Unlocked: the OpenSesame eLearning Blog

Victoria Hoffman's blog

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 For L&D professionals, this type of pain is often felt when stuck using an outdated learning management system (LMS).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]

Group of executives around a table examining a plan for a new learning technology project

Mobile learning – and the rise of mobile dominance, in general – is a topic that most learning and development (L&D) professionals have heard of. In fact, mobile learning is now so critical to online corporate training success that it has become an eLearning best practice. However, the majority of organizations do not support mobile learning. ... [more]

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Approximately 69% of L&D professionals say that talent is the number one priority in their organizations. However, recent research by Deloitte Human Capital Trends shows that reinventing careers and learning was rated by executives as the #2 most important business issue. Josh Bersin, founder and Principal of Bersin by Deloitte, draws the following observation from this issue: “We are living longer, jobs are changing faster than ever, and automation is impinging on our work lives more every day. ... [more]

People at work looking at improved learner experience

Thanks to technological developments and the widespread adoption of mobile devices, learner needs are not the same as they were a few years ago. Learners have naturally evolved as new technology is introduced into both their personal and professional lives. The question is: how have these changes impacted learner needs? In an infographic entitled ‘Meet the Modern Learner’, Bersin by Deloitte presents a number of statistics that outline how online training is colliding with learners’ jobs, behaviors, habits, and preferences. ... [more]

Modern learner sitting at desk with OpenSesame courses on desktop monitor