Unlocked: the OpenSesame eLearning Blog

Jillian Briglia's blog

With the popularity of sites like Youtube and Vimeo continually on the rise, it isn’t difficult to see why more and more elearning sellers are deciding to utilize some form of video in their courses. Merely searching the phrase “videos and elearning” yields articles upon articles of the pros and cons, content tips, and examples. The following are more specific, technical tips that work whether you are looking to produce an elearning course, lecture video, online seminar production, or create short-films. ... [more]

It’s no wonder an increasing amount of businesses large and small have invested time and money into creating blogs. Whether you’re wondering how to be a leader instead of a boss, or how to deal with angry customers, where do you go? The internet. Blogs have been garnering popularity due to their succinct, creative ways of imparting information, whether it is through infographics or “Top 10” lists. ... [more]

More often than not, businesses use certain phrases to indicate the degree of formality with which their employees should dress. To avoid the dreaded “That looks casual/comfortable/secondhand!” comment from your boss, it is always important to research the company before applying. As Business Insider stated in a recent interview, “[e]mployees want to blend into their company culture.”  If already offered a position, familiarize yourself with the dress code by asking directly or observing. ... [more]

Growth Hacking: If you work in a company that has a marketing department, it’s probably a term that you’ve heard before. But what is it exactly? True to its name, growth hacking is a way of achieving exposure and growth through non-traditional means. Along with social metrics and analytics, techniques such as search engine optimization, website analytics, and content marketing are some tools that growth hackers use. Growth hacking is primarily used within tech companies, particularly startups, because of how cost-efficient and low-budget it can be. Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Airbnb and Dropbox are famous and successful companies that used and still use growth hacking techniques. ... [more]

Most businesses have made the transition to blogs, Twitter, and Facebook, (in fact, 84% of B2B marketers now use social media in some form), but the Instagram frontier still remains less navigated. This leaves the opportunity for your business to stand out and lead the way in your industry! Instagram has potential for businesses as an almost purely visually oriented social media platform. It’s important to make sure that the photography you are posting matches with the current branding of the company. Think about your company’s goals in relation to an Instagram account. ... [more]

“Self-education is, I firmly believe, the only kind of education there is.” - Isaac Asimov Although no formal education is typically required to land a culinary profession, it can be helpful to arrive as prepared as possible to stand out from the applicant pool. Employers prefer applicants who are proactive and show initiative. Additionally, the lack of awareness and uncertainty of untrained hospitality staff can, in many cases, pose a dangerous liability to the business. ... [more]

At OpenSesame, we believe in supporting fellow tech startups, and today we have compiled a list of four online tools from these businesses. The only two pieces of criteria for selection were that the companies and their tool had to: a) belong to Gen Z (founded after 2004) and b) be used by the OpenSesame team. ... [more]