Category: Writing

Writing for eLearning

How to Use Tiny Ideas for Easy Learning As we know, tiny ideas are great because they give learners actionable advice. Instead of making learners feel overwhelmed by a long list of learning points, you give them one key learning point plus detailed guidance and examples of how to implement this point. Map out your […]

Writing for eLearning

How to Write Great Learning More Quickly Good examples make abstract learning points concrete so learners can understand your advice and apply it to their own situation.  In addition, they make the reading experience richer and more rewarding. But searching for examples can take a lot of time, so today I will share 4 tactics […]

Writing for eLearning

Promote Readability with Short and Broken Sentences This subhead promises a benefit: that you’ll learn how to make your learning narrative more readable, which is one step towards the happy destination of writing engaging eLearning copy.  The subhead may also arouse curiosity as readers may not know what broken sentences have to do with readability. […]

Writing for eLearning

Your opening paragraph has made learners keen to engage in your learning so they can travel to a happy destination to attain confidence in their performance. But even if learners are keen to learn more, they’re still easily distracted, so you still have to keep them engaged throughout your Modlette.  You can keep learners engaged […]

Two Examples of Maps (or Outlines)

The examples below show simple maps for training we might use with Modlettes. Each map clarifies the journey from the problem to the happy destination, and it sets the boundaries for what’ll be covered in your training. The first example shows a map using questions.  The second shows a map using bullet points. Using questions […]

The 4 Roles of a Captivating Modlette Designer

With the introduction of these 4 roles, you will see what it needs to encourage your learners to read, and implement your learning. As we’ve seen, good trainers are on a mission to help learners meet their challenges, solve their problems, and achieve their aims.  You are a mentor or guide for your readers; and […]

How to Communicate with Power and Clarity

The 3 steps to clarity To gain clarity in your mind, it helps to: Understand which specific problem you will be solving for your learner Map out what you need to communicate to help your learner solve that problem. Make sure that a problem is not too big to discuss in a single Modlette You […]

How to Make Your eLearning Feel like a Chat Over Coffee

When Vickie writes for her learning course, she thinks about the various people who might be enrolled for her course.  She also can’t help thinking of her high school teacher looking over her shoulder to check she doesn’t make any grammar mistakes. The first thing Vickie learnt was not to try to engage too many […]

Tell a Concrete Story

The non-fiction books I enjoy mostly have two things in common: First, they teach well by making me curious to learn about something. Secondly, they incorporate the power of storytelling.  Miniature stories are woven into the text, gripping me as if I’m reading fiction. Here’s an example of a story from a sales training Modlette:Roger […]

Some More Ways to Jazz Up Your Writing for Learning

Show and Tell The official advice in creative writing is to show don’t tell. However, in practice, we often show AND tell. Telling populates most training writing, filling it with factual statements that eventually cram up the learner’s brain. Showing means using sensory details and describing actions to direct a mental movie in your learner’s […]

1 2 3
Copyright © 2023 Modlettes
All rights reserved
Terms of Service