Check out our Workshops page for a description of our free webinar on Mining for Stories. You'll also find information on how register.
Register for our first session on Thursday, February 24 at 11 CT.
I'm speaking at the Learning Guild's eLearning Foundations Online Conference on December 9 at 11:30 am PT.
My session is called, Developing Quality Assurance Processes for eLearning Products.
I wrote the November 2021 version of TD at Work: Power E-Learning With Stories. Association of Talent Development members can download a free copy.
I also wrote the February 2018 version of TD at Work: Get the Whole Picture With a Performance Assessment.
I'm going down to Nashville, TN to run two sessions on storytelling for ATD Core 4.
Transforming Experiences Into Stories - November 15th, 11 am CST
Session Description: What you’ve learned from your experiences continues to shape your life and influence your decisions. By sharing what you’ve learned, others can learn too and may be more willing to share their own lessons. In this session, you’ll learn strategies for transforming experiences into stories and encouraging your learners to share their stories.
Bringing Narratives for Learning to Life - November 16th, 11 am CST
Writing narratives is a skill separate from instructional design—one that must be deliberately learned and practiced. During this session, you’ll have the opportunity to explore writing compelling character-driven narratives. We’ll begin by defining compelling and what qualities your narratives must have to hit the mark. Then, we’ll discuss how to find inspiration for stories. The next step is to use a character-driven approach to developing a story, since we know that characters are often proxies for the learners. Finally, you’ll employ tools and templates to use what learners want to build a character and then build a story that describes the journey between where the character is now and where they want to be.
I spoke at a Gamicon on November 3rd. My session was about building character-driven narratives.
Here's the job aid and workbook that we used during the session. It's a fillable .pdf.
Isn’t it time to finally answer that question that is on everyone’s mind these days: How do we deeply engage even the most reluctant learners?
So that you can finally cut through the noise and create lasting change for the people you’ve been tasked to serve.. ?
While producing experiences that you’re proud to share and actually look forward to creating?
That's just a fraction of what's possible if you go all in on the training that you'll get to experience when you attend the live and virtual Learner Engagement Summit, November 15-17, 2021...
...with Action-Packed Sessions for 5-6 hours every day starting 10am Eastern / 7am Pacific.
The team invited me to talk about incorporating scenarios into our instructional designs. The episode is called Strategies for Designing and Developing Learning Scenarios with Hadiya Nuriddin.
I'm speaking at Devlearn on October 20 at 1:15 PM (PT). My session is titled The Science Behind Using Storytelling for eLearning.
Session description: We know that stories are effective tools for triggering emotions and empathy, which is why they’re often part of an eLearning design strategy. But have you wondered why stories work so well at influencing behavior? In our data-driven industry, designers may be looking for more facts to justify their use of stories in their designs. It’s time to learn more about the science of storytelling and how we can use that information to build more engaging eLearning.
In this session, you’ll explore the scientific, data-driven case for storytelling based on the most reliable data. Then, you’ll see three explanations about how storytelling influences the brain, like how hearing stories with specific characteristics causes our brains to release hormones that have the power to regulate emotional responses and pro-social behaviors, including trust. Next, you’ll review excerpts from an eLearning course and identify how it uses the science-supported storytelling techniques. Finally, we’ll discuss three recommendations for taking a science-supported approach to writing stories and scenarios for elearning.
Connie invited me to discuss the importance of quality control and assurance processes.
Click the image to listen on Connie's website, The eLearning Coach.
Click the link below to see an article I wrote for Learning Solutions Magazine.
Hadiya Nuriddin is the owner of Duets Learning. She has over 20 years' experience in learning and development. She specializes in instructional design and development for both corporate and academic environments.