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What Angry Birds Can Teach Us About Instructional Design

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?

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#TrainChat Wrapup: Where ROI Fits Into Training

On Friday the Daily Mindflash once again hosted a Twitter chat with contributor David Kelly, in which we discussed his latest article, “Why We should stop talking about ROI in Training.” 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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Tune in Friday morning for another #TrainChat with David Kelly

Be sure to check out our weekly #TrainChat series, which take place every Friday at 10 a.m. PST (that's 1 p.m. EST), where we open up to the Twitter-verse on all things L&D.

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(Infographic) No Train, No Gain: What The 2012 Training Top 125 Means For Your Business

Each year, Training magazine recognizes 125 businesses for their amazing employee training programs. These are companies that have made employee training a top priority and implemented innovative programs. Below, we take a look at some of the 2012 winners to see how they improved their own internal training and find out how other businesses might follow suit.

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Why We Should Stop Talking About ROI in Training

For as long as Return on Investment, or ROI, has been a prevalent concept in business, it's also been a fixture of workplace learning and performance. But no longer a welcome one. What started as a concept that had value -- namely, the need for the work of trainers to be more linked to business performance -- has in many ways devolved into something more dangerous -- a cliché.  Here's a look at the reasons why, and how training and learning in the workplace truly ought to be measured.

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#TrainChat Wrapup: How Training Can Restore Credibility

Our own Bill Cushard hosted another lively Twitter chat on how organizations can use learning and training to restore trust and credibility -- a followup conversation from his latest post, "How Can the Mortgage Industry Regain Credibility? For Starters, a Rethink of Training and Learning." Here's a quick recap if you missed it. Join us this this week for the next #TrainChat, Friday at 10 a.m. PST.

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How to Choose the Right Sales Trainer

Selecting the best sales training provider for your company’s needs isn’t easy. In simple terms, it’s a matter of finding the provider at the intersection of a number of critical learning areas. Let’s examine just three of them individually: 

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The Benefits of Online Learning

E-Learning Solutions Allow Workers to Access Training Materials from Anywhere, at Any Time

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History of the LMS

History of LMS (Learning Management Systems)

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Infographic: How to Prevent Social Loafing at the Office

Social loafing occurs when individuals exert less effort in a group than they would by themselves. Scientific inquiry into this phenomenon has found that the mere presence of other people is enough to hinder efforts in tasks of great mental difficulty. Since many work goals require group efforts, social loafing should be a real concern for organizations.

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