Staying Cyber Safe in a Cyber Scary World

Posted by Kathleen Fortney Ed.D on Oct 11, 2017 11:29:00 AM

Since 2004, October has been designated as National Cyber Security Awareness Month (NCSAM). This year, cybersecurity seems more important than ever. Hardly a day goes by without news sources reporting some type of new cybersecurity data breach or threat. The recent Equifax data breach has left many of us concerned about our personal data and threat of identity theft. In an era of rampant cyber hooligans and criminals, all of us need to diligently adhere to safe computing practices.

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Topics: Learning Solutions, Cybersecurity, Digital Information

Dancing with a Partner – How to Begin an Application Training Project with Ease and Grace

Posted by Michele Padilla and Annette Wisniewski on Sep 27, 2017 10:00:00 AM

A large-scale application implementation is a daunting project with a lot of moving parts. How are you going to prepare your people to use the application? When the update involves new work processes, users generally need some kind of training for even the most intuitive and well-designed application. Do you have the bandwidth to design and develop the training your users need?

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Topics: Learning Solutions, Employee Learning Programs, Training, Application Training

Three Helpful Storyline Tricks

Posted by Ndege Diamond on Jun 14, 2017 10:03:00 AM

Learning software at first can be tricky. The authoring company usually provides videos, an online support community, and sometimes live support, but nothing beats experience. As we learn different tools, we sometimes discover timesaving methods or tricks that can enable us to perform a task more efficiently. So here are three, non-standard tricks I have learned as my experience with Storyline has deepened through the years.

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Topics: Learning Solutions, eLearning, Storyline

Microlearning

Posted by Custom Learning Solutions Team on Apr 19, 2017 10:03:00 AM

We all know too well that we have little time for learning, so it is no wonder that learning professionals have latched on to the idea of microlearning. All the glowing terms surrounding microlearning sound like a dream come true.

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Topics: Learning Solutions

Growing Olive Trees - Transforming Subject Matter Expert Content

Posted by Kathleen Fortney Ed.D on Mar 8, 2017 2:44:23 PM

“These SMEs are driving me crazy!” exclaimed one of my colleagues.  It’s a common complaint that I hear from my fellow learning professionals.  I must admit that I have said those words myself.

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Topics: Learning Solutions

Measuring Up in 2017 - A Training Perspective

Posted by Annette Wisniewski on Jan 19, 2017 2:40:43 PM

Goodbye, 2016. Hello, 2017.

Many people use the start of a new year to reflect on the events of the past year, and to plan improvements for the upcoming year. At a personal level, this might include changes in the typical areas of diet, exercise, sleep, connecting with others, and plans to have more fun.

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Topics: Learning Solutions

Why We Are Thankful For Learning

Posted by Kevin Rillo on Nov 21, 2016 4:41:52 PM

"There is a 'secret to happiness’, and it is gratitude. All happy people are grateful, and ungrateful people cannot be happy. We tend to think that it is being unhappy that leads people to complain, but it is truer to say that it is complaining that leads to people becoming unhappy. Become grateful and you will become a much happier person."

- Dennis Prager, author of Happiness is a Serious Problem

We polled our own happy people and have listed some aspects of our world, in which we are very grateful.  We hope they resonate with you as well.

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Topics: Learning Solutions

Say Goodbye to Flash - Keep Your eLearning Out of the Graveyard

Posted by Kevin Rillo on Oct 19, 2016 5:15:38 PM

Muahhahahaha…..What is Flash and why is it dying?

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Topics: Learning Solutions, eLearning

3 Stunningly Simple Tips for Successful Project Management

Posted by Robert Van Hyfte, M.Ed. on Sep 29, 2016 5:46:48 PM

I was a substitute teacher when I landed my first instructional design job; I certainly had NO project management experience. On the day my boss told me I needed to manage a project as well as design it, my jaw dropped. I thought, “How can he expect me to take on this new job with no training?” Well, it was trial by fire at first, but some experienced project managers eventually showed me the ropes. Needless to say, I have learned many valuable lessons, and I would like to share a few with you.

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Topics: Learning Solutions, Project Management

Brilliant tips to more accurately gauge the impact of an employee learning program

Posted by Annette Wisniewski on Aug 31, 2016 10:27:17 AM

Are your post-course assessments measuring how well your students meet learning objectives, or are they measuring how well you’ve written the test questions? Did you know that the longest response option is usually the right answer? Your test-takers do. Do you know why you should avoid writing questions that include the words not, except, or never? Writing good performance-based test questions is more complicated than most people think.

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Topics: Learning Solutions, Employee Learning Programs