The Ultimate Guide to Flipped Learning
SEPTEMBER 15, 2016
In the last article, Designing Blended Learning , we learnt a little about the various blended learning models. This This article will focus on the Flipped Learning model. So, what are the features of the Flipped Learning model and how is it different from a basic blended learning design? Do Do you remember this chart? Rotation Model. What is flipped classroom? Let us dig further. Conclusion.
How do you create a perfect blend of the various learning components?
SEPTEMBER 7, 2016
The learning landscape is not constant, shifting the learning focus on learners, learning, skills, goals and attitude. decade ago, there was a tug of war for the online and the traditional learning. The tussle continues even to this day with the learning modalities of both online and traditional learning overlapping in terms of treatment, elements, and components. Introduction. Learning Components.
Instructional Design: The Process – 1
OCTOBER 18, 2016
Course creation and delivery have come a long way in the past couple of decades. There have been all types of blend in learning, using all possible avenues from brick-and-mortar classrooms, virtual classrooms, eLearning, digital tutorials, videos, to xAPI tracking all forms of social or informal learning. However, most of the available information is piecemeal. Process Flow. Let us understand.
Instructional Design: The Process – Part 2
NOVEMBER 25, 2016
In the last article , we discussed ID, ISD and the various models and frameworks associated with both. The article ended with an introduction to ADDIE framework of learning design. The five phases of ADDIE framework encompass the entire content development process, from discovery to delivery. Here, we will attempt to cover each phase of the framework and the resultant deliverables. ADDIE Framework.
[Study] The Anatomy of a Training Course
Watch Out For These Trends in Mobile Learning: 2015 And Beyond
MARCH 30, 2015
Global mobile data traffic grew 69 percent in 2014 and was nearly 30 times the size of the entire global Internet in 2000. Mobile video traffic exceeded 50 percent of total mobile data traffic for the first time in 2012. Mobile network (cellular) connection speeds grew 20 percent in 2014. In 2014, on an average, a smart device generated 22 times more traffic than a non-smart device. Like our post
How Does Watching Videos Improve Learner Engagement?
JUNE 17, 2016
A symbol or an icon that kicks in engagement and triggers excitement intrigues you enough to immediately rush to touch and see what unfolds before you. That is the sheer pleasure of engagement that video learning can bring among learners. The workforce profile is changing globally. The buzz is around millennials when it comes to recruitment, training, or planning the skill development framework.
Tips for designing serious games in learning
MARCH 20, 2015
There is a reason why people give up on learning more quickly than they would on a good game. This is because, simply put, games are fun. This is why games are used as an important study aid in learning. Otherwise known as Gamification , it is the use of gameplay mechanics for non-game applications. Set the goals and objectives. Once again, the point of games here is to educate. Relevance. Email *.
The science behind gamification
APRIL 20, 2015
Gamification is the application of game thinking and game mechanics in non-game contexts to encourage users to solve problems. 2015 study by Research and Markets has forecasted that Gamification in E-Learning growth will reach $319 billion by 2020. How and why are game mechanics and game dynamics touted to be capable of achieving what other, more direct forms of training can’t? Status. Milestones.
Learning by Watching: Social Cognitive Theory and Vicarious Learning
JANUARY 7, 2015
Have you ever stood in front of a machine, with little or no idea about how to operate it – say at a self-check-in counter at an international airport that has its default language set to Dutch, or in front of a self-service kiosk for a tram that requires you to input information and money to print your ticket? Try and peep in, don’t you? This isn’t to embarrass you. Image Credit – [link].
How to get returns from Video Learning? Note the trends
DECEMBER 16, 2015
Videos are an essential component of eLearning. However, keeping them rich and relevant is far more important, because if made ineffectively, they can lead to wasted learning resources. Watch this two-minute snippet on video learning by Jonathan Halls to learn more.
5 Reasons to Use Gamification in E-Learning
DECEMBER 29, 2014
From a very tender age, we are exposed to games: Chess, Monopoly, Scotland Yard… And that is for a reason, because games make learning not seem like ‘learning’. Our mind inputs far more concentration and participation in a game rather than something we are otherwise taught. Digital games positively influence learning achievement. The sense of ‘achievement’ is what makes a game so captivating.
Experience is the New Learning
SEPTEMBER 23, 2015
Butter-knife, scissors, and sticky tape are all you need to join the conversation around virtual reality (VR) – is Kellogg’s take. Puzzled? Curious? Need more cues on the buzz around VR? Wear and watch’ the VR view. Check out the diverse use it offers. Research has gained momentum leading technology operators to think innovatively and to make VR solutions cost-effective. MUSIC. Music is soulful.
How does customizing of learning help to improve competencies?
NOVEMBER 13, 2015
What do conglomerates with highly complex product lines do to keep people charged on gaining skills? What does a multi-national company with years of hard-built reputation do, especially when it is aggressively entering newer markets , expanding and adding newer products or lines to its already overflowing basket of products? How can the issue of crunching voluminous data be addressed?
Skills you need as an Instructional Designer.
DECEMBER 4, 2014
Are you tired of seeing heavy content slides? Do teaching methods and strategies appear far from being comprehensible? An Instructional designer is just what you need! skillful Instructional designer brings to you both technology and learning combined together not only in a digestible format but also at an appetising pace. Image Credit – Freepik. Like our post ? First name. Email *.
Unshrouding the Mystery of Blended Learning
AUGUST 3, 2015
For many, blended learning is still a muddled concept. One may be basking away in the glory of facilitating learning via all sorts of devices – PCs, laptops, tablets and smartphones, thinking that blended learning is ‘mission accomplished’. Sorry to burst the bubble, but that is NOT blended learning. The realm of blended learning extends far beyond just technology based learning.
Influence, Innovation, Inspiration
AUGUST 7, 2015
…and the power of great minds! Two luminaries have permanently etched their name in the knowledge era. Hailing from 2 totally different backgrounds and nationalities, their phenomenal contributions through thoughts or deeds have made them a toast to humankind! Two individuals who have left their imprint in the planet in ways that make them very special to people across the globe. Kalam conformist.
Seven Simple Secrets to Off-the-Shelf Course Success
10 Ways ELearning Maximizes ROI
JANUARY 19, 2015
There was a time when training was seen as a necessary evil. Necessary because no organization can function without it, and evil because it was a huge expenditure – of time, money and other resources. Employees had to skip work in order to receive training and that meant days of lost revenue for the organization. Circa 2015. Training is now an investment. Saves Money. Highly Cost-effective.
Going Mobile for Enterprise Learning: Trends & Statistics
JUNE 2, 2015
Did you know that the average smartphone today is more powerful than the PCs that took two astronauts to the moon in 1969?! We bet you didn’t. Infographic Credit- ATD. For organizations that underestimate the power of mobile devices , here’s the catch: global mobile data traffic grew 69 percent in 2014 and one fourth of the total global internet page views come from mobile devices. billion by 2017.
Can VR make learning viral?
JUNE 17, 2016
Sensory, stimulating, and sticky – that’s how learners would want their learning to be. And, that is a demand that is influencing organizations – large, medium and small enterprises – to evaluate the latest trends, technologies, and tools that would make this a reality. So, how then can the perennial challenge faced by global enterprises be handled, to make it a win-win for all stakeholders? link].
The don’ts of eLearning Instructional Design
MARCH 27, 2015
Sometimes it could be confusing to draw the line between what’s useful and what’s not. This criterion is very important when it comes to eLearning Instructional design. Right from the content creation to the design of the page, there are several ways in which it could go wrong. Below are the lists of don’ts when it comes to eLearning instructional design. Don’t start design without a plan. Email *.
Why do learners want to learn on the mobile?
JUNE 9, 2014
Facebook 1 Twitter 9 Google+ 2 LinkedIn 5 Pinterest 1 mLearning is on the rise and will be. The reason? Well, ask your employees and you’ll know the issues they face while trying to complete those extra hours of formal classroom sessions which they could have easily read about on their own. People see Smartphone’s as an integral, inseparable part of their lives.
Using Gamification for Human Resources
MAY 17, 2015
Yes, you read that right! Gamification is penetrating into every field possible and not just for entertainment purposes. In case you’re wondering what gamification is, it is the process of applying gaming techniques and game design mechanisms in non-game related areas to motivate and entertain people, thereby achieving a particular goal. The Past. The present. The Future. Understand. Engage.
VR – The Next Leap in Learning
SEPTEMBER 15, 2015
Compel to learn? That’s history. Check out the new medium to learn – Virtual Reality. It is the next leap in learning. VR is exciting and so immersive that one is compelled to find out more. The edge of paper ceases to exist, encouraging animators in the most exhilarating ways to hone their craft. The “full immersion” into a drawing has to be experienced to know what it feels like. Glen Keane.
Technology can get obsolete but learning cannot
JANUARY 13, 2016
Sony, Samsung, Dell, and Intel are some leading global brands that are recognized as trend-setters when it comes to the world of technology and consumer electronics. However, these brands compete vigorously to stay ahead in their respective businesses. They realize that consumers are no longer isolated, thanks to the digital advancements and the Internet of Things (IoT). Measure of progress.
Cognitive Load Theory: The Key to Smarter Instructional Design
OCTOBER 15, 2014
What is cognitive load theory (CLT)? Attributable to John Sweller who developed this theory after thoroughly studying problem solving, CLT provides guidelines for improving learning and retention by focusing on the memory capacity of human beings. While solving problems or trying to ‘learn’ new information, the brain copes up in certain ways, which have been studied and theorized by Sweller.
MOOCs for Corporate E-learning
APRIL 10, 2015
Massive Open Online Courses or MOOCs are relatively new yet already a rage, so much so that the New York Times named 2012 as the ‘Year of the MOOC’. What started as an initiative by the Stanford University in 2011 has quickly found its applications as a learning medium in educational institutions and corporates alike. Similarly, Yahoo! As per 2014 data* 41.7% Source: elearningindustry.com.
Return on Learning Metrics
APRIL 5, 2016
“What doesn’t get measured, doesn’t get done” – so goes the saying! Well, if you are measuring something, but not necessarily all the right things, your end result could still not be right or you are relying on the wrong data to make your case. Measuring Learning” has been plagued by this issue since decades. Lines of businesses make budgets available for learning intervention.
Social Learning is here to stay!
JULY 8, 2015
Who would have imagined that the rapid pace of technology advancement would transform the learning landscape so dramatically! So, if Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, LinkedIn, Pinterest are not part of your vocabulary, then either you are living in isolation or you certainly do not belong to this era. This learning approach can help to create networks and sustain them too. However, a word of caution!
How to Create a Customer Training Strategy
Do you want to predict learners’ path?
JANUARY 12, 2016
Imagine what it would be like to know about the lives of people over a period of 75 years !A complete picture of 724 men , whose lives have been tracked year after year! Unbelievable, isn’t it? Factory workers, lawyers, brick layers, and doctors are some of the professional paths pursued by this set of individuals. These participants entered this unique effort while they were in their teens. link].