September 17 - 20, 2017
Hyatt Regency | Savannah, GA
Building on the Past. Growing in the Present. Innovating in the Future.
Story-Based eLearning to Engage Learners
Tuesday, September 19th, 2017
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM: Breakouts
"Boring". "Tedious". "Painful". "Do I have to?" These are the moans and complaints of learners as receivers of the data-dump type of very technical and compliance forms of eLearning. Technical, compliance and other eLearning can be fun and help people learn when we shift the design by focusing less on just the technical view and instead, considering the learner's perspective. This workshop will present ideas on how to make this shift possible. Topics to cover: ? Kill the myth that technical, compliance and other eLearning has to be boring ? Persuade technical writers or experts to shift focus: from technical to learner's view ? Assess your program's point of view to achieve a high impact response ? Locate "context-driven content" - those that add usefulness to procedures, policies, software, guides, assistive tools, forms, statistics, legal and citations, etc. ? Discover, focus and use "work around" content - troubleshooting, incidents, crisis, defects, rejects, returns, complains, etc. ? Use techniques to engage learners: cases, scenarios, applications ? Convert techno-geek and legalese language into understandable, digestible form for non-technical people ? Demos and examples of engaging technical and compliance programs