The meaning of the word ‘asynchronous’ is ‘not at the same time’. In the context of learning, it is used when a learner completes a learning initiative on his own time and schedule – without the intervention of an instructor. As technology advanced, the modes of delivery of Asynchronous Learning have evolved from one-to-one communication i.e. via telegraph and telephones….
Stories are often a popular mode of learning in our formative years. In adult learning, they can prove to be equally impactful. Stories can effectively lighten the mood, bringing relief to the monotony of learning. They can be helpful in citing examples for the learner to relate or learn from. They can also encourage the learner think about the described….
The growing need for training and learning in every industry brings out the need to develop e-content faster and continuously. This requires time-cutting in every step in the process of e-learning development. One such crucial step is extracting relevant information out of Subject Matter Experts (SME) which can take up an unnecessary large chunk of the total development time. Here….
‘Human beings are born to learn and learning is what they are better at than any other species’. This premise works throughout our lives – especially in the context of corporate trainings. In the cut-throat competitive work environment, learning has become a necessity in order to survive and succeed. So then, is the unwilling learner a myth? Why do some….
With advancement in technology, e-learning developers are on a constant mission to make e-content suitable for the tech-savvy learners of today. Especially in the corporate world, learners can access e-courses through a variety of devices – laptops, mobiles, tablets or smartphones. They also have easy and constant internet connectivity – which opens the avenue to deliver media-rich content that has….
Trends come and go but there are some which inevitably change the path oft travelled. Till a few years ago, it was the norm to assign a time and place for a training session. Within an organization, employees travelled and moved work commitments to fit in the requisite trainings. Then technology aided learning changed the course through computer-based and later,….
In the corporate world, the shelf-life of acquired knowledge and skills is getting shorter by the day. There is constant pressure on employees to proactively learn and get trained throughout their careers. The good news is that with technology-aided learning, e-courses are now readily available for the learners’ consumption anytime and anywhere. Learning Management Systems are put in place to….
E-learning is moving away from a didactic approach to more engaging approaches that do much more than just transfer knowledge. With a regular page-turner, the learners may well understand pre-set rules to approach a problem. But active learning environments, learners can be equipped to apply the knowledge acquired in different real-life situations that reinforce the practical utility of learning. There….
With evolving technologies, the need for high-end e-learning is also on a continuous rise. The corporate world has seen and experienced the success of traditional e-learning and now want more. Not just in terms of delivering knowledge but the inclusion of the elements of interactivity and motivation for learners. Simulation-based e-learning is one such mode of training which is being….
Organizations today need to constantly provide training and learning opportunities in order to keep abreast of the latest in the field and suitably satisfy the expectations of their employees. According to the Global Workforce Study 2012 (http://towerswatson.com/assets/pdf/2012-Towers-Watson-Global-Workforce-Study.pdf) , in addition to the compensation, job security and career advancement opportunities, Learning and Development opportunities features in the top five reasons that….