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

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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

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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

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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….

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

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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….

Harnessing Learning Theories for the Mobile Platform: A m-learning perspective

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With the growing utility of mobiles devices in our everyday lives, the Training & Learning industry is realizing that learners are spending a large chunk of their time on their smartphones or tablets. The increasing popularity of mobile-based learning is a direct output of this realization. With developing technologies and development tools, many varied types of mobile-based learning modules are….

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

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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

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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….

Increasing student engagement through Interactive Learning Design

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Modern learning is a social and collaborative process of knowledge building where a learner interacts with the content and the instructor as well as with peers. Thus educational interactions within an organization can be of three types: Learner-to-Content interactions Learner-to-Instructor interactions Learner-to-Learner interactions For asynchronous learning delivery, where instructor and peers are absent, the Learner-to-Content interactions are of the utmost….

Exciting Learners about LMS: How to internally promote your e-Learning Initiative

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We have been talking about LMS implementations and how different sets of groups within an organization find worth in a LMS. And we also know many horror stories of LMS administrators painstakingly waiting for users to login and consume e-learning. It is true that unless groups – be it users, managers or stakeholders –find the ways to best utilize the….

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