Mobile Technology has reached a new landmark as the number of estimated mobile devices has crossed the 7 billion mark. Added to this, is the growing popularity of wearable gadgets that enable continuous connectivity for users. The learning industry is making use of mobile devices to deliver just-in-time learning for some years now. Added to that, wearable technology will also….
As more and more organizations break out of the traditional set up, the number of employees spread out across the globe has increased. Training new recruits in this scenario has to take into account varying schedules and skyrocketing costs of travelling. Technology comes in handy when reaching out to a large group of learners, spread out geographically. While induction trainings….
Technology has made training and learning more accessible and learner-friendly. Even as more and more organizations are leaning towards self-paced learning, Corporate Trainers are also changing their roles and teaching philosophies to suit the needs of the modern learners. Technology can provide a vehicle for continuing conversations beyond the time and space constraints of the classroom and conflicting schedules. It….
Instructional designers and learning content developers have always affirmed the extensive impact of images and visual cues in learning – whether teaching 4-year-old in kindergarten or corporate learners in the workplace. The belief is rightly based on a lot of research which indicate that visual cues help us to understand, compartmentalize and remember information better. Furthermore, latest learning trends indicate….
With increasing training and knowledge needs within an organization, Learning Management Systems (LMSs) are a part of the training structure in every workplace. With changing technology and more importantly, changing learner needs, LMSs too are now evolving to increase their scope and impact on workplace learning. As users get exposed to the best in technology in every other aspect of….
Stories are a powerful way of communication. They can relate deeply personal experiences and share them with audiences of varying profiles – with equal impact. They are also a powerful tool in learning. Teachers utilize the strength of stories to capture the interest of students – be it the toddlers in kinder-garden or mature young adults in college. In the….
With changing technologies, the learning industry is changing its expectations from e-learning as well. While until a few years ago e-learning was simply making learning available and accessible to learners, today learning professionals are keen on uplifting the user experience and want more out of the learning experience. One of the main concerns for L&D managers today is to make….
To call it an emerging trend would be an understatement. Today, the effectiveness as well as cost-effectiveness of technology-aided learning is an established fact – both within and outside the corporate world. Technology-aided learning is now a huge and booming industry, with an estimated market value of $107 billion in 2015 (Source: Forbes.com). It makes perfect sense to end the….
We learn something new every day – all our lives. What changes is how we learn. Workplace learning is different from learning in school – but can the strategies that have shown success in a K12 setting be molded and implemented for corporate learning as well? Urbie Delgado, Instructional Designer at Connect the Dots explores some learning strategies that are….
Today, organizations spend a lot of time and money creating training programs to develop and hone the skills of their workforce. These programs are extremely beneficial for extrovert learners who do not hesitate to sign up for courses – online or classroom – in order to learn more and excel. However, training development strategies often focus on extrovert learners –….