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6 Points to Keep In Mind While Choosing an Outsourcing Content Development Partner
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6 Points to Keep In Mind While Choosing an Outsourcing Content Development Partner

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Every organization has its core competencies; however, these organizations can’t have every possible skill under the sky; which is why, outsourcing exists.

You possess the skilled personnel to focus on the core business of your organization, but some aspects of your work, the ancillary ones, need to be outsourced to an outside party. If you are looking for someone to help create content for your eLearning modules, there are a few pointers to be kept in mind while selecting the right partner.

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7 Ways to Assess Your Learners Effectively
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7 Ways to Assess Your Learners Effectively

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The most effective way to identify whether your learners have acquired and retained the necessary skills and knowledge from your eLearning course is using assessments wisely.  It is one of the most important tools in assessing your learners’ performance objectively.

Let’s assume the learners have completed their assigned learning module and they all score an average of 80 percent or higher at the end of the training. Their evaluation was conducted using the traditional strategies like drag and drop, multiple choice questions and multiple response questions etc. However, can you actually evaluate the learners beyond multiple-choice quizzes? Is there an alternative to evaluating the effectiveness of your learning program? Yes, you can do so effectively using the following methods.

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Pokémon Go or Learning-on-the-go?
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Pokémon Go or Learning-on-the-go?

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The most talked about words in the world of technology these days are Virtual Reality (VR) and Augmented Reality (AR). The concept of Virtual Reality was initiated for the video game industry. It can possibly be “the next big thing” in eLearning industry as well, but it seems that VR is a bit ahead of its time for corporate learning. Augmented Reality is a technology that allows you to create the illusion of multimedia objects. Thus, using AR in corporate learning allows us to explore many possibilities to enhance the learning experience for materials and onboarding experiences.

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Articulate Storyline – Whose Tool Is It Anyway?

Articulate Storyline – Whose Tool Is It Anyway?

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There was a time when one could be sure of their responsibilities – the ID did the writing, the designer created the graphics assets, and the developer created the course. That's it – very simple. No stepping on each other's toes.

But all that changed with the advent of rapid authoring tools. Now, eLearning course creation became easy, overnight. And everybody wanted a piece of the action. The developers were floored by the simplicity; the graphics designers found it easy enough to try, and the instructional designers were convinced they did not need the developers any longer.

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Tricking The Mind to Learn: Benefiting From Cognitive Biases

Tricking The Mind to Learn: Benefiting From Cognitive Biases

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Left to itself, learning is a fairly simple process. We see; we experience; and we learn. Our mind somehow assimilates the information that interests it, and it gets retained.

The challenge arises when we look to impart formal, sit-down training. That is when things get tricky. Any training that is mundane doesn’t stick and the mind begins to forget as quickly as it learns.

But there’s a secret of the mind that aids and engages the audience – Cognitive Bias.

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