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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Sloth rises beyond his level of incompetence…or so he thinks.

Sloth rises beyond his level of incompetence…or so he thinks.

  Sloth tries to reduce his dissonance through deliberate misinterpretation of his supervisor’s remark.     Cognitive Dissonance:   Cognitive dissonance is the discomfort that people feel when they experience something that doesn’t agree with their existing knowledge or beliefs.  When Sloth’s supervisor tells him that he’s got a bad average rating for his trainings,  he experiences a discomfort...

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5-Tips for creating Storyboards without Losing your Mind.

Developing Storyboards for eLearning without losing your Mind or (Beating the Fixated ID Syndrome)   Here’s the scene. You’ve just completed your storyboard. It took you 10 interminably long days to finish it – and it’s finally done. You should be on cloud nine. You should be planning your weekend. You should feel free. But you don’t. Instead, you...

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Context-specific Creativity

Context-specific Creativity

What is Context-specific Creativity? We are all creative, however, our creativity is contextual. It exists within a specific context and disappears outside it. Thus, The Definition of Context-specific Creativity Context-specific Creativity is the ability to arrive at a solution to a specific kind of issue or problem. – SRA Explanation and Illustration for Context-specific Creativity: Don’t go looking for...

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How to Design Effective Training Games?

Designing Training Games – The Challenges and the Rewards (Train-the-Trainer Series)   Every good trainer knows that a single good training game can  salvage the most boring of training programs. However, what irks a trainer most is that it’s next to impossible to find a game that can boast of a holistic relevance to the training program. The absolutely...

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The IDEAL: Howard Gardner’s Theory of Multiple Intelligences

The IDEAL: Howard Gardner’s Theory of Multiple Intelligences

  Howard Gardner’s Theory of Multiple Intelligences Howard Gardner reviewed the existing definition of intelligence and broadened it to explain intelligence as “a set of abilities” used to resolve problems within a given cultural context. Thus, he moved away from the viewpoint that intelligence is general and universal. Gardner listed the following 7 intelligences. Musical Intelligence Kinesthetic Intelligence Mathematical/Logical...

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Wondering whether you should become an instructional designer?

I know that there’s a strong echo of the term “instructional design” in the job market. I also know that you’ve heard this term from a friend of a relative of yours, and you feel that you have it in you to become an instructional designer. However, a quick check never does anyone any harm, does it? While I...

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Creative Agni’s Instructional Design Courses – Views of the Participants.

The first sessions of Creative Agni’s Instructional Design Courses (The IDST Course and the IDCD Course) have ended and the course participants have sent in their views on the courses. You can read these views on the Creative Agni Participants’ Views page here. I would like to thank all the participants for taking out time to send me their...

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The IDEAL: Bloom’s Taxonomy for Cognitive Domain Learning

The IDEAL: Bloom’s Taxonomy for Cognitive Domain Learning

The Six Levels of Bloom’s Taxonomy Bloom’s Taxonomy classifies cognitive learning into six ascending levels. Level 1: Knowledge Level 2: Comprehension Level 3: Application Level 4: Analysis Level 5: Synthesis Level 6: Evaluation As the levels move up, the mental processing required for achieving these levels of learning too increases. Here’s a quick look at each of these levels....

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