Upcoming Events

Hey folks,

So it’s a little dusty around here, but I do actually have some plans for doing a little blogging in future. In the mean time, feel free to join the conversation in the Design for How People Learn Facebook group.  Loads of smart people talking about interesting things there:

https://www.facebook.com/groups/designforhowpeoplelearn

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Also thought I would mention some upcoming events. I’m doing workshops (mostly on behavior change) in quite a few places this year, so thought I’d mention it. Always interested in connecting with local L&D folks too.

Upcoming Events:

HR Excellence Center – China
Speaking on Behavior Change
May 29, 2188 | Shanghai
May 31, 2018 | Beijing
http://www.hrecchina.org/

AITD – Australian Institute of Training and Development
Annual Conference & Preconference Workshop
Design for Behaviour Change (one-day workshop)
June 6-8, 2018 | Sydney
http://www.terrapinn.com/…/About-Pre-Conference-Workshops.s…

2018 Guild Academy Workshops
Design for Behavior Change (one-day workshop)
June 25, 2018 | San Jose, CA
https://www.elearningguild.com/content/5420/workshops/

VOV Learning Network Summerclass
Design for Behavior Change (one-day workshop)
July 10, 2018 | Duffel Belgium
https://vov.be/…/vov-summerclass-instructional-design-for-b…

ID Academy (Torrance Learning)
Design for Behavior Change (one-day workshop)
August 6-8, 2018 | Boston MA
http://www.torrancelearning.com/id-academy/

 

Talking about Feedback and Habits

Have participated in a few podcasts lately:

There are a few more coming up soon, including an interview with Learning Solutions Magazine to accompany winning the Elearning Guild Guildmaster award (a nice surprise at the recent DevLearn Conference):

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Narrative Strategies for Learning

Had a lovely time at the Learning Solutions Conference last week.  Did a full day pre-con on Gameful Learning Design with Rick Raymer, which was a lot of fun.

I also did a session on Narrative Techniques for Learning.  When I was working on Design For How People Learn, I listened a lot to a podcast on storytelling techniques.

Stories!

A lot of learning and development folks *are* fiction writers, in the form of learning scenarios, examples and case studies, but (in my experience) it’s frequently pretty dull stuff (and I say this as someone who has written some dull scenarios myself).

So this session is about pulling some of the specific strategies that fiction writers use to into learning scenarios.  There are a lot of other interesting ways to explore storytelling in terms of meta-structures, psychology and cultural constructs.  This isn’t that presentation (though I’ll probably do that one too, one of these days).

This presentation is focused on specific strategies for making learning stories more interesting.

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