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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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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.

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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.

Question Design for Formative Assessment

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What’s in a name? I belong to the school of thought where formative assessments are not called “Knowledge Check”, “Quick Quiz” or “CYU”.

How UserTesting Drives Product Adoption and CX with Customer Education

Speaker: Steve Fleming-Prot, Content Strategist, UserTesting

In this webinar, Steve Fleming-Prot of UserTesting will share lessons learned from building UserTesting’s Learning Navigator and on-demand University, and why Customer Education is an important part of CX—and CX is an important part of Customer Education.

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.

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.

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.

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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The Ultimate 12 Step Guide For Choosing The Perfect Learning Management System

Picking the wrong LMS can cost you. Don’t settle for a disconnected, hard-to-use, expensive system that doesn’t meet your needs. Follow these 12 steps crafted by Lambda Solutions' LMS experts, and find your perfect eLearning solution!

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.

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.

Training for Lead Generation, Customer Onboarding and Support

Customer lifecycle training gives customers the knowledge and tools they need to be successful. As customer success and satisfaction grows, so does retention and repeat business. This eBook can help training teams improve or expand their customer training programs.

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.

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.

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.

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.

A New Segmentation Model for Customer Onboarding

A great customer onboarding program is a proactive and meaningful way to make a lasting impact on customer engagement, retention, and expansion. In this eBook, Skilljar will show you a new framework for building a customer onboarding program, including how to segment users and drive long-term value and retention through education.

Content Curation

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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?

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.

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.

The Definitive Guide to Customer Education Metrics

As you build and scale your customer education program, the right data can help you identify patterns, make evidence-based decisions, and adapt strategy to meet business goals. In this eBook, Skilljar will share the data and metrics best practices that have helped their customers meet program goals and communicate business impact.

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.

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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Top E-Learning Software - Recommendations and Pricing

Zero in on the best E-Learning software for your company. Get expert recommendations and pricing comparisons based on your specific needs.

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.

Learning Content Curation

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Understanding Curation. With the speed at which new buzzwords are added to the L & D lexicon, I am reminded of the nursery rhyme, Mary had a little lamb…. with Mary being technology and marketing, and the little lamb being the L & D community – that’s us – you and me.

The Importance Of A Framework In Designing Performance Support Tools

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What is a Performance Support Tool, and how do we go about designing one? Is there a framework that can help in identifying and designing the right Performance Support Tool for a given situation? In this article, we will try to answer these questions. Designing Performance Support Tools?

Choosing the Right Technology for External Training

According to Talented Learning, more than 700 LMS vendors compete in today’s learning platforms marketplace. But of course, not all platforms are created equal. In this eBook, Skilljar will discuss the key components of an external training LMS, and why they’re essential for a well-designed customer training program.