The Composer of elearning Content – The Programmer

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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The IDEAL: Writing Glamorous Objectives vs. Writing Effective Objectives!

The IDEAL: Writing Glamorous Objectives vs. Writing Effective Objectives!

This is something that will continue to trouble me until my last day on dear Mother Earth’s bossom. Why do we glam them up? Why is it that we try to tediously work our fantastic vocabulary into  writing statements that would make people wonder whether instructional design really is about simplifying stuff? I think that the reason isn’t that...

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

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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An Important Announcement coming up…Stay Tuned.

Dear Visitors, I will be making a very important announcement shortly. The Creative Agni eZine notification will carry the announcement, so if you want the news to arrive in your inbox, please click the Subscribe link in the sidebar. These two months have been extremely busy for me, but I expect the work-pressure to ease  a bit in the...

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Learning the Art of Content Creation from the Master Creator

According to the Genesis I, God first created the heaven and the earth. The earth was created formless and there was darkness all around, so God said, “Let there be light,” and then there was light. Then God named the light, Day, and the dark, Night. Then God made the sky before he rested. Then the next morning, he...

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

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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The IDEAL: Verbal Information

The IDEAL: Verbal Information

  Verbal Information / Verbal Skills Robert Gagne classified the outcomes of all learning processes into 5 types. Intellectual Skills Cognitive Strategy Verbal Information Attitude Motor Skill We’ve already discussed Intellectual Skills and Cognitive Strategy, and understood what sort of abilities fall under these two classes. Verbal Information is possibly the most abundantly found among the three types of...

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Why Courses and Trainings Fail?

It isn’t uncommon for instructional designers and content developers to exist in a perpetually anxious state of mind. This happens because at any given point in time, one of their courses or training programs is either being reviewed by the client, or being implemented to their end-audience. The anxiety is natural, because the course or the training could result...

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The Silent Magician of eLearning – The Graphic Designer

The Silent Magician of eLearning – The Graphic Designer

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 Agent of Transformation – The Graphic...

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The IDEAL: Cognitive Strategy

The IDEAL: Cognitive Strategy

  Cognitive Strategy Robert Gagne classified the outcomes of all learning processes into 5 types. Intellectual Skills Cognitive Strategy Verbal Information Attitude Motor Skill We’ve already discussed Intellectual Skills. Gagne included Cognitive Strategy into his list of the five types of competencies that may be learned, and hence into his five types of learning outcomes; thus, drawing our attention...

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