10Nov2014

LMS: What’s In – What’s Out

Coco Chanel said this of fashion: “Fashion is not something that exists in dresses only. Fashion is in the sky, in the street; fashion has to do with ideas, the way we live, what is happening.

We would like to add that fashion is in the humble Learning Management system as well.

The LMS is an integral part of the L&D industry across corporates, training institutions and a steadily increasing number of educational institutions. With the passage of time, it has…

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10Nov2014

Learning and Development at workplace: Changing Paradigms, Emerging Trends

89% of Indian companies are expected to increase the time and effort they spend on Learning and Development (L&D) of their critical workforce in the near future, according to the report, ‘Learning and Development at Workplace: Changing Paradigms, Emerging Trends’. The report is the result of the joint efforts of Grant Thornton India, 24×7 Learning, and the Indian Institute of Management – Kozhikode. The study is based on a survey of the L&D practices of the top 150 corporates…

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28Aug2014

4 Reasons to Train Your Sales Team with Mobile Learning

‘Not seen, not heard’ – an adage that aptly describes the Sales Force of any organization. Not surprising really, considering the fact that the Sales Team is almost always away from the desk. How do you train this group of people who are almost never present at the workplace? How do you provide vital information to this team who are in dire need of the latest information on the product they are selling? How do you keep your Sales…

  • 28 Aug, 2014
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18Aug2014

Can your organization benefit from Mobile Learning? Part 2

In this article we revisit the 5 instances we discussed in the first part of this series – when traditional and online learning fail to provide fruitful results. Here, we see how mobile learning can come to the rescue and aid of both organizations and employees.

A Mobile Workforce: As the ‘mobile workforce’ becomes the norm rather than the exception, organizations find it hard to provide their employees with successful training. Employees often miss out on classroom training sessions or…

  • 18 Aug, 2014
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10Jul2014

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…

  • 10 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…

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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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