The Time Traveler’s Journey: Re-Living Historical Events Through Immersive Scenarios – Part 2

This article is a continuing exploration of immersive scenario learning. Part I was published as a Pulse Article in LinkedIn in Oct. 2016. In Part II, we look at a specific historical scenario called the Manhattan Project and how it might be designed into a course. This post was first published on eLearning Industry.

Story-Based Learning: How Good Storytelling In eLearning Can Engage Learners In A Meaningful Way

The impact of good stories in eLearning or any form of learning need not be emphasized more thanks to their successful adoption over the years. In this article, I will share few examples of good storytelling in the context of eLearning. This post was first published on eLearning Industry.

Alternate Reality Game Design: Story And Player Types

An ARG is built around player goals and objectives, but is often fueled by the story. The depth and breadth of the story and the importance of the story to the player may vary throughout the ARG. But, there’s no doubt that the storyline is what makes ARGs different from other learning formats. This post was first published on eLearning Industry.

From Storytelling To Scenario Writing: A Mindful Approach…

Real-life scenarios are one of the most sought-after aspects of the learning industry today. However, due to lack of conscientious details, we apparently lose the purpose of a scenario in a course. Do we need taps or control points while we 'go gaga' over the real-life examples? Let's discuss... This post was first published on eLearning Industry.

What Is Worth Learning?

What is worth learning? Spring this question in your next meeting and watch the sparks fly! There are several traps (opportunities?) hidden inside this question. We’ll unpack some of them here, so you can use them as opportunities instead of watching them hijack your next meeting or project. This post was first published on eLearning Industry.

3 Elements Of Good Storytelling: From Game Of Thrones To Adult Learning

From a campfire in a primeval forest to binging on Netflix, we process and understand our world and ourselves through the narratives we tell. We naturally gravitated toward storytelling as a vital tool in learning. But what can we—as learning professionals—learn from the great storytellers? This post was first published on eLearning Industry.

3 Modern eLearning Examples To Be Inspired By

The eLearning industry is incredibly fast-paced—sometimes, it can be hard to keep up. However, these 3 examples demonstrate modern approaches to learning, based on empathy, personalization, and curation. Discover the big results they can deliver and feel inspired for your next project. This post was first published on eLearning Industry.

Behind The Scenes Design Tips, Part 1: Content That Comes Alive (Like A Zombie)

What’s better than learning about anything? Learning anything! The "behind the scenes design tips" series explores actionable design tips you can try next time on a project. Don't just learn about things, learn things! By doing things! This first episode is about bringing content alive via storytelling. This post was first published on eLearning Industry.

3 Steps To Spice Up Your Storyboard

Click-to-reveal. Try-it activity. Knowledge check. If you can storyboard these common interactions in your sleep, you may have fallen into a predictable “lather, rinse, and repeat” cycle of eLearning design. On your next assignment, spice up your storyboard by following 3 simple steps. This post was first published on eLearning Industry.