Purnima Valiathan

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On The same Page - A Knowledge-sharing Blog by ID Mentors

10

Jun'21

What’s cooking? Training ROI through the cooking glass

I think Indian cooking is a conspiracy. Hatched by whom, I don’t know. There are days when I wish I …

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06

Apr'21

BIOGRAPHY OF AN INSTRUCTIONAL DESIGNER – EPISODE 3

The group took a short coffee break and that’s when Aakriti had an idea. She didn’t know if it would …

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17

Mar'21

BIOGRAPHY OF AN INSTRUCTIONAL DESIGNER – Episode 2

How do you prep for a client meeting to conduct training needs analysis (TNA)? Listen to this short story and …

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24

Feb'21

BIOGRAPHY OF AN INSTRUCTIONAL DESIGNER – Episode 1

No sermons. No lengthy explanations. No lecture. Just a series of stories laden with facts where I will call upon …

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28

Jan'21

Gamifying Learning

  This trip to Germany, my third abroad, was to be a first in a different sort of way.  It …

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23

Dec'20

Instructional Writing

    “I mean, how can she? My reviewer tells me I need to improve my writing skills. I was …

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12

Nov'20

Feedback Styles in Online Courses

Here is a framework that you can use to design feedback for your online courses.  

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12

Nov'20

Virtual Instructor-led Training (VILT): A Framework

Teaching and learning virtually in the synchronous mode places a higher cognitive load on the teacher and student as both …

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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

Nov'19

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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