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Enspire is now an IBM Watson Ecosystem Partner

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Our rich custom visualizations also provide at-a-glance trend analyses that benefit both the students and instructor. Enspire is pleased to announce our plans to bring the power of IBM Watson™ to universities nationwide, beginning in Fall 2015, with our acceptance into the IBM Watson Ecosystem Partner program. The goal of this project is to improve student outcomes across all courses.

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Why We Still Use Backbone.js

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We added Mustache for templating with a thin layer wrapping it, providing template loading and global helper functionality. It’s a very exciting time to be a front-end developer. It is the Renaissance age for JavaScript, and every day brings a new round of shiny new toys for developers to play with, each with a new set of paradigms that are good for stretching the mind in exciting new ways.

Enspire named Top 20 Gamification Company

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AUSTIN, TX  – Global learning solutions  provider Enspire Learning announced today that it has been named one of the 2015 Top 20 Gamification Companies by Training Industry, Inc. The top companies provide some of the most innovative forms of gamification in learning, whether we are discussing serious games, training simulations, or any other form of structured training program.”.

Friday Spotlight > Medical Soft Skills

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Learners make decisions about what to do, say, and the appropriate care to provide to virtual patients. These patients provide real-time feedback to the learner’s choices. The fun, immersive experience is facilitated by a virtual mentor who provides expert consultative feedback, enabling learners to draw valuable learning conclusions from larger patterns of behavior.

6 Tips for Providing Value to the Modern Corporate Learner

6 Tips for Providing Value to the Modern Corporate Learner Enable Continuous. know and learn – whether it be internally, on the job, or via other experiences. 1 3 2 Meet Them Where They Are (Social) A great advantage provided. Learning Think outside the box. and expand training. options beyond formal. learning. anytime, anywhere, and from any device. Fully Embrace. for L&D holds that.

Mixing it up in MOOCs

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All courses were provided by world-class institutions and professors. Provide more flexible structure. The New York Times declared this The Year of the MOOC. Massive open online courses (MOOCs) are a fantastic innovation in distance education: university-level courses free to the masses. know this, yet I’m a habitual MOOC dropout. I’ve tried three times now. We dropped out together.

Trick or Treat? 6 E-Learning Demons to Avoid this Halloween

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Use clear, effective visual and interactive illustrations, examples, charts, graphs, metaphors, and demonstrations to provide information and produce results. TREAT: Provide selected, chunked, organized, digestible, bite-sized pieces of information for learners. E-learning shouldn’t be scary. Here are 6 ghastly mistakes common to e-learning and tips to avoid them.

A Bit Puzzled

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In contrast with puzzles, most games support the player when they fail by allowing them to replay and providing multiple paths to victory. And, for quite some time, I’ve been thinking about the problem of content in game-based learning — namely, how do you make a game in which the primary goal is simply to uncover content while, at the same time, respecting the integrity of game play?

Designing Scenario-based Training for Nurses, Part 1

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The American Association of Critical-Care Nurses (AACN) provides news, information, and continuing education about the latest evidence-based research and best practices in acute and critical care nursing. Long used in medical education, patient case studies provide examples to learn by. Provide Just-in-time Resources. Think Like a Nurse. ECCO also features a virtual preceptor.

Seven Simple Secrets to Off-the-Shelf Course Success

but might be a little vague in providing concrete actions, so you’ll need to dig a bit deeper. Providing OTS courseware in these situations has several advantages. OTS curriculum, it’s fairly easy to provide training to individuals or groups whenever you. While the mainstream social media platforms can provide opportunities for. Seven Simple Secrets to. capital. You’re.

Southwest Airlines and Enspire at the Corporate Learning Summit

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Leveraging experiential business simulations to provide practice and insights. Enspire CEO Bjorn Billhardt and Senior Manager of People Development at Southwest Airlines Bonnie Endicott will be speaking at this year’s Corporate Learning Summit in Chicago. Southwest Airlines has a highly engaged workforce known for its sense of humor and teamwork.

You Can’t Hug a Horse

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It is, in process and product, an interactivity that’s fun, challenging, and provides a sense of reward far more sophisticated than an embrace. I love horses. As young as I can remember I was collecting model horses, setting up jumping trails, learning forelocks from fetlocks, doodling Appaloosas and Oldenburgs in the margins of all my written assignments. Something had changed. She asked.

Learning Morsels and Learning Feasts

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Too much of corporate training provides “full meal” courses when what most employees mainly need are nibbles of learning. Training departments often provide a smorgasbord or buffet approach. Reading ‘Binge Learning’ is Online Education’s Killer App , I thought, “Wow, what a great insight!” Then of course I also thought, “But…”. Many “morsels” of learning. Like Spanish tapas.

Introducing Enspire Studios, Enspire Learning’s Custom Development Group

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Enspire Learning provides leadership development and business acumen programs to management audiences around the world. 2013 is bringing exciting growth to Enspire as our global client base continues to expand. Since Enspire’s inception, we’ve shared a passion for delivering innovative learning experiences and simulations that allow learners to practice new skills and ultimately change behavior. We invite you to attend a webcast on May 15 to learn more about Enspire Studios. You can also view the Enspire Studios website here. Click to register now! Click to register now!

Evaluating Training - Capturing the Benefits Aspects of ROI

event are important and the happy sheets do serve a purpose, but will they really provide enough hard. Whether making the decision to invest in people, or to simply maintain or decrease training budgets, training programs that provide immediate impact and maximum overall return on investment are an. Evaluating Training – Capturing the Benefits Aspect of ROI. But because. incurred.

Enspire Learning Named to Leadership Development Companies Watch List

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25, 2013 – Enspire Learning, a premier provider of simulation-based leadership development programs, has been named to the 2013 Leadership Training Companies Watch List by TrainingIndustry.com. “We are thrilled to be named as a top leadership development company,” said Bjorn Billhardt, CEO of Enspire Learning. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE. AUSTIN, TX – Feb. Quality of Initial Clients.

Learning from Science Fiction

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Stephenson’s protagonist Nell is coached on her hero’s journey by an interactive book that provides personalized learning in real-time. The book provides instruction responsively to the owner’s environment and immediate needs. Make It So got me thinking about how sci-fi writers have envisioned the future of learning technologies. Practice makes performance.

Top 5 Mistakes Managers Make: Lack of Feedback

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Providing ongoing feedback gives your employees a window into your thought process. Management Challenge Program Designer Kate McLagan is penning our latest blog series “Top 5 Mistakes Managers Make” Over the next five weeks, Kate will explore these critical mistakes that managers make in their relationships with their direct reports. Read on for Part 1: Lack of Feedback.

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A Bit Puzzled

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In contrast with puzzles, most games support the player when they fail by allowing them to replay and providing multiple paths to victory. And, for quite some time, I’ve been thinking about the problem of content in game-based learning — namely, how do you make a game in which the primary goal is simply to uncover content while, at the same time, respecting the integrity of game play?

New Brandon Hall Group report forecasts major shift in 2016 online learning trends

technology providers. other areas in which organizations give learning technology providers failing grades. 11 Research Summary About Brandon Hall Group Brandon Hall Group is a HCM research and advisory services firm that provides insights around key performance areas, including Learning and. Your membership provides you with personal connections to fellow professionals.

Top 5 Mistakes Managers Make: Misunderstanding Motivation

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For example, when managers provide interesting work, it brings out the employee’s energy and willingness to complete their task. If provided the proper environment as well as feedback and coaching, they will engage with their own internal motivators. Provide developmental opportunities that reflect what the employee is interested in learning.

Enspire’s Robert Bell Speaking at ASTD TechKnowledge 2013

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Robert’s case study session will showcase the design of ConAgra Foods’ “Managing Talent for Results,” a serious game that incorporates digital and analog game elements to provide a capstone learning experience that addresses the challenges of talent management faced by ConAgra Foods’ managers. 10:45 am – 11:45 am. Location: Room 212AB.

Enspire Launches Updated Buisness Acumen Simulation

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AUSTIN, TX – Dec. 6, 2013 – Enspire Learning, a premier provider of simulation-based leadership development programs, has recently launched an updated version of Business Challenge , the company’s business acumen program. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE. Business Challenge 4.0 includes improvements to both the technology and the program content. release. The 4.0

Improve your Medical Training Cred

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No matter the number of degrees you have or your experience in the clinical field, as an e-learning provider, nine times out of ten you are not “one of them.” Read and assess the material provided by the client. Writing for medical professionals – particularly physicians and nurses – is difficult. Does it jibe with what you already know? Does it make sense? Try howjsay.com !

Move Beyond Learning to Applying: A Modern Management Development Program

would love to provide, we need a change. We must go beyond providing great content. to instead take responsibility for providing. Totara, an open source LMS), provides structure. Our platform provides. well beyond providing content to include. provide the manager with talking points. We provide practice guides to help Sue. We now. Right?

Enspire Continues to Volunteer with Breakthrough Austin

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Breakthrough Austin  provides volunteer opportunities year round for members of the Austin community to help support the students who will become first-generation college graduates. A group of Enspire employees volunteered last Friday on August 2nd with Breakthrough Austin’s Middle School Summer Program. 

Simulation-Based Learning at Canon USA

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They provide an inside view into Canon’s leadership development program and discuss best practices for: Building effective director-level leadership development programs. Leveraging team-based business simulations to provide practice and insights. Increasing awareness of the role of the leader and the effects leaders have on the business.

Check Out Enspire in Training Magazine

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The medical technology provider used Executive Challenge to prepare high potentials for taking on leadership roles. Enspire has a featured case study of our work with Medtronic in the special section of “Games and Simulations” in latest issue of Training Magazine. Read the case study in the virtual issue here!

Southwest Airlines and Enspire at Southwest Learning Summit

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Leveraging experiential business simulations to provide practice and insights. Enspire CEO Bjorn Billhardt and Team Leader of Managers in Training Program at Southwest Airlines Petra Holcomb will be speaking next Tuesday at the Southwest Learning Summit in Dallas. Southwest Airlines has a highly engaged workforce known for its sense of humor and teamwork.

How the right tech tools for your team can power your sales enablement strategy

providing an opportunity to practice the skills required. here is to ensure your training program provides individual attention and im- mediate feedback for trainees. INSTANT ACCESS TO CONTENT IN THE FIELD Provide learning content in both push and pull modalities to accommodate a. Always look for a LMS that provides an off-the-shelf integration with your CRM. ENABLEMENT?

Friday Spotlight > Oktoberfest

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Houndstooth provided the games, along with spectacular lighting, decorations, and projection mapping on the custom-build plinko board! Enspire threw the annual Oktoberfest party in November this year! Enspire and Houndstooth employees, their families, and friends in the Austin community celebrated at Scholz Garten last Friday with food, drinks and a photobooth. wunderbar time was had by all!

Instructional Design Checkpoints

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Provide practice opportunities and interactivities. Provide meaningful feedback to instructional activities. Provide learners with strategies for retention and ideas about how to transfer new knowledge and skills to their jobs. Prepare and provide knowledge transfer to end-client or project owner, and assist with implementation. Prioritize and structure content.

Enspire Learning Wins Three Brandon Hall Excellence Awards

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The course provided AMD sales account managers with the tools they needed to market Accelerated Processing Units effectively, and in turn grow loyalty among the customer base and increase revenue through increased sales. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE. AUSTIN, TX – Sept. 19, 2012 – Enspire Learning, a leader in simulation-based leadership development programs and custom learning solutions, won one gold and two bronze 2012 Brandon Hall Awards. Enspire’s Business Challenge simulation at ConAgra Foods took the gold award for excellence in the “Best Use of Games for Learning” category.

Friday Spotlight > Femmes for SIMS

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The SIMS Foundation supports Austin’s vibrant local music scene and the artists behind it by providing mental health services for over 800 local musicians a year. This year, SIMS has put a focus on women’s services, launching a weekly support group for partners of musicians and plans to hold its first annual Women’s Mental Wellness Conference this winter.

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Are your managers ready for a world without formal performance reviews?

GIVING FEEDBACK: I provide constructive. SETTING. EXPECTATIONS: My team members are clear on. their roles & responsibilities. 2. DELEGATING: I effectively identify tasks that. others can take on to develop their. capabilities and free my time for. more strategic activities. 3. COACHING: I support my team members by. challenging and encouraging them. to think for themselves and take.

Linear or Exploratory Learning?

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Then, a differentiated learning experience is provided based on this information. Enspire designs and develops courses for adult learners and as a result their preferences are at the center of what we do. I was recently asked whether user-driven exploration is more effective than linear instruction. As learners progress and mature in skills so does their approach to learning.

Top 5 Mistakes Managers Make: Failing to Delegate

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Delegating provides professional growth, personal satisfaction and a sense of accomplishment – all leading to increased commitment and morale. Give employees opportunities to be involved and provide input in decision making. Read on for Part 4: Failing to Delegate. Manager Mistake #4: Failing to Delegate. In many cases due to this stress, managers resort to micromanaging.

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Raiders of the Lost ARCS

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The ARCS Model of Motivation provides a starting point to this quest. Maintaining learner engagement is the covenant of instructional design. John Keller’s ARCS Model of Motivational Design suggests a 4-step process for establishing and maintaining motivation by directly addressing learner attention, relevance, confidence, and satisfaction. Instructional designers must uphold the covenant.

Second Screen Apps Aren’t Just for Television

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For example, the learner might be provided some basic background information about a fictional character, including name, age, hobbies, contact information, Twitter handle, etc. Begin the e-learning module by providing an option to SMS or email the mobile toolkit to the learner’s smartphone or tablet device. Why couldn’t they be used to complement learning events, too?

New research explores the common myths and realities around the 70:20:10 learning model

performance at the point of need: • 4x more likely to provide staff with. 23% agree that managers provide active support in application of learning in the. The Top Deck provide more evidence on how to actively support learning in the workflow: 90% expect managers to take responsibility for. Does it provide tips, tools and checklists at the moment of need? In-Focus.