Surgical Insertion of Micro-Scenarios that Beautify and Fire Up Your eLearning

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Synthesis: The points of insertion of micro-scenarios in your eLearning program will boost learning effectiveness. The insertion points are important since it is best to use micro-scenarios sparingly and at the appropriate areas. When properly done, you can save on…

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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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A story that comes from the heart – Manny Pacquiao

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Manny “Pacman” Pacquiao knocked out Ricky Hatton in round 2 last May 2, 2009 at MGM Las Vegas. 12,000 Brits travelled to Las Vegas and got disappointed.http://www.latimes.com/sports/la-sp-dwyre3-2009may03,0,1983219.column A week before the fight, my family visited Manny at his residence in…

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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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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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“I’ve Been Robbed!” “I’ve Been Sexually Abused.” Emotional Events in Scenario-Based e-Learning

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In preparation for an upcoming workshop at the eLearning Guild’s conference on Using Story Telling in Developing Engaging e-Learning in Orlando, Florida on April 14, 2007, I thought I would share with you about Emotional Events. One of the main…

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“Teaching Machines” – How People can Use Web 2.0 and Social Networking

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I love storytelling and media. The video from Michael Walsh of Kansas State University touched me because it brought another view, often times missed, about the potential of what people can do with Web 2.0, Social Networking and other technologies.…

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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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