Blended Learning: Different combinations that work

Blended Learning: Different combinations that work

Blended Learning is in itself self-explanatory, its all in the name. A blended learning program is one that utilizes more than one mode of learning delivery –for a personalized and impactful learning experience. A successful blend is one which captures the learning objectives and is delivered within the available infrastructure. Existing capabilities of learners as well as their receptiveness towards….

Creating avenues for On-Demand Learning in the Modern Workplace

On-Demand Learning in the Modern Workplace

Learning at the workplace is a continuous process. While formal training also has a place, more and more organizations are aligning towards informal ways of organizational learning. On-Demand Learning is a type of informal learning that is ‘learner-led’ – where the learner moves along the course material, undirected and self-paced. On demand learning works for the corporate learners owing to….

Learning through Webinars: An e-learning perspective

E-learning Webinars

With advancements in technology, there are increasingly a lot of different modes of delivery of information that can be utilized in e-learning. Added to that, there is a pressing need to deliver technology-enabled learning which the learners can consume, wherever and whenever they want – all within tight budgets. In this scenario, webinars are a powerful medium of learning delivery….

The Top 11 Tools for Mobile eLearning Development

Mobile-learning-tools

According to a 2012 survey of mobile learners, 99% believed the mobile format and presentation enhanced their learning, and it was found that 45% actually spent less time in training than their (non-mobile trained) peers, with no loss of comprehension. If you’re not getting into the mobile game with your training and eLearning initiatives, you’re falling behind. That said, it’s….

The Growing Popularity of Asynchronous Learning: A corporate learning perspective

Asynchronous Learning

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….

Using storytelling in e-learning: An e-learning strategy

storytelling in e-learning

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….

Creating e-content faster: Helping SMEs do more than just ‘information overload’

Creating e-Content Faster

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….

Getting more out of Learning Videos: Four ways of Jazzing-up plain-vanilla videos

videos in learning

With the popularity of technology-aided learning, videos in learning have been gaining a steady acceptance for varied audiences and different learning objectives. Video-based learning is effective because of several reasons. Fighting the ‘glazing-over’ phenomenon which occurs often among learners, it successfully increases student engagement. It communicates information in a simple and direct manner. By communicating information without beating around the….

Business of eLearning – Trends for 2014

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I’m sure by now you’ve seen all kinds of predictions on what elearning is going to look like in 2014. Social, MOOC, gamification, games, byte-sized learning, performance management, mobile content, HTML5, Tin Can API – these were the buzz words in 2013, and many gurus have predicted that these trends will gain further momentum in 2014. So I have tried….

4 Ways to entice the Unwilling Learner: Solutions for effective learning

Unwilling Learner:

‘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….

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