Aruna Vayuvegula

Aruna Vayuvegula is a postgraduate with specialization in Human Resources and has a B2 level proficiency in French.

Enabling Just-in-time Learning: Quick Tips

Enabling Just-in-time Learning: Quick Tips

When rolling out formal training programs, such as classroom training or e-learning programs, it is always better to view them as part of a learning process instead of an isolated event. The formal training interventions act as a foundation for the basic knowledge. Usually, employees build on this knowledge while working on the job. They learn as they work, as they observe their colleagues and face situations that warrant more information or learning. However, instead of leaving it to the employees to further their learning, you as training managers, can also provide them with just-in-time knowledge resources that they can use when needed. These knowledge bytes can provide opportunities for employees to go back and revise what was learned in the classrooms. How can you go about this?

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What to Look For in an LMS

What to Look For in an LMS

So, you have decided to provide e-learning options to your employees. Let’s assume you have hired an e-learning vendor for creating SCORM compliant e-learning courses. Now, you need a platform to host these courses – a Learning Management System (LMS). How do you decide which is the one that is right for you? When you are looking for a vendor to provide an LMS, make sure they provide the following key features.

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Why E-learning?

Why E-learning?

Digital India, Digital learning, and Online learning are buzzwords that you would have never heard about, a decade ago. But these terms seem to be everywhere – in the newspapers, television commercials, hoardings/billboards, and of course, on the Internet. In India, it started as a big trend in the K-12 learning space initially. However, today more and more organizations are exploring digital training options. Is it just a passing fad or is there a strong motivation for them to do so? I don’t think it is a passing fad, it is one of the disruptive technologies that will change the way we approach learning and training in organizations. What is the main motivation of organizations to make this shift? I can think of five main reasons:

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5 Tips to Get Started with Blended Learning

5 Tips to Get Started with Blended Learning

Blended Learning refers to a mix of different delivery methods for a more comprehensive learning experience. It can include classroom training, e-learning, as well as other online formats such as video-based learning, mobile learning, and so on. If you are new to online training and would like to explore it for your organization, the best option is to start small with blended learning.

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How to Make Your LMS a Happening Place

How to Make Your LMS a Happening Place

Do your employees require a constant reminder to log in to the LMS? Recently, I heard a HR manager lament that his pleas to employees to log in to the learning portal at least once a month, were of no use. Employees seldom visit the LMS or check out the courses that are hosted there. What are the probable reasons? There could be many. For example, the courses hosted there might not be really relevant to the employees or employees might find the interface too challenging to navigate.

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How Much Does an E-learning Course Cost?

How Much Does an E-learning Course Cost?

We are often asked “How much does an e-learning course cost?”. It is not easy to answer the question. The most likely answer to this question would be, “it depends”. It is the most frustrating answer for clients. Yet, it is a fact that the cost of e-learning course development depends on many factors. 

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Less Time? Less Money? Think ELearning Authoring Tools

Less Time? Less Money? Think ELearning Authoring Tools

“See any detour as an opportunity to experience new things.”

- H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

You have been delivering training in the traditional, face-to-face classroom environment. All your trainings – be it compliance, onboarding or safety training – this is the route you have always taken. Now, you have a problem. Over the years, your company expanded, welcoming an increasing number of employees. Budgets are not always generous. You also are experiencing more turnover than before. It means, you spend a lot of time, money, and energy in training an employee and when that person chooses to leave you in a couple of months, your investment is wasted.

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