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OpenSesame on the Road

OpenSesame on the Road

This spring, the OpenSesame crew will travel all over the country to connect with the elearning community and fulfill our own professional development goals, and we want to meet you! If you’re hitting the road to attend any of these events, please connect with us. We love to hand out hoodies, meet new people and… Read more »

Curating the Content Overload

Curating the Content Overload

If I were a venture capitalist, I’d invest in applications and companies that attack the problem of curating content. Content used to be king. The best content attracted attention, consumption and dollars. The quality of your content determined your success. But today, our brains are in a state of constant cognitive overload. I used to… Read more »

8 Reasons to Use eLearning to Meet your Training and Development Goals

8 Reasons to Use eLearning to Meet your Training and Development Goals

Here’s how businesses and organizations used to meet training and development goals: Send employees back to graduate school or other professional training opportunities. Hire trainers to lead in-house training sessions. Purchase books, manuals and self-study materials. OpenSesame is an elearning company because we believe that elearning provides significant advantages over all of these methods. (To… Read more »

Four Ways to Get Work Done

Four Ways to Get Work Done

Productivity, project management and time management are persistently recurring topics in the learning and development field. We want to promote these skills with learners but we must set the examples ourselves. Herewith, I set forth my top techniques for getting stuff done. I will happily admit that what works for me may not work for… Read more »

Microsoft Access Training: What Can You Use Access for?

Microsoft Access Training: What Can You Use Access for?

Simply put, Microsoft Access is a tool that is used to store and manage information for reports, reference and analysis. It overcomes the data management challenges encountered storing a lot of information in spreadsheets like Microsoft Excel or others. Why not use Microsoft Excel for databases? Microsoft Excel is very simple to use; data entry… Read more »

Moving from Traditional Training to Virtual Classrooms, Part 1

Meeting Future eLearning Devices at CES

The annual Consumer Electronics Show (CES) is right up there with ComicCon and Steve Jobs’ annual “And one more thing” for exciting geek news. The 2011 CES is no disappointment – tech companies large and small are unleashing innovative devices with great learning applications. Goggles for More than Snowboarding  Recon Instruments is showcasing LCD goggles… Read more »

The Fragmented eLearning Market

The Fragmented eLearning Market

Right before the holiday weekend, I joined Quora — another social network to which I will inevitably become addicted. I have been enjoying prowling through the thoughtful discussions going on there, and particularly enjoying running into Twitter friends there (hey, @mrch0mp3rs!). A recent Quora discussion has prompted me to think about how fragmented the elearning… Read more »

Guest Blog Posts We Would Love to Share

Guest Blog Posts We Would Love to Share

We are proud to use the OpenSesame blog platform to showcase diverse perspectives on the present and future of elearning.  We have shared some insightful guest posts from elearning rock stars like Nicole Fougere and Steve Nguyen in this space in the last few months, and we’ve got some more great ones coming up. Now… Read more »