How to Start Creating Conversation-Driven eLearning

Experiencing eLearning

One strategy for creating a narrative is delivering content with two narrators having a conversation rather than the traditional approach of a single narrator lecturing. If it is one person talking, they usually have interviews or guests to break up the monotony of a single voice.

State of the Front-Line Manager

In most organizations, the person. dozens of conversations we’ve had. In our conversations with. Our conversations. xi “The Return of the Manager: This Time It’s Personal.” xix “The Return of the Manager: This Time It’s Personal.” State of the.

Conversation with Jane Bozarth

Kapp Notes

And often facilitates the twitter chat of learning professionals #lrnchat Here is some of our latest conversational snippets. ”) that usually the person making the request really just wants a problem solved.

A Conversation with Brandon Carson

Kapp Notes

Having a technological mindset is important, but humans learn best from each other, so there will never not be a need for us to relate to each other on a personal level. Brandon Carson.

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 with Duncan Lennox

Kapp Notes

Here is part of our conversation. In fact, in one recent study by a large global medical device provider, Qstream delivered results statistically equivalent to personalized coaching.

A Conversation with Álvaro Mas of Hooptap

Kapp Notes

The other day, I had a wonderful Skype conversation with Álvaro Mas, business developer at Hooptap. Here is some of that interesting conversation. Kapp: How is Hooptap different from other gamified solutions a person might encounter?

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 Cammy Bean

Kapp Notes

I had to let my perfectionist go (OK – that’s really not all that hard for me—I’m a get-it-done-in-a-good-enough-way kind of a person), but I still wanted to make sure that what I produced wouldn’t embarrass me or the people with whom I associate!

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). From my first days as an ISD, I immediately saw the impact an ISD person has on production cycles with a technical team when left to their own devices without supervision.

A Conversation with Danny Stefanic of LearnBrite

Kapp Notes

The other day I had a great conversation with Danny Stefanic. They can assess the students character, personality and levels of empathy. Danny is an educational entrepreneur.

Conversation with Kevin Kruse–Best Selling Author

Kapp Notes

Not you personally. It’s about how to change the world and build your brand, by just being helpful to one person at a time. What steps would a person take to stand out? . 4) You also talk in your book about building a brand one person at a time.

How to Transition In-person Training to eLearning

eLearning Brothers

Based on many factors (budget, geography, maintenance, resources, scalability) you may be considering the transition of in-person training content to an eLearning format. Some people point to today’s amazing technology as proof that in-person training is no longer required.

Managers, Get Ready for Ongoing Performance Conversations

CLO Magazine

By default, most performance evaluations focus on correcting past mistakes and personal weaknesses. 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.

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.

I Believe in the Importance of a Personal Learning Network

Tom Spiglanin

When I started using Twitter for my professional growth and development, I didn’t realize that I was also starting to build my personal learning network. Recognizing this learning and making good use of it requires effective personal knowledge management practices.

A Conversation with Steven Just

Kapp Notes

Here is part of our conversation. I remember the conversation I had with my first thesis advisor. My guess is that the next great change will come from the rapid advances being made in artificial intelligence, which will eventually permit us to build truly personalized learning systems. 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 about New “Agile Courseware” Book

Kapp Notes

The media person pulled the work item for added supporting media. The team learned to optimize the work flow for the team’s performance rather than sub-optimizing for a single person.

How To Customize Camtasia Conversation Scenarios in 5 Minutes

eLearning Brothers

One is an instructional scenario where there is one cutout person who interacts with your viewer, and is set up for branching options from your timeline. The other is a conversational scenario that shows two characters talking to one another.

Personal Learning Networks: For Ongoing Learning in a Connected World

ID Reflections

This is the first week and I am absolutely looking forward to exploring the topics, learning from the other participants and participating in exciting conversations. I would also like to emphasize that PLN is intricately linked to one''s personal knowledge management (PKM) capabilities.

Your personal brand

Learning with e's

One way to improve your chances of being employed is to develop your own personal brand. Here are just 5 simple ideas on how to develop your personal branding: 1) Make your own personal web site. I bet there are loads of other ideas people have on how to develop a personal brand.

A Conversation with Bryan Austin of mLevel

Kapp Notes

Now here are the highlights from our conversation. The staff assigned to that effort: one person. I recently had the opportunity to sit down with Bryan Austin, mLevel’s Vice President of Learning Innovation.

Personal Mobile Mastery

Clark Quinn

A conversation with a colleague prompted a reflection. The topic was personal learning, and in looking for my intersections (beyond my love of meta-learning ), I looked at my books. So the question is, how do we do personal knowledge mastery with mobile? The Revolution isn’t an obvious match, nor is games (though trust me, I could make them work ;), but a more obvious match was mlearning. Let’s get the obvious out of the way.

A Conversation with Louise Pasterfield, Managing Director/CEO of Sponge UK

Kapp Notes

Here is some of our conversation. We created this interactive video game aimed at new managers on the subject of dealing with difficult conversations at work. Game to help managers deal with difficult conversations created by Sponge UK.

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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PowerPoint: Measurement Conversion

I Came, I Saw, I Learned

 Since the size of the display isn't always known to the person running the presentation, it doesn't make sense to preset the PowerPoint presentation to a specific number of pixels. 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.)

It’s Not Personal

Tom Spiglanin

How could congenial conversation suddenly turn ugly? Ask anyone who cares for a non-verbal person or interacts regularly with someone who speaks a different language: a lot of communication is non-verbal. We also have to take into consideration the medium we’re conversing in.

A Conversation with Connie Malamed

Kapp Notes

If it looks sloppy or poorly designed, it will negatively affect a person’s attitude toward the instruction. The more conscious the principles are, the more a person will be able to design in a way that facilitates learning.

The Only Person Who Behaves Sensibly Is My Tailor

Performance Learning Productivity

“The only person who behaves sensibly is my tailor. He takes new measurements every time he sees me. All the rest go on with their old measurements.” George Bernard Shaw I’ve always enjoyed George Bernard Shaw’s writing. He was a man who made a great deal of sense to me.

A Conversation with Andrew Hughes

Kapp Notes

Hughes: I personally think we will find that mobile learning and augmented reality will become ever more prevalent in our industry.

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.

Infographic: State of Personalized Learning


Read time: 2 mins What is the current state of “personalized learning”? There has been a lot of talk about personalized learning and that conversation is going to continue. Mark Zuckerberg, CEO of Facebook, is betting big by donating tens of millions of dollars for new K-12 software introducing the personalized learning approach for […]. The post Infographic: State of Personalized Learning appeared first on EdCast.

The personal web

Learning with e's

With the Southampton PLE Conference #PLE_SOU at full throttle, I thought it would be a good time to reiterate my views on the personal web. Personal Web Tools (PWTs) are thought by some to be synonymous with PLEs (Personal Learning Environments) but the two should not be confused.

How to Provide Personalized Learning Experience in E-Learning Courses

CommLab India

Five Fine ways to Figure Out E-learning Personalization. People now seek personalization, whether it’s in an e-mail, browser, desktop, or TV, and developers are providing features such as themes, wallpapers and various options to support personalization.

Do you have a Personal Development Plan?

Learning Cafe

It had been a good conversation, a chance to reflect on the last few months, the trials and tribulations of a large HR separation programme; but also of course an opportunity to recognise and talk around the successes we’d had during this time.

eLearning Video With Personality


“I think your elearning courses succeed because they have personality.”. This comment was part of a conversation I was having with an L&D peer at a conference recently. The problem isn''t that we''re seeing a person on the screen.