Unlocked: the OpenSesame eLearning Blog

Max Dubowy's blog

Thriving is not just about working towards monetary and hierarchical prosperity. We need to build habits around well-being, wisdom, wonder, and giving. When you and your company are ready to face the challenge, take the time to examine your workplace values and how they align with your company mission. ... [more]

Entering into the world of human resources can be a daunting undertaking. You are a key stakeholder for recruiting, training, retaining, and developing your employee workforce. Your responsibilities can become overwhelming unless you break through your challenges to reveal your inner superhero. ... [more]

Two million Americans quit their job every month because they have antagonistic bosses, not enough recognition, or unfavorable corporate politics. With foreboding deadlines and high-pressure presentations, it’s easy to focus on your frustrations while your stress levels skyrocket. When you become frustrated at work, you probably pull your hair out of your head when you hit rock bottom in the board room. ... [more]

OpenSesame’s dedicated blog readers may find my face familiar. I am part of the content team at OpenSesame, actively building and maintaining our seller community on the marketplace. I joined OpenSesame two years ago in 2012, and I am continuously amazed by the amount of engagement and growth in the elearning space. ... [more]

As creative professionals, project managers, or company leaders, we all seek ways to improve our workflow and increase productivity in the workplace. In honor of Mental Health Awareness Month, we're highlighting a tool many people in our office use (and love) to reduce the stress of tracking tasks. I’m pleased to announce that the days of running to Target to purchase a packet of flashcards and post-its are over. So how will you keep track of every single task you need to accomplish on your to-do list for the week? Not to worry! Allow me to introduce our new colleague, Trello. ... [more]

When you look back on the last time you interviewed a candidate for a position in your company, did you wonder whether the applicant was telling you the truth? You might know how to detect lies, but there are actually ways to increase your accuracy in lie detection. Vanessa Van Edwards, OpenSesame’s newest seller, is an expert in body language and nonverbal communication. Vanessa is a Huffington Post columnist, a keynote speaker at many corporate training events, and frequently makes appearances on popular networks like NBC’s The Today Show! ... [more]

Human Lie Detector

Maybe I should go to the gym. Perhaps if I got a personal trainer, I could lose the 20 pounds I gained over the past 2 years. I could fast for a few days or try that juice-cleanse everyone is talking about. That might do the trick. Fine, I’ll go to the gym and run on the treadmill, even though I would rather be on the couch. Never mind, I’m going to stay on the couch, eat a bag of potato chips, and watch The Biggest Loser. ... [more]

Motivational Sticky Notes

OpenSesame welcomes a variety of vendors to sell their content on OpenSesame. Sellers frequently ask how they can make the most of their seller account on OpenSesame. To make the most of the world’s marketplace for buying and selling online training content, sellers have the authority to determine how to present their company’s courseware on OpenSesame. Here are 4 ways to spruce up your seller profile to achieve optimal presence. ... [more]

When you sell your content on OpenSesame, you are given the opportunity to partner with some of the brightest minds in the elearning industry and distribute your content worldwide. As OpenSesame continues to flourish, we need to keep up with the requests of our buyers, and that’s how our sellers become our most valued players. Here are a few ways OpenSesame creates an optimal experience for our sellers. ... [more]

The stylish business woman leading a group of project managers, the angry boss yelling at his employees, or the snapshot of two thumbs up. A good picture can make elearning experiences visually stimulating and engaging. So how do you determine the perfect photo for your content? When choosing images for a course, you should have three goals in mind. ... [more]