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Episodes

Overcoming procrastination in projects

9/23/2018
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Have you ever invested a ton of time on a project that then makes you afraid to talk about that project to stakeholders or SME's to get feedback? I help you by sharing a quick tip on how to build up resistance to fear, by tackling it head-on by getting feedback on a tiny fraction of that project.

Duration:00:21:37

Get rid of Learning Objectives to Change Attitude

9/16/2018
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Do you want your elearning scenarios to affect behavior change? Well, instead of adding more learning objectives, find out what stands in the way. What do your learners believe that is getting in the way of using all the information at their disposal? What is preventing them from applying their skills? I discuss strategies that will help you bridge the gap between behavior and performance.

Duration:00:12:47

How a Simple Process Fools Us Into Complacency

9/9/2018
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When you observe master storytellers, you can easily believe that the end product you get to enjoy, because of how effortlessly it was delivered, is not the result of careful deliberate practice. Or that this artful performance can be reduced to a pattern, we want there to be magic and when we see how the trick is done we cannot accept that the process is that simple - so we dismiss it, or pretend it does not need concerted effort to master.

Duration:00:13:34

How to use top performers in scenario design

9/2/2018
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As elearning designers we usually get access to a Subject Matter Expert, but this is not sufficient to design next level elearning scenarios. For that kind of awesome, you need to talk to the top performer as well.

Duration:00:17:59

How to get to the heart of the problem to design a great scenario

8/26/2018
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All the problems we work to solve, need to be deconstructed to discover the root cause. What is a problem we can actually solve? How do we discover it, even if someone already has told us what they think it is and how our training is going to address it? I'll show you how.

Duration:00:22:20

How to make sure your scenario brings in huge impact

8/19/2018
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Do you ever feel overwhelmed by all the information and activities that you have to build for your elearning module? In this episode, I discuss the Pareto principle, a strategy that will help you get focused on the most important things and deliver more value with your scenarios.

Duration:00:13:00

How to start work on an elearning scenario project

8/12/2018
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In this episode, you'll learn how to diagnose which areas you should focus on with your scenario. You'll also discover which questions to ask to find out what is going to be a scenario useful to your company or business.

Duration:00:34:24

Why Specialization is never a dirty word.

8/5/2018
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With the job posting these days, we are asked to take on and develop more and more skillsets. This leads to overwhelm and feeling like very few of the products you put out actually make you proud. So I propose you don't fight with your circumstances but create your own "invest in yourself" project. And I am here to help if it happens to be becoming world class at eLearning Scenario Design! Enjoy.

Duration:00:27:46

The pattern for 95% of your eLearning Scenarios

7/29/2018
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Don't stare at the giant folder of info or procedures, or a blank software page or search hours to find the right design template for your elearning. Just follow the steps I outline, to first design a great and compelling multiple choice question. Focus on it being contextual, have meaningful options and consequences that make them think. I give you practical tips, examples, and advice to achieve a great result. The rest is easy. Enjoy!

Duration:00:38:11

eLearning scenario Mechanics and Game Space

7/22/2018
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The only way we can innovate and create good disruption within our field, and create learning that can truly engage is by borrowing from other disciplines. Here I discuss how learning can be enhanced with strategies and patterns from games - specifically "mechanics" and "game space". I also go into details on my latest presentation at the Learning While Working Virtual Conference put on by Sprout Labs. Relevant links: Learning While Working Conference ...

Duration:00:43:27

Track and gather data from your learning the right way with SCORM

7/15/2018
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In this episode, I interview Chris Tompkins who is a de facto expert on all things SCORM related and the Director of Sales at Rustici Software. Why do you need to know about SCORM? Well even if you don't publish anything yourself, let’s say you have a technical team for that, knowing about the technology that's going to be used to wrap up your package Will help you create a better learning package and ultimately give you the data you need to enhance the learning impact it will have. The...

Duration:01:14:54

How to make your training more valuable!

7/8/2018
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In this episode, I discuss Needs Assessment, ways to connect what you do to big business initiatives. I discuss the elements that need to be in place for success and questions you can ask to ensure it happens. Other topics discussed are Brazil nuts, dog training, Kirkpatrick and follow up survey strategies.

Duration:01:17:17

How to help your learners focus in eLearning scenarios

7/1/2018
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In this episode, I discuss the details of cognitive load, how to develop learning that helps your learners focus, while still engaging them with the right elements, even if that means just a simple timeline display. I also discuss one of my research staples, e-learning and the science of instruction, by Ruth Clark and Richard Mayer.. and use their best practices to help sequence and display learning in a way that does not affect the learning that needs to take place.

Duration:01:04:05

How Can You Influence Behaviour Change Using Scenarios?

6/24/2018
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This episode is loaded with psychology from Robert Cialdini's book Influence, I also talk about bullying and harassment and how to get the individual to feel empowered and ready to take action. Then I go on to discuss what makes a culture or a crowd difficult to influence in certain respects and the strategies to get the individual to feel they can take action to make changes. Enjoy!

Duration:00:56:14

How to Complain About Terrible eLearning

6/17/2018
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Have you ever heard people say "I could do that better" or "how can they call that learning?" or "what a page turner!" and thought... well, sure but what have you built lately? what are some examples you can point to that are great? Well, it is easy to criticize... hey, I've had my work called funny names, but those people have not produced anything award-winning... like, ever! So, how do you complain about the state of the elearning out there the right way?

Duration:00:29:04

How to Hack Attitude so Your eLearning Training Doesn't Fall Flat

6/10/2018
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In this episode, I talk about how to get an adult to be ready for learning. A lot of times we think just telling someone why something is good for them will be enough to convince them to take the time to do it. WRONG! If you have not addressed the attitude, the lens that they use to look at that topic, regardless of how awesome your training is... you will never have any impact. I will teach you how to use scenarios to shatter some of those misconceptions and leverage consequences and time...

Duration:00:37:59

7 Tips on How to Interview Subject Matter Experts for eLearning Scenarios

6/3/2018
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I get this question a lot: how do I get my SME (subject matter expert) to give me all the info I need to make great scenarios? How do I explain my process to them? How do I prepare so that I ask the right questions? I get into this and more and share strategies from the trenches of instructional design. Plus, bonus tips and psychological tricks that will actually help everyone (you and your SME) have a better experience. Enjoy and leave a review to let me know if you liked this episode....

Duration:00:43:32

Storytelling and E-Learning Supremely Powerful Combination of Awesome

5/27/2018
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This episode is all about storytelling. How to use it to enhance your learners experience, their buy-in and how to influence their behaviors. I have a guest on for this episode: Ryan Martin, a storytelling expert and the co-creator of Broken Co-Worker. We spend an hour actively discussing storytelling strategies, elements that make a great story and why you should be using more stories more often as part of your defacto elearning strategy. Enjoy!

Duration:01:07:43

Whats the goal Why are we designing this scenario in the first place?

5/20/2018
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Yeah, you call it needs analysis or something like that, but really it's all about finding what our learner will actually find interesting and engaging enough to make them BELIEVE they need to and then WANT to change. Sorry, don't mean to yell with all caps... but I got your attention, didn't I? How can you help people CHANGE, or LEARN something useful in 15 minutes of scenarios? I've got some ideas... and I do go on about explaining them with some great examples. Enjoy friend!

Duration:00:47:52

Working with SME's and Making it Awesome

5/13/2018
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Getting good at talking with Subject Matter Experts for our elearning and scenarios is ALWAYS a topic of interest, maybe because we demand too much and prepare in the wrong way? What about coming in with a model and expecting the SME to know nothing about our elearning project, in effect letting them be the Subject Matter Expert in their domain and letting us remain one in ours. I explore this and more in this episode. Enjoy!

Duration:00:33:22