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Your job is never done: continuous learning at work

Our modern times are so different from those depicted in Charlie Chaplin's Modern Times. The world of work hopped on a super-fast conveyor belt and reached the point of omnipresent automation. Chaplin...

Why every LMS should have a responsive design

To go responsive, or not to go responsive? That is actually not the question. In the multi-device, multi-screen world of the workplace, the question is not whether or not to adopt a responsive design ...

Games in training are no game play

The use of games for business training purposes is still a technique that is met with a certain dose of skepticism. The fun and entertaining nature of games goes against the serious attitude of busine...

Navigating through the rough waters of successful training

The business world is tough, and the L&D part of it makes no exception. Instructional designers need to pay great attention to the workplace learning environment if they want to create successful onli...

Velfies and bite-sized learning: a recipe for training success

When people have ideas that can solve a need but lack the resources to put them into practice, they access that brilliant part of the brain where creativity dwells. They have to either come up with cr...

The mobile employee and workplace learning

The mobile employee is among us. Are you aware? It happened smoothly, one day after another, one technological advancement after another. It crept like a bug in every office space and in every workpla...

Social Learning does NOT mean Social Media

The 70:20:10 model of reference for workplace learning implies that traditional training methods are just a small jigsaw piece in a very large puzzle. In a workplace setting, most learning occurs thro...

Equipping your team for the future with personalized learning

When I was a kid, 20 years ago, I had a tricycle and I was cool. Ten years ago, all the cool kids had sneakers with rollers in the heels. Today, tricycles are kind of vintage, while roler-sneakers are...

Making sense of the senses in e-learning courses (Part 2)

I have a confession to make: I'm a gambler. Or I just like to call myself that way. I like to place bets on all sorts of things. But I never ever place a bet unless I'm 100% certain that I'll win. My ...

Making sense of the senses in e-learning courses (Part 1)

E-learning enthusiasts everywhere promote the benefits of online courses and present their advantages over traditional learning methods. Most of the times, there are more positive aspects to e-learnin...

Online multimedia content in e-learning: Flash vs. HTML5

The traditional way of training is based on the didactic method of a teacher / professor / instructor pushing new information / knowledge onto learners / trainees' brains. While the core of this metho...

Is it really worth paying for online courses?

After inventing the wheel, our ancestors needed something to ease the trade between all of the goods that could be moved faster thanks to the circular innovation. So they invented money — another circ...

Why blended learning paves the way to business success

Information is the currency of today. Until recently, the more information a business had, the better their chances to rise above everyone else and advance in the profitable part of the market. But "t...

Will augmented reality revolutionize training?

There has been a lot of talking in the last past years on the Internet of Things and how our lives will be more and more interconnected with technology. Wearable computers are the means and augmented ...

10 insights for cultivating a happy workforce through learning

“Happy wife, happy life!” These words of wisdom found their way to that part of my brain responsible with long-term memory after watching RIO 2. There was something about that toucan that made this ph...

Should workplace learning be more like Uber?

Uber is one of the fastest growing tech companies in the world, climbing to the top of the most powerful American companies, and rising its business worth well above $60 billion. Apart from all protes...

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