STORYTELLING MEETS INSTRUCTIONAL DESIGN
As an Instructional designer, you have a particular advantage in storytelling for training, because you are very good at analysis, design and development. Story Design is a methodology that draws upon sound instructional design. The characters, the conflict the plot lines are all right there in the information you’ve collected for instruction.
Instructional Story Design is over 300 pages of instruction, exercises, job aids, tools and loads of story examples to support you as you implement Story Design principles. No matter what your experience level is as an instructional designer, Story Design is a competency that can be mastered. It can become second nature. With the process of Story Design on your side, you won’t have problems keeping up with the pace of business. You’ll be creating stories at warp speed.
THE STORY DESIGN MODEL
At the core of the book is a model that has been used by countless talent development professionals. It's simple, comprehensive and easily keeps pace with the speed of business.
Many books tell us that stories are great for training. This book tells you how to do it, complete with practice throughout each phase, you'll get plenty of hands-on experience discovering, designing and delivering stories for training.
Each step in the Story Design model is supported by robust job aids, worksheets and a complete Instructional Story Design Plan. When you purchase the book, you also get access to editable downloads of these resources.
What would a book on Story Design be without stories? You'll get to know Dayna, James, Randall and Fayette and the characters that emerge from Dayna's latest project. You'll read stories of fiction, non-fiction and metaphor. The book models the model. You'll learn a lot through stories.
PRAISE FOR THE BOOK
"This book will help you create brilliant instructional stories."
Professor Instructional Technology, Co-founder
"Whether you're a novice instructional designer or a talent development professional with plenty of notches in your training belt, read this book."
Vice President Human Resources
"An elegant melding of learning design with story basics..."
"Now any instructional designer can write compelling stories for training."
The eLearning Coach
The eLearning Coach
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