Unlocked: the OpenSesame eLearning Blog

Have you ever been told to complete a six-hour elearning course on compliance? Or taken time out of your already busy schedule to attend a week-long intensive training course? Or perhaps you’ve been given a textbook full of information that was overwhelming to digest? Training can easily become time-consuming and draining for learners, so much so that learning can be lost as soon as 24 hours afterwards. Research suggests trying to learn too much at one time is simply not working. Technology is advancing, attention spans are decreasing, and learning and development is struggling to keep up. ... [more]

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    Did you find an OpenSesame course and purchase it online for yourself? If you purchased a course online with OpenSesame, you can start viewing your course immediately afterwards. You can also return to the website to watch the course at a later date or pause halfway through to resume later. Let’s walk through how easy it is to access your course again after you have purchased it. First, make sure you are logged into your OpenSesame account. After logging in, you will see “Hello ‘Your Name’” in the top right hand corner of the window (see below). ... [more]

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At OpenSesame, we receive inquiries from subject matter experts and content authors who have developed training programs but are unsure about how to monetize them in the today’s online world. They have valuable content (a training video, a Powerpoint presentation, or a book) that they want to share with the world and hopefully make some money along the way. ... [more]

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If you operate a business in the state of California with over 50 employees, you may be fairly familiar with AB 1825 which requires companies to provide at least two hours of sexual harassment training to supervisors. However, in the past two years these policies have been expanded. Have you been keeping up with the most recent training updates?   Updates to California Sexual Harassment Training   Currently, AB 1825 alone will not satisfy compliance requirements. As of 2015, California also requires that companies comply with AB 2053 which includes training on abusive conduct. ... [more]

Group of business professionals reviewing AB 1825 Sexual Harassment updates

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]

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