You must of heard of phrases such as tailor-made, custom training, and so on. What do these really mean? Custom learning means that learning is designed keeping in mind the learning environment, the learners’ needs, and the organization goals. But shouldn’t all types of training take these into account? The answer is NO. Most non-custom or off-the-shelf ILT do not factor in these parameters.
But why should you opt for custom learning for instructor-led training (ILT)? To answer this question, let us take a look at the difference between custom learning and non-custom learning.
By rashmi | Jan07, 2011 |
One of our clients, a leading FMCG company in India, approached us to design their campus presentation. They wanted to present an innovative, vibrant Flash presentation to the campuses rather than a staid PowerPoint presentation. The key reasons they approached us were:
- They liked the work that we showcased in our eLearning portfolio.
- Campus presentations require good instructional design. It is important to convey the relevant message in the right sequence. Most agencies do not focus on this area.
- They wanted a professional, classy look. They wanted to work with a team that is brilliant with Flash programming, visual design and communication design.
As promised, we have compiled the list of most informative and popular posts. Once we started digging our archives, it was immensely satisfying to realize that it was a really, really tough task to choose certain posts over others. The following list is based on the highest number of comments, highest number of retweets, and applicability of information. We thoroughly enjoyed revisiting the journey so far. Hope you find this list useful too!
Kern’s Best Practices
- Evaluation of Training – A Critique of Kirkpatrick’s Evaluation Model
- Kern’s Learning Evaluation Methodology
- Learner Centered Methodology – A New Approach to Effective Learning
- Learnability Testing of Online Courses
- Personas in eLearning
- Three Ways to Test Effectiveness Without Learners
- Usability in eLearning
- The How and Why of Contextual Inquiry
- Testing eLearning Products
- Learning Solutions Demystified
- Problem Solving Through Training Needs Analysis – A Myth
Do you hold your users through the doors of a building to show them the way? Why should you show your learners “Click Next to proceed”?
Do you point an arrow to a doorbell to indicate: Press here to ring the bell? Why do you need to instruct your learner for every tab or a button to say: Click each tab to know more.
Do you need a guide every time you use your lift or go to a theatre?