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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Comic Strip/Cartoon – Sloth & Froth – Sloth attends an awesome Train-the-Trainer Program, but…

Comic Strip/Cartoon – Sloth & Froth – Sloth attends an awesome Train-the-Trainer Program, but…

Sloth has returned from an intensive Train-the-Trainer (TTT) program on “How to Design Effective Trainings for a Diverse Audience.”  He appears to be a happy, satisfied learner. The question is – is he? ID/Training Terminology Used in the Comic Strip: TTT Program: Train-the-Trainer Program WIIFM: An acronym for “What is in it for me?” First made popular by Robert...

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Flash Fiction – Coffeebeans’ Dilemma – A Micro-story about the Challenges of Behaviorism

Flash Fiction – Coffeebeans’ Dilemma – A Micro-story about the Challenges of Behaviorism

Why won’t she learn, wondered Coffeebeans. I must’ve gone wrong somewhere. She sat down to think some more. Froth, the woman who had adopted her, appeared to be nice. She cared for her. She fed her the best food, and got her the best accessories, yet she failed to understand the basics. Coffeebeans had tried Classical Conditioning and then...

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An Instructional Analysis of the Short Story, “When Life Comes a Full Circle.”

An Instructional Analysis of the Short Story, “When Life Comes a Full Circle.”

Adult Learning Principles and Keller’s ARCS Model of Learner Motivation Before you begin, read the Short Story “When Life Comes a Full Circle”. Adult Learning Principles The three adult learning principles (Please refer Knowles’ Andragogy) that shine bright in the story are: Immediate Need, Application Orientation, and Collaborative Learning. Vicky experienced an immediate need to learn about the historical...

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Corporate e-Learning – Mythology, Ideology, and Reality

Corporate e-Learning – Mythology, Ideology, and Reality

The last two decades saw many organizations jump on the e-learning bandwagon expecting  that it would help set them on a fast track towards their goal of training cost reduction. We all know that training departments have traditionally been seen as “overhead departments” or departments that incur costs but do not “directly” contribute to revenue generation. The training department’s...

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The IDEAL – Topic: Constructivism

The IDEAL – Topic: Constructivism

Constructivism, a theory by Jean Piaget, explains the process of learning as a highly personalized experience, in which a learner forms or constructs one’s own interpretations of any new event, which are based on prior experiences. According to Constructivism, you learn anything new either through assimilation – adding the new information to the existing schema (when the new information...

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Comic/Cartoon – Sloth & Froth – Training Design

Comic/Cartoon – Sloth & Froth – Training Design

  “Sloth & Froth” Comic Strip – May 2011 (Training Design)   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 Tweet about it Subscribe to the comments on this post Bookmark in Browser Tell a friend

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When Life Comes a Full Circle – A Short Story.

When Life Comes a Full Circle – A Short Story.

When Life Comes a Full Circle (or Learning for an Immediate Need could Change your Life) – A Short Story.   Vikramjeet Ahluwalia, who preferred to be called Vicky, suppressed another yawn and tried to focus on the presentation once again. He was hoping that the trainer would switch those lights off instead of just dimming them. It wouldn’t...

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The Creative Lounge – What is Creativity?

The Creative Lounge – What is Creativity?

  Book your Cabana and get yourself a drink. Then settle down in the Creative Lounge. Okay. We begin our Quest for Creativity, by defining Creativity. You could argue that we can’t begin by defining creativity in a standard non-creative way – and I accept the argument as reasonable. Let us create a definition of Creativity. Let us begin...

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E-Learning – An Introduction: The Changing form of e-Learning

E-Learning – An Introduction: The Changing form of e-Learning

  Relax! I am not going to give you an overdose of what e-Learning is. I assume that you already have a general idea of what it is, and that you’ve been exposed to either the good, or the bad, or even the ugly of e-Learning, at some point in your life. Let me begin by telling you what...

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