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Sep 6, 2021

Creating videos for training purposes is easy; launch a smartphone camera app and hit record. Creating effective pieces of drama that allow viewers to make their own meaning through compelling storylines and characters is not so easy. However, it is a skill that learning designers can study and put into practice.

This week on The Mind Tools L&D Podcast, Gemma T and Ross G are joined by Tom Hickmore, to discuss:

  • why drama is an effective learning delivery mechanism
  • when to use drama
  • scripting techniques.

Show notes

Ross' freaky Friday 13th frequency fact came from here:

Gemma found out about the history of Paralympic games in this National Geographic article:

Tom's book "Watch & learn" can be purchased here:

To watch the "What can TV teach L&D" video series that Tom has made, follow these links: 

Series 1:

Series 2:

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