Delivering Impactful Induction Training through Social Tools – Some Practical Tips

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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….

Seven Technology-Enabled Tools that Empower the Modern Corporate Trainer

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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….

Heightening Learner Engagement and Retention through Visual Learning

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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….

Increasing LMS adoption: Does the User Interface make a difference?

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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….

The power of Digital Storytelling: A corporate learning perspective

Digital Storytelling

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….

Exploring Learning Analytics: How is it affecting corporate learning?

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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….

Trends in Technology-aided Learning: 2015 and Beyond

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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….

Go back to school: Applying K12 Strategies in Corporate Training

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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….

Bringing out the Best through Online learning: How can e-learning help introvert learners?

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 –….

Assistive Technology: Creating new possibilities for Differently Abled Learners

Technology has changed the way learning is created and consumed in the 21st century. It has also brought in tremendous possibilities to create ‘inclusive’ learning that takes into consideration the special needs of differently abled learners as well – in educational institutes as well as corporate organizations. Computer-based programs have been developed to help these learners access learning material as….

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