Blog - training

  • August 04, 2015

    Why Your Training Strategy Probably Needs an Attitude Adjustment

    By: Andrew Fayad

    If you’re taking on the paternal role for workplace training and notice that employees are more sullen teens than willing participants, you have a serious problem. Often, the issue with training initiatives isn’t only centered around the content, the delivery system, or even the strategy: It’s the attitude behind the training.

  • July 01, 2015

    Oh, Snap! 4 Ways to Use Snapchat to Tell Training Stories

    By: Andrew Fayad

    At first glance, Snapchat isn’t the first medium you’d reach for when planning training strategy. After all, a social network which sends pictures to individuals to view for a paltry few seconds is hardly conducive to knowledge sharing. With the 2013 addition of the Snapchat Stories feature, however, the app gets a facelift that makes […]

  • June 29, 2015

    Africa Rising: How eLearning is Elevating Education in the World’s Fastest-Growing Market

    By: Andrew Fayad

    Revolutionizing the way an entire continent thinks about education is hardly a one-size-fits-all solution, but eLearning is definitely coming close: As Sub-Saharan African nations set their sights on making education more accessible for everyone, learning applications such as MOOCs and online post-secondary schools are filling an obvious gap that has long since plagued the area. A sudden […]

  • June 04, 2015

    eLearning 911: Emergency Situation Training Strategies

    By: Andrew Fayad

    Every industry has its own brand of emergency, whether it’s bank procedure in the case of a robbery or data lockdown after a security breach at a tech company. Whatever the type of emergency, the employees that are best prepared are the ones to alert, react, and lead in the aftermath. Unfortunately, most emergency training […]

  • May 13, 2015

    50 Shades of Gray Area: Why Traditional Training Doesn’t Work for Sensitive Topics

    By: Andrew Fayad

    In the world of workplace training, there’s nothing more maligned than the dreaded sexual harassment session. Traditionally, it’s completed with a made-in-the-80s movie, outdated cultural references, and a lot of awkwardness. But it is possible to broach sensitive topics without embarrassment—or turning the training session into one big “That’s what she said” joke. Clarity is the name […]

  • May 11, 2015

    4 Ways to Tailor Training for Creative Employees

    By: Andrew Fayad

    Ah, the creative employee: Amazing when you need fresh ideas, but frustrating when it comes to compliance. That’s because creative employees aren’t built to deal with schedules, hard numbers, and facts; all of which can sometimes overtake even well-meaning talent management systems. An employee with an eye for design might balk at the idea of […]

  • May 01, 2015

    L&D Influencers Weigh in on Our Industry Questions

    By: Andrew Fayad

    When taking the pulse of the L&D industry, there’s no better indicator of health that the professionals who eat, sleep, and breath training every day. That’s why we turned to the top L&D influencers on LinkedIn to answer some of our questions about the past, present, and future of all things learning. Check out their […]

  • April 12, 2015

    Special Delivery: How 10-Second Training Can Improve Microlearning

    By: Andrew Fayad

    Snapchat Stories: They’re a fun way to check in on friends and even generating buzz, but could they be the next big thing for eLearning? Probably not. Unfortunately, Snapchat Stories–while super entertaining and hyper-condensed–might seem like a natural fit for microlearning, the format might put too heavy an emphasis on the “micro.”

  • March 30, 2015

    The CIA Creates New Plan of Attack for Recruiting, Training, and eLearning

    By: Andrew Fayad

    It sounds like an initiative even Jack Bauer could be proud of: CIA Director John Brennan announced via internal memo that the Agency would overhaul its existing digital arms, including a new plan to institute more sophisticated recruiting, training, and performance management structures.

  • March 18, 2015

    C’mon, Get Appy: What eLearning Pros Can Learn from App Developers

    By: Andrew Fayad

    What did we ever do before apps? Whether they’re helping us plan our monthly budget, run a presentation, or kill some time at the airport, we love ‘em. And, according to the numbers, so does everyone else: TechCrunch estimates that app purchases will generate around $26 billion in revenue in 2015, with an additional $14 billion in […]

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