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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Could Competency-Based Online Training Address the Skills Gap?


Universities traditionally confer degrees based on “seat time”—the number of credits (often, 120 credits for undergraduate degrees) that a student earns with a passing grade. Whether the student earns an “A” in every course, or a “C” in every course, he gets the degree. But, will he be successful on the job, especially as a …

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Are You Using the EdTech Technologies that the Experts Assume You’re Using?


The New Media Consortium’s Horizon Report > 2015 Higher Education has just been released. The report covers technology and trends on the five-year horizon (2015-2020) for higher education institutions, and is widely used by educational leaders and policy makers internationally to guide decisions. Since one function of higher education is to prepare its students to …

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Why Video in Training Can Be So Powerful


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Learning is important for human growth and development, and training is certainly an integral part of workplace learning. But a constant challenge for workplace learning professionals is creating training programs that captivate the learner audience and cause learners to sit up, take notice and, well, learn. Effective use of video in training can be an …

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7 Surprising Things You Could Learn by Accepting This Challenge


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CHALLENGE: Can you create an online training course in less than a day? EXTRA CREDIT: Can every single person on your team, or in your organization, create an online training course in less than a day? Before you decide whether or not to take on the challenge, consider this question: Why should I even bother? …

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How to Encourage Employees to Comply with Compliance Training Requirements


Compliance training—or training that helps employees understand how to comply with the legal, ethical and policy-related aspects of doing business—is often mandated by an agency external to the organization. In other words, compliance with the request to have employees complete compliance training is often non-negotiable. But when the word “compliance” conjures up so many negative …

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