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E-Learning for Excellent Training Solutions – An Infographic

According to the E-learning magazine, in 2012, 50% of training hours were deployed through eLearning, blended, online or virtual media. Why is the digital format of training so popular? How can companies equip their staff members with the needed knowledge and skills with this methodology? Well, eLearning offers many benefits to organizations. Let us see a few important ones.

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Boost Your Learning with Gamification

Boost Your Learning with Gamification

With the rapid development of technology, be it the computers or the internet, the use of games in learning or Gamification has become vogue in today’s time. Games are more engaging and enable the learner to enjoy his learning. Even corporate training and development teams are thinking of exploring gamification and using it effectively to create better learning experiences.

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Simple Tips to Write Effective E-learning Audio Scripts

Simple Tips to Write Effective E-learning Audio Scripts

Most of us expend all our creative energy in creating an engaging eLearning course, which will captivate learners with its rich visuals and presentation. But often, we overlook one key element which is as important as the on-screen presentation – the audio script.

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4 Questions to Ask before Using Visuals in E-learning – An Infographic

It is no exaggeration to say that efficient use of visuals is the heart of a good eLearning course. Skilled instructional designers use appropriate graphics and images to create highly engaging courses that captivate the learner. What is the secret of their success? Well, they ask themselves 4 critical questions before using visuals for their digital course.

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Design Considerations for Mobile Learning

Design Considerations for Mobile Learning

Mobile learning can be called byte-sized learning, learning on the go, portable learning and by many more names. The anytime, available nature of mobile learning enables learners to take up the learning activities at their own pace. Now that learners have integrated mobile learning into their learning activities, it is essential for instructional designers to design eLearning courses effectively for mobile devices.

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A Quick and Cost Effective Solution to Host E-learning Modules

A Quick and Cost Effective Solution to Host E-learning Modules

Are you a training manager? Do you want to initiate eLearning in your company? Or, are you a trainer who wants to host the courses online to reach global audiences? If you have a very limited budget and a few eLearning modules to host as a pilot to see if it works for you or not. Later, you may scale it up if it is successful. It may be difficult to go with a proprietary or commercial Learning Management System (LMS), just to host a couple of modules. It is ideal use a scalable and cost-effective LMS that can be set up quickly.

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3 Aspects to Consider While Creating a Safety Training Plan – An Infographic

Safety is of paramount importance to organizations, especially to those in the manufacturing, oil & gas and construction sector. Employees working in these companies are highly susceptible to injuries. Training their personnel on safety measures is mandatory for these firms.

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10 Tips for Quality Testing of eLearning Courses

10 Tips for Quality Testing of eLearning Courses

An instructionally sound, graphically rich and appealing eLearning course may sometimes look foolish, if you fail to test it properly before sending it to your stakeholders. In this blog, I’m going to discuss how to test an eLearning course to eliminate some minor mistakes that might creep in without your notice.

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SAM- An Agile Process and its Utility in Instructional Designing

SAM- An Agile Process and its Utility in Instructional Designing

ADDIE is an effective model that provides us with the basis for content development. ADDIE stands for Analysis, Design, Development, Implementation and Evaluation.

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3 Audio Components in E-learning Courses – An Infographic

It is common knowledge that effective use of audio plays a key role in enhancing the efficacy of eLearning courses. They help reduce the cognitive load on the learner and enable him to comprehend the learning content better. But, what are the components of audio in eLearning courses? Well, check out this info-graphic to learn more.

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Collaborative Learning – Lessons From Food Bloggers

Recently, a friend of mine turned into an avid food blogger. She cooks, takes pics and shares her recipe online…and she is getting creative at it too! Look at how she designed a logo for her blog with Indian pancake and vegetables.

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How to Apply Adult Learning Principles in E-learning

How to Apply Adult Learning Principles in E-learning

To survive in today’s competitive work environment, employees need to enhance their knowledge and skills. This is not only beneficial for the staff members as individuals, but also helps organizations to be productive. For this reason, organizations need to train their workforce regularly. Most companies prefer eLearning to impart knowledge to their employees, as it is a cost effective training medium.

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6 Tips to Develop Learner-Centric E-learning Courses – An Infographic

What does it take to satisfy the learning needs of your people effectively? How can you develop an eLearning course that captures the imagination of your learners? Well, you can provide excellent training to your staff members by following 6 proven eLearning development tips. Let us see what they are and how they help create first-rate, learner centric courses.

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3 Developments that Transformed the Landscape of Corporate Training – An Infographic

Over the last two decades, various developments have resulted in dramatic changes in the corporate training world. The changing business scenario and emergence of new technologies have compelled organizations to adopt new methods to equip their staff with the needed knowledge and skills, efficiently. Here is an info-graphic that lists 3 radical developments that changed the face of corporate training.

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Six Tips to Present Learning Objectives in eLearning

Six Tips to Present Learning Objectives in eLearning

Lewis Carroll once remarked, “If you don’t know where you’re going, any road will get you there”. The same holds good for eLearning development. If you don’t know the learning outcome of your course, it is of no use.

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Effective Ways of Using inbuilt-templates in Articulate Storyline – An Infographic

Articulate Storyline is one of the most popular rapid authoring tools. It has a number of features which enable eLearning developers to develop highly interactive and engaging online courses in quick time, at low cost. Here is an info-graphic that shares information on the in-built templates of this tool that go a long way in making eLearning development simple.

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Designing Simulations for Online Courses to Impart Software Training

Designing Simulations for Online Courses to Impart Software Training

As we all know, eLearning is widely used in today’s rapidly changing business environment to train employees. Let’s see how we can design effective eLearning courses to impart training on software applications.

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E-Learning Design: The Good and The Bad

E-Learning Design: The Good and The Bad

E-learning has been around for over a few decades now. Over the years eLearning has transformed itself from a new computer-based learning technology to the go to option for organizational training needs. Such rapid growth does come at cost; no matter how great eLearning is doing today, there are always glitches here and there.

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Why is E-learning The Preferred Choice of Many Organizations – An Infographic

Often, multinational organizations find it hard and very expensive to deliver training to their international workforce in brick and mortar classrooms. So, how can these organizations impart effective training to their staff members? Well, eLearning offers the ideal solution. Here is an info-graphic that shares the advantages of the online training format.

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Displaying “Number Of Attempts” Report on Moodle Home Page

Displaying “Number Of Attempts” Report on Moodle Home Page

As LMS is used to track important information about creation of a course and helps manage learning effectively. But, most importantly, an LMS is used to track status of all users. In my previous blog, I have discussed about generation of grading report and course creation. In this blog, we will look at another important report – Number of attempts.

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Developing a Prototype for E-learning Course: 4 Mistakes to Avoid

Developing a Prototype for E-learning Course: 4 Mistakes to Avoid

An eLearning prototype is a complete representation of the course in terms of instructional design, assessments, GUI, activities, interactions and audio. As an instructional designer, it is important to get the prototype of your course approved before you embark on the development of the online course.

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Developing E-learning Course: 5 Things to Keep in Mind – An Infographic

Engaging your people in an online learning environment is a challenging task. As an instructional designer, you need to use an appropriate instructional design strategy and supporting interactivities to keep your learners glued to their screens. Apart from these, you need to take care of certain things that creep in while designing the course, without your knowledge and may distract the learners. Here is an info-graphic that shares information about 5 things you need to keep in mind to avoid them.

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ADDIE: Does this eLearning Model Need Innovation?

ADDIE: Does this eLearning Model Need Innovation?

The idea to write a blog on this topic first came to my mind when I came across a book, titled Leaving ADDIE for SAM by Michael Allen. Are we really leaving ADDIE for good? Is ADDIE dead? Or, is it going through a phase of rejuvenation? All these questions hovered in my mind when I first came across a title like this.

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Creating a Matching Assessment in Articulate Storyline

Creating a Matching Assessment in Articulate Storyline

Many times, we are asked to create interactive eLearning assessments which cannot be developed using the default features of rapid authoring tools. In these cases, we are left with no other option but to customize the default features of the tools.

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Questions to Ask Before Using Visuals in E-learning – An Infographic

Visuals enhance the learning experience. But, indiscriminate use of visuals proves otherwise. As an instructional designer, you need to know when, why and how to use visuals in eLearning in order to make your online course memorable to your learners. Here is an info-graphic that tells you what questions you need ask yourself before using visuals to leverage its benefits effectively.

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Mobile Learning and Wearable Learning

Mobile Learning and Wearable Learning

According to Mike Sharples (Father of mobile learning) “The focus is not so much on the device but on the mobility of the learner, and this mobility of the learner is the key factor of mobile learning”.

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4 Limitations of Articulate Storyline and How to Overcome Them

4 Limitations of Articulate Storyline and How to Overcome Them

Articulate Storyline is a wonderful authoring tool to develop interactive and engaging eLearning courses. Though it is the most preferred authoring tool for eLearning development, it has some limitations.

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How PowerPoint can Help us Develop Better E-learning Courses? – An Infographic

When we develop an eLearning course, using rapid authoring tools like Adobe Presenter, iSpring, etc., we use PowerPoint. E-learning developers and instructional designers need to know its various features to make the course interactive and engaging. Below is an info-graphic which shares information about in-built templates, SmartArt, shapes, etc. in this application which enable you to develop effective eLearning courses.

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Making a Start for Successful E-learning

Making a Start for Successful E-learning

If you eLearning and training managers want your digital training initiative to be successful, then there are a few tips that you need to follow. Many online training professionals are concerned about the dropout rates in eLearning. Do people drop out because they don’t find the digital training medium to be as effective as classroom training? Or, do they find eLearning to be very boring and difficult to use? It’s high time that you break free of all these concerns and start with the right approach that could make your eLearning course a great success.

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Learning Management System as a Part of Learning Ecosystem

Learning Management System as a Part of Learning Ecosystem

In my last blog, I had referred to an article by Marc Rosenberg, in his series Marc My Words, in the Learning Solutions Magazine titled, “In Learning and Performance Ecosystems, the Whole Is Greater Than the Sum of the Parts”.

Marc has talked about six components of the learning ecosystem, which I divided into two categories –

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