Making Learning Games Effective: 5 ways of ensuring that players LEARN

Game-based learning

With the advent of computers, internet and communication technologies games have become more accessible, less costly, highly engaging and lots of fun for players of all ages. In addition, the worth of games in learning has also been explored in education and corporate training as well. A game is often described as having one or all of the following attributes….

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….

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 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….

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

elearning audio

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….

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….

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,….

Evolving role of Trainers in Corporate Learning

workplace e-learning

With the changing face of corporate learning, there are many ways that learners are choosing to learn within the workplace. Even with newer platforms of learning, the worth of one-to-one interactions in learning cannot be over-stated. The trainer plays a pivotal here – a role which is nevertheless evolving with the changing needs of the corporate learners. Within the confines….

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

workplace-e-learning

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….

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