By Geeta Bose | Sep18, 2012 |
As educators, trainers, and learning professionals, we have a larger responsibility of ensuring that training and learning programs have a long-term and life-changing impact on learners. At the end of the day, the goal of any learning program is to ensure that the program meets the short-term goals and achieves long-term objectives as well.
Let us review a case study about how Kern designed and implemented a rural retail training program for a client. The significant take aways from this case study are -
- The detailed research phase and insights from this phase
- The significance of brainstorming during the design phase
- The critical role of the implementation roadmap
However, the most satisfying aspect of the program is its consequence. The training program brought about social change in the villages!
By Geeta Bose | Feb15, 2011 |
The new year 2011 has started on a high note for Kern. We are delighted to announce the launch of Lionsher – the most affordable LMS in the world. While traditional learning management systems cost $10,000 upwards, Lionsher offers the online SaaS-based platform starting at $60.
Lionsher is designed for mid-sized corporate, departments within large corporate, educational institutions, training companies, capacity building non-profit companies, and individual trainers to gain maximum advantage of online training with minimum administrative hassle and zero capital expenditure.
Today, Lionsher is the ‘most affordable’ LMS in the world. While traditional learning management systems cost $10,000 upwards, Lionsher offers the online platform at extremely attractive price plans. Lionsher pricing starts at:
- $60 per month for 50 users
- $225 per month for 200 users
- $1000 per month for 1000 users
By Geeta Bose | Oct21, 2010 |
Yesterday Tracy Bissette posted a challenge on Twitter. “Don’t use next & back buttons in our course strategies. Design an immersive environment with inherent navigation.”
I remember working on a course four years back. The course was ‘Dealing with Conflict at the Workplace.’ This was designed to sensitize young managers in IT companies about how to deal with conflict at their workplace. Read more…
By Geeta Bose | Aug10, 2010 |
It was kind of ironical when Yahoo! Small Business wanted us to teach “Basics of Internet” to its tele-sales agents. Imagine teaching about the ‘Internet’ to one of the pioneers of ‘Internet’ revolution!
By Geeta Bose | Aug09, 2010 |
It’s celebration time! Learnability Matters blog is celebrating its 4th anniversary. Check out its new trendy look.
A big thank you to all the followers of this blog for their unquestionable passion for learning, design, and learner research! So, what can be a better way to celebrate than have an anniversary special dedicated to you! Yes, Learnability Matters invites guest bloggers to contribute to the blog.
Geeta Bose presented this paper on Learner Centered Methodology – A New Approach to Effective Learning at the 3rd National Seminar on ‘eLearning and eLEarning Technologies”, (ELELTECH India) November 5-6th, 2009. This seminar was organized by Center for Development of Advanced Computing (C-DAC), Hyderabad and JNT University Hyderabad in association with Department of Information Technology, Ministry of Communications and Information Technology Government of India.
Formally using Informal Learning – An initiative
As a learning solutions company, we emphasize a lot on internal learning and training sessions. Typically we allocate 1-2 days a week of 1.5 hrs each to these sessions. One among us presents the session and we have a discussion around it. People find these sessions extremely valuable as a lot of learning and sharing happens during the sessions.
Over time, there have been certain challenges in driving the sessions. Most of our people are very active on the web; they blog, tweet, are on Facebook, part of groups on LinkedIn and are active contributors as well. Read more…
As part of the series of workshops on how to use Web 2.0 for learning and training, Kern’s second workshop in Mumbai has started off on a great note. The workshop is happening in a great convention center -Avanta at Bandra Kurla Complex. We have one whole wall that overlooks the Mumbai landscape, Our participants have come in well ahead of time, which is a great thing. More updates on the workshop: Learner 2.0
By Geeta Bose | Jan06, 2009 |
This is for all learning professionals who are looking for the elusive AICC code. We hunted high and low for it and finally found it at:
This URL gives you valuable information about:
a. AICC sample lessons
b. AICC features used in the samples
c. Source codes for the samples
Most companies across the globe are adopting Web 2.0 learning technologies to drive employee learning, training and development. Many more companies who have been using traditional training models may benefit from an exposure to these new age tools such virtual worlds, wikis, podcasts, and other web tools.
This workshop is designed for HR Managers and training heads who can explore the use of Web 2.0 tools for training and learning purposes. The workshop will be held on January 31 at Secunderabad, Andhra Pradesh India. Read more…