Writing Conversations for eLearning
FEBRUARY 14, 2017
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
FEBRUARY 1, 2017
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.
A little more conversation
Learning with e's
DECEMBER 21, 2014
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.
Make Your eLearning Personal
B Online Learning
MARCH 28, 2016
Opinions are often divided when asked if it is better to write in a formal rather than conversational style. The way in which an eLearning course is written (including the script for the narration) can sometimes be the source of debate between developers and SME’s/clients.
Learning Insights Guide 2017: Progress with Purpose
currently for only one person. It’s clear from our conversations this year that career. development – personalized and tailored. WHAT TO TRY NEXT Go aspirational Go personal “ON ONE HAND, RESOURCES. personal plan about what they want to.
Is technology killing the art of conversation?
Learning with e's
SEPTEMBER 30, 2016
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
JULY 29, 2014
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
OCTOBER 31, 2015
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?
Conversation with Kevin Kruse–Best Selling Author
MARCH 14, 2017
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.
A Conversation with Clark Quinn
JUNE 24, 2014
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
SEPTEMBER 16, 2014
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 Danny Stefanic of LearnBrite
JUNE 8, 2015
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.
How to Transition In-person Training to eLearning
JANUARY 13, 2016
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.
A Conversation with Reuben Tozman
MAY 9, 2011
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 Steven Just
SEPTEMBER 17, 2016
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.
How To Customize Camtasia Conversation Scenarios in 5 Minutes
SEPTEMBER 6, 2016
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.
A Conversation about New “Agile Courseware” Book
APRIL 6, 2016
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.
Blogging as conversation
Learning with e's
SEPTEMBER 14, 2013
"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
DECEMBER 29, 2014
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.
Personal Learning Networks: For Ongoing Learning in a Connected World
JANUARY 28, 2015
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.
A Conversation with Bryan Austin of mLevel
JANUARY 18, 2016
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.
Your personal brand
Learning with e's
OCTOBER 6, 2013
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 Louise Pasterfield, Managing Director/CEO of Sponge UK
NOVEMBER 23, 2015
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.
Personal Mobile Mastery
APRIL 23, 2015
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.
How to use conversations to embed content in elearning
JANUARY 8, 2015
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.
It’s Not Personal
NOVEMBER 11, 2014
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.
Infographic: State of Personalized Learning
JANUARY 16, 2017
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.
A Conversation with Connie Malamed
APRIL 7, 2015
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.
PowerPoint: Measurement Conversion
I Came, I Saw, I Learned
JUNE 2, 2011
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.)
The Only Person Who Behaves Sensibly Is My Tailor
Performance Learning Productivity
NOVEMBER 24, 2014
“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
MARCH 16, 2011
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
OCTOBER 17, 2014
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.
eLearning Video With Personality
FEBRUARY 24, 2014
“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.
How Difficult Conversations Can Lead to Positive Change
MARCH 17, 2015
Picture yourself having a conversation with a person you know is smart and committed to her work but often complains about a situation and feels stuck even when others offer her advice. You’ve given her feedback, but the conversation just circles back to what''s not working.
The personal web
Learning with e's
JULY 13, 2011
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.
Thoughts on Personalized Learning
MARCH 18, 2016
Personalization of learning is what it sounds like, programs adapted to the needs, the learning methods, and the desires, of learners. Personalization seeks what the learner wants to learn, and how he or she wants to learn. Personalized learning includes elements of blended learning.