The 10 Most Promising E-learning Solution Providers
Dr. Sumer Sethi Dr. Deepti Sethi
Leveraging Technology, Revolutionizing Medical Education
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The modern classroom the web enhanced teaching rather than those traditional methods.
Editor Rajkunwar Bhosale
rtiﬁcial intelligence is transforming various sectors across the world. It has brought prodigious changes in the education system. Technology and internet have changed people’s lives on diﬀerent scales. For instnace, it has brought a dramatic change in teaching and learning methods. Its innovative application has steered the way forward for online learning platforms. This has oﬀered users access to quality data at aﬀordable costs. E-learning without a doubt, has ﬁxed its roots in modern education system. Opportunities to multimedia learning have arisen with the increased access to internet. Even social media has made a great impact on education and is constantly evolving. E-learning, the virtual world has a baggage of solutions to every possible problem in an easy accessible and aﬀordable way. Students now are more satisﬁed with
Today, the use of web to teach and learn is inevitable for teachers as well as students. Thus, teachers should consider this trend and get prepared technically and pedagogically for the modern system. Whereas, students need to get adept in the skills that will help them beneﬁt from the advantages e-learning is providing. It is worth notable that e-learning is being adopted not only by students but also organizations to oﬀer training to employees. E-learning has created a great opportunity for students to build their career and businesses to optimize their workforce. Thus e-learning is no longer an addon feature for students and businesses but a necessity. Today emerging and well established companies are providing businesses, prospect employees and working professionals, with advanced solutions and assistance in unraveling the secrets of all the industries. In light of this, we at
Insights Success have released this special edition titled “The 10 Most Promising E-learning Solution Providers”. Within the edition, we have focused on exhibiting the E-learning Solution Providers and their portfolios with unique solutions. Considering the same intent, let us introduce you to these exemplary companies. On the cover of the magazine, we have featured eMedicoz, which has been a well-established name in PG Medical Entrance Education for over a decade now. It has become India’s ﬁrst medical education-centric mobile platform that connects thousands of veriﬁed doctors, healthcare professionals, and medical students sharing knowledge, and learning from each other in their own private space. We have also focused on a number of progressive companies and their core personnel who have come up with the most unique solutions; Core Competency Training and Services Private Limited (CCTS) creates, delivers and supports adaptable HR, Training and Corporate Communication Solutions and Services worldwide. Eduisfun Technology is revolutionizing the K-12 education in India. Additionally, Knowzies Technology Solutions is India’s fastest growing learning technology solutions company focused on developing custom e-Learning, mLearning and performance
support solutions. We have also featured Vruksh Technologies which is enabling reliable and cost-eﬀective I.T. Training and Web development solutions along with e-learning solutions to deliver unprecedented and measurable business value to its clients.
Moreover, Walnut Knowledge Solutions, is a company that strives to create and deliver content through online experiential workshops for school children. This magazine includes an Experts View section as well, which features Mr. Dev Aditya, the Managing Director of Otermans Institute (OI), and Rohini Raju, the Managing Director & Trainer at Rave Institutes. The leaders discuss the topic “Bringing ‘Soft Skills & Transferable Skills’ for School & College Students”, and “How To Increase Learner Engagement”. Here, Vinod Gulvady, Director and HR of Fynamics Training Solutions talks about the challenges and opportunities while delivering the e-learning solutions. We have exclusive articles excerpted in the magazine namely Ed-Tech Startups Transforming the Indian Education System for Better and Secrets to Pick-up the Right Ed-Tech Tool. So ﬂip the pages of our magazine and explore interesting insights into the world of e-learning!
E-learning Solutions: Challenges & Opportunities
Otermans Institute (OI): Bringing 'Soft Skills & Transferable Skillsâ€™ for School & College Students
How To Increase Learner Engagement
Leveraging Technology, Revolutionizing Medical Education
Core Competency Training and Services
Business Learning Solutions Delivered.
Revolutionizing eLearning Industry with a Dash of Digital Innovations
20 Editorâ€™s Frame
Ed-Tech Startups Transforming the Indian Education System for Better
Revolutionizing the K-12 Education in India
30 Roots of Transformation
Secrets to Pick-up the Right Ed-Tech Tool
34 Vruksh Technologies
Enabling Growth with Excellent IT Training Solutions
Walnut Knowledge Solutions Preparing Children for the Future of Work
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Dr. Sumer Sethi
“We teach success and we ensure success”
Leveraging Technology, Revolutionizing Medical Education
ith technological advancements, human life has turned much simpler than ever. Digitalization has signiﬁcantly supported us to literally take the matter in our own hands. One can say that everything around us is merely a touch away. This touch-centered setting has moved us closer to food, payments, travel, entertainment, healthcare, job hunting, and especially education. From eLearning to mLearning, technology has revolutionized the education industry. However, there are many untapped areas within this digital education sphere. An example of such will be of graduate medical students who are preparing for post-doctoral studies. On the same notion, we at Insights Success, present to you, an app which is watching out for these students of medicine, the eMedicoz app.
eMedicoz is a well-established name in PG Medical Entrance Education for over a decade now. The aim of the development was simple—to aid students so they can learn in a more convenient and better way. Consequently, it has become India’s ﬁrst medical education-centric mobile platform that connects thousands of veriﬁed doctors, healthcare professionals, and medical students sharing knowledge, and learning from each other in their own private space. Made for Students According to the developers, the gap between the access to medical and healthcare knowledge needs to be bridged to provide a uniform learning experience and related kinds of information to doctors, medical students, and healthcare experts worldwide. Thus, the aim of the app has always been to bridge the gap amongst medical students preparing for various career opportunities at post-doctoral level and provide them a common platform where they can receive all useful information in one place.
“We are a wellestablished name in the ﬁeld of PG Medical Entrance Education for over 20 years now”
The app serves as a platform wherein students can examine exam papers, questions of both national and international disciplines and tips and tricks to excel in learning. Not all that, medical students by utilizing this app can also expand their professional network. They gain an opportunity to review medical cases with their seniors and peers across the world. They can also enter a discussion forum and connect with specialists in this ﬁeld. eMedicoz provides the following features: Extensive subject wise teaching by experts and authors of popular books Ÿ Detailed Notes Ÿ MCQ-based Brainstorming sessions Ÿ Pioneers in test and discussion course
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E -learning SOLUTION PROVIDERS
“Getting into DAMS is your gateway to getting MD/MS seat of your choice”
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Discuss Medical Cases Online Sharing of knowledge For students and medical professionals: A 40,000 plus member digital medical community where medical students and Doctors share useful information Discussion forums for all distinct aspects and ﬁelds of medicine Insightful knowledge and discuss cases/questions on diﬀerent forums Budding doctors can get an idea about latest technology and development in the ﬁeld of medicine
The Working Pipeline The app consists of diverse medical learning videos for aspiring candidates. Students can choose from a variety of free as well as subscription-based courses and video lectures. Revisiting the aim and vision of the app, the developers comment, “We aim to disrupt the way medical educationbased content is consumed by medical graduates. We perceived that globally today, it is recognized that blended learning along with support of digital
community accelerates the learning curve for any student and we want to pioneer this in India. And thus, our vision was born, to break the barriers that exist for medicos in their learning activities with our digital initiative and hence, we have pragmatically named our application, ‘eMedicoz’”. The app along with traditional learning brings the concept of blended learning. Courses blend with live streaming and recorded videos and are followed up by post-tests. Many of the courses include access to high yielding eBooks and Mock exams. This app is particularly useful for Doctors preparing for various postgraduate exams including NEET PG, NEET Super-specialty, USMLE, PLAB, MRCP, Australian & Canadian exams. For senior Doctors, the aim is to bring various digital CME activities to help them in being abreast of the recent developments in the medical ﬁeld. Personifying Disruption DAMS is a well-established name in the ﬁeld of PG Medical Entrance Education for over sixteen years. All of
this has been possible because of the Dr. Sumer Sethi. Dr. Sumer Sethi, Gold Medalist, holds an MD degree in Radiodiagnosis from Delhi University, one of India’s leading universities. In 2003, he received his MD and for his age, he has had an exceptional career. He has published a number of papers in various national and international journals and has presented a number of papers and posters at various conferences. Dr. Sethi has written the ‘Review of Radiology’, a handbook for undergraduate medical students, which is a favorite among students. The book came out in 2003 and was the ﬁrst review book in India written by an expert and took the market by storm; many people followed his idea of creating a review book by subject matter experts. Dr. Sethi has received many honors at school and university level and has won numerous national and international radiology quizzes. He has been an all-India topper on numerous occasions, including secondary and senior secondary school, pre-medical
tests, and various post-graduate entrance tests. Being a tech-savvy leader, he has taken PG medical education by storm with a unique use of Facebook, Twitter, and DAMS blogs. DAMS exclusive club on Facebook is immensely popular amongst students. He is also credited with world’s ﬁrst and longest-running Radiology Blog, critically acclaimed by the whole world.
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success rate in the entrance exams”
Dr. Sethi is also leading India’s Premier Teleradiology Firm called Teleradiology Providers, which is one of the pioneers in India in providing remote radiology reads. DAMS – The Preferred Choice for PG Medical Students DAMS is an institute, which is recognized among the industry for its impeccable foresight, enviable expertise, and innate acumen. “We are the only institute in the country which claims 85% success rate in PG entrance. Our mission is to ensure that every single student who joins us beneﬁts to an extent that he comes out of the PG medical entrance in ﬂying colors. In all our eﬀorts and ideas, we sincerely try to ensure that you get the branch and institute of your choice,” says Dr. Sethi. DAMS is considered as the number one coaching institute for the PG medical entrance examinations such as AIPG (NBE/NEET) Pattern, AIIMS, PGI, UPSC, DNB, and MCI screening. DAMS provides specialized courses which are designed by experts in the respective ﬁelds lead by Dr. Sethi. DAMS was established to be a benchmark institution in achieving excellence in the toughest competitive exam in the country, i. e. PG Medical
Entrance Exam. Over this long period, DAMS has evolved into a unique fraternity of educators and students striving together, year after year, in pursuit of a single goal. The institute’s aim is not only to provide speciﬁc knowledge and strengthen the foundation of the students in PG Medical Entrance but also to infuse them with determination to crack the Entrance Exams at the post-graduation level. With a passion to excel, DAMS has raged with the dynamism of a river, which constantly renews itself and yet remains unchanging in its resolve to reach its ultimate destination. DAMS is also known as the most specialized institution of its type in the country, performing consistently at high levels and has acquired the rare distinction of achieving the highest success-rate in the PG Medical Entrance Exam. In short, DAMS is the only institute in the country which can claim of 85% overall success rate, nationwide presence and All India Ranking of tests In its journey of imparting quality education, the industry has bestowed DAMS with: Ÿ
Education Excellence Awards by ETNOW -2013
South Asia E-Health Summit Award 2014
Top 100 Franchise Opportunities for the year 2014 by Franchise India
Indian Dental Achievers Awards (IDAA) – 2014
SOLUTIONS CHALLENGES & OPPORTUNITIES
ost of you will agree that we all get stuck at crossroads sometimes in our daily routine. It could be a situation of taking a simple decision where there are limited options or even a situation where we are provided with several options. It could be our career, family, education, sports or could be as simple as what to wear today! Let us take the subject of education. There are several hundreds of young and bright students who pass out each year, armed with degrees. It is at this point they get stumped at this hypothetical crossroad on what to do next - whether to continue with higher studies or take up a professional course or to attempt getting into a job. Temptations are many while peer or parental pressures start to build up.
Many an opportunity is lost when bright students get sucked up by Corporates during campus hiring, thereby depriving them of an opportunity of higher education. BPO/Contact centres rope in youngsters who get lured by big money, which hitherto, they would not have laid their hands on. There could also be social demands for fresh graduates to get into jobs at an early age to either support their families or to repay loans taken by parents. Traditionally in India, it is true that parents play a large part in inďŹ‚uencing their wards on the next steps with or without competent knowledge or without checking the aspirations of their wards or perhaps even being over-cautious about their future, thereby resulting in unfavourable decisions.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR Vinod Gulvady, is the Director â€“ HR Operations specialist of Fynamics Training Solutions. He has over 35 years of hands-on experience in managing India and APAC countries operations.
There are instances where young aspirants have undertaken professional courses but end up choosing wrong careers, thereby leading to frustrations and causing levels of anxiety down the path. In all of the above situations, it is very clear that there is a lack of professional counselling in both education and career sectors. According to a TOI article in May 2019, close to 93% of students in the age group of 14-21 years do not have access to counsellors in their educational premises. More surprising is that these groups are aware of only a handful of career options whereas India
boasts of 250+ such options. Likewise, it is yet to be seen how many skill evaluations or assessments of employees in organisations have helped in choosing or being realigned to right roles within the organisation.
one of the providers and set it up with minimal cost, time and eﬀort. Further, they have an option to either introduce their own customised course by using the provider’s platform or pick from any course that the provider also oﬀers.
This calls for strong government and/or private-public intervention in a large way if India’s youth need to progress and lead a contented life. However, all is not lost. With the advent of wireless technology and mobile applications, online education or e-learning options seem to have come to the rescue. Educational or career enhancing options are abundantly available online and seem to have ﬁlled the gap in a big way.
Mock tests, exams, tuitions, certiﬁcations, study or reference material, user manuals, progress trackers, dashboards, live interaction via video/audio sessions, webinars, study groups, etc are the various facilities available through these channels.
This provides a great window of opportunity to youngsters and professionals alike to take up the most relevant course in order to help them in enhancing their careers or knowledge. There are several elearning websites today which oﬀer a variety of self-paced, anytime and anywhere courses at reasonable prices, which one can take advantage of. Many of them provide online counselling too in order to help the aspirants to pick and choose the right path.
The only disadvantage one can see from online courses is the lack of interaction with one another – be it the faculty or other students. The atmosphere of a classroom would be sorely missed though one would ‘virtually’ be in touch with each other. In the words of the great children rights activist of USA, Marian Edelman, who once quoted “Education is for improving the lives of others and for leaving your community and world better than you found it”.
Corporate L&D teams who wish to implement regular or specialised training programs for their employees can now just link up with
Core Competency Training and Services Business Learning Solutions Delivered.
oday’s competitive world demands that professionals be always updated with the latest in their proﬁle. They need to up-skill themselves to stay in the mainstream and demand. This is because there is no dearth of people who are talented, know the latest happenings and are waiting for an opportunity to showcase their skills. To help people stay competitive and learn new things along with their work, Core Competency Training and Services Private Limited (CCTS) creates, delivers and supports adaptable HR, Training and Corporate Communication Solutions and Services worldwide. It is to help dynamic organizations manage their business needs eﬀectively. The company was established with a customer-centric approach to providing varied solutions and services under one banner. Core Competency is one of the fastest-growing companies in India focused on 100% Customer Satisfaction. Its key strength lies in providing Competency identiﬁcation, building technology solutions for organizations to hire the correct talent and train and manage their competency skill levels by taking analyzed decisions on training needs. Proliﬁc Services Core Competency has a broad portfolio of services, products, and solutions that address diﬀerent markets, requirements, technologies, and types of organizations. It delivers its services and solutions through four verticals: • Custom E-learning, training development and oﬀ-theshelf training CBT’s, WBT’s and mobile-based bitesized e-learning & Videos. • Oﬀ-the-shelf competency building IT solutions and Client-speciﬁc IT software developments. • Video pre and post-production. Videos for training,
social media, and product, and company branding. • Pre-press publications. Designing of any publication – Books, learning, branding & marketing collaterals and corporate magazines. Core Competency is certiﬁed under ISO 9001:2008 Standards. Its extensive experience in training development and providing competency management solutions makes it a one-stop solution provider. Eﬀective tracking of skill gains and gaps analyzed approach on training planning, quality and the ability to handle any content development makes it a leader. In a nutshell, Core Competency is a ONE STOP SOLUTION for Competency Building, Digitized Training Content Development, and Corporate Communication and Branding Solutions, with complete in-house teams and management. The Visionary Capt. Sanjay Bugnait is the CEO and MD of CCTS. He has a working experience of over 30 Years, in various functions and industry sectors, including Oil & Gas Sector, Mid-stream Sector, Training & HR, and Occupational Hazard & Safety & Quality Management. He holds extensive experience in training development for Maritime, Aviation, Automobile, FMCG and Heavy Manufacturing. He established the company with a vision to provide continuous value addition to its clientele with the unsurpassed and most pioneering technologies, by delivering exceptional business solutions. He and his team strongly believe in qualities like integrity, objectivity, quality, consistency, and dedication that bring success to every sphere of life. He shares the
Our innovative ideas, competencies,
and experience, together with the passion to excel and support from our clients have put us where we are today
Capt. Sanjay Bugnait company’s mission as follows: • Be a dynamic organization catering to a wide array of training needs. • Continually improve our products, services, and management of our business. • Employ new technologies and stay abreast of and implement the latest development in the training arena. • Deliver learner-centric products and services while upholding the highest standards in quality. Keeping Up with the Evolving Industry The evolution of E-learning and training developments have shown the pace of change within the industry. The innovative and creative ideas of the instructional designers and prosperous content integration in elearning modules, such as gamiﬁcation, video, virtual and augmented reality-based training have made the learning engaging and has enabled with immense knowledge penetration. Quick authoring tools have evolved to provide cost-eﬀective solutions for training development. CCTS strongly believes that custom-developed training and targeting the skill gaps in the organization beneﬁts the organizations much more as compared to a generic training imparting approach. This is the key skill Core Competency specializes in. Customized online learning is the current trend, as modules are designed according to the learner’s requirements and also gives them leverage to 24*7 access.
CEO and MD
CCTS’s Growth Curve Core Competency’s products and solutions have a dynamic framework that can be modiﬁed according to the future technological innovations. It’s IT software and solutions are completely custom-based, self-owned, and adaptable quickly to new technologies and can be customized for clients with ease. To date, Core Competency has developed over 1000 e-learning training for varied industries. It has also taken care of over 500 licenses deployment for Competency Management System & counting. In 2020, CCTS aims for 600 to 1000 deployments. Core Competency adds 2-3 new clients every year and is anticipating more in the coming times. Keeping in line with its core objective of customer satisfaction, Core Competency invests in long-term relationships and seeks to identify opportunities. Its client retention is high due to its product and service quality. CCTS welcomes overseas and national companies and organizations to explore its products and services with a promise of world-class products and services. In the future, CCTS sees prosperity in internal as well as external associations.
Ed-Tech Startups Transforming the Indian
Education System for Better
he technology advancements are paving a creative pathway towards empowering the existing as well as the next-gen. The tech-enabled discoveries are transforming both, teaching and learning. Acknowledging the teacherstudent relationship, the Ed-Tech startups are embracing the technology changes and rolling-out prominent solutions for the well-being of the society. These startups are redeﬁning the way teachers and students gather, access, analyse, present and transmit information. Bringing novelties to existence, these are transforming the education system for better. Gone are the days where education system was being recognized as theoretical, exams-driven, and impractical. Today, the emerging as well as the existing Ed-Tech startups are changing this scenario and providing relevant education in simple yet eﬀective ways. Leveraging digital platforms, these startups are deﬁning the true essence of learning and education. A platform which is accessible for users across India. This implies that the combination of digital media and education is enhancing the distance education along with the cultural preservation. Further, the EdTech startups are blending user
experience and analytics and generating proﬁtable learning outcomes. The changing education game theory is developing newer opportunities which are boosting the civilization. Breaking the Traditional Barriers The traditional academic approach dealt with the content that encouraged linear learning – an approach moving from one chapter to the other. Basically humans learn in pieces and have the capabilities to connect these dots, when necessary. Recognizing these loopholes, the Ed-Tech startups are working with the publishing houses, academicians to create content based on the past pedagogy and educational experiences. With a number of interdisciplinary skills, the startups are attaining interconnections between technology platforms, inﬂuencers, educators, publishers, administrators and learners. This in turn is enhancing the critical thinking instead of forcing steps from a textbook. These tech-enabled startups are developing content that empowers the studentteacher relationship, especially at the school level. Currently, the education system is a book, which is full of chapters
showcasing personalised assessments, VR content, parent engagement, gamiﬁcation, soft skills development, and digital libraries. Student networking, test preparation, procurement marketplaces, learning analytics, language tools, internship location, and real-time scenario engagement are also some of the key areas, where the Ed-Tech startups are benchmarking their presence. The Practical Approach Nowadays, the educational institutes, especially schools opts an interactive educational product which stimulates the sensory system by staging a playful atmosphere for movement. Thanks to the Ed-Tech startups which are enhancing collaboration and teamwork among students, right from the beginning with a practical approach. As such, the students can easily remember and recall things – they just have to replicate their experiences and improve on it. The digital products initiated by these startups boost the teachers to conceptualize and create simulated games that support learning. This helps the students to interact with the stimulations – via a motion sensor (using hands and feet) – and solve the games. These games are a pathway to
Editor’s Frame encourage students’ collaboration at right age. On the other hand, the Ed-Tech startups also cherish epistemic games – students play various roles like engineers, city planners, reporters, public administrators, judges and so on, to create awareness in them about the real-world problems. Further, the startups are working at an exponential rate in providing these solutions to schools and other educational institutes in order to help the students learn important real-time concepts. Going Hand-in-Hand The digital learning is adding various colors to the learning and training process. But, the signiﬁcance of humans in education system cannot be understated. The Indian Ed-Tech startups are building a perfect blend of online and oﬄine learning - augments human connect between the teacher and the students, and yet automating and personalizing the experience. This enables the teachers to be a mentor rather than being an administrator. Furthermore, this imparts the students with their own independent perspective about the education. It inﬂuences the children at every level with the virtues of trust, safety, ethics, relevance and focus in cyberspace. Future with Ed-Tech Startups It is necessary for a student to develop a learning-based creative thinking to withstand the future challenges. The Ed-Tech startups are all set to nurture the students’ life with problem solving skills, abilities to deal with high level of stress and expectations as well as professional values and ethics. Keeping-up the same momentum, these startups are just at the right position to dismantle the future educational challenges. This is a way towards achieving better literacy rate in the coming years. The future with Ed-Tech startups would present a scenario which would help students in collaborative activities, ranking, and asking questions, not just answering them! The Ed-Tech startups are deﬁnitely a way to bring high-end education and learning to the masses with comparatively lower cost. The Ed-Tech transformations are the rays of hope for creating diversiﬁed opportunities for a better future. All in all, these startups are one of the key factors in shaping the Indian youth and workforce in the coming decades. - Rahul Niraj
Knowzies Revolutionizing eLearning Industry with a Dash of Digital Innovations
ith the mobile revolution the learning pedagogy and the patterns have changed and eLearning is now a more acceptable method of learning. Anytime Learning (ATL), mobile learning, microlearning, AR/VRare the new methods that are going to impose/impart the best quality learning to the end-users. With advance authoring tools and technology in place, the ﬂexibility in building creative eLearning courses at a lesser cost is a boon for the industry. It is now very easy to create a gamiﬁed experiential learning experience with the latest technologies like mobile, AR/VR, highly engaging simulations, etc.
Knowzies Technology Solutions is India's fastest growing Learning Technology Solutions company focused on developing custom eLearning, mLearning and performance support solutions. The Impressionist Leader Amol Shinde, the Founder and CEO of Knowzies is a serial entrepreneur with more than 14 years of experience in the Learning Technology domain. He is deeply passionate about building scalable and trusted technology products that help organizations to transform digitally. His acute vision of making an organization with a diﬀerence that has helped to develop a unique culture where everyone is the owner of their task. “I’m also a believer in investing deeply in company culture and people to build an organization that lasts and sharing lessons learned – the wins and the not-so-muches – to help other companies do the same. Our customer-centric approach and never give up attitude makes us the most lovable outsourcing partners for our customer with 99% retention ratio with our happy clients,” asserts Amol. Extraordinary eLearning Solutions Custom eLearning Solutions Knowzies oﬀers design and development services for
creating custom learning solutions that help organizations to achieve speciﬁc learning outcomes aligned to business goals. Rapid Authoring Tools With an in-depth knowledge of various eLearning authoring tools, Knowzies’ learning designers can assist organizations in building cost-eﬀective, engaging, and interactive mediarich eLearning content. The company helps organizations build impactful eLearning solutions while managing budgetary as well as technological requirements. They build eLearning using: Articulate Storyline; Adobe Captivate; Lectora Inspire and Lectora Online; Camtasia; and Gomo Learning. Mobile Learning Solutions Increased use of smart devices by learners and acceptance of BYOD by organizations has made aspirations of creating self-paced, just-in-time, or on-the-go learning achievable in their truest sense. Knowzies specializes in creating learning content that plays seamlessly across a variety of smart devices. Its mobile learning content is designed based on expert-deﬁned principles of instructional design, userinterface-interaction-experience design, and responsive design. The products designed are: Mobile-First Learning Content; Device-Agnostic Learning Content; Mobile Performance Support Solutions (MPSS); Interactive Microlearning Nuggets; Videos Based Learning; Infomercial Style Content. Explainer Video & Animation Knowzies’ instructional designers are expert at writing video scripts and ensuring learner engagement by designing interactive elements such as Traditional animation (2D, Cel, Hand Drawn); 2D Animation (Vector-based); 3D Animation (CGI, Computer Animation); Motion Graphics (Typography, Animated Logos) and Stop Motion (Claymation, Cut-Outs). January 2020|
We help our clients to get the best eLearning experience at in a very quick and cost effective way without compromising the crux of the content and visual aesthetics
Microlearning Microlearning solutions by Knowzies are designed to provide precise information mapped to a speciﬁc actionable learning objective. Translation & Localisation Solutions Knowzies also oﬀers translation and localization services to meet the learning needs of its global staﬀ. They support the organizations with the translation of the content in multiple languages; location of the content; voice-over recording by local artists; and Camtasia Voice-Over integration. Knowzies also oﬀer Flash to HTML5 conversion services which include Flash-based eLearning courses; Flash activities, games, and Simulations; and Flash Assessments and Quizzes. Knowzies Oﬀshore Development Centre (ODC) has expertise in developing, testing, deploying, and supporting the learning development initiatives of organizations. With Knowzies gamiﬁcation learning solutions, organizations can surprise, challenge, and engage their learners. Its gamiﬁed solutions integrate elements of fun with instructional design. Beneﬁts for Clients The highly focused custom eLearning development solutions allow the Knowzies to do the rapid development helping clients to reduce their go-to-market time. “For our clients, we help them to get the best eLearning experience in a very quick and cost-eﬀective way without compromising the crux of the content and visual aesthetics,” expresses Amol.
Obstacles down the Road and the Smart Strategies The company takes pride in its existing client retention rate of almost 95%. However, going forward with increasing operational costs a part of its growth, shrinking margins have emerged as one of the challenges for the team. eLearning is a very competitive industry and to sustain year on year continuity with the clients, one must need to be ahead of the curve and the solution lies in innovation. eLearning is a ﬁeld of imagination and creativity and more creative and innovative you are, more the chances of bigger success. “With growth going forward on-boarding, the right set of a team that shares a similar vision as that of organizations seems a challenge. We are extremely cautious and choosy when we recruit and we follow the ACT (Attitude, Communication, and Technology) model while recruiting the right talent. For us having the right attitude is very important, rest two things can still be taught,” Amol asserts. “Also, eLearning is a ﬁeld of creativity and being creative has to be in basic nature. We see that as the major challenge at the moment for the industry. However that also act as an opportunity for progressive organisations like ours. To mitigate the risk of this challenge, we have a constant focus on training our internal team on the latest technologies and trends in the eLearning industry and we engage with the best of the best talent to seek their consultative advice on building very innovative and creative solutions,” he concludes.
Otermans Institute (OI) Bringing ‘Soft Skills & Transferable Skills’ for School & College Students
ondon based Otermans Institute is bringing ‘Soft Skills & Transferable Skills’ for School and College Students. Soft skill is need of the hour in Indian education ecosystem. No one can deny the fact that our existing education infrastructure is unable to ensure the possibilities of employment for millions of students, many of whom are even termed as ‘unemployable’. But do we ever question whose fault it really is? Do we ever think of adopting the real skills required for the job market from the beginning of our education? “It’s time to bring the change in education ecosystem to make the future generation job ready”, believes Mr. Dev Aditya, a London based social innovator who is bringing the much needed change in education to India & the subcontinent. Mr. Dev Aditya who passed out from St. Paul’s school
Darjeeling founded Otermans Institute (OI) in London along with Dutch Researcher Dr Pauldy Otermans, soon after they realized the prevailing gap of ‘Soft Skills & Transferable Skills’ training in Indian & Bangladeshi Schools when they were in a tour to teach new academic scientiﬁc methods in the region a year ago. Mr. Dev & his team have extensively travelled across various states of India including Bihar, Tamil Nadu, West Bengal, Uttarakhand and Maharashtra, besides neighboring countries like Nepal and Bangladesh to create awareness about this essential soft skills training. In the upcoming academic year, Otermans Institute (OI) London is launching Soft Skill Training Course for school students starting from Class 9. This year-long style course will enhance some of the key skills required for getting high-income employment including key skills like communication, business etiquette and career
Visa back for Indian students which is now becoming a reality. He and Dr Otermans have previously worked on various Social Projects with British Prime Minister Mr. Boris Johnson, including an Award Winning Green Transportation Project called “Brunel Bike”. planning among the students. “We are conﬁdent to train at least 5000 students in India alone in 2020 itself. “says Mr. Dev. Mr. Umesh Dwiwedi, the principal of Hillwood Academy, where they conducted one of the training sessions in Uttarakhand, said, “I have never seen a program that can teach key concepts so quickly and have such a lasting improvement on students”. Recently, Mr. Dev Aditya was awarded the prestigious “Bengal’s Pride Award” at the Churchill Room, in the House of Commons of the UK parliament for his exemplary work on this project and other social innovation projects across UK and the world. He was also elected as the ﬁrst ever nonEuropean Vice-President at Brunel University where he proved his mettle by initiating handful of projects for South Asian Students and to bring the Post Study
This London based Curriculum & Skill Development institute also runs it’s CSR project called ‘Project Aditto’ which aims to provide training to up-skill teachers of under privileged schools without any cost. This Project helps to impart the skill in modern blended learning techniques to improve education and to nurture it at a grass root level. Ottermans Institute (OI) London and Dev Aditya are taking a big leap to up-skill a generation through soft skills training for the next ﬁve years. “We are conﬁdent that OI will deﬁnitely train 100,000 students by 2023”, expresses Dev. Dr Otermans. On the other hand said “barriers to the English language will be a big hurdle which we aim to solve by incorporating communicative and spoken English training in our modules.”
Revolutionizing the K-12 Education in India
magine yourself at a young age, probably sitting in front of the TV with a connected controller in hand. You just rescued the Princess from Bowser in Super Mario Bros. Now, imagine the satisfaction you get at the end when you beat that villain. At that age, it is the greatest reward you will ever receive after arduous work.
quality education at an aﬀordable cost. All of this in a fun and engaging way to encourage optimal learning outcomes in students. With access to every child in the country, STEPapp encourages students, engages parents, and enablers to ensure students reach their full potential, anytime and anywhere.
In such games, our brain gets directly involved, engaged, keeps itself relevant and charismatic to capture the attention for long. Similarly, due to the fun element of video games, children remain hooked up to them for long and master its nitty-gritty eﬀortlessly. Now, the question that arises is what would happen if children were to study with the idea of the same fun incorporated in their studies?
Born of a Champion Mr. Tyagi is an educationist, a man with a vision to make quality education available to even the most distant parts of India. Hailing from a modest background, he has come a long way to become a well-known name in the ﬁeld of education. His contributions through Pace - IIT and Medical, have been recognized and appreciated by IIT Bombay, the CBSE and top International Universities such as Stanford, MIT, etc. After 20 years of leading students to elite institutions, his vision has now expanded to strengthening the pillars of education in India through STEPapp.
Well, with the answers to the said question in mind, Praveen Tyagi, Founder, and CEO of EduisFun Technologies has developed STEP (Student Talent Enhancement Program) app, a revolutionary EdTech product focused on gamiﬁcation of learning. Developed by a team of 400+IITians and doctors, the app levels the playing ﬁeld for children in accessing high-
His creation, the STEPapp has been welcomed and appreciated by leading schools, top businessmen, and government oﬃcials. With excellent features such as
gamiﬁcation, personalization, digital learning, rewards and scholarships, and engaging content, he is committed to impacting the lives of Indian students.
Praveen Tyagi Founder & CEO
Built for Students STEPapp has been developed after ﬁve years of extensive eﬀorts with PACE classrooms and 10000+ students who have played the games and helped in improving the product by giving their valuable feedbacks. The app provides Math and Science curricula in India, mapped to National and State boards, to help students understand and achieve intellectual understanding in a fun way. STEPapp Concepts is the gamiﬁed learning program for grades 6th-10th mapped to the Math and Science syllabus of CBSE and ICSE. It breaks down tough concepts into easy to understand capsules and then tests the children on their learning in a gamiﬁed format. Students cannot move on to the next learning capsule until they answer all questions correctly. And hence, it ensures that the kids have conceptual clarity before they move on. To elaborate on the beneﬁts of STEPapp: Personalized, Gamiﬁed, and Adaptive Learning Learning is made fun and easy for kids through STEPapp’s engaging gamiﬁed platform. STEPapp is interactive and automatically adapts to the requirements of children with diﬀerent learning abilities. Mapped to School Curriculum STEPapp Concepts is mapped to the curriculum of school boards (CBSE and ICSE). STEPapp Scholarships follow an overlapping syllabus of key Math and Science concepts. Conceptual Clarity As said before, the content has been created by a team of 400+ IITians and doctors who have worked for over ﬁve years on the concept delivery in a unique gamiﬁed format. This enables a child to learn concepts in a fun way and develop conceptual clarity. Consequently, coming out with enhanced performance in school exams, especially competitive exams. Rewards and Scholarships STEPapp Scholarships award 10,000 students from each grade (5th to 11th) with scholarships ranging from ₹ 5,000 to ₹ 1 crore. Detailed Progress Reports Each student's strengths and weaknesses are summarized
“Convinient Learning and having fun while studying is what Today is Technology is enabling for students” and communicated to the parents and teachers along with detailed reports of each chapter instantly via SMS and email. Mentorship and Guidance Winners are mentored by the experts for continued educational success. The Story So Far STEPapp has been successfully implemented at various private and government schools, including numerous NDMC Schools and Eklavya Model Residential Schools. Students have been loving the application and their feedback has been heart-warming. You can learn more about the app by visiting www.stepapp.ai
SECRETS TO PICK-UP THE RIGHT
Ed-Tech Tool T
he educational universe is witnessing technology advancements at an exponential rate. Recent upliftment in access to technology through bringyour-own-device (BYOD) and 1:1 initiatives are rolling out blended and virtual learning opportunities for the students. These advancements are becoming the cornerstones of novel discoveries – tools that elevate a student’s learning experience to exceptional levels. The traditional classrooms are evolving into an enriched tech-based space where the educators are looking for guidance on how to choose the best Ed-Tech tool in order to enhance the learning outcomes. Ed-Tech tools have started becoming an integral part of a classroom. These tools can eﬀectively empower the students as well the teachers when integrated wisely. As modern classrooms are being transformed by technology, it is necessary to know which tools are the just right choices to improve learning in the classrooms. Acknowledging the increasing number of tools available, let’s learn how to make the right call and choose the perfect Ed-Tech tool for a better education system. Clear Learning Objectives The tools which overcome the traditional standards of education and fulﬁll the learning goals can prove to be the best for attaining a one-of-its-kind student-teacher relationship. It should be built on a foundation of clear learning objectives, competency-based and should frequently assess student progress until mastery is attained. Also, tools which facilitate learning objective as its prime motive can help students to learn in a more creative manner and explore the frames of education system with a simple click. The Ed-Tech tools should be eﬀective in satisfying the evidence-based requirements of the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) with respect to the clear learning objective. These evidence tiers include strong, moderate, or promising evidence. Institutions prioritizing evidence-based interventions or strategies while developing improvement plans will boost the education system with unique capabilities. Engaging Students at its Best With tools where students are more likely to participate and voice their thoughts, better student engagement can be achieved. The Ed-Tech tools should engage students by delivering solutions with a choice of when and how they learn. These tools should pre-assess student knowledge and construct learning activities at the student’s zone of proximal development. Tools that allow students to co-engage with others leverage the theory – learning is socially constructed, and it provides opportunities through interaction for the tool to elicit higher-level cognitive skills through discussion, debate, and collaboration. This in turn, creates a win-win situation.
Roots of Transformation
Accessibility at Ease It is signiﬁcant to choose a tool which is accessible to all students in the classroom as well as at home. When choosing a tool, remember, the ease of access is the key to success. So, go for the one which uses a simple internet connection or Wi-Fi, allows for a single login in and is safe and secure. A tool which should be able to easily use, navigate and troubleshoot student problems. A tool enhanced with tutorials, guides and supports teachers and students – enabling students to use the technology with minimal or no supervision from the teacher. Also, this will lessen the time that teachers need to teach the functions of the tool to the students. Eﬀective Assessment – Leverage Technology Technology that can make Ed-Tech tools eye-pleasing and engaging can surely provide teachers with real-time data of the student performance, thereby lending a hand in students’ progress. Tech-enabled assessments can craft detailed information, help drive students’ learning experience towards a pathway of self-development. A tool which can help teachers in collecting data on the progress and performance of their students would be the best for achieving milestones. This would also target speciﬁc skills and knowledge of an individual. Also, these tools need to be adaptive – based on Computer-Adaptive Testing (CAT). This would oﬀer accurate assessment data on students from a wider range of abilities. It will also eliminate the loopholes in ﬁxed-form tests and empower customized learning paths that meet students more precisely. Supporting Sound Teaching Change is the name of the game and choosing the right Ed-Tech tool in the constantly changing technology landscape is deﬁnitely a challenge. This implies that it is signiﬁcant to link decision-making processes to sound foundations of teaching in order to generate a better learning result. Therefore, the institutions would focus on implementing tools which serve the students and teachers who use them. Fostering an engaging diﬀerentiated learning experience that connects with students and helps increase their knowledge and skills in an enhanced way. The Next Big Thing While 2017 was an enthusiastic year for the passionate educators, institutes, erudites and other educational organizations, the end of the year 2018 will witness discoveries like never before. The Ed-Tech tools are coming up with limitless possibilities to transform the walls of classrooms into a best-in-class educational setting. There is a bright future waiting for the students with incomparable opportunities. In this robust environment, where new devices, apps, and even completely new technologies are entering the fold on a daily basis, the Ed-Tech tools will bring creativity, collaboration, and ﬂexibility of the social and home lives to learning. The future outlook is brave enough to buck the current norm of standardization and unleash the potential of teachers and students at its best. This is the key to unlock newer success doors and a way towards civilization. - Rahul Niraj
Enabling Growth with Excellent IT Training Solutions
-learning has evolved big time since its inception and it is still growing at a rapid pace. There was a time when classroom learning was responsible for an eﬀective teaching and learning process/experience. But with the introduction of computers, mobile, and tablets; e-learning solutions have enabled a new process of teaching & learning which has revolutionized the education sector. In a class of approx. 40 students the teacher used to read out the concepts and would explain them verbally. Only a few enthusiastic teachers would go above and beyond by using charts and basic models prepared by them to teach the students eﬀectively.
Having a similar approach, Vruksh Technologies is enabling reliable and cost-eﬀective I.T. Training and Web development solutions along with e-learning solutions to deliver unprecedented and measurable business value to its clients. It is a mature and fastgrowing company having a successful track record of serving the most demanding customers in onshore and oﬀshore locations. “We bring to you the beneﬁts of working with a partner having the requisite software skills, networking expertise, project management experience, and domain knowledge in every aspect of Information Technology,” states Vruksh's team. Spreading its Roots
While doing so there would still be few students who could not understand concepts in a single go. A lot of eﬀort was required from the teacher's side to clear their doubts. Yet, after the introduction of the AV model, it became quite simple for both, the teachers and students to teach and learn respectively. All of this while establishing a much eﬃcient way of teaching and learning without wasting more of their time. Earlier, the study material was taught verbally and the students were expected to imagine the concepts and visualize independently. Now, with the help of e-learning solutions, the concepts can be shown to the students so that they can see for themselves how exactly the concept is materializing while making the job of the teacher quite easy. The students get a better idea when they get to see things in audio and video format. This also helps the students to retain concepts for the long-duration of time and in return score better in exams.
Vruksh Technologies delivers high-end professional training to students in order for them to become the next generation of software developers. It also develops world-class software solutions across the business lines along with the highest standards of professionalism, quality, and customer service. With a strong technical knowledge base and proven expertise in the areas of software technology, the team of Vruksh works towards becoming an ideal technology partner for its clients. “Our quality consciousness, process, and commitment make us immensely valuable for our partners,” says the team. The team at Vruksh does not limit itself by only focusing on onshore training but also facilitates oﬀshore training with similar zeal. It strives to achieve this feat with the help of e-learning platforms where the organization trains students from the USA, Australia, and Dubai, etc.
Our vision is to visualize an
opportunity inside a challenge, that aims to be a leader in the areas of IT Training, Website Development, and Software Development Nikhil M Bhivgade Managing Director
Vruksh ensures that it keeps itself abreast of the latest trends in terms of technological advancements and current aﬀairs. That way, the team stays sharp in dealing with the domain that they are working in order to deliver the recent and best results to the customers. Seamless customer service & regular interaction with the clients has always been one of its top priorities. Growing like a Tree Nikhil M Bhivgade—Managing Director, founded Vruksh Technologies in 2009 with a vision to provide the best I.T solutions and training to the client organizations. He has been working relentlessly in this domain for more than ﬁfteen years while striving to achieve his goals. When asked about the kind of challenges he faced with the team of Vruksh, Nikhil said, “It did take a little time for us to adopt/adapt to the latest trends.” A few times the clients came up with speciﬁc requirements which took a lot of time for the team to implement as it required a lot of work on a particular technology. But, the team delivered what was expected from them without any alterations even though there were some delays. Still, the team ensured that they don’t compromise on quality while providing the service at all.
towards achieving the organizational goals. The company which was started by a single person and now with its amazing group of personnel is working daily to take Vruksh Technologies to greater heights. Spreading awareness for the young blood entering this industry, Nikhil guides them with a few lines. He shares, “We are all eager to adapt to the new technological trends in order to ensure that we oﬀer the latest and best services to our customers. But, it is also very important to be patient enough while acquiring new business opportunities and serving customers simultaneously.”
Nikhil always appreciates his team for the company’s huge success as it has made an eminent diﬀerence
Walnut Knowledge Solutions Preparing Children for the Future of Work
sn’t it important to build a teaching process that works well for all the students? Today’s education system demands unconventional teaching-learning methods which nurture knowledge through inclusivity. Innovative methods like quizzes and storytelling build the thirst for knowledge in every student. Integrating these methods with education can bring brilliant outcomes. Over the last few years, the e-learning market has moved from oﬀering one-size-ﬁts-all solutions to now embracing a personalized approach, combining online and oﬄine experiences. One such education company which focuses on student engagement and development is Walnut Knowledge Solutions, a Bengaluru based company which strives to create and deliver content through online experiential workshops for school children. The Idea Varies from the Conventional One Working with over 100 schools, the company believes in making questions more diverse and ensures that the atmosphere is fun. The company conducts innovative workshops with the aim of preparing children for the future of work. Their ﬂagship online program QShala equips children with all the 21st century skills they need to thrive in the ever-changing future. Their well-crafted content not only tests students’ knowledge but also brings out their lateral thinking and quick strategy. It uses questions along with comprehension, context building, listening, storytelling, and many more activities. All the content and engagement of the program is designed with the goal of sparking curiosity among
children and developing a questioning mindset – by simply asking more questions about everything they see around them. The various activities in QShala help build an attitude for problem solving and teaching children to reason better and solve problems methodically. It helps children know how to learn rather than what to learn. Quiz-masters and Quizzers Walnut Knowledge Solutions has come a long way since it was incepted by a pair of lawyers in 2014. It has achieved numerous landmarks under the dedicated leadership of Sachin Ravi, the Co-founder and Head of Business Development and Raghav Chakravarthy, the Co-founder and Head of Research and Development. After his stint as a legal manager at ICICI in Hyderabad, Sachin decided to convert his passion for all-thingsquizzing into a profession and co-founded the company with Raghav. Working as a lawyer after graduation, Raghav spent two years in ICICI Bank as a legal manager. While honing his legal skills, he always remained attached to his passion – quizzing. An avid quizzer since his days at school in Bangalore, he has participated in and won a host of quizzes on various topics. Both Sachin and Raghav believe in and have adopted a ﬂat hierarchical structure at Walnut. The brainstorming sessions with team members is a religion at Walnut and the best ideas are put into practice. Every team member at Walnut is a great storyteller and weaves interesting, informative, and learning-oriented stories that stay in the minds of the children for a long
The questions you ask are more important than the things you ever say
time. The team at Walnut is not only involved in carrying out the assigned responsibilities, but works tirelessly. They help the company make its system, process and procedure robust and future-ready. A Bright Future Ahead Walnut Knowledge Solutions is inspiring students to achieve higher goals by enhancing the e-learning experience. They are working out a comprehensive system that can widen its online base making it more interactive and natural. The online platform aims to provide maximum beneﬁts to highest number of students within the nation and overseas as well. After transitioning to an online product, the team at Walnut is excited about its growth trajectory. It states, “Indian parents are increasingly aspirational and a product which merely supplements classroom curriculum or helps with test preparation will no longer suﬃce. Parents are increasingly looking at developing real world skills in their children and preparing them for the uncertainty of the 21st century.” The company believes there is huge scope in this space. It is conﬁdent about its future growth prospects and has set its sights on accomplishing ambitious targets. To know more about Walnut, click here.
HOW TO INCREASE LEARNER ENGAGEMENT
he ﬁrst question that comes to mind when we talk about a training program is, “What Makes A Program Successful?” The answer to this question is simple. The one thing that makes a training program successful is: Learner Engagement. What does Learner Engagement mean? Learner Engagement means involving the learners at every phase of the training program keeping them motivated to fully invest themselves in learning. Engaged learners are active in their learning, understand the need for training, are motivated to participate in discussions and activities and are willing to bring about a positive change in their work. Learner Engagement increases the productivity of the learners as more engaged learners means highly motivated employees who are willing to implement what they have learnt which results in better performance. 5 Best Learner Engagement Strategies: 1. Understand And Communicate The Training Objectives: Learners engage better when they know what they are about to learn and what exactly is expected of them. Understanding the training needs of the participants is an important ﬁrst step. That could involve simply asking the participants about their previous learning experiences, what they are
expecting from the program and what do they want to achieve at the end of the program. Understanding the training needs of the learners at the very beginning of the program helps determine the gap between their current skill levels and those required. 2. Make Learning Fun And Interesting: The next thing to do is to design the content in a structured manner so that the message is easy to understand. "Learning by Doing" is the best policy therefore the program must include short videos, activities, role plays and case studies to make learning more fun and interesting. This also helps the participants to grasp the content eﬀortlessly while they are enjoying the activities. Just remember that fun is a means to an end, not the end goal itself. Also remember that short breaks and interactive discussions allow the learners to recharge and refocus. 3. Creating Open Communication Channels: At the very beginning of the session itself one must communicate to the participants that their feedback and opinions are important, valuable and will be heard and their questions will be answered. Allow healthy discussions, exchange of ideas and questions and answers. Eﬀective Communication occurs when all parties feel that they have reached the desired outcome.
4. Customization Based On Real-life Situations: One sure-shot way of getting disengaged learners is to make a generic program. Corporate learners are interested in translating their learning experiences into better performance. They are likely to be more engaged when asked to deal with their speciﬁc real-life workplace issues. Successful training programs use case studies and scenario-based activities relating to common issues encountered at the workplace. This way the learners feel that they are getting the help and knowledge they actually need. Customization as a learner engagement strategy means that you need to take into account your learners' culture, language, and learning preferences. 5. Learner Must Be Engaged On Multiple Levels: • Intellectual Level: I think curiosity is an excellent way to engage learners. Keeping learners engaged intellectually helps them retain their learning. Trainers may introduce an activity with a problem or question that the participants need to solve. For example, the trainees can be asked to do a SWOT Analysis of their organization or they can be asked to prepare their weekly plan using planning tools such as Mind Mapping. • Emotional Level: Trainers may use a wide variety of strategies to bring January 2020|
About the Author As the Managing Director & Trainer at Rave Institutes, Rohini Raju plays a key role in understanding client's training objectives, customizing the modules as per their speciﬁc training needs, and adding value to the client's organization by ensuring that the objectives are achieved. Rohini has also been one of the directors of Riba Constructions, a premier construction company, for 10 years. Rohini has always believed in, "Excellence is not a skill, it is an attitude" which is reﬂected in whatever she does. This attitude has made Rave Institutes "Leading Soft Skills Training Institute in Hyderabad", having received the award from celebrity author Ms. Shobha De at Education Excellence Awards, New Delhi. Under her leadership, Rave Institutes has featured in the Silicon India Magazine among "20 Most Promising Corporate Outbound Training Providers- 2019". Rohini has also received the award for 'Super Woman Achiever' at the World Women Leadership Congress & Awards, Mumbai, amongst 120 other Woman Achievers from different parts of the world.
about positive emotions in the trainees that will facilitate the learning process and minimize negative behaviors. For example, in a team building session, the trainees can be given fun activities which help them bond and connect with each other. This positive emotion will motivate them to work eﬀectively with the other team members. • Physical Level: Trainers may use physical activities to stimulate learning or interest. For example, instead of asking the trainees to answer questions aloud, they can be asked to walk up to the whiteboard and write the answer on the board. In this case, the trainees are more likely to remember information when they are “Learning By Doing”. • Social Level: Trainers may use a variety of strategies to stimulate engagement through social interactions. For example, the trainees may be divided in pairs or groups to work collaboratively on a task or activity. Conclusion Engaging your learners and actively involving them in their own learning will make them feel empowered and motivated. Engaged learners are more likely to implement what they have learnt and improve their performance at the workplace. That, in turn, means that they will be more productive and will add more value to their organization. January 2020|
Insights Success have released this special edition titled “The 10 Most Promising E-learning Solution Providers”. Within the edition, we ha...
Published on Mar 13, 2020
Insights Success have released this special edition titled “The 10 Most Promising E-learning Solution Providers”. Within the edition, we ha...