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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New Sessions for the ID and eLearning Courses Announced.

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!

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

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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On April 7th 2019, The Free CICD Workshop

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The IDCD Course – Session Starting: April 21, 2019

The IDST Course – Starting April 28, 2019

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