eLearning Design for Short Attention Span and Overloaded Learners

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Synthesis:With the barrage of distractions thrown at these already-overloaded learners, we are faced with the challenge to help them focus on what is necessary, must-learn, what is of immediate relevance and content that is rapidly applicable to their jobs and…

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Are you an Agnostic or Principled Learning Professional?

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Synthesis:As learning professionals, have we analyzed how our approaches affect our learners and their specific learning and performance environments? Why does one choose to adhere to his/her present method? Are you an AGNOSTIC or PRINCIPLED Learning Professional? A deeper understanding…

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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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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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