I’ve never met Dr. Ray Jimenez (pictured), but I believe I have seen him at the three Golden Fleece conferences I’ve attended in Washington, DC.
First is The Master Storyteller Survey and Profile, which Dr. Jimenez describes as “a product of my research on how to help trainers, learning and eLearning specialists to reflect on how well they are applying the ideas of storytelling in improving learning and performance.” The illustration at right correlates to the survey and the teaching/learning aspects of storytelling.
The survey is not a scientific instrument but rather an exercise for reflection. I especially like the fact that the survey is followed by short items that provide ideas for reflection.
The survey is apparently related to a webinar, Be a Master Storyteller, for which the above mentioned blog post provides links to download the PowerPoint slides (see opening slide below) and view the recording of the webinar (registration required).
a tool … to encourage trainers, teachers, eLearning designers and developers, leaders, designers, subject matter experts (SMEs) and everyone in all types of organizations to share stories and collaborate to refine and fine-tune stories. The ultimate goal is to build a site that everyone can share their stories and borrow stories to use in their learning activities.
I’m also intrigued by Dr. Jimenez’s e-book, available on LuLu, Scenario-Based Learning: Using Stories To Engage e-Learners.