Unlocked: the OpenSesame eLearning Blog

At OpenSesame, we’ve been working to make enterprise elearning easier. Since the early days of our company, we’ve sought to overcome the challenges of traditional learning programs while saving companies 40-50% throughout the process. For many training managers, sourcing content from multiple places while getting locked into lengthy contracts was a challenging reality. As budgets become tighter and training managers are expected to do more, we aim to provide a fresh approach to learning because we know that learning doesn’t always happen at a desk. ... [more]

Millennials continue to be the buzzword around the workplace as employers try to understand their needs, attitudes, and expectations. They are consistently analyzed, scrutinized, and under the microscope. Known for short employment life cycles, need for instant gratification, and entitlement, they are perceived as lacking work ethic. Every day, 10,000 baby boomers turn 65, leaving the workforce at a rapid rate. Millennials are the next generation of leaders, let’s get them ready. ... [more]

Microlearning is the wider approach to improving skills in an informal way. It’s often available on multiple devices such as mobile phones and tablets, allowing employees to learn on-the-go. Along with keeping the learner engaged, microlearning allows for wiggle room. The learner can decide what they want to learn, when they want to learn it, and how they will learn it.   These courses are short, focused nuggets that last between 3 to 5 minutes. They are designated to specific learning outcomes, rather than four or five objectives. ... [more]

What exactly is e-learning and who can take part? The dictionary definition of e-learning is ‘learning conducted via an electronic medium, typically on the internet.’ However, here at Learning Heroes we believe that e-learning is much more than that.  It’s a way to engage employees, support their development needs and to promote key change (be that in terms of organisational behaviour or cultural change).  For us it’s a way of presenting learning that is visual, bite-size, animated, injected with some humour (when appropriate) and full of character, be that through what you see on s ... [more]

We are living in a time of a learning revolution. Self-paced learning has become a dominant form of corporate instruction, as more Global 2000 companies incorporate elearning into their training curriculum each year. e-Learning’s flexibility, accessibility, and personalization is changing traditional training. However, there is a major obstacle to e-learning’s emergence. That obstacle is motivation. Employees need to be fully invested in their elearning courses in order to reap the benefits. ... [more]