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….

A Narrative Approach to e-Learning: Have we had enough of it?

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Along with Text and Visuals, Audio forms the backbone of e-learning delivery.  According to the popular handbook to e-learning design – E-learning and the Science of Instruction – ‘presenting words in audio rather than onscreen text results in significant learning gains.’ There are many benefits of introducing the audio element in an e-course. For one, it inserts an element of….

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….

Demystifying how we learn at the Workplace: Creating pathways for impactful learning

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In the corporate scenario, Knowledge is what equips an employee to do his or her job better. Not only training managers, but employees themselves are fast realizing this and are open to the concept of ‘perennial learning’ in the workplace. There are many learning practices that are prevalent in the modern workplace and each one comes with its associated ‘knowledge….

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….

Blended Learning: Different combinations that work

Blended Learning: Different combinations that work

Blended Learning is in itself self-explanatory, its all in the name. A blended learning program is one that utilizes more than one mode of learning delivery –for a personalized and impactful learning experience. A successful blend is one which captures the learning objectives and is delivered within the available infrastructure. Existing capabilities of learners as well as their receptiveness towards….

Learning through Webinars: An e-learning perspective

E-learning Webinars

With advancements in technology, there are increasingly a lot of different modes of delivery of information that can be utilized in e-learning. Added to that, there is a pressing need to deliver technology-enabled learning which the learners can consume, wherever and whenever they want – all within tight budgets. In this scenario, webinars are a powerful medium of learning delivery….

The Top 11 Tools for Mobile eLearning Development

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According to a 2012 survey of mobile learners, 99% believed the mobile format and presentation enhanced their learning, and it was found that 45% actually spent less time in training than their (non-mobile trained) peers, with no loss of comprehension. If you’re not getting into the mobile game with your training and eLearning initiatives, you’re falling behind. That said, it’s….

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

storytelling in e-learning

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….

Getting more out of Learning Videos: Four ways of Jazzing-up plain-vanilla videos

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With the popularity of technology-aided learning, videos in learning have been gaining a steady acceptance for varied audiences and different learning objectives. Video-based learning is effective because of several reasons. Fighting the ‘glazing-over’ phenomenon which occurs often among learners, it successfully increases student engagement. It communicates information in a simple and direct manner. By communicating information without beating around the….

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