eLearning programs in organizations are primarily focused on empowering it’s people. Competencies for immediate on-the-job applications, expertise and knowledge infused into sales and profits, customer service, efficient systems and adherence to regulations are highly critical for employee performance and legal compliance.
eLearning programs - products, applications, processes, software, people skills,onboarding, etc.and compliance to government regulations– are fundamental, indispensable and pivotal to the success or failure of any business.
Even with well-intentioned learning thrusts, these programs may become simple “massive data dumps” if not properly managed. Enormous statistical and factual content do not captivate learners. “Boring,” “Difficult to retain,” “Hard to grasp,” and “Long,” are common complaints you hear. Learners end up frustrated and unable to grasp and retain critical content for applying to their jobs.
Re-energize and transform elearning programs using story-based methods. Make them shorter, easier and faster for the learner.
Start relating your content to story events. Utilize the Story-Based eLearning Design approach. Learn how to:
- Transform and re-energize your elearning programs
- Raise learners’ interactivity levels
- Chunk and boil down your learning
material to provide much greater impact
- Create faster, easier and more effective
- Cut training time significantly
and improve learners’ performance
- Improve content retention among learners
This innovative learning design and delivery method is a proven way to improve content retention.
The ONLINE Story-based eLearning Design Workshop enables you to convert existing or new eLearning content into stimulating learning experiences.
Workshop participants learn how to transform procedures, products, policies, processes, technical data, rules and regulations into easy and immersive elearning.
You will develop skills in creating interactive and discovery- learning methods where the content is embedded in real-life events. Participants practice the application of the Story-Based Design methods using interesting, provocative and highly-engaging success stories, customer complaints, product recalls, penalties, legal infractions, lawsuits, product defects, lost sales, quick solutions, etc. to help learners turn factual information into personalized and meaningful learning experiences.
At the end of the workshop, participants will have gained the knowledge and confidence to apply a new set of skills to revolutionize their elearning programs using the story-based methods learned.
Who should attend?
The workshop is valuable to the following:
- Subject Matter Experts(SMEs)
- Instructional Designers
- eLearning designers and developers
- eLearning writers and producers
- Trainers and presenters
- Project Leaders and champions
- Everyone who aims to apply the Story-Based
Design to elearning
Why should you attend?
- Become a Certified Story-Based
- Re-skill from traditional design and development
to story-based methods
- Obtain tools, demos, samples and templates
to transform technical and compliance courses to Story-based
- Learn how to reduce cost and speed up
elearning program development
- Discover how to collaborate with SMEs for enhanced learner experience
In this workshop, participants will learn to:
- Obtain the “Proofs”
based on research and scientific findings supporting the
effectiveness of the Story-Based elearning Design.
- Demonstrate the cost benefits of Story-Based
elearning in customer satisfaction, reduction of production
costs, savings from product support and compliance.
- Differentiate the key distinctions between
traditional instructional design and Story-Based eLearning
- Implement the “Story-Based Instructional
Design Process and Project Plan” – from interviewing
SMEs to development of the eLearning program.
- Use “Story Mapping Grid”
to discover stories to match your technical and compliance
- Construct modules and lessons that are
only 3-minute long using a powerful story method.
- Apply the “SRIA Model”
(Set up, Relate, Interpret and Apply) in building Story-Based
- Incorporate the “Oscillation Technique"
and "Organics” of weaving small stories
into a full program.
- Apply the “15 Story-Based Design
- Develop learning objectives, test questions
and exercises using story-based methods.
- Use “Process-Based Tracking Systems”
to gauge learning and applications.
- Develop reusable standards, templates
and processes for Story-Based design and development.
- Incorporate “Gaming Stories”
in interactive designs.
- Apply “Workplace Incidents”
like troubleshooting, defects, errors, heroic endeavors,
compliance failures, best formulas, tips, experiences, turnarounds,
etc. as inspiration for designing eLearning.
- Implement “Stacking Experiences”
methods to facilitate the creation of “wisdom-based
eLearning” solutions provided through a collections
of stories and experiences.
Live demos and examples
From examples of Story-Based eLearning lessons,
participants will learn:
- Software applications
- Product and service features
- Engineering processes and methods
- Technical specifications
- Compliance in safety, employment law,
financial services, manufacturing, utilities, agriculture,
mining, construction, transportation, education, etc.
- Onboarding and people skills
- Sales and Client Relationship Management
- Other demos and examples
- You can become a lead in-house consultant
- You can be a better consultant to your clients.
- You can be an in-house training specialist in Story-Based eLearning Design.
To support Certified Designers in their implementation
of the Story-Based eLearning Design Workshop,
participants will enjoy these add-on benefits within a period of one year after the workshop.
- Access to advance research work and demo
versions of finished eLearning products
- Coaching and critique of your work by
Ray Jimenez and his associates
- Ideation and brainstorming conversations
with Ray Jimenez and his associates
- Quarterly special insight webinars
- Special limited permission to use the
proprietary and copyrighted materials, presentations and
examples by Ray Jimenez
The workshop is in a virtual learning format. Participants are required to submit mini-application projects. The virtual technologies cover webinars, discussion rooms, chat, conference calls, video sharing and online submission of projects. Participants will use Twine as a story sketch pad, Vimeo for 30-second video submissions and the Vignettes Virtual Learning System. These tools are for free.
Workshop participants describe Ray as
“fun,” “engaging,” “technically savvy,” “provocative,” “inspiring,”
and “has depth and experience in Story-based eLearning Design.”
Ray Jimenez, Ph.D., spent 15 years with Coopers & Lybrand
in the areas of management consulting and implementation of
learning technology solutions. Ray is the author of 3-Minute
e-Learning, Scenario-Based Learning, Do-It-Yourself
eLearning, Story Impacts Learning and Performance
eBook and an upcoming book Story-Based eLearning
Design. Ray has worked with American Bankers Association,
Neiman Marcus, the U.S. Air Force, NASA, Blue Cross, Goodwill
Industries, Pixar Studios, Edison Missing Group, Dendreon,
Netafim, Progressive Insurance, Bridgepoint Education and
California Institute of Technology, to name a few.
He is the Chief Learning Architect for www.VignettesLearning.com. Ray
teaches at the University of California, Irvine; University
of Texas Southwest Medical Center, Dallas; Assumption University,
Bangkok and Open Learning University, Hong Kong. He is a sought-after
expert and workshop facilitator for Training Magazine, eLearning
Guild and ATD Conferences. Ray is the architect of www.trainingmagnetwork.com
(a community of 100,000 members), and other learning platforms and authoring tools. Ray has
authored and developed hundreds of Story-Based eLearning lessons
including Story Impacts, Vignettes, Storytakes
about Ray Jimenez
Mentors and Co-Presenters
For interested participants outside of the US with inquiry regarding time differences, please let us know so we can assist you further. Thank you.
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