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When technical and software training involve face-to-face interactions and manipulating equipment, it becomes burdensome due to the need for tactile and kinesthetic experiences. Although webinars and virtual training are digital, they provide ample opportunities to add realism and for motor skills development. They act as the “go-between experiences” between physical experience and cognitive learning process. 

Unfortunately, many designers, instructors, and trainers in technical and software subjects are stymied by the mindset that it is impossible to do technical training in webinar. There lies a tremendous amount of missed opportunities.

In this session, you will learn:
  • Where lies the reluctance to use Webinar LABs for technical and software training
  • How and where to find opportunities to use Webinar LABs
  • What is the fundamental structure and design of Webinar LABs
  • How to apply the “Go-between Experiences” models between cognitive and physical learning
  • How to apply “5 Webinar LABs Models”
Download the article on “5 Webinar LABs Models.”

During the session, get to experience the “5 Webinar LABs Models.”


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Ray Jimenez, Ph.D.
Chief Champion for Workers and Learners at Vignettes Learning
Michael Kolodziej, Ed.D.
Founder at Lead Nerd

We are all familiar with Miss Piggy, Kermit the Frog, Cookie Monster, Sailor Moon, and Baby Yoda. Why are these characters so memorable? Furthermore, why are we, adults and children alike, love shadow shows? In learning design, the practices and principles of Design Thinking has taken roots and with it is the concept of Personas. Personas is a method in defining a learner profile with the intent of understanding the needs, goals and other behaviors that represent the learner. Designers use imagery, puppetry and cartoons to prepare personas.

The session focuses on using Personas, puppetry and cartoons as a way to help participants view the desired learning outcomes.

In the session, you will learn:
  • Why are we in love with puppets and cartoons and the ideas they represent.
  • What is Design Thinking and how to apply it in webinar design and delivery.
  • How do Personas, puppetry and learning models work?
  • How to design puppets and cartoons that mold in Personas.
  • How to use Personas to engage learners.
  • What are the simple methods of producing puppets and cartoons?
To add moments of learning and applications, complete the Pre-Webinar Activity “Creating a Persona Exercise.” After the webinar, complete your Insights Exercise. Download and own the “25 Favorite Cartoon Posters” and the article “Puppets, Personas and Design Thinking in Learning Design.” 

Watch Ray and his puppet guests perform at the Vignettes Learning Theater.


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Ray Jimenez, Ph.D.
Chief Champion for Workers and Learners at Vignettes Learning
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Crystal L. Fernandes-Harris
Senior Manager of Organization and Talent Development at Day Pitney LLP

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