‘Oh no, not another test’!! – How to Engage and Evaluate?

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Ask any school-kid, the consensus sways towards a general apathy towards exams and tests. But moving on from our school days, do we really look forward to assessments in corporate learning as well? If our assessments are immersive and successfully capture learner-interest – Then, yes, your learners too can look forward to assessments. Here are a few innovative ways of….

Achieving More from Collaborative Learning – Are Collaborative Scripts the answer?

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Free collaboration may be a good way to invite ideas and brainstorm, but it does not always meet the learning objectives set out by the training team. One way to increase the effectiveness and productivity of collaborative learning is by engaging learners in well defined scripts. A collaborative script is in essence a set of guidelines for learners – on….

Instructional Design Challenges for Smaller Screens

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Mobile learning is fast gaining pace as a popular medium of imparting knowledge amongst the new-age learners of today. Most of us carry (or at least aspire to carry) a high-end mobile device – be it a Smartphone or a tablet. This proximity to the device, at all times, creates a huge opportunity to make learning material available to the….

Text in E-learning: The Unsung Hero

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Being part of the learning industry, most of us have seen how e-learning has changed and evolved with time. As e-learning comes of age and newer ways of instruction gain popularity, let us ask ourselves one question—Is text in e-learning as important today as it was when this industry took its first steps? I know that most of you will….

Storyboarding – Challenges in the Process and Solutions

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Though an established crucial step in e-learning development, Storyboarding is also often forced to be the most hurried one. There are various stakeholders working together on a storyboard – the client, subject matter experts, graphics team, programmers and of course, the ID team. But overall, it is the responsibility of the ID team to present a strong and meaningful storyboard…..

Storyboarding – Challenges in the Process and Solutions

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Though an established crucial step in e-learning development, Storyboarding is also often forced to be the most hurried one. There are various stakeholders working together on a storyboard – the client, subject matter experts, graphics team, programmers and of course, the ID team. But overall, it is the responsibility of the ID team to present a strong and meaningful storyboard…..

The Success of Blended Learning: Some Experiences

Today, more time and resources are being utilized than ever in creating training and delivery platforms that are best suited for different kinds of learners and varied content. When talking about delivery platforms, a term that is well-liked in the learning industry is Blended Learning. As the name suggests, Blended Learning is a platform which combines two different tools of….

ID Strategies to Connect with the Adult Learner

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We learn something new everyday. Some of that fades off with time while lessons that truly make an impact, stay with us forever. E-learning is a platform where the learner is self-driven and self-paced. While this alone should attract the adult learner, it also puts a greater responsibility to the designers. In absence of a teacher or instructor, it is….

The Right Mix: Using Media in e-Learning

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Technology is always the backbone when developing e-learning content. With advances in technology, learners can now view learning content through a variety of devices – laptops, mobiles, tablets or smart-phones. This, coupled with an increased connectivity to broadband internet connections, is a heady cocktail! It opens the avenues of developing media rich content that has a strong impact on the….

Tips for Conducting Successful Virtual ILT Sessions

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By definition, a virtual classroom is a platform which enables the instructors and learners carry out a learning process over Web, in lieu of a traditional classroom. This definition is sometimes misconstrued to suggest that a virtual classroom should mimic an actual classroom in all features and characteristics, to attain effectiveness of learning. While some features of a Virtual Instructor….

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