Phani Madhav

Phani Madhav is an expert content writer and avid blogger. He has written several well-received articles and eBooks that address various challenges faced by the L&D community. He holds a bachelor's degree in Commerce and a Senior Diploma in German. He is a movie buff, and you can find him enjoying Hollywood classics when he is not writing.

Launching M-learning Initiatives? Here’s How Your LMS Can Help

Launching M-learning Initiatives? Here’s How Your LMS Can Help

We live in the age of the mobile; smartphones and tablets are an integral part of our life. The ubiquity of mobile devices has compelled the corporate world to go for mobile learning (m-learning) in a big way.

Are you too planning to climb on the m-learning bandwagon? How can you harness the full learning potential of the mobile device? What does it take to impart the best training to your employees through smartphones and tablets? You need to use a Learning Management System (LMS).

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Cohorts of Success: Experience Interactive Simulations with Articulate Storyline

Cohorts of Success: Experience Interactive Simulations with Articulate Storyline

Nathan is a training manager of a large automobile company. Recently, his company implemented an ERP system, and he was responsible for training the company’s workforce on the enterprise software. 

Ed is the sales training manager of a multinational office equipment company. A few weeks ago, the organization began implementing Salesforce. Ed was instructed by his boss to ensure that the sales staff could use the CRM tool effectively.

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Gamification of E-learning – The Way Ahead

Gamification of E-learning - The Way Ahead

Gamification – an online training paradigm that has caught the imagination of the corporate training world. Over the last few years, the number of companies using gamified eLearning solutions has increased at a feverish pace, and there are no indications that this trend will slow down.

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Branched Scenarios Using Storyline to Improve Decision-Making Skills

Branched Scenarios Using Storyline to Improve Decision-Making Skills

Danny is an eLearning developer working in a reputed pharmaceutical company. Recently, his boss asked him to develop an online course that teaches their sales reps how to respond effectively to customer queries. 

Chris is an online course developer in a multinational financial services company. A few days ago, he was told to come up with a self-paced technology-enabled learning resource to improve the decision-making skills of employees, who have been promoted to managerial roles.

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Are Your Courses Too Long to Digest? Try Microlearning

Are Your Courses Too Long to Digest? Try Microlearning

Jim is the training manager of a large pharmaceutical company. The drug maker recently developed a 60-minute online course, on its new antibiotic, for its medical representatives. The course contained stunning animations and was highly interactive. Jim expected the course to be a major success. However, it proved to be a dismal failure, recording very low completion rates. Many learners complained that the course was too long and they felt overwhelmed.

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What it Takes to Convert PPT Decks into Winning Online Courses

What it Takes to Convert PPT Decks into Winning Online Courses

Jim is the training manager of a large pharmaceutical company. Over the years, his company had developed hundreds of PowerPoint presentations, which were used in instructor-led sessions. Recently, the drug maker decided to adopt the online learning methodology, and Jim was asked to convert learning resources in the PPT format into good online courses.

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5 Creative Design Tips to Make E-learning Learner-Friendly

5 Creative Design Tips to Make E-learning Learner-Friendly

Garry is a recent college graduate and works as an instructional designer (ID) in a large manufacturing company. Recently, he designed an eLearning course for the firm’s service technicians. Garry expected the course to be highly successful. However, the course proved to be a dismal failure, and many members of the target audience complained that it is not learner-friendly. Garry is a worried man.

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4 Localization Tips for Successful Software End-User Training

4 Localization Tips for Successful Software End-User Training

Danny is the training manager of a global automobile company. Recently, his organization implemented SAP. Danny was put in-charge of training the vehicle manufacturer’s staff on the enterprise software product. He ensured that a high-quality training program was developed and delivered to the company’s workforce. Danny expected the program to be a resounding success. However, to his dismay, the program did not yield the desired results.

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Custom E-learning: The Key to Address Diverse Training Needs

Custom E-learning: The Key to Address Diverse Training Needs

Over the last few years, the demand for eLearning solutions has grown by leaps and bounds. Various factors such as the cost-effectiveness and flexibility of the technology-enabled learning methodology, are driving this growth. Companies that opt for eLearning solutions can either develop online courses, customized to their specific needs, or purchase “readymade”, off-the-shelf courses. Although catalog courses are cheaper and can be deployed more rapidly than bespoke technology-enabled learning materials, they are not as effective as the latter, in meeting the unique, diverse learning needs of organizations. Let us see why custom courses score over catalog courses.

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