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Animation as an Aid to Learning

Here is a quick summary of seven principles for animation indicated in a 2002 article by Richard E. Mayer and Roxana Moreno. In general, the two conclude that “animation can promote learner understanding when used in ways that are consistent with the cognitive theory of multimedia learning.” Principles: Multimedia principle–Present animation and narration rather than […]

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8 Story Types to Effect Change

Here are eight story types by author and storyteller Stephen Denning. He indicates that these types of stories can be used by leaders to effect change. Motivate Others to Action—These types of stories are designed to ignite action and to spur implementation of new ideas or activities within an organization. These are motivational in nature […]

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San Francisco Presentation Resources

Recently I had a great opportunity to present in San Francisco to a wonderful group of training professionals, here are some notes, links and resources from that presentation. Here are the slides How to Elevate Your Learning:What is Gamification? Is There Any Science Behind It? from Karl Kapp Also, here are some links that provide […]

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Creating a Natural, Engaging Conversation in Your Simulation or Game

Research indicates that a conversational style is much more effective for conveying content to learners than a more formal style. In the book, “e-Learning and the Science of Instruction,” Ruth Clark and co-author Richard Mayer report on a number of studies that reinforce the fact that conversational style is the way to go for interactions. […]

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