Category: Creativ Technologies

03 May 2019
elearning

IoT: Revolution in eLearning

The term IoT is “Internet of things” coined by Kevin Ashton in 1999. In simplest words IoT includes all the things other than phones and computers which are connected by power of internet. These are smart things which can send or receive information or can do both. This does not signify they are mini computers or smart phones. They connect various businesses and people to each other through devices, processes and environments. There are three kinds of IoT’s and each category has its own uses:

  1. Gathering and sending information
  2. Receiving and Acting on the information
  3. Both of the above

As per Bain and Company IoT market will increase to a whopping $520 billion by 2021. These different types of objects can have sensors, electronics, connectivity or software for transferring data. They broadcast machine to machine and are supported by cloud computing. The Internet of Things & Big data analytics together are bringing major changes in everything, and eLearning is not an exclusion. The knowledge given by IoT guides the eLearning designers to deliver a highly engaging and customized course material.

Internet of things have opened astounding opportunities in eLearning. It is changing the whole learning experience for the learners by building up knowledge, information distribution and energizing personalized growth. The virtual big data derived from IoT in eLearning is processed on a platform of big data analytics management, supportive tools and software. The smart objects generated data comes from IoT sensors through the network. Henceforth eLearning is impacted by IoT in many ways like:

  • The content delivery will shift from text to video to make it IoT compatible and more effective. It will be mostly in the form of videos for the reasons- quick feedback, easy to share and cost effectiveness.
  • Flexibility in eLearning course material will be able to grasp more information in terms of making a good quality and appropriately aligned course as per the learner’s needs.
  • Testing and tracking through internet of things will give more insights about the performance of the learner. It will also help in choosing best delivery method for effective learning experience.

Henceforth, IoT will bring about a different level of customization in eLearning courses and major reduction in failures of the learning and training programs. It will level up the eLearning strategies and global job competency.

15 Apr 2019
training

Are You a Progressive Organization?

In today’s business environment, the cut-throat competition is not easy to beat. Innovation in the products and services is vital. However, the success or failure of any organization is immensely dependent on its employees. The knowledge and skills of the human resources are an invincible competitive advantage.

To survive the performance pressure due to technological advancements and ever evolving needs of the consumer, progressive organizations are embracing the changes by making their work force ready for facing any business challenge. This is significantly implemented by modern day businesses through continuous training and development.

As rightly quoted by Richard Branson, “Clients do not come first, employees come first. If you take care of your employees, they will take care of the clients”.

Consequently, effects of training are shown in an increasing consumer experience.

There are only 8-9 percent of executive leaders who believe in providing training for both business and employee growth. Contrarily, during any economic crisis, eliminating the training programs is the most preferred choice by rest of the leaders. Without realizing that, it can help the firm and employees for smooth sailing through a rough tide. The positive and assured outcomes of well-trained staff can be summed out in these points:<

  • Increase in adaptability and acceptability levels
  • Decline in the errors in processes and output
  • Higher motivational levels and less turnover rates
  • Increase in productivity and growth
  • Rising Customer Satisfaction

There is no doubt that there are costs incurred in arranging effective and frequent training programs. Although, it’s important to compare them with the costs raised by inadequacy or absence of trained employees.

The results driven from researches have mostly concluded that the cost is higher in the later case. Lack of training can lead to many risks in an organization like:

  • Obsolete skills and knowledge of employees
  • Lack of motivation and innovation
  • Higher employee turnover
  • Affected productivity
  • A rattling balance sheet
  • Poor Customer Service
  • Rise in customer dissatisfaction

Poor quality and mismanagement of training programs can also induce backlash, resulting in any of the consequences mentioned in the list above. The answer to all the risks and costs involved in training is eLearning solutions. The customization of these solutions in alignment to the goals of the firm can deliver tangible results. The emphasis should be on quality and consistency, as the costs of online training programs are considerably much less than the traditional method.

04 Apr 2019
LMS

Journey of LMS in Corporate Sector

Learning is the process of obtaining new or reconstructing existing, knowledge, behavior, skills, values, or preferences as defined on Wikipedia. When it is done through electronic media with the help of analytical principles and educational technology, it constitutes e-learning.

There is no single evolutionary tree or agreed definition of e-learning in the history of e-learning. Since the 1960s, e-learning has evolved in varied forms in business, training, education, and military forces.

At present, it is construed differently in contrasting sectors. In the education sector, ‘e-learning’ points out the use of both software-based and online learning, although, in business, higher education, training and armed forces, it is a range of online practices as per Campbell, 2004. Sharp and Molnar said the modern utilization of the word ‘e-learning’ has different definitions in different conditions (referred by Campbell). Business, training, and higher education learning are particularly associated with Internet-based pliable delivery of content and programs.

E-learning in business and training can be distinguished by the idea of better productivity and cost-cutting in a continuously globalized business atmosphere. The focus remains on online course management as well as content delivery. Before the progression of computer and the internet, education & training without an instructor was unavailable. Distance learning was the only alternative accessible to learners based in distant areas.

In the 20th century, the approach of e-learning began through multimedia for distant teaching. It used broadcasts, telephone, audiences, videotapes, and radio. This auditory teaching mode subsequently drifted to video communication. The first modifying teaching system was developed at this time for the companies by the name of SAKI.

After a lot of advancement in these teaching techniques and technology, the first-ever Learning Management System (LMS) was developed with the name EKKO by Norway’s NKI Distance Education Network in 1991.

Therefore, it can be appraised that the concept of distance learning brought about the hypothesis and actual application of LMS in the real world. The actualization of LMS gave a platform for teaching through the internet. In simple words, LMS refers to a software application to aid the gap between training and learning by the usage of reporting Measure whether your employees have become better through learning analytics and data analytics.

At the current time, LMSs are considerably centralized in the corporate sector. It is needed in the development, delivery, documentation, tracking, administration, and reporting of e-courses and training programs. It is the foundation of essentially all e-learning endeavors.

02 Nov 2018
instructional design

Instructional design basics- What, Why and How?

E-learning has revolutionized the approach to learning which has made the process of learning easier. It has simplified and made the learning interesting at the same time. If you are new to eLearning, there is a huge bundle of knowledge that can be grabbed. Course creation and delivery have come a long way in the past decades. Now, the learning styles are blended by using all the possible avenues ranging from brick-mortar classrooms to digital tutorials. The instructional design plays a crucial role in the development of the course in eLearning.

The instructional design is a systematic approach to developing the learning courses and designing them accordingly. You can find enough information on the internet about theories, models, and approaches toward eLearning. A newcomer has to figure out the useful information from this ocean of the information available.

Starting from the basics of instructional designing, the first step is to make the course effective and engaging by keeping the learner’s perspective in the mind. Here are the basics of instructional design, which can help you to get an idea for developing an effective eLearning course; that can help your learner to understand the lesson clearly.

  • Analyze the audience:

The instructional design needs lots of studies and analysis before developing the course. Your primary focus should be on the learner, who is going to learn the lesson. Try to understand the needs of the audience and figure out if the need satisfies the development of the course.

There are many checkpoints in the audience analysis such as; if your audience/learner is tech savvy, what experience they hold, age groups and so on. Knowing and understanding the background of your audience helps the instructional designer in developing the content that meets the expectation of the learner.

  • Follow the basic structure while creating the module:

Everyone can develop an eLearning course but the best course can be developed by designing the basic structure of the module. The module should not be designed only for the sake of educating the learner. To ensure that the learning process goes smoothly, one should run it systematically. It is always the best idea to start with a welcome note followed by instructions on the navigation of the course. Don’t forget to mention the goals and objectives for the learners.

Avoid the complexity of the content as it can confuse the learner and they can quit the course in between. The interactivity adds plus points to the course. Add games, assessments, and quizzes as it will give a better experience to the learner. Add the instructions on how to go to the next lesson and exit the module.

  • Gain recognition of the learner:

To make sure that your module turns out to be successful, add all the interesting elements that will keep the learner engaged till the end. It is a great idea to start a lesson with a short introductory video narration; of what the learner will get from the course.

  • Takeaway

 As eLearning is totally an online platform, so making your learner comfortable should be the first priority. With eLearning, it should be assured that the learner gets the best experience by omitting the complexity of the module. If the module is developed without taking care of the learner, it might be a blunder that an Instructional Designer can commit.

 

 

18 Oct 2016

Interactive Slider

This is a Storyline Example including an Interactive slider to skip next and back buttons. You can scroll to view the images. This image which includes an interactive slider where you click to move to next product display. 
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