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Don't panic – security breaches

Xbox, Intercontinental Hotels, Arby’s, Veriphone (the largest manufacturer of point of sale terminals), Dun & Bradstreet, amongst many other organizations, all had data breaches in 2017 and 2018.  Data breaches from companies this size generally compromise millions of records – likely some of yours personally – and can do irreversible damage to your organization and… Read more »

Phasing out Flash: all your courses will be mobile ready by 2019

In the early 2000s, Flash became the dominant platform for online videos, interactive sites, and games. If you’ve watched anything on YouTube or any other video streaming provider, it’s guaranteed that you’ve used Flash to view it. The Adobe honeymoon period started to end in 2010 when Apple famously refused to allow Flash on iPhones… Read more »

Get started on employee development training

Human capital is, in fact, the most valuable resource for every company. Constant growth for employees is vital to compete in ever-changing industries. Businesses are recognizing this: over ¼ of businesses surveyed across the U.S. and Canada are increasing their budget for learning and development programs. This is perhaps due to the fact that in… Read more »

Help us improve how quickly you find courses and gauge how your training program is performing

We’re committed to providing you with the best elearning courses, tools, and services available to ensure your learners are engaged—while streamlining and simplifying how you manage your training programs. You may have seen some of the recent enhancements we’ve made to Lists or heard about new courses we’ve added to our catalog; for example, Small… Read more »

Supporting an LGBT inclusive workplace

Much progress has been made in recent years to support those that identify as Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) in our social consciousness, including in the workplace. Non-discriminatory workplaces are on the rise as ethnic and gender diverse workforces are proven to have financial returns above their industry mean. The definition of a diverse… Read more »

Getting off the content treadmill

If you work in an LMS role or content creation or curation, we know the pressure of continuously supplying relevant and quality courses can be a point of stress. It can feel like you must keep working at breakneck speeds to meet your organization’s short-term needs, leaving you with little time to create new courses… Read more »

New sexual harassment prevention training requirements for New York and New York City

Following California, Maine, and several other states, New York signed new legislature in April 2018 that will enforce more stringent sexual harassment prevention measures, many of which center around effective prevention training. With a nationwide push to respond to the #MeToo movement and increased discourse around sexual harassment in the workplace, state and local governments… Read more »

Find new and popular courses easily

We often hear that companies like yours value the breadth and depth of the OpenSesame catalog from which to choose courses. With over 20,000 courses from the world’s top publishers, we have the courses you need in the formats and languages you want. But, while it’s great to have so many options for your elearning… Read more »

Why mobile learning will determine the future of elearning

The use of portable hand-held devices is gaining traction in the field of training and education. With wireless networks and large data plans enabling mobility, this allows both trainers and learners to go beyond the traditional classroom and expand the wingspan of their knowledge. We’ve rounded up the top reasons why mobile learning will determine… Read more »