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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The IDEAL: The ARCS Model for Learner Motivation by John Keller

The IDEAL: The ARCS Model for Learner Motivation by John Keller

The ARCS Model for Learner Motivation Coffeebeans is clamoring for our attention. She’s got something to say about Perceptual Arousal, which is one of the techniques to gain the learner’s attention. We are listening, Ms. Coffeebeans! John Keller’s ARCS model establishes 4 parameters for motivating the learner. A: Attention R: Relevance C: Confidence S: Satisfaction According to Keller, the...

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Creative Agni News Bulletin – ID Workshops, Trainings, and the Rest.

Dear Visitors and Readers, On January 29th, I organized a Free workshop called the Instructional Design Primer for Senior-professionals and Trainers (IDP-ST).  This workshop was attended by trainers, training managers, and consultants from IBM, Mckinsey, Educomp, FCS, Wipro, and HSBC. I would like to thank them all for spending some of their precious Sunday time with me. Thank you...

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The Creative Process – The Seven Stages of the Universal Traveler Model

The Creative Process – The Seven Stages of the Universal Traveler Model

  The Universal Traveler Model of Problem Solving or Design My quest for creativity models turned up the Universal Traveler Model or the UT Model (The Universal Traveler: A Soft-Systems Guide to Creativity, Problem-Solving, and the Process of Reaching Goals by Don Koberg and Jim Bagnall) and I found its presentation rather interesting. The creators of the model presented...

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