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Saturday, November 22, 2008 Tidbits: Humor

Here is the weekly sampling from my favorites list. This time I chose the tag "Humor." Here's what I found I have:

Designing interactive e-learning - a job aid: In Janet Clarey's post, she uses humor to teach appropriate use of humor in creating engaging training. She shares a color coded "e-learning course advisory system" that ranks presentation styles to levels of "risk of boredom."

Supermarket 2.0: A humorous video posted on YouTube that teaches elements of Web 2.0 with a grocery store metaphor.

Fire that (Fictitious) Employee! Unanticipated Consequences of Using Narrative in Instructional Design : From the "Unconventional Instructional Design" blog, a post (and subsequent conversation in the comments) on ideas of how to quickly and inexpensively add humor into online training.

Plagiarism: Pernicious Plague or Preventable Pest: Another fun example of using humorous video to teach. This one is for primarily college faculty, but also students.

Demetri Martin funny chart presentation: Saving my favorite for last, a piece from a Demetri Martin act that provides a great example not only of humor in "teaching", but the use of visual humor and the use of visual aids in general in presentations.

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