blogs

  • April 19, 2017
    Microlearning
    We all know too well that we have little time for learning, so it is no wonder that learning professionals have latched on to the idea of microlearning. All the glowing terms surrounding microlearning sound like a dream come true.
  • March 08, 2017
    Growing Olive Trees - Transforming Subject Matter Expert Content
    “These SMEs are driving me crazy!” exclaimed one of my colleagues.  It’s a common complaint that I hear from my fellow learning professionals.  I must admit that I have said those words myself.
  • January 19, 2017
    Measuring Up in 2017 - A Training Perspective
    Goodbye, 2016. Hello, 2017. Many people use the start of a new year to reflect on the events of the past year, and to plan improvements for the upcoming year. At a personal level, this might include changes in the typical areas of diet, exercise, sleep, connecting with others, and plans to have more fun.
  • December 13, 2016
    Creating a Great User Experience for Enterprise Applications
    These are scary times for traditional IT teams who have slews of legacy, on premise systems that users are clamoring for access to.
  • November 21, 2016
    Why We Are Thankful For Learning
    "There is a 'secret to happiness’, and it is gratitude. All happy people are grateful, and ungrateful people cannot be happy. We tend to think that it is being unhappy that leads people to complain, but it is truer to say that it is complaining that leads to people becoming unhappy. Become grateful and you will become a much happier person." - Dennis Prager, author of Happiness is a Serious Problem We polled our own happy people and have listed some aspects of our world, in which we are very grateful.  We hope they resonate with you as well.
  • October 20, 2016
    3 Essential Methods to Optimize Your Digital Marketing for 2017
    Digital marketing has become a necessity in the business world today. It casts a large net, encompasses a variety of mediums and technologies, and can deliver brand messaging for anything from 1:1 communications to mass brand awareness campaigns.
  • October 19, 2016
    Say Goodbye to Flash - Keep Your eLearning Out of the Graveyard
    Muahhahahaha…..What is Flash and why is it dying?
  • September 29, 2016
    3 Stunningly Simple Tips for Successful Project Management
    I was a substitute teacher when I landed my first instructional design job; I certainly had NO project management experience. On the day my boss told me I needed to manage a project as well as design it, my jaw dropped. I thought, “How can he expect me to take on this new job with no training?” Well, it was trial by fire at first, but some experienced project managers eventually showed me the ropes. Needless to say, I have learned many valuable lessons, and I would like to share a few with you.
  • August 31, 2016
    Brilliant tips to more accurately gauge the impact of an employee learning program
    Are your post-course assessments measuring how well your students meet learning objectives, or are they measuring how well you’ve written the test questions? Did you know that the longest response option is usually the right answer? Your test-takers do. Do you know why you should avoid writing questions that include the words not, except, or never? Writing good performance-based test questions is more complicated than most people think.
  • June 15, 2016
    Talent Acquisition and it's performance: Key steps for success that we cannot overlook
    Certain laws have endured us for the centuries: Matter cannot be created or destroyed. What goes up, must come down. Or how about this one? Talent Acquisition is an inherently agile activity
  • December 18, 2015
    The Dos and Don'ts of Holiday Office Parties
    It's that time of year again – sparkly store windows, festive front doors, peppermint-flavored everything, and holiday office parties taking over our calendars. Whether it's a casual midday outing or a more formal affair, there are some universal "dos and don'ts" that apply across the board. Here are our top 5:
  • September 22, 2015
    Fall 2015 Career Fair  Tour
    It's that time of year again - leaves are falling, school buses are back on the roads and across the country, and job seekers are printing their freshest resumes and heading to career fairs.To some, it's a way to put their feelers out and see what the market is like. To others, it's a time for some serious networking.Here are our top 5 tips for what to do if you'll be making your rounds this fall:
  • August 10, 2015
    Starting the Conversation