E-learning: It’s All In The Story
In providing training content to your employees, one not only aims to educate but to remain relevant, motivate and even entertain.
Effective storytelling ensures the content goes not just to the head of the learner, but also to pull the learners heart-strings. In some cases, an emotional attachment, such as when a learner can identify themselves with a character in a video, helps them retain information better.
The use of storytelling within e-learning courses can not only convey a meaning or understanding of a particular subject but also present information in an engaging fashion.
According to a study conducted by psychologist, Melanie Green and Tim Brocks, fictional worlds radically alter the way information is processed. The more viewers or readers are connected to a story, the more the story changes them.
Mastery and its content partners use story lines to illustrate the importance of the subject presented, whether it be diversity, office culture, leadership, or safety.
With hundreds of courses utilizing the art of storytelling, Mastery wants to provide you with five of our favorite courses that take advantage of the power of storytelling to assist your employees in retaining information. The five courses use real-life events to enhance the overall learning experience for the learner. For example, Mastery’s Safety Awareness: Shattered: The Jeff Walters Story takes learners into the life of Jeff Walters, who ignored safety procedures to get an industrial repair done faster and suffered a horrible accident.
- Safety Awareness: Shattered: The Jeff Walters Story
- Group Decision Making: How Bad Decisions Are Made
- Teamwork: Chilean Mine Rescue: The Unstoppable Team
- Supervision: Tips for the First Time Supervisor
- Bloodborne Pathogens: WSI (Wordplace Safety Investigation) – Bloodborne Pathogens
For a complete list of other courses provided by Mastery, log on to www.mastery.com