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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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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The Triumphants – From the Conclave “Organizational Storytelling” Washington DC, April 16-18, 2008

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The Triumphants In the Potomac, the land of the ancient and wise, there was a conclave – a spontaneous gathering of all sorts of peoples from the lands far away and nearby. Famine and pestilence is in the land, and…

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“Concrete and Vivid Stories Exert Extraordinary Influence”

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Roger Heap from Psychological Associates (http://www.spq4.com/) was very nice to share these thoughts on story telling: I have been reading Influencer: The Power to Change Anything, by Patterson, Grenny, Maxfield, McMillan, and Switzler. I thought you would enjoy this confirmation…

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Do You Tell Stories, Rumors or Controversies?

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Jakob Nielsen: E-Learning: An Oxymoron? Story Telling, Narrative and Web Reading, and Social Learning Jakob Nielsen Alert Box, June 9, 2008, compares Writing Style for Print vs. Web. ————————————————————- Application Points: Participants in social learning are ALL engaged but differ…

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