Unlocked: the OpenSesame eLearning Blog

Paige Kracke's blog

If you’re reading this right now, chances are you’re an experienced hacker. You may not be a coding wiz or even particularly knowledgeable about computers, but if you’ve ever used a clever shortcut to accomplish something in an unconventional way, then you’ve successfully employed a “hack.” Ever used old food containers to store your non-food items? Or placed your phone in a cup to amplify the sound? Congratulations! You’re a hacker. From computer hacks to life hacks, our society has become saturated with innovative timesaving techniques. ... [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]

Looking to liven up your next presentation with a platform that’s more dynamic and engaging than PowerPoint? Try impress.js, a presentation framework that uses captivating image transitions and transformations based in CSS3.     Not a programmer? No worries! This simple tutorial has all the information you’ll need to get started with impress.js, even if you have no coding experience. Start by downloading the sample course files here. Before making the first edits to your sample presentation, you may also need to download a basic text editing program. ... [more]

Employers all over the world are on the hunt for employees who possess unique and valuable skills: leadership, communication, organizational ability, and teamwork are just a few of the many skills that frequently show up on job applicants’ resumes and LinkedIn profiles. Today, technical skills like programming, engineering, and data analysis seem to dominate the job-search conversation. ... [more]

As a person born in 1994, I am a member of the famous (or infamous) Millennial Generation. Collectively, we’re known for our tech savviness, confidence, and sheltered upbringings. We’re notoriously entitled and narcissistic. And we’re also getting old. That’s right Gen Xers and Baby Boomers- I am a Millennial and I am not the young perplexing enigma that I once was. ... [more]