Let’s Jam/Webinar NO LECTURES – Brainstorming Scenarios-Series 1

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These are my initial learning in testing and NO LECTURE WEBINAR The goals: Conduct Jamming like Webinars with high interactions, almost ZERO LECTURE. Structure: Provided participants vignettes for advance interactions in our community http://3minuteworld.trainingpayback.com/main/home(Scroll down the page to see vignettes)…

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DIYEL #15 See a therapist to cure yourself of the disease, CONTROL-ITIS.

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IntroductionTable of Posts If you suffer from Control-itis (over-emphasis on controlling how learners should learn), please see a therapist. This disease, consisting of old habits, severely impacts your eLearning design. (This is a series of post from my book “Do-It-Yourself…

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DIYEL #12 Why we love Slumdog Millionaire, Borat, the Gladiator and Casablanca.

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IntroductionTable of Posts They are inspiring, absurd, ridiculous, insulting, heroic and romantic. But most of all, these movies work. Training programs have become too sanitized and sterile, devoid of life and fun. They bore learners to death. Learners are often…

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DIYEL #11 Ask learners to tell their stories and also to listen to others’ stories.

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IntroductionTable of Posts We are used to people telling us stories. My grandmother used to scare my sister and me with her stories of vampires and gremlins. As I grew older, I learned there is another side of storytelling, and…

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DIYEL #9 Be a gold prospector. Separate nuggets from the tons of dirt. This will serve your learners well.

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IntroductionTable of PostsMost trainers and eLearning designers would go bankrupt if they were gold prospectors. Prospectors spend their efforts screening the few gold nuggets from the tons of dirt, pebbles and rock. On the other hand, typical trainers and eLearning…

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DIYEL # 4 – Adopt a tech kid from your local community college. He knows more than your IT person.

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IntroductionTable of Posts Seriously, the typical IT person in your company is not the guy you run to for eLearning advice, especially if you don’t know squat. You must think of your self-preservation. Think of your job security. And if…

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DIYEL #3 First kidnap, highjack, beg, borrow, steal, cannibalize, and scavenge. Only then ask for a budget.

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IntroductionTable of Posts“Do-It-Yourselfer” should be a job function in business with a job description and a position on the org chart. If you have the DNA of a corporate employee, it is a common and expected behavior to ask for…

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