Unlocked: the OpenSesame eLearning Blog

Each industry has a number of beneficial courses and certificates that can help managers hone existing skill sets, but many courses tend to have a high, long-lasting impact on their careers. Of the certifications out there, few  can be applied into all industries. The most sophisticated of these is the PMP (Project Management Professional) certificate offered by the Project Management Institute.   What is the PMP? The PMP certificate was designed for helping experienced managers streamline processes more efficiently while remaining goal-oriented with larger projects. ... [more]

Manager looking at PMP training online

Just about anyone can create an e-Learning course on a soft skills topic. You gather up the right information and some relevant and clever animated images or pictures. You follow the established instructional design protocol of ADDIE (analysis, design, development, implementation and evaluation) and then present your content to the learner and ta-da! you have a course.    There are probably a hundred thousand e-Learning courses produced this way that are available for your employees to enjoy. The problem is, and I am sure you already know this, they don’t. They hate them. ... [more]

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Technology that is difficult to use and hinders processes defeats the reason we use technology in the first place – that is to say, to increase efficiency, accuracy, etc. For L&D professionals, this type of pain is often felt when stuck using an outdated learning management system (LMS). You might very well understand the many benefits of upgrading your LMS; however, your executive team might not immediately see the full value of a investing in modern learning technology. ... [more]

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Cyberattacks affected a record high number of enterprises in 2016. Even high profile companies with the top tier of security infrastructure were impacted by lapse in security vulnerabilities. As the digital landscape continues to evolve, staying updated on data and network security grows increasingly more challenging and consuming. ... [more]