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Aug 23, 2016

Robert Pratten is founder and CEO of Conducttr, a transmedia storytelling platform that’s used in digital training simulations.

You can see the slides from Robert’s talk at the eLearning Guild’s games and gamification conference on Slideshare.

Find out more about Robert’s book Getting Started in Transmedia Storytelling, a practical guide for beginners, currently in it’s second edition.

Follow Robert on Twitter: @robpratten

Robert mentions the book Walking the Talk by Carolyn Taylor.

The questions and their times are provided so you can skip back and forth to learn more on a specific subject:

  • 00:41 – Can you explain what’s meant by “transmedia storytelling”?
  • 02:11 – What makes this type of scenario based learning effective?
  • 04:43 – Do you have any examples of organisations that are successfully using simulations, or the benefits they’re seeing?
  • 09:15 – Are there any technical considerations when using this type of simulation?
  • 12:02 – Are simulations particularly time consuming to produce compared to other types of training?
Aug 9, 2016

Sam Taylor has many years of experience working in learning and her current role is as a digital development manager for a leading company.

We talk to Sam about how to create a strong learning culture in your organisation.

Follow Sam on Twitter: @samt_el

The questions and their times are provided so you can skip back and forth to learn more on a specific subject:

  • 00:39 - Describe an organisation that has a strong learning culture
  • 01:44 - What are the organisational benefits of having the learning culture that you've described?
  • 02:33 - What does it feel like for the learners themselves, what benefits do they get and how does it feel to be an individual within this learning culture?
  • 04:22 - Where are we now in terms of achieving these ideal visions of a learning organisation?
  • 05:57 - What are the kind of things we can do to create a learning culture in our organisation?
  • 09:40 - What are your tips for developing employees that are self directed learners?
  • 12:44 - How important is social learning to the learning culture and if an organisation isn't supporting social learning can it really have a learning culture?
  • 14:03 - What are the biggest barriers that you and your peers face when seeking to adopt a learning culture?