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Top 5 Courses to Prevent the Next Super Bowl Emergency

Last night during the Super Bowl, as the power outage reached the 20 minute mark, I could only wince thinking of the panicked stadium operations team hustling to get the lights back on. What worse time to experience a failure than when you’ve got thousands of people trapped in Superdome and another hundred million watching… Read more »

Introducing Beginning Facebook for Business

OpenSesame is excited to announce the release of Beginning Facebook for Business. As part of our mission to provide individuals and organizations with a broad variety of elearning courses, OpenSesame wants to share our passion for social media with you. We are pleased to offer this complimentary course to assist in your social media development. Beginning… Read more »

The Top 3 Must Have Soft Skills for IT Professionals

At the end of January, many of us drift away from our resolutions and fall back into our mundane routines. Was self-improvement involved in your resolution? If you’re like me, you’re wondering how you can get better at your job and become more influential in the new year. To become a more influential and effective… Read more »

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OpenSesame Releases Flu Prevention Online Training Course

In response to the unprecedented flu epidemic this year, OpenSesame is proud to offer a free online training course for flu prevention. The Centers for Disease Control reports the flu has reached epidemic levels in the United States this year, affecting communities in all 50 states. As a result, we teamed up with our partners at… Read more »

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6 Surprisingly Common eLearning Myths

eLearning is still a young field. For every tip, how-to and best practice, there are myths that pervade every discussion of developing, designing and implementing online training. Here are some of the most common myths we hear. Myth #1: Only specialists can make good online training. Wrong! While the input of subject matter experts is… Read more »

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Transforming Your Learning Center into a Strategic Enabler

If the struggles describes in Part 1 of this webinar review sounded all-too-familiar, not to worry. HCM Advisory has plenty of ideas that will help you shift your department from Cost Center to Strategic Enabler. Align Learning Strategy to Business Strategy You’ll want to make sure everybody is on the same page. HCM found that… Read more »

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Frequently Asked Questions on OpenSesame

Are you a buyer or seller with questions? Not sure where to turn?  While we are always available to help by contacting, on Live Chat during regular business hours-or by calling 503-808-1268, we understand that sometimes you need a quick and easy answer. Which is why we compiled a list of some of our most… Read more »

2013 Learning Resolutions Wrap Up

We never could have anticipated the insightful, game-changing answers we received from our network of industry leaders when we asked what they resolved to change or improve about their work in 2013. There was an emphasis on focus and slowing things down, as well as a resolve to disrupt. We hope this amazing collection of… Read more »

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Is Your Learning Center a Rainmaker or a Money Pit?

Have you been struggling to think of ways to communicate the value of your corporate learning program to senior management? “Transforming Learning into a Strategic Business Enabler”, a webinar hosted recently by HCM Advisory group, is full of advice on how to do just that. The discussion was about how learning centers can better align… Read more »

Learning Resolutions: Be More Selfish

I admit that resolutions are a rarity for me. Like many people, I have watched quietly from the sidelines and watched New Year’s Resolutions fall like dominoes before the New Year is even 3 months old.  While this may be (okay, is) a cynical view, I know that many folks wonder why we have to pick… Read more »

Learning Resolutions: Keep Practicing

Editor’s Note: Guest post by Melissa Venable  Making professional resolutions, for me, means answering the question: How can I improve the work I am doing? And it’s not about creating a long list, but instead setting my sights on specific ways to develop better habits and get what will be a busy year off to… Read more »

Learning Resolutions: Slow & Simplify

Resolution: The act or process of resolving as: the act of analyzing a complex notion into simpler ones  Things have gotten quite complex. Business is evolving rapidly and information changes by the minute. Technology with all its amazing ability to aid in the learning process, can also serve to overwhelm. The shear volume of choices… Read more »

Learning Resolutions: Make the Investment in Yourself

BE CURIOUS. ASK A LOT OF QUESTIONS. Obviously a lot of learning comes from asking questions. But too often we don’t ask the right question. The right question is far more valuable than a great answer to the wrong question. Eric Schmidt of Google said, “We run this company on questions, not answers.” Questions and… Read more »

Learning Resolutions: Chasing Learning Squirrels

When it comes to trying out any shiny new object in the learning field, I tend to be one of the first in line to buy, download, or sign up.  Excitedly chasing new tools has served me well, providing me with a broad scope of productivity and design tools and skills with which I have… Read more »

Learning Resolutions: Thinking Big in 2013

Sometimes we forget: eLearning is a broad concept, not just courses delivered on a computer. As I frame my resolutions for 2013, I’m reminding myself to keep thinking broadly about what defines our profession. The first thing I’d improve is to really focus on behavior change. Most of time elearning is requested because the client… Read more »

Learning Resolutions: The Habit of Mindfulness

Be Mindful Resolutions aren’t really my thing. They’re usually something people write out with great hopes on January 1, only to find themselves on January 22 sitting in front of the TV with a huge bowl of ice cream instead of running at the gym. So instead, I’d like to talk about changing some habits with regards… Read more »

Learning Resolutions: How Delightful!

So, I originally wrote a different version of this post, talking about my resolution to create better end-user feedback loops for the learning I design. I was an okay resolution – I’m already doing that, but I could do a better job.  It’s something that I believe wholeheartedly in, and think is very, very important.… Read more »