Louder faster-funnier, humor in eLearning

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This is the deck from a presentation I made for a weekly Adobe eSeminar on Humor in eLearning

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  • http://blog.cathy-moore.com/2007/09/laugh-and-your-learners-laugh-with-you-maybe/ - Cathy Moorehttp://janetclarey.com/2008/04/11/humor-in-the-design-of-e-learning/ - Janet Clarey
  • Louder faster-funnier, humor in eLearning

    1. Louder, Faster, Funnier – Humor in eLearning Dr. Allen Partridge | Adobe eLearning Evangelist© 2012 Adobe Systems Incorporated. All Rights Reserved. Adobe Confidential.
    2. The big picture What’s so funny? And Why? Current Context – the status quo Humor – the potential Designing appropriate humor© 2012 Adobe Systems Incorporated. All Rights Reserved. Adobe Confidential. 2
    3. What’s so funny? And Why?  Incongruity  Superiority  Relief© 2012 Adobe Systems Incorporated. All Rights Reserved. Adobe Confidential. 3
    4. Incongruity© 2012 Adobe Systems Incorporated. All Rights Reserved. Adobe Confidential. 4
    5. Superiority© 2012 Adobe Systems Incorporated. All Rights Reserved. Adobe Confidential. 5
    6. Relief© 2012 Adobe Systems Incorporated. All Rights Reserved. Adobe Confidential. 6
    7. Current Context© 2012 Adobe Systems Incorporated. All Rights Reserved. Adobe Confidential. 7
    8. No room for comedy in eLearning© 2012 Adobe Systems Incorporated. All Rights Reserved. Adobe Confidential. 8
    9. The offensive consequence: When humor goes wrong© 2012 Adobe Systems Incorporated. All Rights Reserved. Adobe Confidential. 9
    10. Diminished Learning: Off-topic outcomes© 2012 Adobe Systems Incorporated. All Rights Reserved. Adobe Confidential. 10
    11. Waiting for the next gag: Entertainment over Learning outcome© 2012 Adobe Systems Incorporated. All Rights Reserved. Adobe Confidential. 11
    12. Humor: The Potential Instead of saying, “Let’s use humor,” pitch a specific idea (“What if we used a Twilight Zone theme and…”). This shows the team what you mean by “humor” and gives them something to reject. Laugh, and your learners laugh with you. Maybe. --Cathy Moore One e-learning solution I was involved in creating had a feedback loop that included comments like, “are you just guessing?” That just sounds real doesn’t it? … It sounds like something a person would say. “Rich, what are you doing buddy, just guessing?” Humor in the design of eLearning --Janet Clarey© 2012 Adobe Systems Incorporated. All Rights Reserved. Adobe Confidential. 12
    13. How can humor be used effectively in eLearning Who doesn’t like to have a good laugh? I could certainly do with some laughter, particularly if I have to stare the screen for 30 mins or so to complete an eLearning course … 3 Ideas to Include Humor in E-learning --Aruna Vayuvegula Clearly any funny stuff you add to courses needs to be directly on topic, and further the educational content upon which the course is focused. Make ‘em Laugh. Is Comedy Appropriate in eLearning? --Allen Partridge© 2012 Adobe Systems Incorporated. All Rights Reserved. Adobe Confidential. 13
    14. Understanding & applying the research …a growing body of research suggests that, when used effectively, classroom comedy can improve student performance by reducing anxiety, boosting participation and increasing students motivation to focus on the material. How laughing leads to learning -- Zac Stambor Professors Are from Mars®, Students Are from Snickers®: How to Write and Deliver Humor in the Classroom and in Professional Presentations --Ron Berk© 2012 Adobe Systems Incorporated. All Rights Reserved. Adobe Confidential. 14
    15. Designing appropriate humor See audience’s point of view Stay on topic Is it funny? Could it be offensive? Is this the moment? Consider an ice-breaker As response to assessment Show negative consequences© 2012 Adobe Systems Incorporated. All Rights Reserved. Adobe Confidential. 15
    16. © 2012 Adobe Systems Incorporated. All Rights Reserved. Adobe Confidential.

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