“Can you tell me if my job is safe?” A Provocative Learning Vignette

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The Little Secret presents the story of Maria, a dutiful office manager. Maria’s management capability is put to the test when she is caught in between adhering to office policy and addressing employee needs. What should Maria do? Can you…

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“How to Ask for a Raise” Scenario Plus 10 Reasons Why Scenarios Work

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Synthesis:All learning approaches point toward imparting relevant content . But scenario- based learning possesses a distinct advantage ,tremendous value and the power to alter views, practices , accepted norms and even culture . Find out the 10 reasons why scenarios…

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Transforming Minds – Using Metaphors in eLearning

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SynthesisUsing metaphors in eLearning makes learners more receptive to ideas and information that are otherwise complex to figure out. These metaphors in presentation mode or self-contemplative mode make learners easily grasp needed knowledge and immediately adapt concepts thereby prompting a…

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My Encounter with the Galactic Minds: Feynman TEDX Caltech and Stephen Hawkings

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This week is very exciting for me. I will be attending Caltech’s TEDx event on January 14, 2011 “Feynman’s Vision: The Next 50 Years”. I am also attending a Caltech lecture by Stephen Hawking. TEDx CALTECH This will be a…

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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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