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10 Compliance Courses for Under $10

Ensuring your office is compliant with current federal laws and regulations means not only a happier, more productive workplace, but can save you from costly violation fines.  OpenSesame makes it easy and afforable to meet your compliance obligations, such as these ten compliance courses for under $10.00. 1.  Office Safety — $6.00 Be proactive in… Read more »

Could elearning have prevented the Filner sexual harassment lawsuit?

The growth of eLearning as a method for corporate training has helped companies in a number of ways–reduced training costs, a more knowledgeable, productive workforce and more. Most importantly, elearning programs provide companies with a simple, flexible option to ensure employees are compliant with relevant laws and regulations. And while online training doesn’t guarantee issues… Read more »

Tips for Adding Stunning Visuals To Your Projects (for free!)

Using visuals to convey information can greatly increase the reception of your work. Readers who “see and do” retain four times as much information as those who just read. Additionally, color visuals increase readers’ willingness to read by 80%. Finding images is, however, a tricky thing; do it wrong, and you could be violating the… Read more »

Reinventing RSS and How it Can Benefit Your Business

The shutdown of Google Reader is far from the end of RSS. In fact, it has become a catalyst for innovation in news aggregation and has driven attention towards the value of RSS in social reach and brand development. At OpenSesame, we’ve been looking at ways to make sure our blog is up-to-speed and ready… Read more »

Planning Your OpenSesame Training Course

Editor’s Note: Today’s guest post is by Sharlyn Lauby, president of ITM Group Inc., a management development training firm located in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. ITM Group is documenting their journey into eLearning as part of a guest series for OpenSesame.  Earlier this year, my company decided to convert some of our classroom training programs to… Read more »

Getting Started with 3D Printing For Business

eBay made big splashes in tech last week when they introduced eBay Exact, a new iOS app that allows consumers to customize 3D printed objects. Although eBay Exact is limited in its uses, 3D printing is not and the technology is getting cheaper and more useful everyday. Historically associated with tinkerers and hardware hobbists, 3D… Read more »

Productivity Wednesday: Host a Digital Detox Hour

A lot has been written about taking a sabbatical from technology, but how practical is it when implementing it at work? There is a constant need to connect with the rest of the world. We are the most digitally connected generation to date, yet lack social skills when it comes to interacting with people face-to-face.… Read more »

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Free eBook: 5 eLearning Myths and How to Avoid Them

You’ve heard about elearning. Perhaps you’ve even considered pursuing online training as an option for your business. Yet each time you bring up elearning to a colleague or your boss, they respond with “It won’t fit with our current training program”, “It’s too expensive” or “Who wants to watch boring PowerPoints?”. These elearning myths are… Read more »

5 Subjects to Broaden your Employee Training Program

You’ve gone through the motions. You’ve met your compliance training requirements. Should you stop there? Great managers are always looking for new and meaningful ways to supplement training with relevant issues. From going “green” to securing sensitive information, new, important issues are arising every day as the workplace evolves. Supplemental training can align employees with… Read more »

Lessons from GlaxoSmithKline: Understanding the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act

As the pharmaceutical market in Asia Pacific countries becomes increasingly competitive, it appears many companies are resorting to bribery and payoffs to maintain a foothold in the region. This week China announced it is expanding a corruption investigation of pharmaceutical company GlaxoSmithKline, to include at least four other multinational drugmakers. In this particular case, police… Read more »

7 Mac Apps to Boost Productivity

It’s Productivity Wednesday! Looking to boost your productivity? We’ve put together a list of Mac apps that assist in keeping you focused and on task such as tools that block time-wasting websites, modify the color of the screen depending on the time of day, access files in just a couple key presses, and more. Almost… Read more »

5 Ways Crowdfunding is Changing How We Raise Money

In 2012, crowdfunding platforms raised more than $2.7 billion and successfully funded more 1 million campaigns. With projected industry volume of $5.1 billion in 2013, the stage is set for explosive growth in this infant industry. What influence has crowdfunding had on our society and how will it continue to change society? Far from the… Read more »

2013 eLearning Industry Trends

eLearning is an explosive industry, likely to double in size over the next two years. If you are considering elearning as option for your corporate training needs, check out our infographic on industry trends and how OpenSesame is staying ahead of the curve.

Micro-Video Platforms: Vine vs. Instagram

Instagram recently equipped its users with the ability to share 15-second video clips on its photo sharing platform. This launch made many wonder about the fate of the app Vine, which became available to Android users in early June. The day after Instagram video launched, Vine shares on Twitter decreased over 50 percent, to 1.35… Read more »

6 Courses To Transform Hobbies Into Marketable Skills

35% of 38,000 employers report having difficulty in filling positions due to lack of talent, according to a 2013 survey by Manpower Group. One in four employers globally report the lack of experience as a major factor in talent shortage in the market. In this market scenario, it is important to keep your skills updated… Read more »