Monday, 26 December 2016

Creating E-Content Faster With Rapid E-Learning Development

Training and Learning is a continuous process in the corporate environment, considering the immense pressure to be at par with the latest developments across all industries. Most companies have adopted various developing tools for creating online learning courses. But, we have an excellent tool for creating e-courses that most of us are comfortable with, and can utilize for effective content creation – PowerPoint. PowerPoint is often utilized to create presentations with common elements, such as bullet points and stock graphics, yet it is much more helpful.
  • Subject Matter Experts, or SMEs, can themselves create e-courses, cutting the development time by considerable measures. In addition to converting the entire content with ease, rapid authoring tools also help build interactivity into courses. Attractive graphics, audio, and video can be added to the course to make it multimedia rich and hence, more impactful. And all this at a fraction of time, compared to traditional e-learning development cycle.
  • While creating online learning courses, do not focus on sharing information alone, instead focus on offering opportunities for exploration. Include stories, anecdotes and word problems instead of the text approach to allow employees to make decisions about their learning, such as what they will explore next.
  • Images and graphics can easily be added to Powerpoint and it is often a temptation to just take what is available. But it is a good idea to think beyond just ClipArt and incorporate image grabs that make more sense to the learners, even simple animations can increase the content appeal by large proportions.
  • External Links are a useful resource within a learning course and can provide a sense of exploration for the learners. Many people are unaware about this feature of PowerPoint, but it can function like a webpage and can provide links to the external resources. Developers can utilize this feature to create an environment for learning, offering both external resources and internally linking them. By providing links to other pages, you can also include links which allow them to read and download resources for further study or to refresh, whenever they feel the need.
  • Instead of linear navigation, include choices that offer user control when the learners engage with the learning content. This provides the feeling of self-led learning and many adult learners prefer it over the strictly structured learning. For many learners, it may also suit their learning styles better when they have a free access to the material and can refer to certain sections as per need. After a few main slides, the learner can be allowed to choose where to go next and then go back to the main page.
Most e-learning developers are pressed for time and PowerPoint provides a host of interesting options that can be utilized to create effective eLearning courses.

Thursday, 1 December 2016

Creating Responsive Web Design For Mobile Learning Content

As training and learning is becoming more mobile-enabled, mlearning is also becoming more sophisticated. All modern learners now want a mobile version of the e-learning course, so that they can access it anywhere and anytime – as per need.

To take into account practical concerns, the mlearning design should be aligned with all major devices that the users use and be compatible with varying screen resolutions as well. In the field of Web design and development, creating a separate mobile version of every training is impossible keeping in mind with the endless new resolutions and devices. So what is the solution?

Responsive Web design is the approach that suggests that design and development should respond to the user’s behavior and environment based on screen size, platform and orientation. The practice consists of a mix of flexible grids and layouts, images and an intelligent use of CSS media queries. As the user switches devices, the e-learning content should automatically switch to accommodate for resolution, image size and scripting abilities. In other words, responsive learning is the technology that automatically responds to the user’s preferences and eliminates the need for a different design and development phase for varying user devices.

To create e-learning content with responsive web design, there are three key technical features to be considered:

  • Media queries and media query listeners: Media queries allow the web page to use different CSS style rules based on the characteristics of the device on which the site is being displayed, the width of the browser being the most common one.
  • A flexible grid-based layout: The fluid grid concept calls for page element sizing to be in relative units, such as percentages or ems, rather than absolute units, such as pixels or points.
  • Flexible images and media: Through dynamic resizing or CSS, flexible images are sized in relative units — up to 100% — to prevent them from being displayed outside their containing element. A full image is downloaded on the device of a user and then resized to fit the screen.

The advent and popularity of mobile devices has affected the e-Learning industry as well. Mobile learning was just a concept till a few years ago, but is now being embraced by all. For developers though, mobile learning has always posed the problem of creating mobile content that is compatible across all user devices. In addition to PCs, tablets and mobile phones, developers had to create different versions of the content for Windows, Android and the Apple systems!

With HTML, mobile content can be created and displayed across all devices, such as PCs, tablets and mobile phones, and is compatible with different OSs. HTML supports responsive design features to create e-content that can be accessed across multiple devices, with equal ease and effective visual impact.

Responsive web design is poised to the change that new-age learners want to see in mobile content. We are looking forward to employing the new technology and continue sharing our experiences!

Wednesday, 23 November 2016

E-Learning Is Most Reliable & High Quality Training Method for Software Trainings

When an organization gets new software, its productivity and efficiency would generate great results.  However, this happens if the staff is well-trained about the new software and they know its application. If they are not trained, the benefits of the money invested in the software cannot be earned. Therefore, the software systems training are very essential for the employees every time when new software is added, or new features are added to the existing software.

Organizations need to adopt best training methods to train the IT staff, so that the employees are up-to-date with the new workflow and new features, while working at their peak efficiency. Investing in e-Learning is the most beneficial way to make the software systems training effective.

Given below are the reasons for using e-Learning for IT staff trainings:

1) Increased Scalability: It is usual that employees resist using the new software, as they feel that working on it would be cumbersome and might not benefit their performance. So software is useless if it is not adopted by the employees. It demands huge investments when you take your employees for trainings and engage experts to conduct these training sessions. Thus, e-Learning is beneficial as it is self-paced and available for the employee right at their desks on demand anytime. It can also be delivered to any number of people without spending any additional cost. Organizations can conduct software systems training at quick pace and with efficiency, whenever required.

2) Easy updating: The latest versions of the software are released quite often; thus, the trainings need to be kept in pace with the evolving software to update the employees and ensure that they fully employ the benefits of the new versions. E-Learning course can be changed and updated very quickly, without spending much and can be rolled out again after adding the new features. The staff immediately gets the updated content.

3) Increased Consistency: Trainers are not always consistent. They have a different approach and direction towards the training sessions. They might get sick at some occasions, or make errors depending on the circumstances or some personal reasons. However, e-Learning delivers consistent, standardized, and reliable training all the time. The same e-Learning course can train an entire global company. All the learners can be reached with the same content, regardless of their locations. This makes training reliably high quality and consistent.

Increased ROI: Lot of money is invested on software purchases and trainings through e-Learning to ensure the best return on investments as employees area able to acquire the required knowledge completely for utilizing the software at its best.  E-learning helps in implementing new software with effectiveness and confirms that the right people get the right training at the right time.

E-Learning is the most effective way to deliver reliable and high quality training when it comes to IT staff training's on the new software systems, as it can engage the learners through videos, visuals, and etcetera; and can be delivered anytime and anywhere without any additional costs or hampering the daily work schedule of the employees.

Wednesday, 26 October 2016

Track Your Learning Experiences with Tin Can API

Tin-Can API is the next advancement of the clumpy and rigid SCORM that allows eLearning to use the current technologies in an interoperable way. Those functions that were not possible in SCORM are easy to do with Tin-Can API, such as launching the course outside the LMS, controlling the content delivery and user experience, enhanced security, accessing the course even when disconnected, and many more.

Large number of organizations and learners have adopted Tin-Can API in the recent years to ensure the effectiveness of their training endeavors. All the organizations expect greater ROI on their training investments, which is why it is important to track the training and learning experiences for any organization.

Tin-Can API is a powerful platform for measuring and tracking the learning endeavors that offer the following benefits:
  1. Tracking learning Scenarios: Tin-Can API is the modern version of SCORM and is great for tracking the learning activities, such as mobile learning, serious games, simulations, informal learning, and etcetera. It has a feature called Learning Record Store, or LRS, which records and tracks the learning efforts even when the learners are not logged into LMS. Tin-Can also allow the tracking of data collected from off-line learning, adaptive learning, blended learning, and team based learning.
  2. Recording any activity: The structure of statements used by Tin-Can API allows the tracking and recording of all the activity of a user. It records each and every click of the mouse, every answer to a test question, turning to homework, each book read, writing blog post, and others. There are tons of things that learners do every day and Tin-Can can track and record everything. It can form a complete picture of the learning experiences of a learner.
  3. Higher Portability due to free data: Since Tin-Can is able to function even when disconnected from the LMS, the data of the learner is stored within the Learning Record Store, allowing the learners to access the data anytime, and go mobile with eLearning. API allows both writing the data to and reading the data from Learning Record Store. Data can be shared with reporting tools, analytics tools, and with other LRSs as well. The most interesting thing is that it has the capability to store the personal information of the learner and their learning experience in a ‘personal data locker’ apart from tracking it for the employer.
  4. Correlating Job Performance with training: Tin-Can API has a special specification known as ‘Activity Streams’, which enables capturing the activities on social networks. Activity streams aggregated across an enterprise, or across an industry, can identify the training paths that lead to successful outcomes. This helps in determining the effectiveness of training endeavors and measuring ROI.
There is no doubt whatsoever that Tin-Can has opened up new possibilities in the eLearning, and has changed the way of learning experiences in a significant way. It has removed the constraints and drawbacks that the user experienced while using SCROM.

Thursday, 6 October 2016

LMS Scalability: The Topmost Requirement to Select an LMS

LMS software market is constantly growing due to the increasing acceptance of digital learning among corporate organizations, growing usage of eLearning devices, and the ever evolving technologies such as Gamification, video based learning, among others.

Nowadays, the use of Learning Management Software is not only confined to learning and learner management but organizations are looking for complete corporate learning suits to keep a track of the learner’s usage of training materials, manage the course access of the learner, create customized reports, manage assessments, manage course properties, and for various other tasks. Since a considerable amount of training budget is invested in the LMS software, organizations expect better return on the investments made on talent development and employee trainings. Here, the significance of LMS scalability comes into picture.

Scalability refers to the ability of Learning Management Software, to handle the growing amount of work in a proficient manner. A scalable LMS is the requirement of almost all the companies because LMS accommodates with the growth saving time, effort, and resources of the company that it would require to set up a new LMS.

4 Things that aids to LMS Scalability are:

  1. Supporting large amount of data: LMS should be able to accommodate large number of courses for the learners to consume. If new employees join the system, then new content can be uploaded in the LMS as per the needs of the learner, so that new learners can consume the relevant content, and the existing learners can reap the benefits of new learning material. It is also possible to add new learners keeping in mind the learner base of the organizations which grows over a period of time.
  2. Accessibility by large number of users at the same time: Good Learning Management Software should be able to tolerate large number of users accessing the LMS at the same time, as it is the need of every organization to provide course access to large number of learners; and the learners need to get the flexibility to consume the content at any time they wish to.
  3. Connectivity from all across the world: Uploading varied content in different formats also benefits in scalability, as the LMS can now be used by a global audience and is not just restricted for the consumption in local offices.
  4. Interactivity: LMS software should also have features that are utilized by the learners and helps them in their skill development such as social interactions through different collaborative tools, which allows the learners to connect with their peers, allows them to share their progress reports etc.
Most of the organizations that tend to expand and grow across the globe, choose a platform which is capable of adapting to its growing training needs while keeping up the good quality, usability and flexibility.

Thursday, 15 September 2016

Key Reasons For Increasing Popularity Of Game Based Learning

Gaming industry has attained huge popularity and success in recent years and now games are being used for formal and informal learning. 

In Corporate circles too game based learning is fast gaining popularity for training and learning purposes. Due to further advancement in video game technology experts are forced into in-depth research on the design and efficacy of game based learning. They explore the instructional designing strategies for designing innovative game based learning to make them popular and successful in the training industry.

Few reasons why Game based learning is gaining popularity in the corporate sector:
  • Highly Engaging- By creating game-based learning environment, motivation and learner’s engagement can be influenced positively. Learners work toward a goal, choose actions and experience the consequences of those actions while playing game. They get a chance to make mistakes in a risk-free scenario, and this substitute different skills acquisition as well. Learners get engaged as they practice behaviors and thought processes while transferring from simulated environment to real life.
  • Development- Games play important role in personal development and improvement in learner’s self-esteem. Games are very helpful in breaking social and cultural boundaries. They also have some hidden interactive elements which learners can explore. The level of complexity of interactions should depend on the learner group.
  • Evaluation- Games can provide a close link between action and immediate feedback. Learners get a chance to scrutinize their activities and judge their own performance. Then, they can evaluate themselves and take necessary course of actions to perform better.
  • Explanatory- Games are explanatory in the sense that games have illustrations for the learners to do self-assessment and find out their weak and strong areas. This is how they can work hard in the areas of concern. Games also provide suitable background to explain where he/she has done well and where improvement is needed.
  • Elaborative- Game based learning provides a resource unit with comprehensive documents or audio-visuals, that provide useful information on the subject a learner is going through. This helps the learner to score better and enhance knowledge.
Usually learning is hypothesized as a multidimensional paradigm of learning skills, intellectual learning outcomes such as practical, declarative, strategic knowledge and attitudes. Game based learning solutions are used in some areas of corporate trainings very effectively, specifically in FMCG, banking, pharmaceutical, business, physical, automobiles etc. In most of the cases serious games and simulations are applied to provide platform for learners’ to apply acquired knowledge, to experiment and get feedback in form of consequences adding to their experiences in the “risk free world”. 

Wednesday, 10 August 2016

Importance Of ELearning Consulting For Competitive Organizations

Organizations are increasingly adopting E-learning not only for grooming employees but also for simplifying the accomplishment of organizational goals. This has also increased the need for high quality eLearning course development and Competitive organizations are now looking to hire companies which offer complete eLearning consulting services  including learning need analysis, course ware development, cost effectiveness of learning solutions, competency etc.

E-Learning consulting bridges the gap between learning and performance by identifying the loopholes which are hampering the growth of employees as well as organizations. It actively involves mentoring sessions with senior frontrunners, in-house development of courses, innovative approach in problem solving, project based learning etc.
Increasing number of organizations are outsourcing the development of eLearning courses to keep up with the pace of demand and restrictive timelines.

G-Cube has worked with many companies providing them assistance in developing eLearning courses. Here is an example through a detailed case study of one of the client:

A UK based IT training company provides training to IT professionals from MNCs to increase their knowledge and competency in various new technologies and new platforms. They focus more on practical training aspect for which they wanted to have simulation based learning course-ware. The challenge was that: client had to face growing demand for course material as the IT sector is dynamic with constant training need resulting in delayed delivery of the course material. So, client had to stop taking new projects because existing projects were taking up all the efforts and time.

The Client approached G-Cube and outsourced the entire process of content development. G-Cube focused on assuring the authenticity and quality of course-ware.

While developing content, the knowledge extracted out of subject-matter experts was closely scrutinized for linguistic and structural precision. In addition, a logical and smooth flow of information was created by instructional designers and course was made linguistically sound by the editorial team.

There were a number of benefits derived from the solution.
Smooth execution of all the projects as the project requirements were divided into layers and planned individually. Timely delivery of all the projects because of smooth transition of project layers focusing on quality. Timelines and high quality of the end product resulted in more business opportunities for the client. Thus third-party development of e-learning content was proved to be an excellent investment for the client.

E-Learning consulting is based on organizational structure, size, work culture, values and model of the company. Utilizing e-learning consulting services can successfully fill the knowledge gaps within the learning and development of any organization.

Monday, 4 July 2016

Responsive Learning A Fast-paced, High-Energy Learning Tool

Responsive learning has been gaining importance over the past few years and has become an essential aspect of e-Learning or online learning solutions.

Modern websites are ‘responsive’ which means that webpage content can be delivered as per the screen size and the device being used. 

When it comes to organizational trainings, responsive learning is a critical aspect that organizations are looking for before getting an e-learning content developed. This need has risen because today’s workforce is inclined towards multiple devices and is spending extra time on smartphones and tablets. Moreover, online learners have to access online learning solutions even when they are on a move, so, if eLearning course is responsive to multiple devices then it develops interest within the learners and becomes easy for them to learn anytime, through any device be it windows, android or Apple systems.

HTML supports responsive design to create online learning courses compatible for all the mobile devices with ease and the same visuals. Elements such as menus, footers, images etc. adjust themselves according to the devices they are being viewed on and it becomes easier for the learner to read and navigate through the course.

Here are few advantages of responsive learning with regards to E-Learning:
  1. Ease of accessibility - Responsive design enables the learner to access the course and have same learning experience from multiple devices. Learner’s learning experience is irrespective of the device. Single version of the content can be accessed on all browsers, operating systems, mobile devices, tablets, PCs etc.

  2. Cost Effectiveness - Instead of a complete suite of courses designed specifically for different platforms and different learners, responsive learning design can be developed reducing investment and time needed to design and distribute the course. Organizations save time, effort and money by developing responsive online learning solutions.

  3. Ease of content alteration - If any changes needs to be done in the content then there is no need to change different versions of the content. A single code can be changed to update the content on all the devices.

  4. Ease of Navigation - Learning platform’s pages can move fluidly between different screen sizes if it is a responsive design. The learner can navigate conveniently, without the need to scroll or pan-in or pan-out unnecessarily.

  5. Single point of distribution - If a course is developed with responsive design then it can be distributed through LMS to a large audience.

  6. Happy Learners - All the above benefits make learning a happy experience for the learners. 
With so many benefits that responsive learning brings in to eLearning, it has become an important consideration for any e-Learning course development. Responsive learning offers engaging and effective e-Learning experience to the learners on the entire range of platforms. So organizations should definitely ask e-Learning developers to use the latest HTML 5 or Flash. Flash does not work on iPhones and iPads and that should be kept in mind when creating mobile based learning solutions.

Tuesday, 24 May 2016

LMS - A Supporting Pillar For Different Business Functions

In recent years, many organizations have made switch to LMS as an e-learning software for their employee training programs.  But, the use of LMS can be extended far beyond the scope of just delivering learning. An learning management system with proper business capabilities and effective use can support different business functions and wrestle more challenges than one might think.
Here are few tips to scrutinize how a good LMS can support different business functions:
  1. Use of LMS for enterprise-wide projects- Smart and innovative organizations are now thinking out of the box and using LMS to its full potential for their critical business projects like launching new products and services, new business process etc. Being a long term investment it has become necessary to implement learning management system strategically for big projects and not for the one’s associated with just learning and development. This can help companies save additional spend and improve their effectiveness.
  2. Use of LMS for removing communication barrier- A good learning management system expedites communication across learning associates, the organization as a whole as well as clients, suppliers or channel partners.

    For any project to be a success, it is important to communicate with internal staff across the organization. LMS removes the administrative burden of keeping everyone up to date about the timelines and activities within the project and can create automated email and templates to be sent during the project. The built-in tracking and reporting functionality of an LMS helps the organization to track whether people have read their communications and provide tangible results to the board both during and at the end of the project. Features such as message board, chat rooms, blogs etc. can be used by the staff to express their views and opinions to the management which makes the communication two ways.

    Interactions with outside world can also be facilitated effectively with the help of same features like automated emails, tracking system etc. if you have good e-learning software.
  3. Use of LMS for improved learning- learning management system can increase the access to learning and information if you have a good internet connection. Learners can have access to study resources and business information at any time and any place be it a home, workplace or any other spot. This flexibility helps the organization to cater to all the staff regardless of their job role and timings. There can be multiple learning resources like PDFs, videos, webinars or any other source which increases the quality of information you need to share with the learners.
  4. Use of LMS for achieving organization’s goals and targets- learning management system can be used to add maximum value to the performance of an organization as a whole. learning management system built in competency tools can be used to analyze the key proficiencies of different job roles and targeting learning interventions for employees depending on their roles and skills. It can also perform competency based assessments and identify competency experts for knowledge sharing and mentoring. This enhances employee engagement and retention.
Organizations can use LMS in a creative and effective way to achieve their business goals because learning management system is not just a tool for learning but also an important asset to improve business performance as a whole.

Thursday, 28 April 2016

The Many Benefits Of Cloud LMS For Corporate Training

Training and Learning is necessary for the corporate workplace as knowledge and skills of employees have to be continually revived. So it is important for corporate employees to learn and get trained throughout their careers. With e-learning, training courses can be made readily available for the learners anytime and anywhere. This provides flexibility of learning and aligns it as per the needs of the learners. Learning Management Systems make learning available in an easily accessible manner as well as keep track of the learners’ progress. Of late, Cloud LMS are put in place which help organizations reduce additional hardware or implementation costs to provide hassle-free learning.

  1. Cloud Learning Management System make e-courseware available to learners in a seamless manner. With clean design and intuitive as well as logically structured UI, Cloud LMS makes sure that learners get used to the new learning system quickly. This increases the impact of learning as the learning curve is reduced considerably. This also encourages learners to interact more with the LMS – find more content and other capabilities to increase the utility of the LMS.
  2. Most Cloud Learning Management System have built in ‘search’ facility that help learners find pertinent content within the course catalogue of the LMS. The utility of the Cloud LMS is further increased as learners can look for want they want and find it easily.
  3. Cloud LMS has a lot of built in flexibility that provides options for learners to get a personalized feel to the learning environment. The UI can be customized in terms of color, images or theme. Being on the Cloud, Managers or administrators can log on anytime and assign different groups with a different ‘look’ even when out of office or travelling.
  4. Cloud LMS can also be accessed on mobile devices and the learners can log on with multiple devices as per their convenience. Thus they can choose to learn ‘on the go’ and utilize the e-content better, as and when it is most needed on the course of work.
  5. Even when LMS does not reside on the premise, the security concerns of data is maintained thoroughly. Through appropriate measures like encryption and firewalls, the data residing in the LMS is kept safe.
  6. Implementing the Cloud Learning Management System, the amount of data residing on the system can be increased as per the growing needs of the client. No extra costs or infrastructure is needed – saving cost as well as time. This gives the clients complete freedom to upload as much content as they deem fit for their learners. The learners too are given more freedom to choose what they want to learn and when.
  7. The number of concurrent users on the Cloud LMS are also flexible. This is a boon for smaller organizations who often experience an increased number of learners who require quick and efficient training. The benefit of Cloud LMS is that with growing number the system does not slow down at all.
Cloud LMS is a flexible system which help learners access e-learning better and makes learning a part of their everyday life.

Resource: Cloud LMS Provides Flexibility and Customization Capability for Corporate Training

Thursday, 25 February 2016

e-Learning Solutions For Customized Learning

Training and Learning is an integral part of the corporate world and is a continuous process. But providing continuous training for specific learner requirements is often a challenge. For sudden and targeted learning needs, e-learning services are often the answer and customized e-learning solutions are effective. Customized e-Courses are created for the training of a specific group and for a specific learning objective. It is need based and the e-learning solution caters to the training in a specific topic or subject.

Customized e-courses are coursesthat organizations prefer to develop through external companies who provide e-learning services by utilizing the most appropriate e-learning software. This makes sense at many different levels.

  • It frees their internal training staff into channelizing their capabilities into catering to the training needs of the organization as a whole, not just a specific need or group.
  • Many small or medium organizations, who are in their growing phase, cannot invest huge amounts for online training software.
  • Another reason is the amount of red-tape that one encounters in accessing corporate learning platforms. Material that is to be uploaded also has to go through various screenings and approvals – which prove to be a great hindrance in providing trainings as per need

Moving around such constrains within the organization can be tedious and time consuming. On the other hand, customized e-courses created with e-learning software can be run on stand-alone basis and are a better solution.

However when developing customized e-courses, there are a few challenges which need to be addressed.

  • If the training is web-based, it needs to be assured that every learner has internet access and available bandwidth to view all the functions within the e–learning solution. If computers or internet access is not available, the logistics of bringing the learner group to the learning medium need to be worked out.
  • It is best to think about the extent of tracking that needs to be done beforehand and find a solution for it. If it is that basic information like the number of learners completing the course, the tracking portal can be designed such. If more information like the time taken by individual learners or the number of logins by an individual learner needs to be tracked, the tracking mechanism can keep that in mind.
  • A concern when designing a customized e-learning solution is that it should be user-friendly. It is prudent to assume that the learner has not encountered such a training course before and has to be initiated smoothly into the workings of it.
  • The team that is providing the e-learning services has to pitch in and provide support when needed. Be it a query on the content of the course or a technical issue, every query needs to be addressed to ensure that the training is effective in reaching out to the learner. 
The need for customized e-learning solutions isgrowing continually. E-learning is part of the corporate world now and organizations are fast realizing the worth of e-learning solutions for different groups within their structure. 

Tuesday, 19 January 2016

Creating Learning Solutions For Effective Corporate Training

In the context of learning, the word ‘asynchronous’ means that a learning initiative is completed by the learner, without the intervention of an instructor. With the advancement of technology, online learning and e-learning solutions are now increasingly popular.

For corporate training, many industries have embraced technology-aided learning with the help of e-learning software. This is due to the fact that the online learning delivery mode has been able to bring training as per the need of the learner and to audiences across vast geographies. Since corporate learners are more inclined to learning to succeed in their career, they do not need a physical instructor to push or motivate them into learning. They are also professionals who are pressed for time and would like to fit in trainings into their schedule as per their convenience.

There are many reasons why asynchronous learning solutions are effective in the corporate scenario

·      Learning Management Systems can identify a learner as per their role and work flow in the organization. From this data, they ascertain their learning requirements and chart out a learner path for customized learning. LMSs can assign suitable courses available within the LMS for each individual learner. This provides customized learning for learners – a necessary part of corporate training for the modern learner.

·   Learner assessments can be made richer and more useful with asynchronous learning through the LMS. The learner is judged on variety of things – interactions in the course content, timely completion of assignments, completion of referred courses, and fruitful participation in discussion boards and so on. These all-round assessments are not possible through a synchronous learning environment.

·      The diversity of the corporate audiences can often bring in a bias among peers in a learner group. With asynchronous learning the issue of bias does not arise as each learner is responsible for his or her own learning. However, thought leaders of the learning industry have realized that it is possible to mould asynchronous learning solutions offers multiple opportunities of collaboration among learners through discussion boards, emails or blogs. Through these channels the learners share their learning and experiences to gain collaborative knowledge.

·    With the advent and popularity of mobile devices. The mobile platform is also being utilized to deliver asynchronous learning to learners. A lot of different and innovative solutions are being developed aligned to the strength of the medium – like videos and podcasts. These learning modules make sure that the learners do not have look at the screen and read for a long time. They can just watch the video or listen to the podcast to gain instant knowledge.

Online learning has been very successful in corporatelearning and with advancements in technology; it will continue to create impactful solutions for the corporate audiences