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 Archana | Oct01, 2009 |
The main aim of this presentation is to help you understand what scenario based learning is, what its characteristics are, and how effective it is. Here, we share several examples and explain how scenario based learning is designed. Read more…
By Archana | Jun24, 2008 |
Decision trees or branching stories are alternate paths a learner takes as a direct consequence of decision made. The outcome is different based on the choices you make. Therefore, if you attempt the exercise more than once selecting the other choices, the outcomes may be different each time. Several educational simulations use decision trees to impart skills. A few examples are Account Challenge Sales Simulation, EAP lifescape, aids awareness, and so on. Read more…
By Archana | Mar07, 2008 |
Let us consider a situation. You need to teach learners about Internet Fraud. The possible two ways of doing this are:
- You get right to the business and tell the learners about Internet Fraud. In this approach, you define the concept, then list the types of fraud, and then explain how to avoid such frauds.
- You describe a scenario with a fraudster in action. Then you show several scenarios using the fraudster to help learners understand about Internet Fraud and the types of frauds. Using similar scenarios, you also explain how learners can avoid such frauds.
By Kern | Jul21, 2007 |
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As a consumer, let me begin by telling you that it’s a thwarting experience to switch mobile phones. This is especially the case when you feel like you need a change. Obviously you would expect this change to be for the better, right? This is not the case always my friend! So, I got myself a new Samsung X210. I switched my Nokia phone for this (which I regret now by the way!). But I had to move on and that was my plight. I began fiddling around with my phone before I showed it off to everyone I knew (and didn’t know). As you can guess, my usability instincts play hard on me. Read more…
By Archana | Apr25, 2007 |
Every design has some basic thumb rules and guidelines. The objective of this article is to quickly jot down the guidelines for creating assessment questions in an elearning program. Remember, these are just tips and not rules. Each company has different versions of these rules. Here’s a quick list of what we follow. Read more…
By Kern | Mar31, 2007 |
Psychologist, Carl Jung studied human behavior deeply and passionately. He studied the behavior and knowledge of the human mind and developed theories of how the dynamic brain functions. This article is essentially concerned with Jung’s understanding of personality types. I would encourage you to sieve out knowledge from this section and weave it into your daily work of usability studies. There is an enormous need to understand and interpret the behavior of our users in the models that we design. And Jung’s ideas will help us achieve this. Read more…