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Saturday Seminar – July 18, 2015.

Story-Based Learning

Using Real-Life Events and Stories to Improve Learning and Performance

  • Analyze the weaknesses of linear and boring learning design and find opportunities to engage learners with interactive stories.
  • Review the steps in creating interactive learning stories.
  • Examine applications of stories using real-life events in elearning, mobile learning and social learning at work.
  • Increase the speed of learning and performance improvement.

Preview demos and examples of interactive learning stories.

Presented by Ray Jimenez, Ph.D.

Ray_JimenezRay is the Chief Learning Strategist for Vignettes Learning. Ray is the author of 3-Minute e-Learning, Scenario-based eLearning, Micro-Learning Applications and Impacts and Story Impacts – Using Stories and Systems to Impact Performance, and Story Impacts. He is a consultant to Phillips 66, Progressive Insurance, Pacific Gas and Electric, Ashford University, Pixar, US Air Force, NASA, Caltech and others.

Ray is a lecturer at the University of California, Irvine, Hong Kong Open University and University of Texas. He is a designer and software architect of award-winning eLearning courses and learning systems. Workshop participants describe Ray as “fun”, “engaging” and “provocative.”


Dynamic PowerPoint Design: Easier Than You Think

In this fast-moving session, presentation designer Brian Rooney will review simple steps that anyone can do to make their next PowerPoint far more effective and compelling using visual design, narrative and plain old common sense. A good presentation can be as compelling as a great documentary and truly motivate action, but it takes proper planning and execution.

Brian will cover the techniques that the Fortune 500 use to make their presentations compelling. With billions in market share on the line, these elite companies won’t risk visual communication that falls flat. Neither should you. Your next presentation can look as good as one from America’s best companies.Following a demo of best practices, Mr. Rooney will share some how-to’s in a hands-on format. Those interested should bring their laptop with PowerPoint. Mac users can replicate the same techniques using Keynote, but the steps will be different.

Presented by Brian Rooney

Brian_Rooney-smBrian Rooney is a lifelong visual communicator. After honing his skills in graphic design, photography, marketing and writing, he decided to combine them all together into advanced presentation design. It his mission in life to help others create PowerPoints that don’t stink by incorporating the best practices of Fortune 500 presentation design.

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