The IDEAL – Topic: Active Learning

The IDEAL – Topic: Active Learning

Active Learning Active learning refers to the methods that engage or involve learner in the learning – thus, moving from the plain old lecture-based sessions to more interactive and collaborative ones. (Charles C. Bonwell and James A. Eison, 1991). Thus Active Learning methods call for activities that initiate and build learner activity in a classroom. Such methods would take...

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Past Experiences, Schema-building, Pattern-Recognition, and…?

Look at the following string of numbers and letters. 82TT9JXDUQNE Does it remind you of something? Yes? What does it remind you of? If you were born in 1982, it’s possible that the first thing that comes to your mind upon viewing this string,  is your birthday. However, if that isn’t the case and if you’ve ever installed a...

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The IDEAL – Topic: The Algo-Heuristic Method

The IDEAL – Topic: The Algo-Heuristic Method

The Algo-Heuristic Theory or the Algorithmic – Heuristic Theory defines three types of instructional rules. Descriptive rules – describe what the process is. Prescriptive rules – describe what should be done. Permissive rules - provide alternatives to the prescriptive rules. It helps to analyze a term into its constituent words, so let us look at the two words that...

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A Short Story – Dushyant & Shakuntala – Why Love kills Logic?

A Short Story – Dushyant & Shakuntala – Why Love kills Logic?

Shakuntala absently rotated the ring that Dushyant had given to her with his undying promise of love. She couldn’t think of a reason why Dushyant won’t keep his promise, unless of course, he didn’t really care for her. She tried to recall every little thing that he had said while he was with her, and every little gesture that...

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e-learning for Corporate Skill-building – The Challenges

e-learning for Corporate Skill-building – The Challenges

In the previous post “e-learning for Corporate Skill-building – The Possibilities”, we discussed the advantages of using e-learning in organizations. However, the corporate implementation of e-learning presents the management with certain challenges. Let us look at some of these challenges and reflect upon how they might be addressed. The 5 Challenges that Organizations face in implementing eLearning The Challenges...

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Creativity Techniques – Brainwriting – Rapid Idea Generation

Creativity Techniques – Brainwriting – Rapid Idea Generation

Individual brainstorming sometimes loses out on the “chain-reaction” that group brainstorming thrives upon. Brainwriting is a technique that has the benefits of both. Let us start with a brief introduction to the structure and process of Brainwriting. Remember that brainwriting quite like brainstorming focuses upon generating quantity and not quality. Here’s what you’d be doing to organize a successful...

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Sloth & Froth Comics – Teamwork Training and Decision-making.

Sloth & Froth Comics – Teamwork Training and Decision-making.

Sloth is found on the bank of a river – bound and unconscious… Morale of the Story: Every once in a while, you’ll bump into an audience that is smarter than you are.       Blog this! Bookmark on Delicious Digg this post Recommend on Facebook Buzz it up Share on Linkedin Share via MySpace share via Reddit...

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Creativity Techniques – Brainstorming – Group vs. Individual!

Creativity Techniques – Brainstorming – Group vs. Individual!

What is Brainstorming? It is one of the techniques that organizations use to generate fresh or “creative” ideas. A brainstorming session generally consists of the following activities on part of the organizers: Manage to get people together in a room, if possible, of their free will. Prepare problem statement and the required props. Record the minutes of the meeting...

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e-learning for Corporate Skill-building – The Possibilities

e-learning for Corporate Skill-building – The Possibilities

We all know that in the long run e-learning is less expensive. It is less expensive because of the following reasons: Multiple Roll-Outs No Distribution Costs Reduced Trainer Time Reduced Trainee Time Standardization of Quality I accept it, you accept it, and we all accept it; so let us set it aside, and look at what else e-learning can...

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The IDEAL – Topic: Criterion Referenced Instruction (CRI)

The IDEAL – Topic: Criterion Referenced Instruction (CRI)

Criterion-referenced instruction is built around the premise that a learner should be able to fulfill the criterion of meeting the learning objective. So it focuses upon designing a training program or a course in a way that it enables all the learners to achieve a specific level of skill or meet the pre-defined learning objectives. The concept of criterion-referenced...

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