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The role of AR technology in making learners imagine

Children have this incredible capability to transform their reality in a matter of seconds into something magical: a place where everything can happen and the only limits are one’s imagination. No mat...

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 ...

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...

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 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...

Mentorship and knowledge transfer between Baby Boomers and Millennials

You've heard it before: Millennials are set to take over the workplace. Wherever you turn, there are more and more young employees. Millennials are the largest generation of the workforce and there ar...

To BYOD or not to BYOD at work? That is the question

Learning at work happens all the time in this knowledge-based economy, and it's not always between office walls. The mobile worker needs instant access to information and uses more than one device dur...

How xAPI makes personalized learning possible

Personalized learning at work means connecting the right employee with the right learning resource, at the right time. Sounds simple, right? But we all know that there's a looong way between theory an...

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...

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...

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...

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...

How interactive videos shape the future of workplace learning

They say a picture is worth 1000 words. If that is true, how much is a video worth? One million words, maybe? Taking a step even further, what about interactive videos? Should we keep doing the math? ...

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