TalentLMS asked me and 10 other folks in the learning and development world for tips for improving workplace training and elearning.
Listen to my conversation with Keith Quinn of the SSSC (Scottish Social Services Council). We discussed engaging learners, technology, and much more!
Instructional design and elearning development work can be done remotely. How do you find remote instructional design jobs?
Rance Greene’s new book, Instructional Story Design: Develop Stories that Train, provides a systematic process for creating stories for training.
Listen to the recording to learn why scenario-based learning engages participants, including how to “hook” learners and draw them into the story.
When creating scenario-based learning, consider 4 Cs: characters, context, challenge, and consequences.
Borrow from video game design to create cutscenes in branching scenarios: short scenes that move the plot forward without requiring interaction.
A story with no challenges is boring and won’t engage your learners. When we use stories for learning, the challenges should mimic the kinds of issues learners will face in their real workplace. You don’t need an evil villain in your story, but you do need obstacles to overcome.
Listen to the recording of my conversation about instructional design certificates and master’s degrees with Luis Malbas and the TLDC community.
I have several upcoming events scheduled where I will present on scenario-based learning, certifications, and lessons learned in freelancing.