Unlocked: the OpenSesame eLearning Blog

People need just two things to start a company: an idea and a computer. Multi-million dollar, publicly traded companies have the ability to start in dorm rooms and garages (see: Apple, Facebook). Not surprisingly, the entrepreneurial spirit has spread further and wider than was ever imaginable even a decade ago. With increased accessibility to technology, the entire process of starting and running a business has changed beyond recognition. ... [more]

To maintain high employee satisfaction in the workplace, you must invest in your employees like you invest in your 401K: the more you put into it, the higher your return on investment. The majority of workers seek employers who invest in their development through training. While you may already supply your employees with elearning and training opportunities, it is important to leverage that by creating a culture of learning within your organization. ... [more]

In the digital age, there is no shortage of new technology to ogle over as we pass through stores, buyer catalogs, and YouTube videos. It seems like every day a new preview comes out featuring some sort of technology that seems like it has all the right tools to change the way we think about innovation in everyday life. And then it doesn’t. So, we move on, and so does the tech industry, furiously innovating as it pursues the magic formula for the latest and greatest life-changing apps, gadgets, and other products. ... [more]

Whether your opinion on elearning is positive or negative, I’m here to squash the myths that you may have once heard. If you have yet to take an elearning course, stop and read these five myths before you listen to another one.   1. Online training is expensive, making it a burden to small companies. Any company, big or small, can easily purchase and access online learning. ... [more]

Do you have Facebook Messenger? How about a group chat with your closest friends? Does your job use Slack to communicate with one another? If you answered yes to any of these questions then you are a part of an online community. However, are you a part of an elearning community? If not, here are three reasons why you should join one:   1. Exchange Tips and Resources Everyone has knowledge, why not spread it? Of course no one knows everything about elearning, but the information you do know could help someone in need - and that’s where joining a community comes into play. ... [more]