Instructional Storytelling

Methods/Illustrations of Storytelling for instruction (designing trainings or eLearning content.)

Creativity Techniques – Brainwriting – Rapid Idea Generation

July 26, 2011
Creativity Techniques – Brainwriting – Rapid Idea Generation

Individual brainstorming sometimes loses out on the “chain-reaction” that group brainstorming thrives upon. Brainwriting is a technique that has the benefits of both. Let us start with a brief introduction to the structure and process of Brainwriting. Remember that brainwriting quite like brainstorming focuses upon generating quantity and not quality. Here’s what you’d be doing to organize a successful...

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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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