Next Session of IDCD in April + Other Matters.

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.

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.

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!

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.

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.

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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Trainers & eLearning – A Troubled Romance?

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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Using Instructional Storytelling Storytelling for Soft-skills, Conceptual, and Technical Trainings

The battle-lines between creativity and practicality never fade, yet some instructional designers and trainers make the effort to bring creativity into the domain of teaching and training. They use various techniques to make learning more palatable and also more effective. One of these techniques is Instructional Storytelling. Through his Daily Kick in the Pants, David Wolverton (who writes fantasy...

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Unexpected but Long Overdue – The eZine Springs back…

…as I take a break from the Sunday classes. This break was long overdue. I had been waiting for an year, perhaps two – but we humans tend to push ourselves to our limits before we give ourselves the much needed break – the break that lets blood flow into our veins again and that rejuvenates our numb fingers...

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The IDEAL: Conformity, Compliance, and Obedience – What they are and How they Impact Trainings?

The IDEAL: Conformity, Compliance, and Obedience – What they are and How they Impact Trainings?

Conformity, Compliance, and Obedience (Explanation and Comparison with General and Training-Specific Illustrations.)   If you are a trainer, you’ve seen them all – right there in your classroom. Accepting the existence of these behaviors, and understanding them could help you implement your training programs more smoothly. Let us understand and illustrate each of these. Conformity This term is related...

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