The Only Story Structure You’ll Need in Designing Story-based eLearning – Workshop Tip #236

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Roger Schank couldn’t have said it any better, “Humans are not ideally set up to understand logic; they are ideally set up to understand stories.” As instructional designers and trainers, knowing how to best present lessons with complex, data-driven information,…

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The Computer Scientist Who Can’t Stop Telling Stories – Technical Information Flows with Stories – Workshop Tip #231

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Try this: In implementing Workflow Learning or Story-Based Lessons, ask your participants to search their technical textbooks or scientific papers for examples on how technical knowledge use common, day-to-day language to help readers understand the information better. For example, computer-related…

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Steps in Creating Content That Helps Learners Achieve Their Goals – Tip #206

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Here’s an initial question to you. How do participants learn in a situation? Let’s find out by comparing certain examples. THE CASE OF ECONOMICS I like this video simply because it is a “shining” example of how you can bore…

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A Dash of Exaggeration Makes Story-Based Lessons More Captivating – Tip #203

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Two coworkers met during break time and shared the interesting things that happened to them so far. One worked through his story in a linear fashion, i.e., from point A to point B. The other started with, “You won’t believe…

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