Blog - Aaron Hill

  • December 15, 2016

    3 Ways to Give Your Sales Force a Boost That You’ve Been Neglecting

    By: Aaron Hill

    Look up articles on sales training and you’ll be fairly inundated with thousands of ideas on perfecting the art of communication, learning to connect with others, and how to close the deal. But if that’s all you’re focusing on in your sales training content, you’re really only covering half the story that will bring success to your […]

  • December 21, 2015

    How to Avoid Letting the “Turkey Effect” Affect Learner Retention

    By: Aaron Hill

    You’ve probably heard the story about the turkeys that go to the flying convention, where they learn to soar like eagles. Of course, after the convention, all the turkeys turn around and walk home. It’s a poignant metaphor for instructional design. What good are beautifully designed eLearning modules if learners forget what they’ve experienced the […]

  • March 19, 2015

    U.N. Unites the World One eLearning Course at a Time

    By: Aaron Hill

    When the U.N. offers a giant catalog of e-courses in many languages, it’s a certainty that eLearning is here to stay. The U.N.’s Institute for Training and Research is where diplomats, NGO employees, public policy bureaucrats, U.N. employees and others go to learn. The institute is also open to the public. Anyone willing to pay the price […]

  • March 12, 2015

    Et Tu, Edinburgh? From Land of the Misty Cloud to Land of the MOOCs

    By: Aaron Hill

    ’Round about the time Europe was switching from the Julian to the Gregorian calendar and Newfoundland became the first English colony in North America setting the stage for the British Empire, the University of Edinburgh opened its doors in Scotland. Edinburgh is more likely to land in a sentence with “hallowed halls” than with “massive […]

  • March 05, 2015

    Extreme eLearning: Pavlok’s Electroshocking Wristband

    By: Aaron Hill

    Emerging technologies can make it or break it based not on their contributions to our lives but on their shock value. Let’s look at a couple of extreme examples: Google 23andMe—23 is the number of pairs of chromosomes that make up DNA. According to Bloomberg, 800,000 willing participants have handed over their DNA for Google […]

  • March 02, 2015

    eLearning Rx for the Healthcare Industry 

    By: Aaron Hill

    As more Baby Boomers approach retirement age, they continue to work. Most can’t afford to retire until a year after they’re dead, so they need to stay healthy. The U.S. Bureau of Labor and Statistics (BLS) estimates that the healthcare industry will show the most growth through 2018. Houston, it appears we have a perfect […]

  • February 19, 2015

    FB@Work: Facebook Time Wasting Costs Employers $650 Billion per Year

    By: Aaron Hill

    Employers lose 650 billion (with a B) big ones each year thanks to the workforce’s obsession with social media. Blocking, banning and bullying hasn’t worked to turn off the spigot, so does it make sense to harness the medium by adding a new Facebook platform to the corporate mix and requiring, or at least sanctioning, its […]

  • February 06, 2015

    eLearning Takes Off on JetBlue and Virgin America Flights

    By: Aaron Hill

    Fasten your seatbelts because eLearning is taking off—literally. While the veneer of civility in airline travel is long gone and the airlines no longer feed your stomach, they are beginning to feed your mind. We’re not talking the usual mainstream drivel; second-rate, release-to-DVD; or other warmed-over offerings—we’re talking first-class eLearning selections at 35,000 feet.

  • February 05, 2015

    OJT Gets an eLearning Makeover

    By: Aaron Hill

    On the job training is no longer the exclusive purview of the trades. Our test-heavy, secondary-education system contributes to the need for OJT in every sector of the economy. For example, we learn that T. Rowe Price offers remedial writing (effective communication) to their new hires. And now for the punchline—the remedial-writing OJT is aimed at […]

  • January 29, 2015

    mLearning Propels Generation X to the Top of Their Careers

    By: Aaron Hill

    The Matures have retired; the Baby Boomers are easing their way into semi-permanent, semi-retirement; and the Millennials are texting their way through the company door. Now it’s up to Generation X to inherit the helms of business and industry. Gen Xers born between 1965 and 1980 have grown up and matured alongside technology. Many continue […]

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