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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 »

3 Tips to Planning Creative and Productive Meetings

Many times after a lengthy meeting, participants are left exhausted, unclear on objectives, and feeling the meeting wasn’t effective at all. In some unfortunate cases, the meeting may have even been used as a way to bureaucratically postpone a decision that needed to be made. It’s time to throw all you know about meeting planning… Read more »

SilkRoad and OpenSesame Expand Partnership to Include International Courses

SilkRoad, a leading global provider of cloud-based, end-to-end HR Solutions, has chosen OpenSesame to expand its online course offerings abroad. OpenSesame will provide 50 international courses from respected training provider Cegos to support SilkRoad’s award winning learning management system GreenLight in Europe and Asia. “Teaming with OpenSesame has provided our U.S. customers with tremendous flexibility… Read more »

iOS vs. Android: Which development platform is right for you?

Thinking of furthering your company’s digital presence? Getting into the mobile application market is a great choice. Developing an application, however, can take months and requires significant capital, so your company may have to prioritize development for one market over another. Phones running on iOS, Apple’s operating system, and Google’s Android make up 95% of… Read more »

Video Interview Success: 7 Tips to Impress

In 1921, Thomas Edison created an employment questionnaire for college graduates who wanted to work for him. The questionnaire was so tough that New York Times called it a “Tom Foolery Test”. Today, the trick to acing an interview is knowing how to present yourself–not just in person but across video and phone as well.… Read more »