In the last post on this topic, we looked at the fact that our learners do not come to our courses in a neutral mode. They come to the learning experience with an attitude (ranging from favorable to unfavorable) towards the subject, the medium of delivery, and towards the course materials. In this post we will see how we as instructional designers can help in positively influencing their attitude towards the subject matter or topic or training and towards the course materials themselves (eLearning courses in our case).
First do no harm. This is an unforgettable title of a book I’d read long back (complete title First do no harm: reflections on becoming a neurosurgeon, written by J. Kenyon. Rainer). Good advice that. Especially in the context of training and instructional design.
The main advantages of eLearning are that it is self-paced and offers simultaneous reach to all learners. This is especially helpful in the global context with employees dispersed all over. In this blog, let’s look at a few advantages of e-Learning to the Trainer or Organization.
A checklist is a list of parameters to be checked or consulted that enables the staff of an organization to stay on track. Do you really think a checklist for instructional design is important?
In the last post on this topic, I’d tried answering the question of whether classroom instructors can be effective courseware designers. I’d shared a few factors that I feel help make a smooth transition – namely motivation, a background in creating course materials for classroom training, and exposure to basic theory around the psychology of adult learning.
In yesterday’s webinar on Integrating ILT Initiatives with eLearning, this was one of the questions asked by a regular attendee. The context for this question was that of an organization that had recently adopted eLearning or an organization that was getting ready to start developing and implementing an eLearning initiative.
Constructive feedback improves the self-awareness of the employee, offers options to think and respond in a more positive way, thus minimizing the chance of flaws. So, what are the characteristics of constructive feedback?
By integrating ILTs into eLearning, you can develop a comprehensive curriculum approach to learning rather than dispensing discrete bits and pieces of instruction. You need to whip up the best blend for each training requirement so that your organization can stay on the cutting edge. And to do that you have to take decisions after a great deal of thought. Here are a few guidelines and recommendations for designing your perfect blend.
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.