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Not All Micro-Learning is Created Equal

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Einstein once said that any idea “should be as simple as possible—and no more.” He realized that simplicity was a good thing, but like any good thing, there can sometimes be too much of it. The same advice applies to the trend of micro-learning. The slogan behind micro-learning endeavors are “shorter is better.” This is true, to a certain extent. Some vendors and educators are taking this to extremes without truly investigating the ideal length of learning material.

4 Best Practices for Keeping an Organized eLearning Video Library

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It’s March! Winter is almost over and it’s time for Spring cleaning. I’m not talking about your closet; I’m talking about your video library. When was the last time you reviewed what was in there? When I looked in my closet this weekend, I was overwhelmed. I saw items I no longer wear. Am I really going to wear that bridesmaid’s dress again? No, I’m not, but it has sentimental value. Will I ever wear that leopard print spandex top from our Glamour Shots shoot? If I do, it would be a joke.

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What is Cognitive Load, and Why Does It Matter for Corporate Training and Development?

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Science has given a name to how “heavy” a presentation can be: Cognitive load.

Considerations When Employees Go From Part-Time to Full-Time Work

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As companies struggle to find qualified candidates, the best choice for an open position might be right under your nose. One of your rock star team members might be looking at the current job market and considering going from part-time to full-time work.

5 Essential Virtual Selling Practices Every Company Must Have by 2023

Speaker: Erika Bzdel - Vice President of Sales and Craig Simons - Director of Marketing

Join us on Sept. 13 at 9:30 am PT as Erika Bzdel, VP of Sales, and Craig Simons, Director of Marketing, discuss the virtual selling practices that every company should adopt, and how to succeed at selling in a hybrid world.

Leadership Lessons from the Last Year

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Guide to New Manager Training

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Being promoted to your first management position is an exciting time in your career. It can also be intimidating and overwhelming. The increased visibility and responsibility offer new challenges and stresses. As a first-time manager, training is key to success. Training & Development

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7 Tips for Managing Negativity

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Negativity is toxic. It might start with one person or one incident, but it can spread like lightning. As the phrase goes, “misery loves company.” Everybody gets caught up in some type of workplace negativity from time to time.

How to Stop Feeling Overwhelmed at Work: Understand Stress and Burnout

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These days feeling overwhelmed at work also means feeling overwhelmed at home. Many of us are still working remotely and feeling higher levels of stress and burnout. We are emotionally and mentally exhausted from the quarantine and pandemic.

How Can you Celebrate Pride Month in Your Workplace?

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Every June you may see a flood of rainbow logos, parades and festivities in the LGBTQ+ community to celebrate Pride Month. In my experience, every year the recognition of Pride Month grows to include many more allies and supporters. So, how can you celebrate Pride Month in your workplace?

Increasing Equity and Access: A Canvas Case Study of Virtual Arkansas K-12

Virtual Arkansas, a fully online school, had a mission to provide high-quality courses in rural and urban areas throughout the state. How would they simplify content creation while enhancing learning? Discover 3 key insights to transform your classrooms.

Tips to Build Relationships at Work

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Prior to the global pandemic, building relationships at work was fairly easy. You were surrounded by teammates with the same goals. Being in-person allowed for quick on-the-spot collaboration and impromptu conversation, so you could build both a professional and personal network

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What is Blended Learning, and Why is it Important?

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Most trainers and teachers have heard of blended learning. Perhaps you yourself have tried to incorporate it into your training programs. Still, the term has been used so much that it frequently gets misused. Once one understands what blended learning really is, it becomes a lot easier to see its benefits, and to recognize vendors that are actually offering true value, as opposed to a buzzword.

Effective Coaching Techniques in the Workplace: Tips to Ignite Potential

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Some leaders get to where they are by working hard and learning the ropes. Some also seem to have an innate ability to motivate and inspire others.

Making Mistakes at Work: How to Recover, Learn, and Move On

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In today’s world of cancel culture, I worry how the fear of making mistakes at work may affect entry-level employees. Will they take risks, bring new ideas, and make suggestions? Or will the fear of being “canceled” crush their creativity and imagination? Soft Skills

Discover What Stage Your CE Program is in and the Next Steps for Tomorrow’s Growth

Get the Customer Education Maturity Model Self-Assessment to quickly determine which of the 5 maturity stages your program is in today and then identify the next high-impact initiatives to undertake to advance to the next stage of program growth.

Situational Awareness Training for Employees

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Situational awareness for employees has relevance across many of our training topics. Safety training brings your attention to emergency exits and fire extinguishers. Active shooter training teaches you to be aware of your surroundings and pay attention to the behaviors of the people around you.

5 Practical Tools to Enhance Training Reinforcement

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After one hour, learners retain less than half of the information presented. After one day, people only retain thirty percent of the training. If you don’t employ some type of training reinforcement, a percentage of your training dollars will be lost as your learners forget.

First Aid Training for Employees: Real Life Examples of Why You Need It

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First aid training for employees may not be the highest priority on your list of training needs, especially if most of your people work in an office. We’ve all seen people goof around or hurt themselves when they weren’t paying attention.

10 Ladder Safety Tips for Work and Home

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The US ranks third in population but according to the World Health Organization, the US leads the world in ladder deaths. Each year, there are more than 164,000 emergency room-treated injuries and 300 deaths in the U.S. that are caused by falls from ladders.

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Customer Education Maturity Model: How Customer Learning Programs Create Value

The Customer Education Maturity Model was developed from an extensive industry study and delivers a comprehensive guide to moving the needle on your program including a roadmap for growth and the common stages, and barriers, of program development.

Develop Emotional Intelligence (EQ) in the Workplace

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The Importance of Safety Training: It Saves Lives

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Imagine one day a family member goes to work but never comes home. The shock and grief. Lives changed forever. The importance of safety training is that it saves lives. It’s the right thing to do. Compliance

How to be a More Effective Interviewer

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Hiring the right person for an open position is critical to the success of your team. Hiring the wrong person can crush employee morale and productivity. This puts a lot of pressure on the interviewing process.

Regulatory Compliance Training: How to Get Started

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As an HR professional, how do you and your employees view regulatory compliance training? Is it just an annual inconvenience to be endured? Or is it a vital part of an employee development program that enriches staff and makes your company a better place to work?

Unlock the Power of Formative Assessment

Learn how a thoughtful formative assessment approach can help teachers understand where students are in their learning, inform instruction, and in turn, positively impact student learning outcomes. Get the guide today!

Employee Training: Fast, Good, or Cheap?

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I once saw a sign hung in a dry cleaner that read: “We can do it fast. We can do it well. We can do it cheap. Pick any two, but you can never get all three.“. Other

Sales Manager-In-Training: Are You Made For The Next Step?

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So, you are thinking about your future in sales and possibly becoming a sales manager. You have years of selling experience and multiple top performer trophies and you think you are ready for the next step in your career.

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Training's Role in Employee Retention Management

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Employee retention management is more than just attracting and retaining key talent through things like salary and benefits. It is being strategic and intentional about the activities that make employees loyal and that enhance team performance. Training & Development

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Learning Culture or Cancel Culture: You Decide

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When an employee acts in a way that goes against your company’s values, the results can be costly. With the prevalence of mobile phone viral videos, and access to social media, companies around the world have found themselves the victims of being “cancelled”.

6 Tips for EdTech Evaluation by Adult Learning Institutions

Many continuing adult education institutions have turned to technology used by higher ed with the following benefits: elevates teaching and learning, scales to address changes in staffing, enrollment and budget, and protects student and institutional data.

How to Practice Mindful Communication at Work

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Mindfulness is a popular practice in yoga and meditation but it also applies in the workplace, specifically with mindful communication. Think about being more present and multitasking less. Be more thoughtful about the tone you use. Develop empathy for your coworkers, customers, and suppliers.

8 Staff Training Ideas to Spice Up Your Learning

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Are you a manager looking for staff training ideas for a specific team member? Or are you a training or HR leader looking to expand on your employee training and development program? Hopefully, these stories from our clients will help you spice up your staff training. Training & Development

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Why Performance Reviews Call for Formal Feedback

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Performance reviews are still the most common and widely recognized way for supervisors and managers to develop their direct reports and to provide formal feedback.

Mental Wellness Tips for Your Employees

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The COVID-19 pandemic has meant a change in routine for everyone, and change has a way of bringing some anxiety and stress with it. That has had some pretty big implications for our mental health. Companies should consider offering mental wellness tips to employees.

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6 Strategies for Using Actionable Data to Impact Student Success

Educators need effective tools to drive student success. The trend to use actionable, comprehensive data—like attendance, assessments, grades, and more—is an effective way to give teachers the visibility they need to make a difference. Videri gives teachers and administrators access to comprehensive, integrated data so they can easily filter, drill down, and analyze data—to get the information that they really need, when they need it, and improve student outcomes. Download the eBook today!

What Does the Science Say About Microlearning?

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“What, exactly, is microlearning? Does it work? Is this just the next popular trend, or is it supported by science?”