Benefits of the Cloud LMS – Is it the future of Learning Management Systems?

2014 LMS Trends Survey graph

Learning is crucial for corporations, who need to acquire newer skills and knowledge on a continuous basis. This has generated tremendous interest and adoption of Learning Management Systems (LMSs) among corporations over the last decade or so. However, the increasing use of LMS brought with it overheads in the implementation and maintenance of the new system. The amount of time….

3 ways of creating video-based online learning: An e-learning perspective

video based elearning

It is a well-known and accepted fact that videos improve the effectiveness of online learning. Videos engage the cognitive processes of learners and promote constructivist learning – where the learners make sense of the learning material by creating a coherent mental representation of the same in their minds. The knowledge gained thus stays with the learner for a longer time…..

Adopting e-Learning: Tips for reaping business benefits out of your elearning initiative

elearning benefits

The growth of the e-learning industry has been massive in the last decade. With the evolution of communication and development technologies, e-learning has become cost effective and more accessible. The global e-learning market is worth 91 million dollars, with an anticipated 20% growth per annum. (Source) While this is good news for all, the flipside of it is that organizations….

Utilizing the power of Storytelling to create engaging Simulations: A 4 Prong Strategy

combination of storytelling and simulations

Leading learning theorist David Kolb describes learning as a four-step process consisting of Concrete Experiences, Reflective Observation, Abstract Conceptualization and Active Experimentation. Experiences form the core of learning, followed by thinking or reflecting about experiences. The learners then form abstract concepts in their minds and then follows that up with actually ‘doing’ or applying the concepts in reality. In actual corporate….

Adaptive eLearning in Corporate Space – Opportunities and Challenges

corporate online learning

Adaptive elearning is getting hot in education domain. Knewton and Smart Sparrow are some of the many companies riding on this wave and are attracting good funding and growth. For the uninitiated – adaptive elearning is adapting the learning material as per learner’s progress and needs. Which in plain English translates into dynamic learning paths as per learner’s progress, presenting….

Scripting the Success of Collaborative Learning

Collaboration in corporate learning

Collaboration is a good way to invite ideas and brainstorm – so it is a great practice for the workplace. However, many L&D managers often worry that collaborative learning might not always meet learning objectives set out by the training team. So, while collaboration between employees can certainly create engaging learning experiences, the learning also needs to be impactful and….

Not the learned, we need the Wise!

Cloud based learning

A wise old owl lived in an oak The more he saw the less he spoke The less he spoke the more he heard. Why can’t we all be like that wise old bird? This was the rhyme my 7 year old kid recited to me a few days ago. The conversation leading to this was quite curious. Son:     Dad,….

5 Top IT-enabled business trends that are affecting Corporate Learning

Technology enable e-learning

Developments in information technology affect every nook and corner of the business world – creating leading trends that dictate business discourse and atmosphere. Every advancement – in terms of new software, increased processing speed, greater storage capacity, and so on – enables corporate employees to heighten their work experiences. These IT-enabled business trends also affect learner preferences for ways to….

Affordable e-Learning: How to bell the cat?

e-Learning

“If Muhammad will not go to the mountain, then the mountain must come to Muhammad” – a senior director of the premiere government publication in India was explaining me. “It’s all fantastic Ashutosh – the web responsive systems, HTML 5 getting better, interactivities interspacing every other slide of your courses et al. But tell me son, over two thirds of….

Strategies for Creating Simulations in e-Learning: Helping Learners to Apply More

Simulations

Simulations – a powerful learning tool – have been used in e-learning for many years. Essentially, simulations are imitations of the real world – creating a virtual environment with the same characteristics and challenges as the real world. This virtual world is where the learner gets a chance to learn new skills, and practice and perfect them as well. For….

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