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PowerPoint Coma – Causes, Effects, Prevention, and Dilbert.

April 9, 2016
PowerPoint Coma – Causes, Effects, Prevention, and Dilbert.

John Herrell has been there, perhaps you’ve been there too. PowerPoint Coma is a real phenomenon. It drives those afflicted into a daze that numbs their brains; it has a soporific effect so strong that you’d ditch valium; it is the reason why many awesome programs fail to make a real impact. The crowd-sourced urban dictionary, has been among...

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Next Session of IDCD in April + Other Matters.

January 26, 2016

ID Course Update and Other Thoughts: The Instructional Design and Content Development (IDCD) Course: The Jan session of IDCD is currently in progress. I intend to start the next session in April. If you are interested in taking the program with me, I recommend that you go through the details of the IDCD Course and send me an email....

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IDEAL: Cognitive Dissonance & Other ID Principles – Relationships!

April 10, 2015
IDEAL: Cognitive Dissonance & Other ID Principles – Relationships!

Previous posts in this series: IDEAL: Understanding Cognitive Dissonance – Explanation and Illustration. IDEAL: Cognitive Dissonance in On-ground and Online Trainings – Reasons & Remedy. Cognitive Dissonance & Other Instructional Design Principles: Cognitive dissonance reflects in many other ID theories and models. This isn’t surprising because many ID theories are based on observations of the human learning behavior. If...

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IDEAL: Understanding Cognitive Dissonance – Explanation and Illustration.

April 7, 2015
IDEAL: Understanding Cognitive Dissonance – Explanation and Illustration.

Cognitive Dissonance: (Explanation, Illustration, and its Impact on Learning.)   Understanding Cognitive Dissonance: I had first encountered this term when I was a student of management. The context was customer behavior, and the concept being discussed was Post-purchase Dissonance. To simplify matters, let me explain Post-purchase Dissonance first. Every once in a while, after having bought something of high...

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Dreams and Nightmares – A Short Story about Success, Pride, and Fear

August 8, 2012
Dreams and Nightmares – A Short Story about Success, Pride, and Fear

Dreams and Nightmares – A Short Story about Success, Pride, and Fear   The sound of the footsteps echoed in the silence of the night. As Lisa hurriedly made her way across the society compound to reach her block of apartments, the sound began to fade. She wiped the beads of perspiration from her forehead and tried to control...

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Sloth rises beyond his level of incompetence…or so he thinks.

June 14, 2012
Sloth rises beyond his level of incompetence…or so he thinks.

  Sloth tries to reduce his dissonance through deliberate misinterpretation of his supervisor’s remark.     Cognitive Dissonance:   Cognitive dissonance is the discomfort that people feel when they experience something that doesn’t agree with their existing knowledge or beliefs.  When Sloth’s supervisor tells him that he’s got a bad average rating for his trainings,  he experiences a discomfort...

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A Preference for Indifference – A Short Story

April 17, 2012
A Preference for Indifference – A Short Story

  His bed was set against the window. The caretaker had laughed when he said that he liked to look outside his window the first thing in the morning. “You don’t know what’s outside that window or you won’t be so sure,” the grizzly old man had said in a voice that shook with age, and with mirth. Vineet...

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Instructional Design and its relationship with eLearning, Training, and Technical Writing!

March 27, 2012

How is instructional design related to elearning, training, and technical writing? This oft-repeated question requires a detailed answer. Whether you are a technical writer, an elearning content developer, or a trainer;  you need to understand how the knowledge and application of instructional design could strengthen your skill-base and help you establish yourself as true content professional. It’s easy to...

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Damocles to Dionysus – How Instructional Design helps the Trainers?

February 16, 2012

Most trainers have excellent…almost magnetic personalities. They look confident, they speak well, and they have the ability to lead their training groups into great learning experiences. These competencies  however are behavioral and have been developed through years of practice.  As any good trainer has developed these competencies over many years and they all are quite good at what they...

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The IDEAL: The ARCS Model for Learner Motivation by John Keller

February 2, 2012
The IDEAL: The ARCS Model for Learner Motivation by John Keller

The ARCS Model for Learner Motivation Coffeebeans is clamoring for our attention. She’s got something to say about Perceptual Arousal, which is one of the techniques to gain the learner’s attention. We are listening, Ms. Coffeebeans! John Keller’s ARCS model establishes 4 parameters for motivating the learner. A: Attention R: Relevance C: Confidence S: Satisfaction According to Keller, the...

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