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The power of gamified content in training courses

As a kid I never wanted to grow up. I had such a great time, everything was a like a game, and I didn’t want it to end, never ever. In my childish mind, growing up was like a barrier where the fun and...

5 graphic design rules to keep in mind when creating online courses

Do you remember your first training? I remember bits of mine. I do recall it was fun and interactive and the trainer had a special technique for helping us remember important information. She would wr...

How business training can use context-sensitive learning to boost results

Microsoft’s Clippy – oh how I miss him… This little bit of animation that always used to offer me help that never quite hit the mark. I remember fondly swapping the characters for my amusement (which ...

3 Brain science insights about adult learning

A long long time ago people believed that the Sun orbits the Earth. Some time ago people believed that light can only happen during day time. Not so long ago people believed that we only use around 10...

The two main obstacles against m-learning in the workplace

The future of work is already here. We are living it. Fixed schedules become more flexible, remote positions see growing numbers, geographical barriers become obsolete, AR and VR technology creep into...

Top LMS features that increase employee productivity

The purpose of every company is to get a profit. In order for the company to get a profit, its employees need to have great results on their work. There are plenty of discussions around us on what mak...

It’s all in the BLEND: Why companies can't rely on just one type of training

I’d like to ask you a few questions….. Which is generally more successful in achieving learning outcomes? Most people will probably pick the first option… While I’m sure they have been scarred by poor...

7 + 1 learning and development apps for businesses [Infographic]

Want to access your favorite social media channel on your phone? There’s an app for that. Want to know the weather tomorrow? There’s an app for that. Want to avoid traffic jams? There’s an app for tha...

How technology can change formal learning

When I was a student thinking of joining the workforce, I jumped right into the vicious circle of inexperienced job seekers. All employers demanded some work experience, even the ones advertising for ...

Why each employee needs a learning path

One of my favorite story for kids is “The Wizard of Oz”. Each time I saw the movie along my childhood and young adulthood the story somehow got a different meaning. I started by being afraid of the Wi...

The three components to successful learning in the corporate space

It is a sad fact that pretty much anyone who has used a computer has: taken an e-learning course… formed an opinion that e-learning is boring, and if it is boring then it is doubtful it will have achi...

The benefits of using a classroom environment in corporate training

When I was in school I didn’t enjoy sitting in a classroom for 8 hours each day. The stiff benches and chairs, the constant smell of chalk, and the closed atmosphere were not exactly my cup of tea. Th...

The practical use of simulations in training

Gamification, virtual reality, augmented learning — these are e-learning hot topics that generated a lot of discussions lately. They all come with the big promise of keeping learners engaged, allowing...

4 Benefits of mobile learning for your company

Everyone wants the best on the market when it comes to employees, that’s why headhunting companies are still in business and HR professionals spend so much time organizing multi-stage interviews and p...

My favorite free images resources for online courses

Pictures generally communicate ideas faster than speech or written words. Pictures with people in them are usually more appealing to online users, as these better convey emotions. But any picture can ...

The #1 most important feature in an LMS

By the title of this post, you might assume that I’m about to make a big revelation about what is the most important feature in an LMS. Knowing this feature might save you a lot of time, money, and tr...

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