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Posts by Design Storm

Skills for Online Social Learning

Informal online social learning is “of the learners”, “by the learners”, “for the learners”. Where technology is owned by the learners, we tend to assume […]

Visual Design Gurus Who’ll Change the Way You See Things

This post covers contemporary visualizers, who are also exceptional instructional designers. And here’s a promise: These maestros will change the way you see the world. I […]

A Research Based Collaboration Platform Blueprint for Organizations

Organizations are increasingly supplementing formal learning methods with informal learning initiatives. This is because we face a highly dynamic workplace, where each day, we deal […]

Gamification—Pitfalls to Avoid

Organizations wish to leverage gamification for marketing, sales, process training, motivating people, bringing behavioural change, promoting innovation, training employees and so on. I’ve seen many people […]

Puzzles/Question Engines & Game Based Learning

Take this super fun quiz on food. http://www.washingtonpost.com/news/wonkblog/wp/2015/03/06/this-surprisingly-tough-quiz-will-make-you-second-guess-how-well-you-know-food/ Why is it a Quiz and Not a Game?   Play this game called "Google Feud". http://www.googlefeud.com/ […]

Types of MOOCs

We all know what MOOCs are, but here it is once again.  MOOCs (Massive Open Online Courses) are: Massive: The number of people who join […]

Five Creative Formats to Make Company Presentations Thrilling

We’ve all been there. We’ve faked interest. We’ve endured them. We’ve pinched ourselves to stay alert. We’ve sat through boring presentations for the sake of […]

Free/Open Music, Images, Films, Books, & A Short Background of “Free”

People publish many resources like music, pictures, videos under different Creative Commons licenses, and several old pictures etc. have been freed into the public domain. Some public domain pictures, […]

Do MOOCs Really Break Some Walls?

“Only a wall divided him from those happy young contemporaries of his with whom he shared a common mental life; men who had nothing to […]

Life-long Learning through Four Animated War Films

“It’s only lines on paper, folks!” — R. Crumb Here are four animated films that celebrate what it is to be human, question what we […]

Performance Assessment: A Self-Check

Every time I assess performance of my team members, I do some meta-cognitive thinking. And the stuff that I find out about myself is always […]

Classroom Games: From Chaos to Meaning

You can discover more about a person in an hour of play than in a year of conversation. – Plato Games liven up a space, […]

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