Author: Pragya Bansal

LMS Hosting: Cloud or In-house deployment?

In my last post, I had discussed about points and facts involved in decision making while finalizing either an Open Source or a Proprietary Learning management System (LMS). Another equally important decision making point which haunts Senior L&D management team in any organization: Whether to go for cloud based LMS or In-house server based model? As usual, there are pros and cons of both the models apart from additional parameters involved such as size and geographical spread of an organization, short term versus long term goals, available budgets allocated for learning infrastructure, num...
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Corporate Dilemma: Open Source or Proprietary LMS?

Whenever a company wishes to go for Learning Management System for their proposed Online Learning infrastructure, it’s quite a usual internal debate within the L&D management whether they should go for Open Source LMS like Moodle or choose from one of many readily available proprietary LMS offered by local and international vendors to choose from. While a lot has been said and written about this topic, this blog post is to make new prospect companies aware of a few important facts while making the right choice from their organizational needs and capacities point of view. Also, it’s decisio...
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INSTRUCTION DESIGN

The concept of Instruction Design or “the practice of creating instructions” was created during World War 2 when a large number of psychologists and educationalists were summoned to develop training materials and to apply their knowledge of evaluation. A considerable amount of training materials for the military were developed based on the principles of instruction, learning, and human behaviour. During mid 1950-1960’s, the programmed instructional design movement was started by B.F.Skinner, Bloomberg Benjamin, Robert F. Mager. They introduced the concept of instruction materials, leading to ...
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What Types of LMS are there?

What Types of LMS are there?
So many types of Learning Management System, or LMS, exist and are currently used by organizations primarily to manage e-learning and deliver course materials to employees. All these systems have a common mechanism that is to manage and administer a training to a large and sometimes scattered workforce. In the selection of an LMS, it’s highly important for an organization to understand how it plans to deliver training materials to its trainees. The organizational needs should be mapped onto an LMS that offers the required features. (more…)
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Six Ways a Gaming Platform Can Benefit Your Training

Six Ways a Gaming Platform Can Benefit Your Training
Research shows that gaming can produce effective learning as compared to the traditional mode of eLearning. With gaming techniques being used in the course material we can create content that enables problem-solving skills and creativity. More so over, with the gaming concept, individuals do not have to face the negative consequences of failing as compared to real life; instead they get to start over again to improve their mistakes. (more…)
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Why Go For A (Saas) Cloud-Based LMS over A Hosted LMS?

Why Go For A (Saas) Cloud-Based LMS over A Hosted LMS?
Most corporations are jumping on LMS band wagon using the SaaS model, since its economic, most easy to manage.  The SaaS model reduces the TCO (Total Cost of Ownership) of the LMS for an organization, with no hidden costs for maintenance and infrastructure setup. (more…)
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SAM vs. ADDIE – Which is better for Learning Design?

SAM vs. ADDIE – Which is better for Learning Design?
Let us compare a commonly accepted; however, less efficient ID  model called ADDIE and a more recently developed robust one called SAM. For those of you in the learning and development field, ADDIE must be a familiar model; it’s been used for close to 40 years as one of the main learning industry standards for instructional design.   (more…)
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Is Articulate Storyline 2 the Right Authoring Tool For You?

Is Articulate Storyline 2 the Right Authoring Tool For You?
Articulate Storyline is the current game changer among the content authoring tools. These content authoring tools can be broadly segregated into 3 categories. Which are the following: Capture based Technical based PPT based What if we get a tool that has all these 3 things? That’s how the Articulate guys came up with a powerful tool called Articulate Storyline. It is a tool that enables the entire eLearning team be it a designer, a technical person or a content writer. It comes will in-built characters, interactivities, etc. When it comes to system compatibility, you just need .N...
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