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 –….

Out with the ‘Couch Potato’ – Motion-based games get you in Active Mode

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Video games are a part of our lives – children, adolescents and adults alike. There is no doubt that video games are here to stay, no matter how we raise our eyebrows about the growing ‘screen time’ of our children or the sedentary life that these games promote. But in recent times, motion-based gaming is set to increase the scope….

Theme-based Learning for Heightened Retention: An e-Learning Perspective

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The modern workplace is an environment that thrives with technology and the scene is thus set for the continuing popularity of e-learning for corporate training. However, the pertinent question for all e-learning developers is –‘How to increase Learner Retention?’ In the absence of an Instructor, learners often feel alienated and disjointed from the learning process in a self-paced e-learning environment…..

Outsourcing e-Learning: Creating stand-alone training through external resources

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The rapid increase in the number of corporate learners and the increasing diversity of learning needs has helped e-learning to truly find its feet. Virtual training helps transcend geographical distances and varying time-schedules and so it is available to everyone across the organization. Rich in media, virtual trainings have shown excellent results by connecting with the learner and leaving lasting….

Gamification of the LMS – A Step Towards Evolution of the Modern LMS

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The changing face of corporate learning has brought in a massive shift from how LMSs were perceived by the early adopters. The needs of the modern workplace, and the learners in the workplace, have both evolved a lot with the tremendous development of technology. Today, the majorities of employees are or aspire to become knowledge workers. As a result, every….

Pedagogy in Game-Based Learning – Tips to align ID strategies in Learning Games

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The popularity of games in learning is contributing to the immense growth of the gaming industry. Learning games are fast gaining popularity – in educational as well as corporate circles. Many popular video games are being re-furbished for educational purpose and many original games are also being designed to facilitate training. But there is often a disconnect between the advances….

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