All posts by Andrew Fayad

leadership

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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User-Generated Content is Going to Set Your Digital Learning Apart

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

Imagine that you’re spending a leisurely day shopping at the mall. You’re happily examining a pair of shoes when suddenly, another shopper rushes up to you. She is wearing the exact same shoes and can’t stop gushing about how stylish and comfortable they are–and at such a good price! You’re sold and buy the pair for yourself.

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Why A “Shrink to Fit” Method Won’t Work for Digital Learning

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

We all wait with baited breath each time Apple announces a new iOS. New emojis and better functionality await if you’re patient enough for the update to download. But, as most developers know, a new iOS can also result in major headaches—especially when it affects the way an app is displayed, the functionality of a website, or other minor kinks that cause major user issues.

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