Purnima Valiathan

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

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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16

Oct'17

The Importance Of A Framework In Designing Performance Support Tools

What is a Performance Support Tool, and how do we go about designing one? Is there a framework that can …

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14

Sep'17

7 Frequently Asked Questions About Gamification

Asymptote is an interesting concept in Algebra. It is a straight line that continually approaches a given curve but does …

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01

Sep'17

The Three Essentials of Microlearning

Microlearning. Learning Bytes. Learning Capsules……These terms have now become synonymous with ELearning. But are we getting it right? Do we …

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11

Jul'17

Workshop Announcement

Mobile Learning / Device-Agnostic Learning Design See you on Saturday, 22nd July 2017 in Bangalore. Hurry! Book your spot.   …

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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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26

Sep'16

Ruth Clark’s Content Types for Designing Instruction

Purpose of Frameworks One of the frameworks that I really find useful for designing instruction is Ruth Clark’s Content Types. …

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20

Aug'16

Script writing for video tutorials

Is the approach to scripting a video tutorial similar to how you script for traditional E-Learning courses? If not, how …

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21

Jul'16

ILT to E-Learning Conversion: Getting it Right

Overview As organizations increasingly move towards rendering training in the online mode, there is an increasing need to convert existing …

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11

Jul'16

Instructional Design: (Mis)Understanding Frameworks

Frameworks – Instructional Design Tools? The strength of instructional designers lies in their ability to simplify stuff. As a breed, we …

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10

May'16

Video-based Learning Benefits

As per Cisco Systems, 84% of internet traffic will be video content by 2018. SOURCE: http://elearningindustry.com/5-tips-create-engaging-video-based-learning   What does this …

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28

Apr'16

Blended Learning: The Third Dimension

The Trajectory of Blended Learning Blended Learning has held sway for over a decade now. Of course, Blended Learning always …

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28

Mar'16

GameSpeak: Decoding the Jargon

  Gamification and Game-based Learning – the latest buzzwords in ID circles.   Almost everyone wants to know about this, and …

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18

Mar'16

Feedback Design in E-Learning

“Feedbacks (sic) must be enhanced.”   This was a comment that I received from a Reviewer on a storyboard that …

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18

Feb'16

Instructional Design as a Career

What is Instructional Design? Can you pull off something akin to what Tom Sawyer does in Strong Temptations—Strategic Movements—The Innocents …

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16

Feb'16

Evaluating Instructional Design Skills

“The most serious mistakes are not being made as a result of wrong answers. The truly dangerous thing is asking …

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03

Feb'16

2016 Learning Trends

  Some learning trends to look out for in 2016: Micro-Skills Short-bursts of Learning Device-agnostic content Videos       …

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27

Jan'16

ID Workshop for Teachers, Educators

  “The ID training is a thriller! It opens the mind of apprehensive educators to embracing technology beyond power points, …

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13

Jan'16

Understanding Device-Agnostic Learning Design: Framework

Technical jargon is not new to the e-learning discipline. Given its interdisciplinary nature, borrowing from learning, motivation, training, technology, management, …

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