Purnima Valiathan

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28

Apr'20

Designing job-aids

Did you know? Harry Beck, an engineering draftsman is credited with the design of the London Tube map as we see …

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13

Mar'20

Visualizing Instructional Content

A good learning visual is one that achieves the following: communicates the essence of the information presented through text; lightens text-heavy content and makes the information easy to comprehend; retains the key message even when viewed without the accompanying text

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25

Feb'20

Learning Experience Design

Introduction The twin concepts of Design Thinking and User Experience drive product design as well as software and web design. …

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24

Feb'20

Estimating Cost for Elearning Projects

Do you consider the nature of content when estimating elearning project costs?

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20

Sep'19

Question Design for Formative Assessment

What’s in a name? I belong to the school of thought where formative assessments are not called “Knowledge Check”, “Quick …

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04

Sep'19

Financial Inclusion Certification Program – A Case Study

Project Specifics Customer: TrainingCentral Training Type: Certification in basic finance and banking concepts, and products and procedures Training Duration: 30 …

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28

Jun'19

Scenario-based Questions

We often create scenario-based questions because we consider them to be more “challenging” than the regular ones. However, just adding …

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06

May'19

Question Writing & Assessment Design

Question-writing is an integral part of the instructional design process. Writing effective questions is both art and science. You may …

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28

Mar'19

Demystifying Cognitive Load Theory

  Cognitive load theory is credited to the work and research of John Sweller in the 1980s. In this article, I try and …

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15

Feb'19

Learning Content Curation

Understanding Curation We exist in a world where there is an overload of information. How do you cut through all …

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12

Dec'18

Predictive Learning Analytics

      What is Predictive Analytics   You are seated in your car, and on your way to a …

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27

Jun'18

Octalysis Framework: A Trainer’s Take

Background While researching on Games for teaching and learning, I stumbled upon an awesome framework, called the Octalysis Gamification Framework.  …

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19

May'18

Interfacing with Subject Matter Experts

Introduction The effectiveness of Technology-Based Training is dependent on two roles- the Subject Matter Expert (SME) and the Instructional Designer. …

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19

Jan'18

UX: Insights from Disneyland

We were seated and strapped and within a split second, we started moving at breakneck speed through a dark alley, …

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27

Dec'17

Collaborating With Subject Matter Experts

Subject matter experts (SME) can either be Workplace SMEs or Academic SMEs.  If the domain experts are Workplace SMEs, they …

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18

Dec'17

Instructional Design for Subject Matter Experts

The gradual transition towards a creative economy has led to a paradigm shift in the learning process. Learning systems need …

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09

Nov'17

Boxer, Sprinter, Grandmaster…? What Avatar are you in the workplace?

Gamification is the latest buzzword!! Or is it? Personally, I think it has always been around. I present my case …

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03

Nov'17

Gamification – What’s in a Name?

It’s sacrilege, it seems. My son, who is pursuing his post graduation in Mathematics, gets angry when he hears the …

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28

Jun'17

Gagne’s Events of Instruction

“Direct Instruction is used to describe learning material in which the teacher or expert transmits information directly to learners structuring …

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05

Jun'17

Instructional Design for K-12 Textbooks

Before designing any textbook, it is important to understand the principles for textbook design, and the National Curriculum Framework which …

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31

May'17

Case Study, Scenario, Story: What’s the Difference?

The term Case Study is often used loosely and interchangeably with the terms scenario and story-based learning. This often causes …

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15

May'17

Leaders are what they do; not what they say

Overview Just peruse a few Leadership Training programs and chances are that you will notice the following topics: Leadership Definition, …

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14

Mar'17

Are You School Ready? Blended Learning in K-12 (BLINK©)

ID Mentors recently concluded a two-part training program for the Senior Management of Bluebells International School, Kailash Colony, New Delhi. …

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03

Nov'16

Putting Design in Instructional Design

What is design in Instructional Design?   Is it in the outline of a learning program? Is it in the …

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