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….

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….

Avoiding Information Overload in Online Learning Environments: An e-learning perspective

online learning

The effectiveness and impact of technology-aided learning in the corporate sector is unquestionable. With the aid of technology, training and learning has become more accessible to a wider spread of corporate learners, no matter where they are located across the globe. But the impact of this powerful medium is often diminished by information overload. To avoid this extraneous cognitive load,….

Taming the social learning ‘beast’ for organizational learning

organizational learning

Continual training provides many benefits in a work environment where the shelf life of skills and knowledge is getting shorter. Much of the learning in the workplace is now becoming learner-driven – a perfect setting for social and collaborative learning. With a little structure, social learning can be a huge success for organizational learning. How to drive Social Learning strategy….

Implementation of LMS in a large organization: Critical factors for acceptance

Factors for LMS acceptance

Most organizations that are serious about training and learning are also serious about Learning Management System. While initially, LMS were put up in place to deliver selected online courses, the trend now is to create a common consolidated platform to manage all training and learning initiatives across an organization. For a large organization, the learning management system manages, delivers and….

The role of Mentor in e-Learning: Adding the Human Touch

role of Mentor in e-Learning

The traditional meaning of ‘Mentor’ is one who offers support and direction. In the corporate scenario, mentoring is an established way of transferring knowledge, developing skills and fostering confidence. In an ideal world, learners can benefit the most out of regular interactions with mentors and gain professional insights to do their jobs well. But keeping the increasing number of learners,….

Inculcating learning culture in the organization – Who’s Baby: Business Honchos or L&D?

Learning Solutions

One of my recent discussions with a business leader triggered a debate – Is it the individual employee’s responsibility to develop his or her talent? Or is it the organization’s responsibility to nurture the hidden potential of its employees by providing external training, if necessary, to educate them and develop a culture of learning within the organization. This dilemma made….

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….

Giving ‘em what they want: Exploring what Modern Learners want from an LMS

Modern Learners want from an LMS

In the corporate world, the shelf-life of acquired knowledge and skills is getting shorter by the day. There is constant pressure on employees to proactively learn and get trained throughout their careers. The good news is that with technology-aided learning, e-courses are now readily available for the learners’ consumption anytime and anywhere. Learning Management Systems are put in place to….

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