12Jul2014

Can your organization benefit from Mobile Learning? Part 1

A few years ago the concept of providing learners with learning on the go came into being, and the world awaited with anticipation the realization of this concept. While some wondered whether this was even possible, eLearning specialists created learning courses for the learner who was ‘on the go’.
From classroom training to online training to blended learning – and now mobile learning – technology has now made it possible for learners to access learning whenever and wherever…

  • 12 Jul, 2014
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10Apr2014

The Psychology of Learning

Mr. X is a designer in a well-known custom content development firm, who has a very important task at hand: To create a rapid eLearning course for the employees of a multinational company. Mr. X is very enthusiastic about this project; he wants to make it the best course ever! In his endeavor to create the ‘best course ever’, he makes a detailed list of all the principles he must cover in the course. He also takes great pains…

  • 10 Apr, 2014
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10Apr2014

Motivate The Mature Employee To Embrace eLearning

Organizations face training challenges every day; and one of the most exigent demands is the ability to motivate its working staff to take up the mandatory online training courses seriously, and ‘learn’. This comes as a surprise to many of us because one would think that it would be easier to get an adult to learn, rather than a child or a teenager. In fact, most L&D professionals who have shifted their organization’s training from the classroom to…

  • 10 Apr, 2014
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27Mar2014

Using Hidden Wealth From Within Your Organization To Transform Organizational Training

There is an ever increasing mountain of information that is collected by organizations – a mound of untapped, seemingly-useless information that organizations collect unwittingly day in and day out. Until recently, this information was wasted away. But of late, organizations have discovered the amount of wealth that this data can bring in for the company. This priceless information is Big Data. Big data is the information provided by customers, employees, and just about anyone who has anything to do…

  • 27 Mar, 2014
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27Mar2014

Dealing With Frustration In 3 Clicks – Part 2

If you missed the first part of this two-part series, here is a summary of the same:

The three-click rule is an unofficial web design rule that suggests that a user of a website should be able to find any information with no more than three mouse clicks.
There has been a lot of debate over the efficacy of the 3-click rule and if users will leave a website or lose interest, if they do not find what they…

  • 27 Mar, 2014
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20Mar2014

Dealing With Frustration In 3 Clicks – Part 1

What do – the three little pigs, 3 phase power, the 3 lions on the England football shirts, 3 men in a boat, the three musketeers, the 3 Amigos, the Holy Trinity of Christianity, the Trimurti of Hinduism, the Three Jewels of Buddhism, the Three Pure Ones of Taoism, and the Triple Goddess of Wicca have in common? – Easy enough! The number 3 of course! And then there is another 3 – the three – click rule.

For…

  • 20 Mar, 2014
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20Mar2014

Are Organizations Ready To Play?

One of the not-so-new trends that is gaining popularity in online learning is the addition of gaming elements in eLearning courses. It’s not a bad idea theoretically, but is game-based learning really successful? How open are organizations to allowing their employees to ‘play’ their way through training?

Perhaps it’s the fact that games spell ‘f-u-n’ that puts off management. Or is it the risk of trying something new and casual that puts serious management on the defense?

Some possible scenarios dreaded…

  • 20 Mar, 2014
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17Mar2014

Keep It

I wonder what the heading of this article would signify to someone who does not know what this article is about. Would you switch off, or will the incompleteness of the topic/heading compel you to read on?

Chances are that I have lost a considerable number of readers already, because of my very unattractive heading. When it comes to eLearning – it’s just as easy to lose your learners, if your content is not attractive from the word ‘go’.

Listed below…

  • 17 Mar, 2014
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11Mar2014

Weathering the Storm With eLearning

Over the last few years, we have seen a change in climatic conditions across the world. This year, we were probably hit the worst. The Arctic blast brought record cold temperatures to Canada and the U.S.A; the Niagara Falls froze over; cities across US experienced extreme cold that had not been witnessed in decades. In the UK, the South-West of England was hit by severe storms; Australia experienced extreme heat and dry weather conditions.

You are probably wondering why I…

  • 11 Mar, 2014
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04Mar2014

Customized Solutions for your Organization’s Training Needs

customize (ˈkʌstəˌmaɪz) or customise
vb
1. (tr) to modify (something) according to a customer’s individual requirements
.customi’zation ˌcustomi’sation n
Collins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2003

We live in a world that promotes customization – from customized t-shirts to customized gifts and accessories, and even customized meals. Even top companies dedicate their services to customizing their products to fit all their customers’ needs. As a race we are particular about what we want; and…

  • 4 Mar, 2014
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