A Preference for Indifference – A Short Story

A Preference for Indifference – A Short Story

  His bed was set against the window. The caretaker had laughed when he said that he liked to look outside his window the first thing in the morning. “You don’t know what’s outside that window or you won’t be so sure,” the grizzly old man had said in a voice that shook with age, and with mirth. Vineet...

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Froth Demonstrates Anger Management in a Training Program

Froth Demonstrates Anger Management in a Training Program

Trainings that promise to help people give up their bad habits aren’t all that easy on the trainer, as Froth discovers during and Anger Management training program. What’s your take? Blog this! Bookmark on Delicious Digg this post Recommend on Facebook Buzz it up Share on Linkedin Share via MySpace share via Reddit Share with Stumblers Share on technorati...

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Aleatoric Creativity and Instructional Design

Aleatoric Creativity and Instructional Design

According to the Webster’s dictionary that sits on my desk, Aleatoric means, “characterized by chance of indeterminate elements.” Aleatoric Creativity: Aleatoric creativity thus, must mean something that’s the complete antithesis of the kind of creativity required for instructional design, which has to adhere to the instructional framework in order to generate value. According to this Wikipedia entry on Aleatoricism,...

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Instructional Design and its relationship with eLearning, Training, and Technical Writing!

How is instructional design related to elearning, training, and technical writing? This oft-repeated question requires a detailed answer. Whether you are a technical writer, an elearning content developer, or a trainer;  you need to understand how the knowledge and application of instructional design could strengthen your skill-base and help you establish yourself as true content professional. It’s easy to...

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The Language Editor – Ironing out the wrinkles.

The Language Editor – Ironing out the wrinkles.

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 – The Perfectionist Most eLearning organizations employ full-time language editors whose...

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Types of Creativity – The 4C Model by James Kauffman

Types of Creativity – The 4C Model by James Kauffman

  Types of Creativity – The 4C Model by James Kauffman Traditionally, creativity was thought to be of two types: 1.    Eminent Creativity (Creativity of those who achieved eminence in their chosen creative field.) 2.    Everyday Creativity (Creativity that everyone has – and which manifests itself in our daily acts.) In 2001, James C. Kauffman (of the Sylvia Plath...

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Instructional Design Reviewer – the Unsung Hero of eLearning Development

Instructional Design Reviewer – the Unsung Hero of eLearning Development

  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 The Instructional Design Reviewer An Instructional Design Reviewer reviews content to ensure its instructional effectiveness. While the job that Instructional Design Reviewers do is...

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Damocles to Dionysus – How Instructional Design helps the Trainers?

Most trainers have excellent…almost magnetic personalities. They look confident, they speak well, and they have the ability to lead their training groups into great learning experiences. These competencies  however are behavioral and have been developed through years of practice.  As any good trainer has developed these competencies over many years and they all are quite good at what they...

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Creative Agni News Bulletin: Instructional Design Workshop on 5th Feb and More.

Dear Readers, Here’s a quick update. I had repeated the IDP-ST Workshop -the Instructional Design Primer for Senior-professionals and Trainers (IDP-ST) on 5th February.  This workshop found participants among trainers, senior instructional designers, training managers, and project managers, and was attended by professionals working in IBM, Binary Semantics, Educomp, DLF Pramerica, and Piron Corporation. I thank them for their...

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The Spell Called Motivation – Weaving Magic for your Learners.

In all my training programs and courses,  I visualize and use the essence of motivation as the discomfort-toggle, which can be used for sustaining learner motivation. This toggle helps you create and then remove the discomfort of “not-knowing”, and it has the capability to transform a disinterested learner into a curious, knowledge-hungry individual.  It works on the Gestalt principle...

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