Unlocked: the OpenSesame eLearning Blog

You’re about to develop a brand new eLearning Course? That’s great! You’re opening new opportunities for learners from all around the world. Wait; not so fast! If you’re going to do this, you need to do it the right way. The course should not only provide the knowledge a learner wants to receive, but it also needs great appeal.   With the following tips, we’ll try to bring you closer to the anatomy of a modern eLearning course.      Include Videos and Audio Material Video and audio material can boost the appeal of your course. ... [more]

Skills have a major bearing on workforce productivity – especially in developed economies where the majority of employees are knowledge workers. So why is it that systemic under-training and inappropriate training methods are commonplace in today's business environment, leading to skill gaps and a decline in productivity? Research we conducted last year exposed the correlation between inadequate training, skills gaps, lack of company growth and wider economic stagnation. Over 2,000 workers contributed to that research. ... [more]

In 1980, there were no female senior executives in the top 100 businesses in America.   In 1994, there were no female CEOs of Fortune 500 companies (Pew).   By 2015, women held 14% of the top five leadership positions in Fortune 500 companies (CNN).   In 2016, there were 21 female CEOs, or roughly 4% of the overall (Fortune).   This is, most certainly, progress.     It can be tempting to view such advances for women in the workplace with satisfaction and even complacency. ... [more]

When some people think of virtual reality (VR) they may envision the super intense gamer with a huge helmet and goggles who is synced into world full of zombies and other strange creatures. However, virtual reality is way more than just helmets and zombies. According to Merriam-Webster Dictionary, it is actually a 3D image or environment that can be interacted with in a seemingly real or physical way. Helmets and goggles are used, but so are screens, fitted gloves, and sensors. Although it can be used for gaming, VR can also be used for educational purposes. ... [more]

Each year the Bloomberg Job Skills Report sheds some light on the skills that recruiters most desire from job applicants. In 2016, the report surveyed 1,251 recruiters from 547 companies and recorded the skills that respondents said were “most important” in various industries. While each industry’s recruiters reported unique skill rankings, the top five most important skills were largely agreed upon across the board. So what are the five most sought after skills for the industries surveyed? ... [more]