Learning Facts and Foundational Knowledge with Stories

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Synthesis: Facts – whether foundational or advance – can be related to real-life occurrences to engage learners and help them find context while gaining required knowledge. ______________________________________________________________ Does story-based learning only apply to experienced learners? What is common among these…

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Creating Learning Peaks with Scenarios

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Synthesis: Creating thought-provoking scenarios stretch the learner’s imagination and help them journey through varied emotions until they reach their learning peaks. ______________________________________________________________ When and how are learning peaks achieved? When ideas become actual experiences for learners then it triggers a…

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Sparks Learning Design – Igniting Learners to Think; Washing Hands Vignettes

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Roger Schank , author of “Tell Me a Story” says People’s brain have incomplete stories and the brain wants to complete stories, hence, it is always story searching, making, sorting, creating, matching, adding, etc. Jürgen Schmidhuber also essays a similar…

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eLearning Micro-Scenario – What to Do When Employees Pump Up Resumes

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Here’s another dose of our weekly vignette, free, as always, for you to use. These vignettes are short, real- life depictions that learners can readily relate to. Vignettes are proven effective and worthy additions to your learning programs. They not…

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Learners are in a State of Readiness – Avoid Rigid Learning Objectives

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Synthesis:Keeping to a rigid sequence in the implementation of the learning process is not a guarantee of a learner’s full attention or comprehension. Learners’ minds constantly wander to seek out discovery points that hold meaning for them in the real…

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Leverage eLearning Scenarios – “Wrong Send-Bad Message” Interactive Vignette

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We deliver to you another weekly vignette, still absolutely free for you to use. These short, succinct , highly effective presentations create the high-impact approach needed in your learning programs and enhance the contextual dimension of each session. The vignette,…

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Making Facts Stick With Stories – Jiggling Atoms

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Synthesis:Even technical, software and scientific information can be made engaging and fun for learners because everything and everyone carries a story within themselves. Crafting story development is crucial to the success of emotionally fertilized content integral to learning.————————————————————————————-Oftentimes, I hear…

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Igniting Learning with a Story: Compliment – Can’t a person compliment a woman anymore?!

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We continue to create Vignettes – short, succinct, micro-scenarios – to help you with an example on how you can use stories to ignite and provoke learners to interact and learn. The Vignette “Compliment” revolves around officemates, Roxanne and Tim.…

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“Can you tell me if my job is safe?” A Provocative Learning Vignette

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The Little Secret presents the story of Maria, a dutiful office manager. Maria’s management capability is put to the test when she is caught in between adhering to office policy and addressing employee needs. What should Maria do? Can you…

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Transforming Minds – Using Metaphors in eLearning

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SynthesisUsing metaphors in eLearning makes learners more receptive to ideas and information that are otherwise complex to figure out. These metaphors in presentation mode or self-contemplative mode make learners easily grasp needed knowledge and immediately adapt concepts thereby prompting a…

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