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The IDCD Course – Next Session: August 2016.

June 17, 2016

The current IDCD session will be ending on June 26th. The next session of the IDCD course will begin in 2016. If you are interested in joining the course, please go through its details on the IDCD page. Blog this! Bookmark on Delicious Digg this post Recommend on Facebook Buzz it up Share on Linkedin Share via MySpace share via Reddit...

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Gamification of Learning and Training

June 17, 2016

I’ve just published the first article in the series “Gamification of Learning & Training”.  ”Gamification – What does this new-fangled, star-spangled term mean?”  introduces the term to you by peeling the jargon off it. It first defines gamification of learning and then redefines gamification by focusing on its essence – harsh but honest, drastic but direct. I have at...

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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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Instructional Design Primer (IDP) workshop on April 03, 2016.

March 20, 2016

I’ve just announced the IDP Workshop on the Creative Agni website. If you are a current/aspiring writing/learning professional who wants to explore the fascinating discipline of Instructional Design, this workshop might be your window into the exciting world of content-creation for training and eLearning. Visit the IDP Workshop page to read about the scope of the workshop. If it...

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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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IDCD Course Session Scheduled to start on Jan 17th, 2016.

January 4, 2016
IDCD Course Session Scheduled to start on Jan 17th, 2016.

I’d like to make a quick announcement on the IDCD Course front. The next session of this two-month program is scheduled to start on January 17th, 2016 (Sunday.) If you are interested in taking this course with me in this session, please go through the course details and send me an email. I also want to thank everyone who...

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Free Instructional Design Primer Workshop on January 03, 2016.

December 9, 2015

Dear Readers, I am organizing a 3-hour Free ID Primer workshop on January 03, 2016. After a rather long hiatus, it will give me an opportunity to reconnect with you over a discussion on Instructional Design. If you are interested in attending the workshop, please visit the IDP workshop page, go through the brief, and register for the workshop....

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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: Cognitive Dissonance in On-ground and Online Trainings – Reasons & Remedy.

April 8, 2015
IDEAL: Cognitive Dissonance in On-ground and Online Trainings – Reasons & Remedy.

Read the previous post “IDEAL: Understanding Cognitive Dissonance – Explanation and Illustration” here. Cognitive Dissonance in Classrooms and Other Learning Environments: According to Leon Festinger, who proposed the theory, Cognitive dissonance may arise due to two or more conflicting cognitions (thoughts.) Such dissonance is often experienced in adult-learning classrooms where the learners come in with prior knowledge that may oppose...

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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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