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The Mindflash Knowledge Sharing and Online Training Blog

Free Online Training Software for Nepal Earthquake First Responders

We’ve been seeing the same images that you have of the devastating situation in Nepal...but we feel we’re in a unique position to help.  Since our online training platform is specifically designed to support rapid course creation, editing and distribution, we are making our product available for free to any organization involved in relief efforts in Nepal this year.

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How To: Creating the Mindflash Example Course

Many customers have reached out to Mindflash recently asking how we created our Mindflash Example Courses so we decided to put together a blog post to share the steps we followed. This article will walk you through the best tools to use and the best practices to follow in order to create the best video and audio for your online course.

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Creating Training for Millennials that Works

Millennials, they say, grew up on gadgets, PCs, wireless, and Smartphones. Millennials are said to believe that “smaller is better”, multi-tasking is a basic survival skill, collaboration reigns over individualism, and are advocates and activists in favor of positive social good and social change.

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Elevate Your Management Skills: Quick Start Guide to Training Your Employees Yourself

Managers are often measured on their team’s results. And when a manager’s team includes trained employees with small skills gaps, such a team can often deliver better results.

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On Tying Training to Employee Retention

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7 Digitally-Enabled Learning Techniques Scrutinized and Categorized

Industry terms come and go. New terms crop up, while other terms disappear. Sometimes terms remain, but their meaning changes over time. The online training industry is no exception, and if you don’t use the “right” or “latest” term, others may not see you as an industry expert.

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Corporate Learning & Development: Third of Ten Critical Talent Issues in 2015

The 2015 Global Human Capital Trends report from Bersin by Deloitte details the current top 10 HR trends and highlights what business leaders need versus what HR is delivering. Of all the trends catalogued in this latest report, I was intrigued by data and suggestions presented on Trend Number 3: Learning and Development (L&D).

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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 credit hour is a measure of time, not learning? If, upon graduation, he applies for a job that is not traditionally associated with the degree he earned, can employers expect that he can do the job—and do it well?

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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.

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Our Very First Hackathon Event

Earlier this month, we had our “fly-in” sprint, when we have our entire distributed team fly in and work out of our Palo Alto office for a few days doing planning, design and pairing on implementation. We have many of our engineering team members at distributed locations, working out of their homes. In addition to leveraging tools such as Skype and Sococo to integrate our teams for day-to-day work, we also get together at our headquarters once in three sprints, which is roughly once a quarter for us.

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