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Introducing Intern Class of Summer 2013

OpenSesame is excited to welcome our 2013 summer interns! This year, our interns will be focused on creating engaging content for our site visitors, honing their writing and SEO skills in the process. Our interns come to us from as far away as Boston and have a wide-range of interests and talents. We look forward… Read more »

OpenSesame adds Featured Course view

Here at OpenSesame, we are always working on ways to make finding the right elearning course as simple as possible. In addition to our many browsing and search options, OpenSesame recently updated our Seller profiles to include a ‘Featured Course’ view option. The featured course option allows sellers to highlight a course on their OpenSesame… Read more »

RedVector and OpenSesame Partner to Offer More Than 1,100 eLearning courses for the Design and Construction Industries

OpenSesame, the world’s leading marketplace for online training courses, is pleased to partner with RedVector to provide high-quality, accredited content for the architecture, engineering and construction (AEC) industries. Founded in 1999, RedVector has grown to become the leading provider of superior online education for the AEC industry and beyond. In partnering with OpenSesame, buyers will have access… Read more »

Maternity Leave Compliance and FMLA

Maternity leave policies have become a hot topic as more women are contributing a significant amount of a family’s monthly income. A recent study by the Pew Research Center found 40% of households now have women as the sole or primary source of income. As a result, companies need to be aware of their responsibilities… Read more »

Privacy: Online and in the Workplace

Yesterday’s revelation by the Washington Post regarding the government’s data mining program, code named ‘Project PRISM’, has ignited a heated debate on privacy rights in the United States. The extraordinary expansion of technology in the last decade has fundamentally changed the way individuals, businesses and governments define privacy rights – and most of us are… Read more »

5 Tips for Successful Networking

Networking can be stressful for even the most experienced professional. While we are constantly drilled on the importance of networking, attending an event is still a nerve wracking experience for many of us. Yet the importance of networking is drilled into us for a reason. Networking has been found to be the leading source of… Read more »

OpenSesame as your eLearning Library: Finding the right course

I adore libraries – the smell of the books, the quiet hush of reader’s learning and the endless possibilities just sitting on shelves, awaiting my attention. Unfortunately, this same feeling of possibility can also be overwhelming. A visitor looking to learn how to start a business or be a better leader can wander aimlessly through… Read more »

4 Tips for Helping Your Employees Through an Acquisition

This morning, Salesforce announced it will acquire marketing software powerhouse ExactTarget for $2.5 Billion. For both companies, today will be day of excitement, filled with popped champagne corks, flocks of press and congratulatory pats on the back. Tomorrow however, the real work begins as the companies begin merging assets, services and the more than 11,000 employees… Read more »

What is the Fair Labor Standards Act?

The Wages and Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) was passed by Congress in 1938 to create a minimum standard of living for wage-earners, including a minimum wage, increased pay for overtime work, and regulations on child labor. What Employers Should Know If your business or enterprise meets the following criteria, your employees are covered by… Read more »

10 LinkedIn Groups for IT Professionals

You’ve updated your profile, added connections, followed companies, and garnered some endorsements and recommendations – what’s left for you to make the most of LinkedIn? Groups! Joining groups has many benefits, such as networking with industry leaders or getting feedback on ideas, but as an IT professional how do you know which LinkedIn groups are… Read more »

Rise of the Pay-Per-Use Model

Before iTunes, music fans were forced to purchase an entire album in order to listen to their one favorite single. Music companies loved this model because they profited from the entire album, even if it only contained one good song. Birth of Pay-Per-Use The idea began with Napster, but it was iTunes that really capitalized… Read more »

Tools for Creating Mobile-Friendly eLearning Courses

You may be eLearning savvy, but how much do you know about mLearning? Companies are increasingly interested in creating mlearning material – elearning courses designed to work on mobile devices. We’ve previously shared our guide for best elearning authoring tools, and are now supplementing with our tool guide for creating mobile ready learning courses. Adobe… Read more »

Creating a Memorable First Day for Interns and New Hires

With Memorial day behind us and the first day of summer quickly approaching, we all know what is coming next…interns! OpenSesame will welcome 10 of our own interns in the coming weeks and, like many of you, we’ve begun planning for their arrival. As companies make these preparations, it’s important not only to focus on… Read more »

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Hello from New Marketing Coordinator

Hello! I’m Katie Hurst, the new Marketing Coordinator for OpenSesame. As a recent Portland transplant, I’m thrilled to be joining a company so well respected in the startup community. I originally heard about OpenSesame through an article on the Oregon Tech Awards, for which OpenSesame was nominated for Technology Company of the Year – Startup.… Read more »

Spice Up Your eLearning Course with Photos

The stylish business woman leading a group of project managers, the angry boss yelling at his employees, or the snapshot of two thumbs up. A good picture can make elearning experiences visually stimulating and engaging. So how do you determine the perfect photo for your content? When choosing images for a course, you should have… Read more »

Six Reasons Why You Should Learn C#

C#—it’s not just a musical note. First introduced in 2000 alongside Microsoft’s .Net framework, it’s been through five versions and one (now-retired) mascot named Andy. Now, it’s arguably one of the most valuable programming languages to learn—and here’s why. Why Learn C#? C# popularity is higher than ever. C# was named the programming language of… Read more »

Course of the Week: Excel 2007 in Spanish

This weeks Course of the Week Excel 2007 in Spanish comes to us from SeAprende.com. SeAprende’s courses are both engaging and fun- or as they like to refer to them as Edutainment! What is Edutainment? Education + Entertainment = Edutainment! Combining Online Communication, Games and Social Networks, it is an enitrey new way to learn! … Read more »