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The Educational Big Bang

The Educational Big Bang

Editor’s Note: Tom’s opinions are controversial, but he offers an interesting perspective on meeting rapid development needs and making elearning affordable with video. In addition,OpenSesame’s new SCORM video player makes video courses trackable in any learning management system. E-Learning is dead, long live E-Learning. We are experiencing an educational big bang. The world has embraced… Read more »

Report from San Jose: TechKnowledge 2011

Report from San Jose: TechKnowledge 2011

I spent last week in San Jose with the OpenSesame team for the American Society of Training & Development’s annual TechKnowledge conference, enjoying beautiful weather, great discussion and connecting names (or more likely, Twitter handles) with faces. OpenSesame looks forward to conferences for the opportunity to connect with the elearning community to better understand how we… Read more »

Sales Training For The Big Win: Successful eLearners

Sales Training For The Big Win: Successful eLearners

If you are creating or selecting sales training content, how can you ensure that your course will effectively engage and motivate a learner to successfully complete the online learning program? Some learners will motivate themselves. Highly self-directed learners thrive in the online learning or elearning environment, as they can direct their own work and focus… Read more »

The Sixth Rule of LAN Party is Wear Deodorant

The Sixth Rule of LAN Party is Wear Deodorant

I work for a technology company, which means that I’m surrounded by genius software developers who actually wear “There is no place like 127.0.0.1″ shirts. I’m not a developer, so I’m usually on the outside of the cool kids club when it comes to discussing Drupal, CSS, modules and so forth. But the computer discussion… Read more »

Shred Your Social Media Policy

Shred Your Social Media Policy

Social media has made me better at my job. Not just because it’s part of my job to use it, but because social networks make it easy to surround myself with new ideas, great information and useful resources. In this day and age of doing more with less, social networks enable the (free) creation of a… Read more »

Who Wants a Self-Paced, Free, World Class Education?

Who Wants a Self-Paced, Free, World Class Education?

eLearning is making education accessible to anyone. This is no surprise to anyone who devotes their days to connecting professionals to learning and development opportunities. But what we’re talking about now is a free, world class, self-paced high school or even college education. Sure, the free option means that you don’t have a certificate or… Read more »