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10 Content Curation Tools That Will Make You More Productive

I think you would agree with me that time is precious to us all. Especially when it comes to working.<p>If we could be more productive, we can get a lot …

Digital Marketing

Major Research Review on eLearning Effectiveness

Is elearning effective? As effective as classroom instruction -- more or less effective? What about blended learning -- when elearning and classroom …


4 Questions to Ask Before Providing Training

People learn without training. What?! It’s true! Whether at work or at home, we build our knowledge and skills every day to become more effective …


Disney’s ‘Magic Bench’ Fixes AR’s Biggest Blind Spot

You sit on the bench, as one does. Across from you hangs what appears to be a mirror. Before you can fix your cowlick, a pygmy elephant saunters …

Augmented Reality

‘Our Technology Is Our Ideology’: George Siemens on the Future of Digital Learning

Postsecondary Learning<p>‘Our Technology Is Our Ideology’: George Siemens on the Future of Digital Learning<p>By Marguerite McNeal     Aug 11, 2016<p>George …


Google Is Giving Away Its Best Tools for Managers Absolutely Free

Put Google's insights about what makes a great manager to use without paying a penny.<p>When it comes to developing great managers, Google doesn't leave much to chance. The data-obsessed company famously spent years studying the attributes of effective managers for its Project Oxygen, determining that …


The latest RAND survey paints a disturbing portrait of the American workplace

American jobs are grueling, according to a newly published RAND survey.<p>For the first time in 2015, the nonprofit think tank asked its nationally representative survey panel about their attitudes toward the workplace. “The portrait that emerges is of a workplace that is taxing on a lot of …

The Workplace

Building a Better Employee Experience

<i>An engaging employee experience can provide a competitive advantage and even drive a stronger customer experience. Leading organizations are prioritizing employees and taking a holistic approach to the workplace.</i><p>In today’s digital world, employees expect a new kind of experience on the job: …

Employee Engagement

UPS will use VR to train its student delivery drivers

UPS is about to give its student delivery drivers a whole new training setup. Soon the shipping company will teach a new class how to navigate city streets and avoid hazards in a VR simulator using off-the-shelf HTC Vive headsets.<p>Currently, students at UPS' nine Integrad training facilities use …

Virtual Reality

Exploring Tech: Tools for Scheduling Meetings

<i>From the Editor: “Exploring Tech” is a new column in</i> Learning Solutions Magazine<i>. Brian Dusablon will discuss ways that he has found to help</i> …

Google Calendar

Are You Training the Way People Want to Learn?

Traditional LMS solutions are failing to deliver because they can’t provide what your employees want.<p>According to an Ipos poll, 30% of workers say …


In Real Life: Self-Directed Learning Can Only Work If… by JD Dillon

Why self-directed learning? Why now? Here are six considerations L&D must address before venturing down the path of strategic self-directed learning.


The 5 Magic Words of Modern Learning


Home – Google.org

Data-driven, human-focused philanthropy—<br>powered by Google<p>We bring the best of Google to innovative nonprofits that are committed to creating a world …


Every Generation Wants Meaningful Work — but Thinks Other Age Groups Are in It for the Money

Several years ago, I started getting regular consulting requests from companies seeking help managing Millennials. When I asked what they were struggling with, I heard comments similar to these:<p><i>“Millennials don’t seem to care about the work or the company. They will let us train them and then quit</i> …

Harvard Business Review

The Future of Online Learning Will Look a Lot Like Amazon

July.20.2017<p>By: Sheila Rioux, Ph.D. and Barry Stern, Ph.D.<p>Amazon has a real knack for changing consumers’ buying behavior. Logging on is like being …


Learning in Layers

<b>Apply a layered approach to employee learning and development.</b> The speed and complexity of the modern workplace has put a strain on learning and …


24 of the Best PowerPoint Presentation Examples Every Marketer Should See

Digital Marketing

Game on! UCF develops game system for those without hands or arms

Alex Pring had the opportunity to test-pilot one of five new games developed at UCF adapted specifically for people without hands or arms.<p>Each muscle …


Adaptive Learning: Five Common Misconceptions by JD Dillon

Modern L&D leaders must integrate adaptive learning principles into workplace learning strategy.


5 reasons your employees aren’t sharing their knowledge


Design Your Employee Experience as Thoughtfully as You Design Your Customer Experience

Improving customer experience is often a top business priority, but what about employee experience?<p>Temkin Group reports a correlation between employee engagement and success in customer experience. In its 2016 Employee Engagement Benchmark Study, the firm showed that companies that excel at …

Customer Experience

How I Use Weekends And Mondays To Stay Productive (And Sane) All Week

One entrepreneur shares three habits that help him de-stress and stay focused.<p>In 2014, I was constantly anxious. My business was doing well, but I couldn’t say the same about my mental health. Had you asked my business partners, friends, or peers three years ago, every single one of them would’ve …


Lifelong learning helps people, governments and business. Why don't we do more of it?

Learning throughout life makes sense. Research shows it is good for your health, your wealth, your civic engagement and your family’s future …


Five Skills You’ll Rarely See In Job Postings (But Definitely Need)

Employers are terrible at saying what’s actually needed to succeed in a given role, but these soft skills usually are.<p>The skills you need to land an in-demand job right now might not be so different from the ones that will keep you employable in the future.<p>As ZipRecruiter cofounder and CEO Ian …


Self-Driving People, Enabled by Airbnb

Roughly a decade ago two new “platform” companies burst out of California. The one that dominated the headlines was called Uber, which created a platform where with one touch of your phone you could summon a cab, direct the driver, pay the driver and rate the driver. It grew like a weed — as all …


Embedding Digital Learning in Your Organization's Culture

Employee learning is one of the most important and rapidly changing functions of HR today. Digital technologies, mobile apps, video and the …

How to Be Productive When You’d Rather Be Anywhere But Work

The sun is beaming, your Insta feed is filled with beach shots, and—cue the violins—you’re stuck at work. Productivity experts share their top tricks …


Some Employers Are Rethinking Telework, Citing A Need For Better Collaboration

The speed of digital technology has allowed workers to be mobile and flexible, and more employers continue to embrace remote work policies.<p>But it has also created demand for continuous updates and real-time collaboration. And that change has driven some companies — including IBM, Best Buy and Yahoo …

The Workplace