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Designing job-aids

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London Tube map. Harry Beck, an engineering draftsman is credited with the design of the London Tube map as we see it today. Unlike regular maps that focus on distance, details, and geographical accuracy, this one resembles a circuit diagram.

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Financial Inclusion Certification Program – A Case Study

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© Crisil Foundation. The Challenge: A Leap of Faith. This wasn’t the regular vanilla project. The target audience wasn’t your white-collar worker with formal higher education and a few years of professional experience.

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Visualizing Instructional Content

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What is a good learning visual. Assume that you are teaching the concept of feedback, and the different ways that you can design it. You visualize this piece of information as shown in the image below (Visual A and Visual B).

Learning Experience Design

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Introduction. The twin concepts of Design Thinking and User Experience drive product design as well as software and web design. And, since a significant amount of learning is happening via technology these days, it is inevitable that these concepts will influence learning design.

Workplace Mask Policy & Return to Work Templates

Paycor’s comprehensive checklist and customizable letters will help you re-start your business and welcome your team back to a new normal.

Estimating Cost for Elearning Projects

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Overview. Somewhere, sometime along the way, we decided that we should identify “levels” for calculating the cost for developing an E-Learning course: Simple interactions – low cost; richer interactions – higher cost; elaborate and complex interactions, highest cost.

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Predictive Learning Analytics

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What is Predictive Analytics. You are seated in your car, and on your way to a meeting. You feed in the destination, and Google Maps gives you directions. You are midway when Google Maps sounds an alert – there has been an accident ahead, and this could lead to traffic jams on the route.

Scenario-based Questions

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We often create scenario-based questions because we consider them to be more “challenging” than the regular ones. However, just adding a scenario doesn’t make a question challenging. The scenario that you design has to be authentic and real.

Demystifying Cognitive Load Theory

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Cognitive load theory is credited to the work and research of John Sweller in the 1980s. In this article, I try and decode it to help Instructional Designers understand the concept and apply it when they design learning material.

Question Writing & Assessment Design

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Question-writing is an integral part of the instructional design process. Writing effective questions is both art and science. You may develop this art over a period of time through practice. However, a lack of understanding of the science can render your most sincere “artwork” ineffective.

Why Smoking Costs Employers More Than They Realize

Your employees are smoking, and at a cost of $7,000 per year for each employee who smokes, that adds up - fast! This free report will show you how an effective cessation program pays for itself.

Protected: Creating Model Curriculum – Reference Material

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Octalysis Framework: A Trainer’s Take

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Background. While researching on Games for teaching and learning, I stumbled upon an awesome framework, called the Octalysis Gamification Framework. I used it to understand Gamification in general, and specifically in the training context.

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Script writing for video tutorials

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Is the approach to scripting a video tutorial similar to how you script for traditional E-Learning courses? If not, how is it different? Let us see. Given below are two forms of writing for an online lesson on ID Reviews. How are the two different?

Case Study, Scenario, Story: What’s the Difference?

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The term Case Study is often used loosely and interchangeably with the terms scenario and story-based learning. This often causes a lot of confusion. Some may argue “what’s in a name”, but others, especially those who diligently practice the craft of instructional design, will empathize with me.

Build or Buy an LMS? How to Pick the Right Solution for Your Budget

BUDGET. When it comes to picking your next LMS that six-letter word is probably the most important part of the decision-making process. So, what are your options to get the best possible eLearning solution without breaking the bank? Build it or buy it. This guide from Lambda’s eLearning experts details absolutely everything you need to consider so you can pick the perfect eLearning solution for your organization and budget.

Leaders are what they do; not what they say

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Overview. Just peruse a few Leadership Training programs and chances are that you will notice the following topics: Leadership Definition, Leadership Styles, Goal Setting, Performance Planning, and skills such as, Delegation, Negotiation, Time Management, Budgeting, Coaching and Communication.

7 Frequently Asked Questions About Gamification

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Asymptote is an interesting concept in Algebra. It is a straight line that continually approaches a given curve but does not meet it at any finite distance. The learning field is something like that.

UX: Insights from Disneyland

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‘Rat’tled! Before we knew it, we were seated and strapped. Within a split second, we started moving at breakneck speed through a dark alley, over a wall, on to a rooftop, and then came hurtling down and dashing into a tall building until we stopped abruptly under a table.

Gagne’s Events of Instruction

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According to Gagne, a learning unit (lesson/topic/module) should include nine learning events. The nine events are based on the manner in which our brain processes information. It is especially useful when you start off as an instructional designer.

[On-Demand Webinar] The State of Customer Education: Trends and Benchmarks Report

Speaker: Sandi Lin & Linda Schwaber-Cohen

In this webinar, Skilljar CEO Sandi Lin shared learnings from Skilljar's recent study and her insights on the state of Customer Education. She dug into key findings so you can benchmark against industry trends and understand how your strategy and metrics compare.

Collaborating With Subject Matter Experts

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Subject matter experts (SME) can either be Workplace SMEs or Academic SMEs. If the domain experts are Workplace SMEs, they will not understand pedagogy. If the domain experts are Academic SMEs, they will understand pedagogy, but may not be in touch with workplace requirements and problems.

Instructional Design for Subject Matter Experts

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The gradual transition towards a creative economy has led to a paradigm shift in the learning process. Learning systems need to be transformed everywhere; and not just in formal institutions, such as schools and colleges.

The Three Essentials of Microlearning

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Microlearning. Learning Bytes. Learning Capsules……These terms have now become synonymous with ELearning. But are we getting it right? Do we really understand what it entails, and how to go about designing these?

Content Curation

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Just launched! 2020 Customer Education Benchmarks and Trends Report

Based on a survey of more than 250+ external education teams, Skilljar has compiled this report on current trends including budgets, integrations, team structure, and more. In this report, see how companies across a variety of industries are building, optimizing, and measuring their training programs.

Instructional Design for K-12 Textbooks

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Before designing any textbook, it is important to understand the principles for textbook design, and the National Curriculum Framework which serves as the foundation for textbooks used in schools. The audience for any textbook is the student and the teacher.

Interfacing with Subject Matter Experts

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Introduction. The effectiveness of Technology-Based Training is dependent on two roles- the Subject Matter Expert (SME) and the Instructional Designer. If you are involved in producing Technology-Based Training, you are probably familiar with these roles.

Learning Trends 2017

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Many organizations today are experiencing training fatigue. While their training calendars are full, they continue to adopt a linear, compartmentalized and push-driven approach to learning and performance planning.

Are You School Ready? Blended Learning in K-12 (BLINK©)

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ID Mentors recently concluded a two-part training program for the Senior Management of Bluebells International School, Kailash Colony, New Delhi.

9 Ways to Manage Costs and Prepare for Future Growth

SMB leaders are working day and night to navigate the COVID-19 crisis. Successfully managing it requires the CFO and HR leader to make complex decisions quickly, without rushing into an uncoordinated response. Foremost among these decisions will be cost containment. The way organizations manage costs now will determine how well they perform during and after COVID-19. Download our guide and start preparing for the future today.

Putting Design in Instructional Design

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What is design in Instructional Design? Is it in the in the outline of a learning program? Is it in the approach you adopt to render the program? Is it in the questions that you create to optimally challenge the learner? Yes, to all three!!

Ruth Clark’s Content Types for Designing Instruction

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One of the frameworks that I really find useful for designing instruction is Ruth Clark’s Content Types. In this article, I will explain why and how I find this useful. Typically, once the need analysis is complete, what Instructional Designers receive is the source material, or the raw content.

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Boxer, Sprinter, Grandmaster…? What Avatar are you in the workplace?

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Gamification is the latest buzzword!! Or is it? Personally, I think it has always been around. I present my case with a sampling of evidence. You may be the referee, the umpire or whatever……. The Boxer: Starts the week with a Monday-morning huddle where he/she throws punches left, right and centre. I am told that a few punches at the start of the week helps to set the tone for the rest of the week, so no one dares to miss a deadline. The Sprinter: This one is only interested in work.

Gamification – What’s in a Name?

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It’s sacrilege, it seems. My son, who is pursuing his post graduation in Mathematics, gets angry when he hears the word gamification!! It seems people use this term to imply “game theory”, which is a highly abstract mathematical concept.

Need Remote Learning ASAP? Don’t Pick Your Next LMS Before Reading This!

Need to go remote or move your training programs online? Download this guide to identify and overcome the biggest eLearning challenges so you can pick the perfect LMS without wasting time, money, and effort, even if you are just starting your eLearning journey.