25 Powerful Thinking Exercises and Tools to Help Learners Learn


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Architect of TrainingMagNetwork.com, Chief Learning Officer of Vignettes Learning
Webinar Recording Details
  • Date and Time
    Thu, Jan 27, 2022 at 12PM Pacific / 3PM Eastern
  • Duration
    1 Hour
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    $0 (Free)
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There comes a point in learning experiences when merely presenting content no longer works. It is like a nail that is blunted at the endpoint. No matter how much you hammer, it does not penetrate the surface. In effect, learning results in diminishing returns.

But don’t despair. Designers, trainers, and coaches have another tool in their arsenal. Voila! These are the thinking tools and exercises. There is nothing complicated about them. In a nutshell, they are simply activities that help learners wrap their minds around the content you are teaching. The thinking tools and exercises aid learners to ask questions and find answers. They challenge the learners to interpret the content in their own context.

In this webinar, Ray will share his library of 25 Thinking Tools and Exercises. He has used these tools with verifiable results.

Topics to cover:
  • What do you do when content presentations no longer engage learners?
  • What do you do when learners are unable to apply ideas and fail to connect ideas to their real work situations?
  • What are Thinking Tools?
  • Why are they valuable to get results in learning?
  • What are three must-do thinking processes to help learners improve learning experiences?
  • Cases and examples on when and how to use Thinking Tools:
    • Troubleshooting
    • Consequence Thinking
    • 80/20 Rule
    • Trial and error
    • Metrics
    • Diagraming
    • Brainstorming
  • How to apply Thinking Tools in compliance, sales, leadership, coaching, and other topic areas.

Join the webinar and get Ray’s “25 Powerful Thinking Tools and Exercises Listings”

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 https://www.situationexpert.com/. 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 www.VignettesLearning.com and architect of https://www.trainingmagnetwork.com/. 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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