The Daily Mindflash

The Mindflash Knowledge Sharing and Online Training Blog.

Expert advice, best practices and more for the most valuable assets of your business - your people.

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How to Reduce the Social “Risks” in Online Training


Social learning—or learning with and from others (with or without social media technology)—is a force to be reckoned with. But how do you entice your online training learners to participate to take learning to a higher level, and make it participatory and social? Re-reading the book, The New Social Learning, I came across an interesting …

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The Accidental Trainer: Creating Professional Training When You’re Not a Learning Professional


Not everyone can be a great learning professional. But, you don’t need to be a “professional” learning professional to create or contribute to exceptional learning experiences for others. If you are tasked with creating, or inspired to create, online training for your department, your organization, or your partners or customers, it’s not strictly necessary to …

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Use Your LMS to “Get Personal” with Your Learners


Online training is typically made for mass consumption—one reason why it’s so cost effective compared to classroom training. It is typically not meant for private tutoring or coaching. However, if every learner feels that the training is personalized for him or her, you’ve created a meaningful connection and made the learning session feel individualized. Example:  …

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7 Ways to Get Learners to “Buy” Your Online Training…And Return to “Buy” More


Stores—brick-and-mortar or eCommerce sites—want customers to buy their products or services. And recommend the products to others. Then, return and buy more. Similarly, for online training, you want trainees—whether employees, partners, or customers—to buy (or buy into) your eLearning content. And use and apply it. And rate it positively through recommendations and endorsements. And come …

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Software Advice’s Favorite LMS User Interfaces


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Mindflash was recently awarded one of the Most Favorite LMS User Interfaces by Software Advice. “Software Advice, a company that reviews HR & LMS technology, chose Mindflash because it makes learning simple—both for administrators and learners. Its interface is straightforward and employees can easily find and select the courses they need to take. Meanwhile, Mindflash …

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