It is that time of the year when we look back and review the milestones and achievements of the entire year. We have done a quick review of the blogs that we posted in 2011 and based on the responses received we have compiled a list of the popular ones. We hope that you find it useful having them compiled at one place.
Our world has become computerized and technologically advanced, so it only stands to reason that education methods follow suit. There isn’t necessarily a need to see someone stand in front of a class to deliver the information when the same can be done much more economically and efficiently via e-learning. How else eLearning is beneficial when compared to traditional classroom instruction?
Having a checklist helps ID to ensure the learning objectives and goals of the eLearning program are aligned while designing an eLearning courseware. What are the parameters that need to be followed and implemented by instructional designers to develop an effective eLearning courseware?
There could be a lot of resistance from the employees when eLearning is first introduced in an organization. What are the top-most reasons for employee resistance to eLearning and how can they be addressed?
SME’s are a wealth of information and can provide valuable inputs for creating a comprehensive learning solution. How can you tap into the SME knowledge when working with him/ her for inputs for your training solution?
What do you do when you have an eLearning course that contains a bunch of facts: numbers, trends, statistics, rates, and so on? How do you make your graphs, maps, charts, and tables visually engaging? More importantly, how do you help your learners remember some of this information?
Selling is not an easy job and it involves a lot of skills. You need to have a good knowledge about the domain, the products and the profile of the prospects. What are the other qualities that are essential for an effective sales person?
An employee handbook or employee manual is a booklet given to employees by the employer and it contains information on an organization’s policies and procedures. How important is the employee handbook?
Self-directed teams comprise groups of employees who handle their day-to-day work with minimal direct supervision. How can you build self-directed teams in your organization?
Performance appraisals are indispensible for both employees and managers. However, they sometimes create tension among employees and make the environment hostile. What is the best way to go through the process of performance review?
Employee retention involves bringing about a lot of measures to convince employees to remain in the organization on a long term basis. Motivating and retaining employees is not an easy task. What is the best way to go about it?
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Welcome to today’s post. Having recently purchased a smart watch, I sat down to see if this wearable device can be used to facilitate a learning experience. I’ve heard people complain that mobile devices are too small to be used as a complete learning solutions. If that’s the case, how does one expect to learn using the mini displays of these smart watches that hardly provide any readability? Are these devices designed only to display notifications on your wrist and measure the calories that you’ve burnt in a day? The answer is NO. Today, I’ll share some of my ideas on how these devices can be used as quick learning tools.
We see a lot of movies, TV soaps and dramas. But, how many of us know what it takes to create an entertaining program? It is a long process with several steps involving many people. Similarly, to produce a top-notch online course, we need to follow a well-defined process. In this blog, we will look at the 3 stages in which an eLearning course is made.
We often hear phrases such as learner centric courses, learner focused courses and so on. But, what exactly is a learner-centric course?
Audio plays a key role in enhancing the effectiveness of eLearning courses. It reduces the cognitive load on the learner and ensures better learning. But, how can you make sure that the audio you use in your eLearning course is first-rate? Well, efficient editing goes a long way in producing excellent audio.
E-learning designers use diferent tools and techniques to make online courses engaging. But, how can you ensure success with your eLearning courses? The answer is to use a learner-centric approach. We tend to focus a lot on making the content meaningful, adding interactivities, creating scenarios, etc. But, do we really think how relevant these techniques are to our learners?
Training plays a key role in enhancing productivity levels in an organization and also results in enhancing the efficiency of the organization, which in turn fuels its growth. An effective training needs analysis helps you identify the right training program that will benefit your employees to build up their skills and competencies. But, what does it take to provide training of the highest quality to your employees? How important are these skills and competencies to your workforce? How does one create effective workforce training materials? The first step towards developing an effective training program is to have an appropriate plan. But, where do we start from?
Mankind learns best by example and observation. This is demonstrated in babies who learn every second by observing and imitating the environment and people around them. This fact holds good for adults too. Adults also learn by experimenting on their own and through trial and error. Think of the caveman who discovered fire by accidentally striking two stones together out of sheer boredom.
Welcome to today’s post. Being a native of the country where we watch movies in the middle of advertisements on television, I started wondering how these ad film makers desperately try to hold the viewers from switching the channel. I’m amazed by the creativity levels in some of the advertisements that drive the interest of the viewer irrespective of the relevance of the product to him. There are many things in common between the development process of eLearning courses and film making which you can learn from this cool elearning development and ad-film makersinfographic.
Going green – this is much more than a slogan or a corporate policy. It is a necessity. Protecting our environment is vital to our very survival. As the menacing problem of pollution is increasing with each passing day, saving Mother Earth is humanity’s topmost priority.
It is common knowledge that organizations want the maximum ROI on training and prefer to conduct only those learning programs that equip their staff members with the needed knowledge and skills in a cost-effective manner. But, how do you measure the return on the money spent on an eLearning initiative? What are the aspects you need to consider to measure the effectiveness of an online training program?