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Gamification: Should We Believe the Hype?

Gamification is hot. And why not? It’s youthful, clever, and promises to transform mundane tasks into fun activities. It speeds up learning and increases productivity in the process — that’s a lot going for it. But not everyone in the L&D community is buying the hype. At least they’re not without some serious reservations. Writing …

Four Ways to Rethink Employee On-Boarding

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Now more than ever, it’s critical for learning professionals to address the incredible costs of high employee turnover. The trends are well known: People are staying at jobs for less time than they use to. And that’s leading to extra costs, lost revenue, and generally, a tough environment for organizations to just stay afloat, much …

What Angry Birds Can Teach Us About Instructional Design

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You’re probably familiar with Angry Birds, the massively popular iPhone game. What is it about this game that’s so addictive? And how can learning and development pros tap into that stickiness to get people this excited about training programs? If you’re not familiar with the game, here’s a quick rundown on the basic storyline: The …