Instructional Design and Fiction

Instructional Design, eLearning, and Training-related Fiction in form of stories, role-plays, jokes, humor etc.

The IDEAL: Howard Gardner’s Theory of Multiple Intelligences

May 12, 2012
The IDEAL: Howard Gardner’s Theory of Multiple Intelligences

  Howard Gardner’s Theory of Multiple Intelligences Howard Gardner reviewed the existing definition of intelligence and broadened it to explain intelligence as “a set of abilities” used to resolve problems within a given cultural context. Thus, he moved away from the viewpoint that intelligence is general and universal. Gardner listed the following 7 intelligences. Musical Intelligence Kinesthetic Intelligence Mathematical/Logical...

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Sanjay decides to join an Instructional Design Course – Motivation in Action

January 20, 2012
Sanjay decides to join an Instructional Design Course – Motivation in Action

Sanjay decides to join an Instructional Design Course (Motivation in Action – A Short Story) Sanjay threw the cigarette stub down and stomped upon it. It was his third cigarette and he was no closer to calming down than he was an hour earlier. Though he realized that the cigarettes weren’t helping, he couldn’t stop himself from lighting another...

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ID Fiction – Octavian’s Fury – A Short Story

December 24, 2011
ID Fiction – Octavian’s Fury – A Short Story

Never had such fury seized him in the past. He was sure that his eyes must be blood-shot for everything in front of him had taken up a reddish hue, and it was entirely that oaf Antony’s fault. How could he ever…ever think of attacking Gaius Octavius Caesar – Caesar’s rightful heir? He looked around for something that he...

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ID Fiction: An Instructional Analysis – Coffeebeans’ Dilemma

September 30, 2011
ID Fiction: An Instructional Analysis – Coffeebeans’ Dilemma

Coffeebeans’ Dilemma – An Instructional Analysis Read “Coffeebeans’ Dilemma” here. It’s clear that Coffeebeans wants Froth to understand that she likes non-vegetarian food. Assuming that Froth isn’t feeding vegetarian food to Coffeebeans, just to spite the dog; but because she doesn’t realize that CB hates it, CB should do the following: She should lap up the non-veg food whenever...

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ID Fiction: The Flame of Life – A Verbal Snapshot.

September 30, 2011
ID Fiction: The Flame of Life – A Verbal Snapshot.

The Flame of Life Afternoons were meant for naps. The draftsmen, the officers, the H.O.D., even the department’s dog took a nap after lunch. If an outsider came visiting at this hour, he’d find the rooms darkened and the silence eerie. Every new recruit found the practice funny, but in a few days he would fall in line. It...

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Flash Fiction – Obedience Nightmares and Roleplay Realities

August 20, 2011
Flash Fiction – Obedience Nightmares and Roleplay Realities

Why Jason Changed? “It’s not real,” the man holding the sack over the prisoner’s head whispered to his companion who had the knife pressed to the prisoner’s throat. “I know, John,” said his companion in a steady voice, “but if it doesn’t look real, we don’t get paid.” It was difficult to read the expression of John, whose face...

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Flash Fiction – Coffeebeans’ Dilemma – A Micro-story about the Challenges of Behaviorism

June 4, 2011
Flash Fiction – Coffeebeans’ Dilemma – A Micro-story about the Challenges of Behaviorism

Why won’t she learn, wondered Coffeebeans. I must’ve gone wrong somewhere. She sat down to think some more. Froth, the woman who had adopted her, appeared to be nice. She cared for her. She fed her the best food, and got her the best accessories, yet she failed to understand the basics. Coffeebeans had tried Classical Conditioning and then...

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An Instructional Analysis of the Short Story, “When Life Comes a Full Circle.”

June 1, 2011
An Instructional Analysis of the Short Story, “When Life Comes a Full Circle.”

Adult Learning Principles and Keller’s ARCS Model of Learner Motivation Before you begin, read the Short Story “When Life Comes a Full Circle”. Adult Learning Principles The three adult learning principles (Please refer Knowles’ Andragogy) that shine bright in the story are: Immediate Need, Application Orientation, and Collaborative Learning. Vicky experienced an immediate need to learn about the historical...

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When Life Comes a Full Circle – A Short Story.

May 15, 2011
When Life Comes a Full Circle – A Short Story.

When Life Comes a Full Circle (or Learning for an Immediate Need could Change your Life) – A Short Story.   Vikramjeet Ahluwalia, who preferred to be called Vicky, suppressed another yawn and tried to focus on the presentation once again. He was hoping that the trainer would switch those lights off instead of just dimming them. It wouldn’t...

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