Truths and Lies:
Keeping Authenticity in eLearning Stories


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Architect of, Chief Learning Officer of Vignettes Learning
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Do stories in eLearning have to be true? How much can you embellish? What you should never lie about?

Authenticity is a characteristic that builds or destroys trust in the learners’ minds or hearts. Learners know when a story is fabricated or when they are true. This impacts believability and applicability of the learning ideas.  It becomes a crucial problem in eLearning design, because learners only interface with what we show and tell electronically.

The webinar topics cover:
  • Why is authenticity important when using stories in eLearning design?
  • What are the gray areas in telling white lies, embellishments, hyperbole and truths in stories?
  • How do you validate the authenticity of stories?
  • Where do you obtain authentic stories?
  • How do you build authentic stories to elevate trust in your elearning lessons?
  • Participants will see illustrations on how to build visually interactive story learning

About Ray Jimenez, Ph.D.

Ray Jimenez, Ph.D., spent 15 years with Coopers & Lybrand in the areas of management consulting and implementation of learning technology solutions. As a management consultant, Ray has worked with various experts from different domains and industries. Over the past few years Ray has been dedicated to the development and creation of Ray is the author of Microlearning for Disruptive Results (soon to be released), Microlearning Impacts Report, 3-Minutes eLearning, Scenario-Based Learning, Do-It-Yourself eLearning, Story Impacts Learning and Performance eBook and Story-Based eLearning Design.

Ray has worked with American Bankers Association, Neiman Marcus, the U.S. Air Force, NASA, Blue Cross, Goodwill Industries, Pixar Studios, Edison Missing Group, Dendreon, Netafim, Progressive Insurance, Bridgepoint Education and California Institute of Technology, to name a few. He is the Chief Learning Officer of and architect of He has taught at the University of California, Irvine; University of Texas Southwest Medical Center, Dallas; Assumption University, Bangkok and Open Learning University, Hong Kong. He is a sought-after expert and workshop facilitator for Training Magazine, eLearning Guild and ATD Conferences.

Workshop participants describe Ray as “fun,” “engaging,” “technically savvy,” “provocative,” “inspiring,” and “has depth and experience in Story-based eLearning Design.”

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