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21 Brilliant Resources for Up-skilling Learning Designers

21 Brilliant Resources for Up-skilling Learning Designers

We, like many out there, are of the view that, though most learning designers possess good levels of skills around the traditional training (formal learning) area, their skill levels fall short around the informal or social learning areas. This is mainly because designing informal and social learning experiences for workplaces demands a diverse and unique set of qualities. Today, while we are in the midst of up-skilling our learning designers, we set out on a quick journey to revisit our most precious resources on this subject in order to see how to leverage these in our up-skilling exercise. Read on...

Intrinsic Motivation in Adult E-Learning

Intrinsic Motivation in Adult E-Learning

Motivation is a critical issue for e-learning. Learners who lose their motivation do not learn, whereas learners who gain and maintain motivation learn what they need and persist to the end of the instruction. How can instructional designers motivate learners in an e-learning context? Designs based upon sound instructional theory integrating intrinsic motivational features are the answer.

4 Rules for Using Graphics in eLearning

4 Rules For Using Graphics In eLearning

If you’re an instructional designer, educator, SME or you’re just interested in eLearning design, this article will give you a resume of 4 essential rules for proper use of graphics in your eLearning project. At first sight it seems quite unusual that something so obvious like inserting images into your eLearning project needs special rules. But by following the findings from the cognitive theory, the right use of graphics provides better learning experiences.

Corporate eLearning When and Where Learners Need It

Corporate eLearning When and Where Learners Need It

One of our clients had their technical support staff traveling across India and overseas to install and commission their new milling and turning machines at their end users’ sites. This was, however, proving to be a major logistical challenge for them. Therefore, they wanted us to design an online program that could train all their end users on the commissioning of their machines. Read on to know more about the solution we conceptualized...

A Guide to Gesture-based Interactions: Learning at Your Fingertips

A Guide to Gesture-based Interactions: Learning at Your Fingertips

Kids today grow up with touchscreen devices and seem to innately know how to use them. This is lucky for them, as smartphone designers across the globe seem determined to fit the most content and least number of buttons onto the front of a phone. This means gestures—scrolling, swiping, tapping, pinching, flicking—are becoming the dominant interaction of the smartphone user interface. Children intuitively know which touch gestures to apply, but what about those of us who aren’t so-called “digital natives?”

Assessing Return On Investment Of eLearning

Assessing Return On Investment Of eLearning

One of the biggest challenges that eLearning professionals experience is demonstrating the return on investment (ROI) of their training programs. In order to attract project sponsors and to justify resources invested in the development of eLearning, projects need to prove that they deliver real benefit to an organization. This article discusses considerations that need to be factored in when calculating eLearning ROI.