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OpenSesame announces exclusive partnership with New York innovation consultancy FutureThink

Global organizations can now access FutureThink’s micro-learning modules in 7 languages from OpenSesame Portland, OR – 26 August, 2021– OpenSesame, a market-leading SaaS global elearning innovator, today announced the addition of FutureThink to its popular OpenSesame Plus subscription with micro-courses on productivity, growth and innovation, change management, culture building, and collaboration.  FutureThink has inspired and… Read more »

Leading Meetings the TED Way: 5 Takeaways

According to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, 42% of people are still currently working from home. As this situation continues, it’s critical to create a workplace environment that focuses on the wellness and productivity of your employees. In a recent OpenSesame webinar, Kayla Nalven, Director of Content Experience for TED@Work, discussed one of TED’s… Read more »

Blended Learning in the OpenSesame Catalog

In our three-part series, Blending the eLearning Experience with OpenSesame, we’ll provide an overview on blended learning, introduce global publishers who provide blended learning materials, and explore some ways you can blend the learning experience when a course doesn’t contain materials for facilitators. By Teagan Carlson   In Part 1, I gave a brief overview… Read more »

What is Blended Learning?

In our three-part series, Blending the eLearning Experience with OpenSesame, we’ll provide an overview on blended learning, introduce global publishers who provide blended learning materials, and explore some ways you can blend the learning experience when a course doesn’t contain materials for facilitators.  by Teagan Carlson   There’s ample research in support of blended learning.… Read more »

Addiction Education: Essential to Improving Health Outcomes

Many corporations, state agencies, and community-based organizations already educate about diseases such as cancer and heart disease, emphasizing the importance of early screening and treatment. Recently, mental health education has also been introduced given the broad impact of this disease. Tragically, addiction education has been slow to be included. Nearly 10% of adults have a… Read more »

Cybersecurity Training to Protect Your Employees

Cyberattacks are becoming increasingly more common. The advancement of technology has allowed for automated attacks that can quickly compromise secure systems without any use of human contact. With a constant influx of these cyberattacks and 95% of them being caused by human error, it is crucial that you begin supplying your organization with the most… Read more »

Achieving Employee Wellness as a Remote Organization

Achieving Employee Wellness as a Remote Organization Remote working has had a significant impact on employee wellbeing. A 2020 survey, conducted by OnePoll on behalf of communications platform Front, found that more than 60% of workers have negative feelings about remote working. Many respondents also felt that their employers had not done enough to mitigate… Read more »

Learning Unlocked: The Podcast reveals transformative learning insights from global experts

Thought leaders share experiences in this candid podcast series designed to harness the potential of learning and development in order to help drive business results Portland, OR – 29 July 2021 – OpenSesame, the elearning innovator, today announced the launch of the original podcast, Learning Unlocked. This new weekly series brings listeners inspirational stories and… Read more »

Global eLearning Innovator OpenSesame Receives $50 Million Strategic Growth Investment from JMI Equity and Existing Investors 

Investment to Accelerate OpenSesame’s Innovation and Global Expansion Portland, Oregon – July 22, 2021 – OpenSesame, a market-leading SaaS global elearning innovator, today announced a $50 million investment led by JMI Equity, a growth equity firm focused on investing in leading software companies, with participation from existing investors FTV Capital and Altos Ventures. This growth… Read more »

Advocating for DEI to Unlock Collective Growth

As part of our DEI webinar series, we sat down with global changemakers and experts to evaluate some of the most critical challenges affecting an organization’s learning and development objectives. Scroll to the bottom to watch those free discussions.  When a project doesn’t perform well, typically, a retrospective analysis is conducted to understand what went… Read more »

Time for a healthy perspective on diversity

It’s way overdue, but individual and societal lenses on diversity are now widening for the better.  Diversity matters for evolution and adaptation, not to mention profitability purposes, yet in the US, 85% of senior company positions are still held by whites, while black and Latinx workers respectively comprise only 10.0% and 9.8% of the professional… Read more »

OpenSesame Integrates with Microsoft Viva to Bring Learning into the Flow of Work

OpenSesame’s extensive catalog of 20,000+ elearning courses, in over 19 languages, to integrate with Microsoft Viva Learning Portland, OR – 14 July 2021 – OpenSesame, a global elearning innovator, today announced an integration with Microsoft Viva, Microsoft’s new Employee Experience Platform (EXP). OpenSesame’s extensive catalog of 20,000+ elearning courses will be available through Microsoft Viva,… Read more »

OpenSesame partners with Blinkist to add summaries from top business titles to its elearning catalog

Enterprise organizations can now incorporate summaries of top business and leadership books from Blinkist into their online training programs with OpenSesame Portland, OR – July 8, 2021 – OpenSesame, the elearning innovator, announced a partnership with Blinkist to bring 150 business and nonfiction book summaries to its popular OpenSesame Plus subscription.  Blinkist transforms the key… Read more »

How learning & development programs are the secret sauce to business & company-wide success

As part of our Learning Unlocked webinar series, we sat down with global changemakers and experts to evaluate some of the most critical challenges affecting an organization’s learning and development objectives. Scroll to the bottom to watch those free discussions.  Businesses and individuals across the globe are facing unprecedented challenges, while feeling the pressure of… Read more »