In August 2017, Skillsoft and Accenture kicked off a sponsored neuroscience research initiative with The Massachusetts Institute of Technology. The goal of this research is to scientifically validate which instructional design methodologies have the greatest impact on the effectiveness of video-based instruction.Read more
July 25 is National Hire a Veteran Day.
Hire our Heroes, a non-profit organization founded and operated by veterans for veterans, established the day to draw attention to the enormous benefits a veteran can bring to the workplace.Read more
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June is Pride month.
June was chosen to commemorate the 1969 Stonewall riots which effectively kicked off the LGBTQ rights movement.
We have come a long way since then, but the fight is far from over and recent global events suggest now more than ever we need to remember that everyone deserves equal rights and the workplace should reflect the true diversity of the human race.Read more
As a child, I was taught my times tables with the technique known as rote learning or rote repetition – depending on who you talk to – or as I thought of it then, our class singalong.Read more
There are few jobs more maligned than that of the salesman. Images of fast-talking, oily fellows in cheap suits automatically spring to mind, as well as adjectives like untrustworthy or intimidating.
Furthermore, this shady character is always imagined as male, and yet I’ve worked in sales for over 20 years, and I’m neither male nor would you ever find me in a cheap suit.Read more
By Apratim Purakayastha, CTO
At Perspectives, our user conference, I had several conversations with customers and partners in which they expressed confusion about what learning platform best fits an organization’s learning needs.Read more
By Heide Abelli
Consider this – by 2025 Millennials will comprise 75% of the workforce, 45% of whom state that they receive no formal leadership development.
As alarming as this statistic is, it tells only part of the story.Read more
By Norm Ford
Today I want to talk about blended learning, the third component of successful compliance training. So far, as part of a six-part series on this topic, I have discussed the vital role alignment and a risk-based approach play in the design, implementation, and realization of an effective and successful compliance program.Read more
By Brent Colescott
I’m a Toys R Us kid which is why I read with a heavy heart the sad news of its demise.
As I contemplated this loss of yet another retail legend, I thought of my favorite quote from U.S.Read more
By Steve Wainwright
If there is any doubt that L&D is moving towards a digital world, a cursory glance around the Learning Technologies 2018 event last week will eradicate that viewpoint. Most of the vendors, the speakers, and the attendees were talking about one thing – technology and how to make learning truly digital is a key L&D challenge.Read more