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Syntrio eLearning: Interactive, Multimedia Training Courses

At OpenSesame, our goal is to build the world’s marketplace for elearning courses: a broad, fresh catalog of content covering diverse topics with a variety of interactive approaches. As we expand our marketplace, we’re thrilled to announce that we are partnering with Syntrio to add their rich catalog of elearning courses to OpenSesame. Syntrio is… Read more »

508 Compliant Training: What Does Section 508 Mean for You?

“Accessibility” is an elusive trait in elearning, as in life. Many elearning sellers create “accessible” courses, and it’s a popular feature for courses in the OpenSesame elearning marketplace. Nonetheless, we get tons of questions about what “accessible” really means. Whenever I get a pile of questions about the same topic, I know it’s time for a… Read more »

OpenSesame On The Road

OpenSesame On The Road

As conference season ramps up, the OpenSesame team packs our bags. We’re ordering hoodies, making hotel reservations and looking forward to meeting the elearning buyers and sellers who use OpenSesame to meet their learning and development needs. Events

What I Learned from Robert Redford: Learning is About Finding the Right Information

The State of Digital Education

With thanks to the great folks at Knewton for making it possible to share their excellent infographic on the state – and future – of elearning and digital education. Created by Knewton and Column Five Media

eLearning Taoism Through Minecraft

eLearning Taoism Through Minecraft

When I read the Tao Te Ching in my freshman year of high school I didn’t really get it. The principle texts of Taoism were just a little bit too… vague for my high school self. All of the talk about going with the flow, and the impermanence of the universe was just too much… Read more »

OpenSesame is Hiring a Marketing Analyst

OpenSesame is Hiring a Marketing Analyst

OpenSesame is a growing technology company. We’re building the world’s marketplace for elearning courses, and in this difficult economy, we’re proud to be creating jobs and building a strong, new company. We’re proud to share that we are seeking a marketing analyst to enable us to continue building our lively community of elearning buyers and… Read more »

How to Use Twitter: A Few eLearning Courses

How to Use Twitter: A Few eLearning Courses

A few months ago, after many colleagues, friends and family members asked me to help them get started on Twitter, I made a quick screen capture and narration course that I could email links to easily and share widely. Since then, people have viewed the free video course hundreds and hundreds of times both in… Read more »

The Big Winner: OpenSesame on the Road Hoodie Contest

The Big Winner: OpenSesame on the Road Hoodie Contest

After spending our 2010-2011 conference season handing out OpenSesame hoodies at DevLearn, ASTD TechKnowledge, Learning Solutions, the CLO Symposium, ASTD International Conference & Expo and eLearning DevCon, we decided it was time to find out where those hoodies had spent their summer. It turns out some of them have been eating pretzels. And some have been napping. And… Read more »

The Snooze Button Evils

The Snooze Button Evils

We lead lives filled with bells and whistles. Unfortunately, they aren’t the kind that mean upgrades! Instead, I’m referring to the constant alerts that sound during our day starting with the alarm clock in the morning signaling that a new day has begun to the wristband alert at night reminding us to take our medication.… Read more »

Ten Tips for Community Managers

Ten Tips for Community Managers

Your office is a community: A network of people connected through a common theme, associating themselves voluntarily around a common purpose. On your worst days, when you’re thinking of tossing your laptop through a window, it may not feel like that. But building your community, is a powerful way to improve connectedness and facilitate learning.… Read more »

Ten Tips for Community Managers

Capturator: Making Self-Directed Language Learning Possible

As we build an international elearning marketplace, we’re always thrilled to feature some of the creative developers selling their elearning content on OpenSesame. The folks from Capturator are doing their best to make you more international, by creating effective and interactive elearning courses teaching Spanish, French, Italian and English. Capturator founders Marie Hédiard, Kurt Röllin… Read more »

OpenSesame Staffs Up: New Hires Bring Experience and Build Community

OpenSesame Staffs Up: New Hires Bring Experience and Build Community

We are proud to announce that Frank Corsaro, Pete LeDoux and Spencer Thornton –  experienced learning and development experts – have joined the OpenSesame community development team. We’ve been working hard to build relationships with both the buyers and sellers of elearning content in order to build a world-leading marketplace connecting the elearning community. The… Read more »

Learn to Learn By Studying Zombie Behavior

Learn to Learn By Studying Zombie Behavior

As an OpenSesame summer intern, I’m surrounded by the ceaseless serious discussions of adults. I fear that I’m not being respected, due to my younger age and often times less than serious demeanor, so I’m working hard to write an extremely serious, extremely adult blog post. And to that end, I’m going to talk about… Read more »

Change and a Hot Dog

Change and a Hot Dog

The hot dog debate is a debate that has gone on for decades, if not centuries– from the street dogs of New York, to the Chicago Dog, to the infamous Dodger Dog from Dodger Stadium in LA. Americans’ favorite place to get a dog is about as varied as what to put on them. I… Read more »