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

Simulations

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

mobile-based learning

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

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,….

Increasing student engagement through Interactive Learning Design

asynchronous learning delivery

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….

Health, Safety, Environment (HSE), Sustainability and e-Learning

e-Learning

Health and safety aspect at workplace is now firmly regulated across the world – be it HSWA in UK, OSHA in US, or WHS Act in Australia. Even in developing countries like India there are various Occupational Health & Safety Acts for different types of industries. All these acts not only lay down the requirements for the organizations for providing….

Learning Through Virtual Classrooms: A new-age workplace learning trend

new-age workplace learning

The benefits of continuous training in the corporate world are many and agreed upon by all. With growing training needs, increasing number of learners and their increasing geographical spread, it is evident that technology-aided learning is becoming a popular choice of delivering trainings easily and at regular intervals. There is, however, a long history of debate between the effectiveness of….

The Top 4 Constraints of Corporate Learning and Ways to overcome them

Corporate Learning

The corporate world today is in a state of constant change and evolution.  In this scenario, corporate learning has become more relevant than ever before. While organizations – big or small, have started to realize the immense worth of training and learning in the workplace, there are still many constraints that stand in the way of effective training. Here are….

Understanding Learning Approaches to define Learning Strategies: the Key to create impactful Corporate Learning

Learning Approaches

How do Learners behave within a learning environment? What do they choose to learn and what grabs their attention? These are questions that L&D managers are often grappling with. It is very difficult predict learner behavior and define ‘How they learn’. This is because the way we learn is often an intuitive and subconscious process. However, there are some identified….

Mitigating the Risks of BYOD in corporate learning

Risks of BYOD

The trend of Bring-Your-Own-Device is on the rise and is seen capturing the interest of employees as well as organizations. For employees, it brings flexibility and the ease of working on their personal devices whenever they want and wherever they are. For companies, it is seen as a positive trend of utilizing an employee’s time to the maximum. However, this….

Creating interactivities in e-Learning: 10 ways to challenge and engage your Learner

e-learning courses

Lets be honest – Learning is not always an activity we look forward to. Trainings can be monotonous, especially in the context of ‘pure’ technology-aided learning. You do not have an instructor talking to the class, cluing in when attention flounders and suitably interjecting relief from time to time. Neither can you discuss and thrash-out concepts with fellow learners or….

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