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

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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’

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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….

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….

The Profile of an e-Learner: It pays to know your learner better

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Technology-aided learning has found a strong foothold in corporate learning in the past decade or so. This success has motivated companies and professionals to identify ways of increasing the impact and effectiveness of e-learning. Their efforts could be categorized into two focus areas – technological and educative. In technology, the focus is on harnessing newer technologies to not only create….

Creating Games for Learning: Strategies for Learning in a ‘Different’ Way

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Game-based Learning (GBL) has been making a strong foray into the world of corporate training in the past few years. Games are exciting and create a lasting impact. They are interactive – drawing out even the most reluctant learner to experience, do and learn. But can this medium be really effective for learning, a medium which predominantly caters to entertainment?….

How Infographics can be used in e-Learning

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In this age of accelerating change and growth in information, it is becoming increasingly important for corporate learners to stay informed and keep learning. Technology-enabled learning has made information easily available and accessible, but this has also raised another concern – are we heading towards an information overload? Infographics is a solution for presenting information through palatable visual nuggets. This….

Indian e-Learning Industry Size – 2013

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We had last done estimation on Indian e-learning industry in 2009. It’s almost 4 years since we did that exercise, and much has changed in the Indian e-learning industry landscape since then. So did little research on what the current market scenario looks like, and all the findings are given below. But before presenting the data, some definitions – we….

E-learning in the Telecommunications Industry

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Telecommunications is one of the largest and most fast-growing industries worldwide. Strongly driven by technology, the industry is evolving at a rapid rate and is forever in a state of flux. Not long ago, telecommunications was largely about fixed lines and telephone calls were the largest revenue generators for telecom companies. This scenario has changed drastically over the years. Great….

‘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….

Experiential Learning Games – Should they be part of your training program?

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Let me start with a question – how many of you remember the story of the movie Avatar? My fair guess would be that most (if not all) of you would remember outline of the story, and some of you may even remember the dialogs! Next question, how many of you remember content of the training that you attended 6….

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