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Release Notes: New SCORM Video Player Connects Learners to Millions of Videos

The OpenSesame crew is proud to announce the newest feature in our elearning marketplace: a SCORM video player, which unlocks millions of hours of high-quality video content for use in enterprise learning management systems.   We understand that organizations need to track learners’ participation and performance to meet compliance requirements and understand their employees’ skills.… Read more »

My Valentine for the eLearning Community

My Valentine for the eLearning Community

I am celebrating Valentine’s Day with a love letter to the elearning community, in appreciation of the group’s collective willingness to share resources, exchange ideas and encourage peers. Creating an elearning community of practice is simple. For such a targeted topic of discussion, there is a large group of elearning practitioners active in blogs and… Read more »

Eat the Dog Food: QR Codes for Learning

Eat the Dog Food: QR Codes for Learning

At OpenSesame, we love the saying “eat the dog food”. This is particularly appropriate in our office because our CEO, Don Spear, was previously an executive and cofounder of PetSmart. Of course, it doesn’t actually mean that he wants us to eat kibble. Don wants us to try out the products, tools and techniques that… Read more »

The Educational Big Bang

The Educational Big Bang

Editor’s Note: Tom’s opinions are controversial, but he offers an interesting perspective on meeting rapid development needs and making elearning affordable with video. In addition,OpenSesame’s new SCORM video player makes video courses trackable in any learning management system. E-Learning is dead, long live E-Learning. We are experiencing an educational big bang. The world has embraced… Read more »

Report from San Jose: TechKnowledge 2011

Report from San Jose: TechKnowledge 2011

I spent last week in San Jose with the OpenSesame team for the American Society of Training & Development’s annual TechKnowledge conference, enjoying beautiful weather, great discussion and connecting names (or more likely, Twitter handles) with faces. OpenSesame looks forward to conferences for the opportunity to connect with the elearning community to better understand how we… Read more »

Sales Training For The Big Win: Successful eLearners

Sales Training For The Big Win: Successful eLearners

If you are creating or selecting sales training content, how can you ensure that your course will effectively engage and motivate a learner to successfully complete the online learning program? Some learners will motivate themselves. Highly self-directed learners thrive in the online learning or elearning environment, as they can direct their own work and focus… Read more »

The Sixth Rule of LAN Party is Wear Deodorant

The Sixth Rule of LAN Party is Wear Deodorant

I work for a technology company, which means that I’m surrounded by genius software developers who actually wear “There is no place like 127.0.0.1″ shirts. I’m not a developer, so I’m usually on the outside of the cool kids club when it comes to discussing Drupal, CSS, modules and so forth. But the computer discussion… Read more »

Shred Your Social Media Policy

Shred Your Social Media Policy

Social media has made me better at my job. Not just because it’s part of my job to use it, but because social networks make it easy to surround myself with new ideas, great information and useful resources. In this day and age of doing more with less, social networks enable the (free) creation of a… Read more »

Who Wants a Self-Paced, Free, World Class Education?

Who Wants a Self-Paced, Free, World Class Education?

eLearning is making education accessible to anyone. This is no surprise to anyone who devotes their days to connecting professionals to learning and development opportunities. But what we’re talking about now is a free, world class, self-paced high school or even college education. Sure, the free option means that you don’t have a certificate or… Read more »

OpenSesame on the Road

OpenSesame on the Road

This spring, the OpenSesame crew will travel all over the country to connect with the elearning community and fulfill our own professional development goals, and we want to meet you! If you’re hitting the road to attend any of these events, please connect with us. We love to hand out hoodies, meet new people and… Read more »

Curating the Content Overload

Curating the Content Overload

If I were a venture capitalist, I’d invest in applications and companies that attack the problem of curating content. Content used to be king. The best content attracted attention, consumption and dollars. The quality of your content determined your success. But today, our brains are in a state of constant cognitive overload. I used to… Read more »

8 Reasons to Use eLearning to Meet your Training and Development Goals

8 Reasons to Use eLearning to Meet your Training and Development Goals

Here’s how businesses and organizations used to meet training and development goals: Send employees back to graduate school or other professional training opportunities. Hire trainers to lead in-house training sessions. Purchase books, manuals and self-study materials. OpenSesame is an elearning company because we believe that elearning provides significant advantages over all of these methods. (To… Read more »

Four Ways to Get Work Done

Four Ways to Get Work Done

Productivity, project management and time management are persistently recurring topics in the learning and development field. We want to promote these skills with learners but we must set the examples ourselves. Herewith, I set forth my top techniques for getting stuff done. I will happily admit that what works for me may not work for… Read more »