Author: Katie Hurst

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Top 100 Tools for Learning in 2014

We are big fans of online tools here at OpenSesame. Websites and apps help us connect with others, keep up with current events, learn new skills, as well as can inspire us to think big. Online tools for learning enable and empower us in ways never imagined, and thousands are being created every day. Last… Read more »

Training Grants for Businesses By State

Upon entering the professional world, everyone learns the same lesson—education doesn’t stop after school. Learning is a life-long pursuit and often so much of our professional skills are shaped on the job, as opposed to in a classroom. If you’re not currently employed, however, or your industry experiences a sudden shift, access to continued training… Read more »

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Kicking off Learning Resolutions for 2014

The holidays have always been a time of reflection for me. For a short while, the world slows down as everyone takes time to connect with friends and family. This short window of calm is a great opportunity to think about the accomplishments and lessons of the previous year, as well as what I learn… Read more »

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Restaurant Tips for How to Make Sriracha Safely At Home

Yesterday, a Los Angeles Superior Court judge ordered the popular Sriracha hot sauce maker, Huy Fong Foods, to shut down any operations at its Irwindale plant that could be causing the health issues experienced by surrounding residents. Over the past month, residents have complained of asthma, heartburn and nosebleeds they believe are results of the spicy odor produced… Read more »

What Microsoft’s Elimination of Employee-Ranking Program Means for eLearning

Microsoft’s controversial employee-ranking program met its end this week as the company strives to build a more collaborative culture. While this internal move won’t directly impact consumers, the shift illustrates a larger change in corporate culture and the elearning industry towards a more personalized approach. Microsoft leadership and employees alike have blamed the ranking program… Read more »

Bringing Sass to Safety: Must-Watch Music Video from Virgin America

The classic image of a smiling flight attendant demonstrating how to buckle your seat belt just got a major overhaul. Virgin America has redefined the flight safety video by intermixing contortionists, child rappers and dance numbers with announcements about exits and oxygen masks. The unique approach to a commonly ignored speech is garnering lots of… Read more »

New and Improved: Getting to Know your Buyer Dashboard

We’ve been busy here at OpenSesame over the last few weeks completing our redesign of the user dashboard. Our goal for these improvements is to provide more of the data you need in a simple, straightforward interface. The updated look includes more tabs to track budgets, usage, returns and more. Ready to jump in? Join… Read more »

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Top 3 eLearning Customer Complaints

With the rapid expansion of the online training industry, it seems like there is a new LMS or content provider announced every day. Many seek to fill a perceived content gap in the market—offering only tech courses or focusing on the healthcare sector—but few seek to address additional customer pain points. A recent survey by… Read more »