The Aims Digital Blog

Since 2002, Aims Digital has been focussed on training using technology. We have been involved in the development of a variety of learning courses and multimedia solutions.

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70:20:10 – Read Between the Numbers

Learning is a natural process. Anybody who has been a trainer or a student knows how much the mind can take in at a sitting and how long it retains it. Everybody’s learning curve and method is different. Yet, research and empirical data show that there is a certain rhythm to the way people imbibe … Continue reading 70:20:10 – Read Between the Numbers

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4 Ways to Get Your Subject Matter Experts to Your Side. And Keep Them There!

Subject Matter Experts are critical links in creating an informative and technically accurate learning experience. However, since SMEs are busy people who have additionally been tasked with providing support to training initiatives, it’s not always easy to get them to spare the time for you; yet, a delay in coordination has a domino effect on … Continue reading 4 Ways to Get Your Subject Matter Experts to Your Side. And Keep Them There!

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4 Tips for Writing Meaningful Learning Content

There’s content, and there’s content. However, not all content is conducive for learning . And therein begins the slide of your storyboarding efforts towards ineffectiveness. Here are some tips that can help you write meaningful content, which could lead to effective learning. Know your purpose Know why you are creating the course. Understand the reasons … Continue reading 4 Tips for Writing Meaningful Learning Content

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Form-Fit-Function – Is it Applicable in the eLearning Industry?

Can learning be ‘engineered’? What if we were to use best practices from other domains to improve the way we create learning? Here’s how a basic concept from the manufacturing industry can be adapted to the learning industry. While working on a project for a manufacturing organization a few months back, I had created a … Continue reading Form-Fit-Function – Is it Applicable in the eLearning Industry?

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LCMS, or LMS – What’s the Difference?

Most of us might be confused about the difference between a learning management system (LMS) and a learning content management system (LCMS). At first glance, these two solutions do look and sound very similar, but they actually provide very different functions at different stages of the learning process. If you’re looking for a solution, there … Continue reading LCMS, or LMS – What’s the Difference?

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Social Media in Office? Are You Serious??!!

Oftentimes, corporate employees need to undergo training for their overall development and progress. On the other hand, you may have to take the role of a teacher to share new business strategies, technologies, and skills at a workplace. However, we cannot just throw knowledge aids at the learners and hope that they will retain the … Continue reading Social Media in Office? Are You Serious??!!

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6 Tips to Gain Your Learner’s Attention

Every so often, while developing an eLearning course, we think about the different strategies and instructional models that will help us to create an effective eLearning course. But, an important aspect of this effectiveness is capturing the learner’s attention. In today’s world of fast-paced life and short attention spans, if you haven’t managed to capture … Continue reading 6 Tips to Gain Your Learner’s Attention

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Personalized Learning: Would You like Fries with That?!

In this constantly evolving world of learning technology, the phrase personalized learning seems to be a buzz phrase that is used as opposed to the “one-size-fits-all” form of instruction. The concept of personalized learning is still evolving as the supporting technologies and approaches emerge. The “personalized” form of learning involves connecting with the learner’s interest … Continue reading Personalized Learning: Would You like Fries with That?!

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Let’s do away with storyboarding…

Not! Imagine starting out on a road trip to a new destination, without a roadmap (or the GPS lady!) – you’ll probably end up regretting starting out at all! It’s the same thing with a storyboard – loves it or hates it, you just can’t do without one. I mean, who really likes putting in … Continue reading Let’s do away with storyboarding…

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Bite-sized learning: So you don’t bite off more than you can chew

Many professionals believe that bite-sized learning has always been the right size of learning.  Some people may think it to be something that contains more useful content and that fits smaller screens or any screen. Micro-learning is learning in smaller fragments and goes hand in hand with traditional methods of learning. Micro-learning includes short-term topics, … Continue reading Bite-sized learning: So you don’t bite off more than you can chew

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