All posts by Andrew Fayad

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Discover the Right Way to Choose A Voiceover for Your Digital Learning

By | Building A Learning Culture, eLearning Solutions, Engage and Retain | No Comments

Voiceovers are a lot like design: you only really notice it when it’s bad. That’s because a good voiceover is so seamless that it becomes an integral part of your digital learning, instead of sticking out like a sore thumb. Voiceovers that are condescending, boring, or even a little too homemade can turn learners off and make them focus on anything but the subject matter. Hiring a pro might sound pricey, but in the right circumstances, it’s an investment you’ll need to make. Consider these factors before you start recording:

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This is When Your Company Needs to Make A Digital Learning Investment

By | Building A Learning Culture, eLearning Solutions, Engage and Retain, Learning Trends | No Comments

We’ve worked with companies large and small, and one of the most common questions we get isn’t about content or delivery; it’s about timing. That is when a company should transition from small scale training efforts into the big leagues of custom content and digital learning solutions. This is when to make the digital learning investment. 

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Why L&D Leaders are Saying Leadership Buy-in Is the Most Important Factor for Success in 2017

By | Building A Learning Culture, Developing Leaders, eLearning Solutions, Engage and Retain | No Comments

We recently surveyed 100 US-based L&D leaders to find out what’s on their minds for digital learning in 2017 and found some interesting trends based on their plans for the upcoming year. But while we learned a lot about trending topics, we stumbled across some interesting findings regarding the number one factor in L&D success. No, it’s not a huge a budget or better technology: its leadership buy-in.

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What EdTech Investments Teach Us About the eLearning Industry

By | Building A Learning Culture, Engage and Retain, Gamification, Learning and Development | No Comments

As far as the education technology industry is concerned, there were a lot of years where it stayed on the backburner. While companies plowed their money into marketing or software, training was usually deemed sufficient with a few videos or a long-suffering module that hadn’t been updated in years.

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Discover 4 Ways to Find Your Creative Zen at Work

By | Building A Learning Culture, eLearning Solutions, Engage and Retain, Learning and Development, Learning Trends | No Comments

Feng shui and meditation aside, tapping into your office zen doesn’t necessarily mean yoga at your desk. Instead, it’s a state of mind that allows you to be calm and creative, even when you work in a high-stakes position. Whether it’s in preparation for learning or getting into the zone to check off your to-do list, your surroundings and equipment definitely have a bearing on your creative process. Here are some of the areas to check before you get started.

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Netflix and Training: How to Create Binge-Worthy Digital Learning

By | Building A Learning Culture, eLearning Solutions, Engage and Retain, Learning and Development, Learning Lab Experts Series, Learning Trends, The Latest In Design and Development | No Comments

By now, Netflix has successfully made it from Blockbuster disruptor to a cultural phenomenon. From original series to all of your old favorites, the sheer availability of entertainment is part of the appeal. You find yourself on the couch with a playlist of TV, movies, and documentaries that seem tailor-made to your interests. It’s what makes Netflix so totally bingeworthy: It always has new suggestions queued up and ready to go.

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Training Shelf Life: Redesign Your Digital Learning So it Doesn’t Go Stale

By | Disrupting Learning, eLearning Solutions, Engage and Retain, Learning and Development, Learning Trends | No Comments

When we talk about training “shelf life,” we’re defining how long content stays fresh, engaging, and relevant without a redesign. Too often training is designed with the idea that it’ll be perpetually evergreen and always applicable. Of course, those who have taken a course with actors in bell bottoms and aviators can tell you that old, irrelevant content can be spotted a mile away.

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5 Reasons Your Learning Should Reflect a University

By | eLearning Solutions, Engage and Retain, Learning and Development, Learning Trends, Microlearning | No Comments

Just when you thought your university days were long behind you, some organizations are learning that the co-ed life is the way to go for training and development. And why not? Google Academy has seen extremely high rates of success for its Google Ad Academy and GE schools employees on leadership skills via its Crotonville campus.  Read More

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2017 Resolutions: 4 Soft Skills Corporate Employees Need This Year

By | Building A Learning Culture, Developing Leaders, eLearning Solutions, Engage and Retain, Learning and Development, Learning Trends | No Comments

It’s the beginning of a new year, and you know what that means: crowded gyms and New Year’s resolutions. As far as goals go, most resolutions are of the personal variety. But what about the goals your company has for the next year? Do you give the same attention and effort to corporate resolutions?

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