Darshan Dudhagundi

Darshan Dudhagundi is an Associate Instructional Designer having an Advanced Diploma in 3D Animation.

How to Quickly Convert PowerPoint into HTML5 Online Courses Using iSpring

How to Quickly Convert PowerPoint into HTML5 Online Courses Using iSpring

You might have several PowerPoint decks used in classroom training. Are you looking to make them online-ready to make them available to many people? You can convert your PowerPoint presentation into different formats, such as video, PDF, and XPS, with just a few clicks. However, if you want your PowerPoint deck to be compatible with a Learning Management System (LMS), you need to convert it into SCORM (Sharable Content Object Reference Model). Unfortunately, Microsoft PowerPoint does not come with this conversion option. So, there are many tools out there to perform this task for you. One such tool is iSpring.

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The Lesser-known Benefits of Outsourcing E-learning to India

The Lesser-known Benefits of Outsourcing E-learning to India

If you are planning to implement e-learning in your organization and decide to outsource its design and development work, then your first preference must be India. You can add value to your online training by choosing the right Indian eLearning partner. But, what makes an Indian eLearning partner better over the others? You can find the answer from some of the following lesser-known benefits that Indian e-learning partners offer to overseas organizations.

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Learning Meets Fun – 4 Games for Different Training Types

Learning Meets Fun - 4 Games for Different Training Types

“It’s play that makes people unafraid to fail and confident to try new things. It’s play that helps us do serious things better because we enjoy them and feel a sense of joy in our achievements.”

Jake Orlowitz, Head of the Wikipedia Library, Wikimedia Foundation

Developing a game isn’t easy, let alone a game that teaches. Just as there are different instructional strategies to teach different types of subjects, you need a different game for different types of training. Let us see 4 games that can be used for different types of online training programs.

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Can Problem-based Learning (PBL) be effective for your ERP end-users?

Can Problem-based Learning (PBL) be effective for your ERP end-users?

“Every problem is a gift – without problems we would not grow.”

Anthony Robbins

Failure and problems teach us so much in life. So, problem-solving role play is used in many cases to teach numerous aspects. But, when you deliver training online, how can you ensure that the learners get the experience of facing real-life problems? How can you ensure they acquire the ability to solve the problems? Problem-based learning might be the answer.

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Developing Online Instructional Modules for ERP Training

Developing Online Instructional Modules for ERP Training

Developing online instructional modules for ERP end-user training is always a challenging task. You must consider the instructional design aspects, the functionality issues and the visual treatment of each screen. Even though there are many authoring tools available making the task easy with their amazing abilities, they all have their own weaknesses too. For example, Articulate Storyline does not provide responsive output, Adobe Captivate has its limitations for developing quizzes and Lectora Inspire lacks quality in its simulations. So, how do we ensure that these issues are done away with and create effective online instructional modules for your ERP end-users?

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6 Learning Design Considerations for Mobile Learning

6 Learning Design Considerations for Mobile Learning

Although e-learning and mobile learning are used synonymously, e-learning content and design cannot be used for m-learning. This is because of the difference in the screen size, layout of devices and compatibility with the output. Additionally, there is a difference in developing content for mobile learning and e-learning. It certainly needs a different approach, which considers the context of learning, how learners use their mobile devices, and what they use it for. So, here are 6 learning design considerations for developing mobile learning.

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Adobe Captivate – The Ideal Systems Training Development Tool

Adobe Captivate - The Ideal Systems Training Development Tool

Each subject is learned in a unique way. For example, a language is learned well by speaking and practicing, and science by observations and validation. Similarly, executing tasks on a software application is learned well by observing the procedures and trying them again and again. Doing this on a live software application might lead to undesired consequences. For such a scenario, software training simulations can be a solution.

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5 Questions to Ask Before Converting Classroom Content to E-Learning

5 Questions to Ask Before Converting Classroom Content to E-Learning

It might seem that converting classroom training to e-learning is quite an easy task. It is often assumed that as most of the subject matter already exists, you only have to put it in an authoring tool, publish it to a compatible format and upload it online. However, it’s not that easy. Converting classroom content to the online format involves various considerations such as format of the course, technology support, and a resource person. Failure in meeting the desired outcome results not just loss of time and money, but also ineffective training. So, before starting on with the conversion process, there are a few questions to be answered.

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Fight the Forgetting Curve: Reinforce Training with Microlearning

Fight the Forgetting Curve: Reinforce Training with Microlearning

One of the most important objectives of training in any organization is that employees retain the knowledge gained during training and apply it in their work. However, research shows that learners forget 50%-80% of what is learned within 24 hours, and by 30 days, they only retain about 2%-3% of the information. As organizations spend millions of dollars on training, they cannot afford such rapid loss of information. Reinforcing training with microlearning bites can be very helpful to fight this forgetting curve.

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