Hema Gopalakrishnan

Hema Gopalakrishnan - Associate – Content Writer, has 10 years of experience in writing content for both online and offline media. Her blogs are an endeavor to make e-learning intelligible to both the lay reader and the expert. She has a Masters in English literature with an added degree in Mass Communication and Journalism.

Classroom Training to E-Learning: Bridging the Differences

Classroom Training to E-Learning: Bridging the Differences

With more organizations adopting e-learning to train their employees, they are looking at converting their classroom training into e-learning, and why not? Classroom training material provide them a repertoire of raw material for e-learning and the already available PPTs ensure that they do not have to start from scratch. So, is the conversion as easy as it sounds? Not really. There are intrinsic differences in terms of instruction methods, instructor-learner interaction and the interactivities.

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Top Techniques to Make Your Computer Based Training Successful

Top Techniques to Make Your Computer Based Training Successful

Computer-Based Training or CBT, is in simple terms the use of computers to impart training. The ubiquity of computers and the need to train employees in quick time has led to the increased adoption of CBT in organizations world-wide.

E-learning is a specific type of CBT that is used for teaching or training employees. E-learning uses network technology to deliver CBT to employees spread across diverse locations.

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The Perfect Duo: 4 Reasons Videos and Microlearning Go Together

The Perfect Duo: 4 Reasons Videos and Microlearning Go Together

Microlearning has become the new favorite in the e-learning world, thanks to the growing number of employees who belong to the millennial generation. To this generation, whose typical characteristics are short attention spans, busy lifestyles, and a tendency to access information on their mobile phones, microlearning is a perfect fit. Small, bite-sized modules which millennial learners can access anytime and anywhere is just what they need. However, how can you design microlearning so that it hits the target each time, every time?

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The Evolution of Instructional Design

The Evolution of Instructional Design

In my previous blog, I introduced you to instructional design and its role in the development of e-learning modules. This blog will tell you about the evolution of instructional design over the last century, till date. Instructional design has an interesting history; this blog covers significant phases of the evolution process. Read further to know more.

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5 Multimedia Principles You Need to Know to Design Interactive Courses

5 Multimedia Principles You Need to Know to Design Interactive Courses

As an instructional designer, you must have come across clients who insist that you include visuals, narration, and sounds, apart from onscreen text in their courses. You very well know that this is not going to work. How do you convince them? It is difficult, unless your clients are instructional designers. Or else, you need to make a convincing case, backing it with research on the usage and effect of multimedia principles in course design.

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