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MAY 20, 2010 Celebrating learning and development professionals and their initiatives
Having run a training and learning consulting company for the last 6 years and having worked with clients, vendors, and fellow learning professionals; I realize that the world is divided into two parts - those who provide training (vendors) and those who need training (clients). Most of my folks are on this side of the table (those who provide training). Kudos to our LionSher team!
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AUGUST 12, 2009 Are you offering a Merc when he's looking for a Maruti? – Are you scaring your clients away?
This led to distrust and loss of credibility for eLearning and other training providers in the industry. It's but natural that given the economic situation, companies are selling hard and aggressively in the market. But all the hard selling and aggression can be futile if this does not match the need of the market. Given the crisis in the industry, most companies have evolved methodologies and processes to strengthen their systems. This in turn means that their sales teams are under double the pressure to market these competencies as well as fetch business. What is your motive?
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JULY 10, 2010 Startup Saturday - Hyderabad July 10
Apalya are the pioneers of video technology on mobile phone and are now the leading providers of mobile television. I spent an interesting Saturday with the Hyderabad Startup Group. The theme was Mobile. Apart from Farhan Azhar and Shiva the guest speakers, there were a couple of lightning speeches as well. It was good to hear Farhan speak. Farhan is a successful serial entrepreneur from Hyderabad. It will be good if someone can update Farhan's entrepreneurship ventures. The key takeaways: a. Simplicity: The product should be simple b. Voice 2. SMS 3. Mobile web. Welcome your thoughts
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JANUARY 27, 2009 Are Web 2.0 tools designed to support learning?
They should provide a platform where learners can post comments and trainers/experts can view them and respond. Whether it is Web 1.0 or Web 2.0 tools, we need to understand and evaluate the affordances of the tools and their abilities to support and deliver learning effectively. Today, I came across a case study that evaluates the pedagogical affordances of web 2.0 technologies. The case study makes some interesting points about the pedagogical affordances of web 2.0 technologies. To put it across in layman’s perspective, the case study analyses the abilities of web 2.0 Web 2.0 I agree.
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JUNE 13, 2010 Thinking of Setting Up an Advisory Panel?
The agenda for most are either or all of these: a) Provide valuable gyan or mentoring support b) Be the company's brand ambassador/mouthpiece c) Help get business contacts. This will ensure that you get enough wisdom from someone who knows your industry well and has had similar experiences facing the challenges that you encounter to be able to provide you advice on the same. During my research about how to set up an advisory board, I came across some useful information. The reasons why companies look for advisors may vary. Where/How to look for advisors? 2) [link]. 3) [link].
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MARCH 28, 2010 How to facilitate synchronous learning for real and virtual learners using technology?
They must be ready to provide interesting visual interpretation and visual summary of events as and when needed. They should be prepared with the content analysis, attention grabbers, trivia, de-briefs of case studies or discussions, provide data on the fly to the graphic design and technology team. Let's explore a scenario. What are the program objectives? What are the challenges?
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IDIOT Laziness, work, or social compulsions
| SATURDAY, MAY 15, 2004
My good old NIIT provided
me the launchpad to start off. I havent been as prolific as I'd decided to be. Blame it on laziness, work, or social compulsions. Anyways, hope to make up for the lost time. Lost time reminds me of the time-- a year and half back. had given up a comfy corporate job at Wipro; recoverd from a minor health setback; and had decided to start off my own consultacny. After seven rugged, painful-gainful, and memorable years, I decided to leave the comforts of a secured full-time job for the new challenging vistas of entrepreneurship. MORE >>
IDIOT Workflow Learning - A Real-life Case Study
| SATURDAY, JUNE 25, 2005
These tools are more relevant and useful than the expensive tools provided
by a content management system! These tools are built-into the environment that she works, and deliver the same information that any sophisticated content management portal can provide
through web, wireless, and mobile technologies. The latest buzz word in the learning circles is workflow learning. While so much is written about workflow learning, I would like to take you through the workflow learning experience at our workplace. Kern was all set to hive off its editing services. This was six months back. MORE >>
IDIOT Usability in Elearning
| TUESDAY, JULY 5, 2005
They drive the requirements, provide
the learner details, and define what strategies to follow. Kern offers two kinds of services -- usability and elearning. Often our clients inquire about this holy matrimony of usability and elearning. think usability lends itself naturally to any elearning solution. This got us into an interesting discussion about how usability impacts learning solutions. Geeta: How do we apply the learning from usability to our elearning projects? Ripul : Usability is a measurable attribute where we measure the usefulness of a product. Geeta: That's right. MORE >>
IDIOT Myths About E-Learning Outsourcing
| SATURDAY, OCTOBER 8, 2005
selective information: Transparency works! Get it done cheaper: If you are looking for a cheap solution, be ready. to sacrifice quality. If a cheap solution is really what you want, get a. bunch of summer trainees to do the job. DO NOT expect a vendor to. deliver what your team of experts delivers, at one-tenth the cost. Or, the next best solution—outsource to Uganda or Mogadishu, at least the. conversion rate will make more sense. Get it done quicker: If you think you are crunched for time and you want. to outsource, chances are your project will be screwed. Outsourcing. MORE >>
IDIOT Understand Training Needs First, Propose Solutions Later!
| SUNDAY, MARCH 12, 2006
learning solutions! Companies who provide
learning solutions should encourage clients to first analyze the need for training and then opt for the right training approach. Output The findings would be submitted in the form of a Word document providing
a brief outline of the possible solutions. We do not prescribe “e-learning”! And this is what all learning companies must do. Help the client find a solution by understanding the problem. Many a times, clients realize that “elearning” is not the “only” solution. It’s a good business to be in! Assimilation of data 6. MORE >>
- Can Technology Companies Deliver eLearning? IDIOT | SUNDAY, JULY 9, 2006
- Is Small Beautiful? IDIOT | THURSDAY, JULY 17, 2008
- Designing Training Delivered Using Web 2.0 Tools IDIOT | TUESDAY, JANUARY 27, 2009
- 5 things IDs can think differently about! IDIOT | THURSDAY, APRIL 9, 2009
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