Unlocked: the OpenSesame eLearning Blog

Mercedes Arntson's blog

A phone call, an incoming email, a trending new video, a work emergency. Today, our attention spans are dwindling as we are pulled in various directions. In fact, recent data from Statistic Brain reveals that in 2015 humans have an attention span of 8.25 seconds, which decreased from 12 seconds from 2000. Due to attention span loss, content producers must adapt and create content that captures the attention of learners quickly and efficiently. ... [more]

Management has started an initiative to increase training in your company, and you have been designated the task to develop a strong program. Now, what? In addition to creating a training program, you must also measure the impact. Impact evaluation is essential to determine return on investment. In order to truly measure the impact of learning, it is important to start before the training begins. Although evaluation is vital, most organizations fail to measure the impact of training. ... [more]

Corporate globalization is here to stay as we see more corporations becoming multinational. Whether it is outsourcing, talent acquisition, or market penetration, it is likely that a company will do business internationally. As the business world becomes smaller, our cultural awareness must increase to be successful in international business relations. Especially as international talent acquisition increases, it is becoming important for managers to become culturally aware. A lack of cultural knowledge in the workplace can be detrimental to a multinational corporation; therefore, it is important that managers are aware of the underlying values that motivate different cultures. ... [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]

Companies continue to invest in corporate training for their employees. Each year markets continue to change, and the training industry is no different. Content providers are creating mobile friendly courses, micro-courses, and investing in gamification to appeal to the millennial generation. As the training landscape changes, we must be aware of new trends and growth of the market. Look to the infographic below for a training industry report! *Information for the infographic is from 2015, taken from Ambient Insight, Docebo, Forbes, and LearnDash.     ... [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]