Unlocked: the OpenSesame eLearning Blog

Let’s face it, we use our smartphones for just about everything - and learning is no exception. Unfortunately, there are times where users run into some technical issues. But no fear, we can help! Here are four tips that will enhance any mobile learning experience all while preventing technical issues. ... [more]

A phone call, an incoming email, a trending new video, a work emergency. Today, our attention spans are dwindling as we are pulled in various directions. In fact, recent data from Statistic Brain reveals that in 2015 humans have an attention span of 8.25 seconds, which decreased from 12 seconds from 2000. Due to attention span loss, content producers must adapt and create content that captures the attention of learners quickly and efficiently. ... [more]

For most Americans, the thought of learning evokes memories of never-ending lessons, arduous exams, and the occasional blissful nap in the back of a classroom. While we’re in school, we pine for our first taste of freedom in the mystifying “real world.” Once we receive our elusive diploma, we sprint away from learning and vow never to return. This is a tragedy, because learning is foundational. ... [more]

Management has started an initiative to increase training in your company, and you have been designated the task to develop a strong program. Now, what? In addition to creating a training program, you must also measure the impact. Impact evaluation is essential to determine return on investment. In order to truly measure the impact of learning, it is important to start before the training begins. Although evaluation is vital, most organizations fail to measure the impact of training. ... [more]

The elearning market is huge and is expanding each year. According to Business Wire, by 2020 the corporate elearning market is expected to be valued over $31 billion. What does this mean for elearning content providers? If it isn’t already obvious, content providers will see a surge in demand for their original elearning courses. It is more important than ever for content creators to build engaging courses for the rapidly growing elearning market. However, creating effective courses is more difficult than it appears. ... [more]