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INFOGRAPHIC - Transforming Cubicleville, USA: How Office Design Effects Productivity and Happiness

It's been found that full-time employees spend 33 percent of their waking hours at their workplace - that a third of your life spent at the office! It's no wonder, then, that your working environment can have such a big impact on your happiness and productivity.

Many startups have realized this and created gorgeous, open

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How to Create a Training Video

The first-ever moving picture, shot in 1878, was intended to answer a pretty simple-sounding question: How do horses move their legs when they run? Before the advent of the moving picture, it wasn't known. But string several frames together in quick succession, and voila! The answer becomes clear.

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How to Learn from a Conference You Aren't Attending

Continuous professional development is a critical part of a trainer's work. We often think of it from the perspective of our learners, but need to think of it from our personal perspective as well.I think of this now as I prepare to attend the ASTD International Conference and Exposition next week in Denver. Conferences are
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LCMSMany organizations looking to add more e-learning elements to their company training programs get stuck choosing between two similar-sounding, but ultimately different, systems: Learning Management Systems (LMS) and Learning Content Management Systems (LCMS). There are a number of similarities between the two, and recently many software packages have blurred the differences between them. However, there are a few key differences that organizations should keep in mind when looking for an online training system.

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What Is Blended Learning?

What is blended learning?Blended learning is a term increasingly used to describe the way e-learning is being combined with traditional classroom methods and independent study to create a new, hybrid teaching methodology. It represents a much greater change in basic technique than simply adding computers to classrooms; it represents, in many cases, a fundamental change in the way

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Online Testing in the Workplace

Online Testing in the WorkplaceTesting employees on their comprehension of online training and e-learning materials is often thought of as something of a necessary evil. I mean, nobody especially likes taking a test, right? But by spending a little extra time thinking about why and how they're designing a pre- or post-training quiz, designers can transform what was once a dull formality into a fantastic learning opportunity for both the trainer and the trainee.

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How to Save 'Social Learning' Before We Destroy It

Social Learning is a term that is rapidly spreading throughout the learning and performance field. It’s also a phrase that is on the verge of being completely perverted by the same community.

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INFOGRAPHIC: How To Smarten Up Sexual Harassment Training

Sexual harassment is no laughing matter — yet many companies roll out online training courses, videos workshops, and other materials that can feel more like awkward parodies than valuable resources. How can you make sure that your training program explains sexual harassment without giving everyone a case of the giggles? Here are some guidelines to help training be taken seriously.

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#TrainChat Wrapup: What Trainers Can Learn From Angry Birds

On Friday the Daily Mindflash once again hosted a Twitter chat with contributor David Kelly, in which we discussed his latest article, “What Angry Birds Can Teach Us About Instructional Design.” Once again, the chat was a success, with hundreds of questions, comments, and opinions pouring in to the hashtag #TrainChat related to the topic.

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How a One-Person Training Department Can Still Achieve Big Results

I've worked as a training director in two companies. In my previous role, I managed a group of 13 trainers and instructional designers. But in my current role, I am what many would call a "department of one".

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