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Responsive Content – What it is and How does it impact eLearning Development?

February 16, 2018

Responsive Content. What does this term mean? Does it mean that the content responds to the learner’s choices? Does it mean that the content in some way responds to the learner’s expectations? Or does it mean that the content responds to the environment it must be presented in? Theoretically it’s all of the above, but practically it concludes through...

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Instructional Designer – The Conjurer of Learning

February 13, 2018

A lot of confusion exists around the term “Instructional Designer.” In many e-learning organizations, it’s a designation; but thankfully, most understand it to be a role, which it is. And yet, most recruiters aren’t able to differentiate between a content developer, a content writer, or an author. This confusion seems to be acquiring another dimension with the advent of...

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Demystifying Rapid Authoring or Rapid eLearning Development

January 31, 2018

Rapid Authoring is just what the name suggests – a method to author content rapidly. Quick Deductions: From this simple statement, we can deduce the following: If Rapid authoring means developing eLearning content rapidly or quickly, then there must be other “non-rapid” or slower ways of developing elearning content. In order to hasten the content creation process Rapid Authoring...

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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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Trainers & eLearning – A Troubled Romance?

February 18, 2014

Folks, First of all, a huge Thank You for thinking about me and my training programs. I want to tell everyone that whenever the courses return, you’ll find the announcement emblazoned on this site – All you need to do is stop here once in a while and check. Let us now talk about more relevant matters and discuss...

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New Sessions for the ID and eLearning Courses Announced.

November 29, 2012

Dear Readers, I’ve announced the dates for the next sessions of the ID and eLearning courses that I conduct. Here’s a snapshot. IDST (Instructional Design for Senior Professionals & Trainers) Course: This 2-Month course is for you, if you have 3 or more years of learning-related experience (training, content development etc.,) and you want to learn Instructional Design to...

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The Virtues of a Final Read-through of Content can only be understood when experienced!

November 21, 2012

One must, (and I repeat and capitalize MUST,) read through every bit of content that one writes. Unfortunately, it isn’t always possible – and only when it isn’t possible, only when one doesn’t do a review due to one or the other constraint,  one experiences the full impact of this mistake. I realized it this morning, when I chanced...

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The Composer of elearning Content – The Programmer

November 20, 2012
The Composer of elearning Content – The Programmer

Previous Posts in this series: The Anatomy of an eLearning Course The Creators of an eLearning Course An Enigma called the eLearning Project Manager The Mysterious Subject Matter Expert The Apparently Omnipotent Instructional Designer Instructional Design Reviewer – The Unsung Hero of eLearning Development The Language Editor – Ironing out the Wrinkles The Silent Magician – The eLearning Graphic...

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Announcing a Sparkling New Course to help you master the art of Developing Storyboards for eLearning!

October 6, 2012

My Dear Visitors and Readers, Before I provide the details of this course, I must tell you about what inspired it’s creation. The IDST (Instructional Design for Senior Professionals and Trainers) course gave me an opportunity to spend the past six months in the elite company of many Senior Trainers and Managers. It made me reflect upon the fact...

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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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