Evolving role of Trainers in Corporate Learning

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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

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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?

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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….

Creating avenues for On-Demand Learning in the Modern Workplace

On-Demand Learning in the Modern Workplace

Learning at the workplace is a continuous process. While formal training also has a place, more and more organizations are aligning towards informal ways of organizational learning. On-Demand Learning is a type of informal learning that is ‘learner-led’ – where the learner moves along the course material, undirected and self-paced. On demand learning works for the corporate learners owing to….

The Growing Popularity of Asynchronous Learning: A corporate learning perspective

Asynchronous Learning

The meaning of the word ‘asynchronous’ is ‘not at the same time’. In the context of learning, it is used when a learner completes a learning initiative on his own time and schedule – without the intervention of an instructor. As technology advanced, the modes of delivery of Asynchronous Learning have evolved from one-to-one communication i.e. via telegraph and telephones….

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….

BYOD: Are you ready for the new game changer in corporate learning?

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Trends come and go but there are some which inevitably change the path oft travelled. Till a few years ago, it was the norm to assign a time and place for a training session. Within an organization, employees travelled and moved work commitments to fit in the requisite trainings. Then technology aided learning changed the course through computer-based and later,….

Here’s the Scenario: Tenets for Scenario Based Learning

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E-learning is moving away from a didactic approach to more engaging approaches that do much more than just transfer knowledge. With a regular page-turner, the learners may well understand pre-set rules to approach a problem. But active learning environments, learners can be equipped to apply the knowledge acquired in different real-life situations that reinforce the practical utility of learning. There….

Simulations in e-Learning: The power of experiential learning

Simulations in e-learning

With evolving technologies, the need for high-end e-learning is also on a continuous rise. The corporate world has seen and experienced the success of traditional e-learning and now want more. Not just in terms of delivering knowledge but the inclusion of the elements of interactivity and motivation for learners. Simulation-based e-learning is one such mode of training which is being….

Interactivity in e-Learning – Do you need to go up a level?

Interactivity in e-Learning

With the wide-spread acceptance and popularity of e-learning, there is a variety of e-learning content being developed for the diverse needs of learners. One of the ways to classify e-learning content is according to the level of interactivity built into the e-content. Interactivity within e-content varies from simple navigational clicks to high-end simulation games – choosing the right one depends….

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