Use random name generators to quickly create character names for scenarios in learning. Different tools have different purposes and benefits.
We often talk about conversational writing for elearning. A conversational tone flows better in voice
Writing a branching scenario can be intimidating or overwhelming. I have found that it’s easiest to write the ideal path from start to finish first. I note decision points and sometimes draft bad choices along the way, but I don’t fully write anything else until I finish the ideal path.
Patti Shank’s latest book, Write and Organize for Deeper Learning, is a great read for
Once you have decided on a branching scenario approach, how do you get started? This is my process for working with SMEs to prepare.
Great science fiction stories have a compelling villain that allows the heroes to be heroic. Does the same apply to storytelling for learning? Should we personify the conflict by using a villain?
Resources on writing principles for elearning and estimating the time to develop training
In this post, I’ll explain how to write and structure the conversation between two characters to deliver eLearning content.
When creating scenario-based learning, consider 4 Cs: characters, context, challenge, and consequences.
A great voice over person can make a good script more engaging, and a great script sound fantastic. However, if the script itself is completely stiff and unnatural, there’s only so much a voice over person can do. When we talk, we naturally use a variety of sentence structures and lengths. If you want your scripts to sound conversational, use a combination of short and reasonably long sentences.