Using A Case Study for Effective Learning

Using A Case Study for Effective Learning

The process of learning encompasses to every walk of life-be it a novice or a professional. While scanning the pages of history, we observe that the process of learning has evolved into various “avatars,” beginning with the ancient gurukul system and culminating in today’s e-learning mode. However, the one thing common amongst the various learning methods is to inculcate or deliver the didactic message to its respective procurer. Likewise, the case study approach is no different.

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Insights for eLearning from Debriefing Sessions in Outbound Training

By Shalini Merugu

Insights for eLearning from Debriefing Sessions in Outbound Training

I have very vivid memories of an outbound management training program I’d attended 10 years back that kind of revolutionized the way I think about training. For those new to this kind of concept of outbound training, here’s wiki’s definition – “Outbound Management Programs are a training method for enhancing organizational performance through experiential learning. Such programs are often also referred to as corporate adventure training and outdoor management development.”

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The Benefits of ILTs to the Trainer or Organization

The Benefits of ILTs to the Trainer or Organization

The traditional form of training is Instructor-Led Training (ILT). It allows learners to interact with an instructor and with other learners, to ask questions, get instant feedback, and to get enough practice under the expert guidance of an instructor. Let’s look at the benefits of instructor led trainings to the trainer or organization.

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Broad Learning Goals and the Training Blend

By Shalini Merugu

Broad Learning Goals and the Training Blend

The nature of the training requirement or the learning goals is one of the key deciding factors for the format of delivery. By learning goals, we are not referring to specific performance objectives, rather a very high-level training requirement. Learning goals can be viewed in the light of typical learner stages of acquiring learning, having an opportunity to practice it, receiving feedback and further inputs to strengthen learning, followed by testing and further support and reinforcement of learning.

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The Benefits of Instructor Led Trainings to the Learner

The Benefits of Instructor Led Trainings to the Learner

Instructor-led trainings (ILT) have been around since the beginning of the training function. Before technology came and revolutionized the format of training, classroom sessions were the norm, supplemented by reading materials that participants went through as a prerequisite for the classroom sessions. Let’s look at a few unique features of ILTs.

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Nature of Content – A Deciding Factor for Training Design

Nature of Content - A Deciding Factor for Training Design

Is there content that can be taught most effectively only through a certain medium? How do you decide on what should go into what medium of delivery? The nature of content is an important consideration when designing the training solution. Ideally, you should analyze your content thoroughly before deciding on the medium used to deliver the content. Content can range from simple to complex. Content can also have a low shelf-life and get dated quickly. Make sure that you invest eLearning budgets for content that has a longer shelf life.

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10 Tips to Become a More Effective Learner

10 Tips to Become a More Effective Learner

Learning is an acquired process in response to man’s insatiable curiosity. Sheer attitude and self-discipline distinguish a common learner from an effective one. Thus, the million dollar question that arises is “how” to procure this skill. How can one embellish the learning process so that it becomes easier for us to assimilate?

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