Time management isn’t just a personal – productivity issue that companies have no control but it has increasingly become an organizational issue. A proper time management or scheduling proves essential to reduce the stress quotient and it also acts as a contingency plan towards any uneven circumstances. However, the concept of time management is not as simple as it sounds; rather it requires self – discipline to practice over the course of time to make it more effective.
Here is presentation that highlights on a few steps to help you build your confidence, get clarity and prioritize your goals, minimize your challenges, follow through with your plans and reach your goals by effective management of the valuable infinite resource – TIME.
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The multiple choice question (MCQ) is the most commonly used question type in eLearning. An instructional designer prefers MCQs over other question types as they can be scored rapidly and feedback can be given easily. It is an effective way to test a large number of learners, quickly and effectively.
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Here’s a scenario that is quite familiar to learners and designers alike; John, an employee in XYZ corporation, was asked to take an eLearning course as part of the company’s training requirements. John sat down enthusiastically in front of the computer and said to himself, “This must be fun.” He clicked the launch button of the course and started his training. Five minutes into the course, John went spiraling down into confusion with the amount of information that was being thrown on him and was frustrated and disappointed. John clicked the close button and went on to do his work.
Online learning is not the next big thing, it is the now big thing. – Donna J. Abernathy
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It is common knowledge that rapid authoring tools have transformed the eLearning landscape. They have enabled instructional designers to take a greater role in the building of online courses by allowing them to develop courses without knowledge of programming. This is resulting in the creation of instructionally sound and highly effective courses. But, do you know that rapid authoring tools can be classified into 3 types? Well, here is an infographic that lists the 3 types and provides details of each.