What is shared between Compliance eLearning and Captain America and Anime Comics?

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Synthesis Cartoons and caricatures are affordable and easy to use graphical elements to enhance eLearning. However, they are only as good as the story you are trying to tell. Without stories, they are as weak as any other medium. Comic-Con…

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Creating Micro-Scenarios – X-Men Plays Hockey

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The purpose of Micro-learning is to provide short, snappy and provocative stories to help learners reflect on a real-life situation or provoke social learning conversations in discussion rooms, Twitters, Blogs, etc. Full-scale scenarios are elaborate scenarios with multiple branching while…

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Book Release – Scenario-Based Learning (SBL): Using Stories To Engage e-Learners”

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After hundreds of hours conducting workshops, developing SBLs, learning and researching with friends, my book Scenario-Based Learning (SBL): Using Stories To Engage e-Learners” is out. Go to www.lulu.com, search for SBL or Ray Jimenez. It has over 200 pages and…

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Learning Games for the “Real-World” – Alternate Reality Games – The Cookies

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After or while reading, do a cookie game and you will learn and see a personal impact and meaning. Ray’s request. Jane McGonigal with Institute for the Future has researched and developed alternate games that make people move games from…

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Who Says You Can’t Do a Game on Serious Topics – from Nobelprize.org

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“Trade Ruler Game” “Bertil Ohlin, awarded the Nobel Prize in Economics in 1977, showed that countries engage in and benefit from trade if their production resources differ from each other.” http://nobelprize.org/educational_games/economics/trade/index.html I find this interesting. A good example of making…

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Enews Reader Responses: Politics of LMS Implementation and The Basics of Games

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Thanks to Terry, Al and Jeff for sharing their comments and observations._____________________________________________Enews, November 26, 2007 What is the politics of e-Learning? Sadly, we all have to navigate the turfs, silos, and territorial waters. Story: A senior executive in-charge of e-Learning…

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Slow Adoption: The Fall of e-Learning Programs

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Topics this issue:1. Slow Adoption: The Fall of e-Learning Programs2. Featured Presentation: “Using e-Learning to Improve Economics and Efficiency of Training“3. Learn how to construct highly interactive exercises using organics and stories. 1. Slow Adoption: The Fall of e-Learning ProgramsSlow…

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Second Wave of e-Learning – Basic and Simple Ways to Engage Learners in e-Learning

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Topics this issue:1. Simple and effective ways to make e-learning engaging2. Featured Slideshow: “Boring e-Learning Programs: Something is Lost”3. Over 50 engaging interactive exercises, games, simulation, etc. 1. Second wave of e-learning – basic and simple ways to engage learners…

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