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What is innovative teaching?

Learning with e's

I've fielded a lot of questions recently, during panels discussions and presentations about technology supported learning. Over the next few posts, I want to elaborate on some of these. Here's the first: What factors determine innovative teaching, with or without technology? Nor does a good teacher need to always use technology to maintain their effectiveness. Reference Rogers, E. Unported License.

Webinar: How to Create Software Simulation Training in Storyline

eLearning Brothers

I am sure that many of you have been asked numerous times to create a course or courses teaching folks how to use a piece of software. Many of the eLearning developers that I’ve spoken with, however, weren’t aware that this functionality existed in Articulate Storyline. So, last Thursday I led a webinar in which I went over how to create software simulation training in Storyline 2.

Is Training Falling Short? Turn Up the Pain!

Living in Learning

I just finished reading an amazing book, “Chase the Lion”, by Mark Batterson, where the focus is largely examining change…personal change to be exact. But the same principles he addresses are very relevant for shifting thinking in an organization. The thinking I firmly believe we need to change is how we attempt to build sustained […]. Discovery & Consulting Learning Ecosystems Performance Assessments Performer Support Sustained Capability discovey KPIs learning continuum organizational change management performance consulting

6 Ways An LMS Can be Used to Deliver Blended Learning Effectively [Infographic]

CommLab India

Many companies are blending classroom and e-learning methods to deliver highly effective training. An effective blend of these training formats helps provide a high degree of flexibility to employees who can be supported through various types of instructional material. But, what does it take to implement blended learning efficiently? Well, you can make use of your Learning Management System (LMS).

How to Choose Between On-Demand and Instructor-Led Training

Not sure whether to offer on-demand or instructor-led training, or both? Each has its pros and cons and your decision will depend on your organization’s needs and goals. Download this eBook to learn which option is better at scale, as well as the resources needed to implement each training type.

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Adobe Captivate: Learning Interactions with Self-Hiding Instructions

I Came, I Saw, I Learned

by Jennie Ruby  Scenario:  Your SME wants to put a ton of text on a slide. "It's all important!" " she insists.    "Okay," you say. "But let's give the learner some control over the experience. Let's use a Learning Interaction."  For this project, we'll choose the Tab interaction.  Then type your title.).

Adaptive Learning in E-learning – What is Adaptive Learning?

CommLab India

2 Decades Ago: There were 47 of us in grade 6. Although we came from different backgrounds, we were never discriminated against. Unfortunately, even our mental levels of understanding were treated with the same, intense uniformity, and everything that was taught was taught to all 47 of us together. We did the same sums, got the same homework, and the same, modest amount of attention.

SkyPrep, Bridge and Litmos LMS Top User-Friendly LMS List

CLO Magazine

SkyPrep, Bridge and Litmos LMS top this fall’s ranking of the Top 20 Most User-Friendly LMS Software, according to Capterra, an online enterprise software directory. Whether a learning organization is switching their LMS or buying one for the first time, it represents a significant investment. Providers were measured by a combination of usability, customer service and customer reviews. Bridge.

Affordable luxury: TalentLMS wins Capterra’s “Most Affordable LMS” ranking


It used to be that you got what you paid for. If you wanted the best, you had to pay some pretty penny for it. Cheap stuff was just that: cheap. Like, you couldn’t get a Mercedes for the price of a Yugo. And, with cars, you still can’t. But with software, it’s different. You see software, unlike physical products, doesn’t have a raw cost for each copy. But don’t just take our word for it.

Skill based learning – How it drives an organization’s performance

Training and learning organizations today play an active role in contributing to the bottom line of any organization by aligning their objectives to the immediate business objectives. This provides a solid ground for cost justification and encourages businesses to place training groups right where they should be, at the heart of a growing, thriving, learning culture.

An open letter to CABE

Viplav Baxi Meanderings

The Central Advisory Board of Education (CABE) meets on October 25, 2016 to discuss many important issues. The apex education advisory organization features education ministers, HRD officials, key institutional heads and key influencers from outside government. The CABE takes the important decisions about education in our country. This time around, on the tentative agenda are a spate of important things. Such as: The scrapping of the no-detention policy. The extension of RTE (the Right to Education) Act to span pre-school and secondary education. The re-institution of a Class X board exam.

Blooms Taxonomy: The Science of Learning Objectives – Part 4

CommLab India

Welcome to the fifth blog in the series of posts on learning objectives. In my previous posts, we have looked at the importance of learning objectives. We have also seen the six levels of the cognitive domain of Bloom’s Taxonomy, viz.  Remembering , Understanding , Applying , Analyzing , Evaluating , and Creating , which is concerned with mental skills (knowledge). Receiving phenomena. follow.

Top 10 Objections to Gamification (and the Best Way to Respond) by JD Dillon

Learning Solutions Magazine

Gamification gets its fair share of skepticism regarding its potential to impact employee learning and performance. experience has shown that when applied effectively, gamification has the power to significantly improve employee. engagement and business outcomes. Here are some responses to the most common objections! Emerging Topics Games & Learning Training Strategies

Types of People Who NEVER Succeed in Leadership


It didn’t take long to figure out I didn’t want to follow this guy. From the outside he looked like the posterboy for leadership.  He dressed well, he had built a solid business, he had a great family, and other people in the office respected him. But once I began to peel back the onion and see him interact with others when things weren’t going his way, I saw a person I didn’t want to follow. It was proof to me that Peter Browning’s definition of leadership was pretty damn accurate: “The capacity to elicit the willing collaboration of others over a sustainable period of time.”. Leadership

Whitepaper: When The LMS Isn’t Enough

In this whitepaper, you will discover the main reasons why the LMS alone is no longer meeting the needs of the modern learner. More importantly, you will learn what you can do to enhance its value.

Individual Contributors Need Learning, Too

CLO Magazine

It’s no wonder managers get so much learning and development attention. Managing business operations, they receive and respond to messages from the top and deal with issues coming up from the lower levels of the workforce, said Terry Barton, director of systemwide staff development at the University of California, Office of the President. Terry Barton. What do I need to ask my manager for?

Rapid E-learning Vs. Traditional Methodology: A Quick Comparison of the Development Time

CommLab India

Do you have stacks of ILT material? Do you need to convert them into online courses quickly? Are you running short of training budgets? If you answer Yes to these questions, you need to go in for rapid e-learning. But what exactly is rapid e-learning? How is it different from the traditional e-learning development methodology? Well, let’s find the answers to these questions in this blog.

Why Adopt Mobile Learning For Online Training – 10 Questions Answered

EI Design

If you are new to mLearning or are seeking ways to enhance its impact, e.g. by using mobile learning for online training, you would have several questions about it. In this article, I answer 10 questions that range from its definition, application, and how you can maximize its impact. Why Adopt Mobile Learning For Online Training? Following are 10 questions answered about adopting mobile learning for online training. Let us begin. What Is mLearning Or Mobile Learning? mLearning or mobile learning is self-paced online training that is available to the learners on tablets and smartphones.

4 Ways to Realign Your Sales Force with the Changing Pharmaceutical Sector [Infographic]

CommLab India

In the rapidly changing Pharma landscape, having a comprehensive understanding of doctors and other stakeholders is vital for fruitful sales. Digital interactions are gradually replacing representatives’ direct sales interactions with doctors. According to research by Accenture, nearly one in four direct sales interactions targeting doctors have been replaced with digital interactions.

Seven Simple Secrets to Off-the-Shelf Course Success

Off-the-shelf elearning is applicable for a wide audience, but it won’t address your organization’s unique situations or distinctive content. So are these courses all that helpful? For sure! Read on for 7 secrets to make off-the-self learning your own.

Blended Learning -What it is and why it’s important

CommLab India

Much has been written about blended learning in recent years. The term itself is self-explanatory i.e., it’s a blend of two or more training methods. To be more precise, it’s a learning technique where a learner learns at least in part through delivery of content and instruction via digital and online media with some element of control over time, place, path, or pace. Do share your thoughts.

Developing Online Microlearning Modules for Sales Training: A 6 Step Process

CommLab India

We are moving from a world where computing power was scarce to a place where it now is almost limitless, and where the true scarce commodity is increasingly human attention. – Satya Nadella, CEO of Microsoft. recent survey conducted by Microsoft revealed most Millennial learners have attention spans of just 8 seconds, shorter than those of goldfish which can remain focused for 9 seconds.