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
In a recent conversation, a colleague asked, “Once you and your client have agreed on
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.
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.