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5 Elements To Integrate From Top Mobile Learning Apps

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While there is no surefire formula for building a successful and popular learning app or platform, it can’t hurt to take a look at the successful competition and extract essential elements from their products. We decided to do just that, and found that five elements stood out from the crowd. While it isn’t possible for
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Working Effectively as a Virtual Consultant

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If you’ve been hired to work on a home-based assignment, then you’ve entered the world of working virtually.  Here are some tips to make the transition to virtual work as smooth as possible. Working at home requires self-discipline and organization. Set up a separate, dedicated workspace away from distractions. People who have been teleworking for
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eLearning in the 21st century

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eLearning is continuously evolving as technology becomes more accessible. Learning and development platforms now engage in a variety of methods that make it easier for individuals all over the world to learn at their own pace through enhanced systems. Mobile learning is now a viable option in which to receive training, study and learn while
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Best Practices with LinkedIn Profiles

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LinkedIn is the world’s largest professional network with more than 200 million members and growing. While you may use Facebook or Twitter for your personal life, LinkedIn is the “go-to” network for your professional life. To get the most out of networking with LinkedIn, take a moment to make sure that your profile is as
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A Training Manager’s Tale

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How Savvy L&D Managers Get More Done The day started out like any other. Trina Trainer walked into her office, laptop bag on her shoulder, balancing her Venti Caramel Macchiato while texting on her smart phone. Five minutes later, the Vice President of Sales rushed into her office, having just returned from an Educational Technology
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The Top 20 L&D Blogs

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It goes without saying that there are a lot of blogs on the Internet—181 million according to a survey by NM Incite. So it wasn’t easy to narrow the best blogs targeted at Learning and Development professionals down to only 20. But we did. We took into account how relevant the content was to workplace
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Continuous Learning for L&D Professionals

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We’re all doing more with less nowadays, and sometimes we forget to take care of our own professional development. A smarter strategy is to weave our professional development into our daily routines as much as possible. Here are some ideas on how to make personal learning a habit. Join Professional Associations Becoming an active member
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Are American Graduates Really Ready to Work?

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Business, Schools Partner to Improve Employee Competence Reading, writing, and arithmetic may have done it for our parents or even ourselves, but knowledge of those core subjects alone is no longer sufficient to prepare American high school and college graduates to work and compete in the global 21st century economy. Several major employers, including Cisco, Apple,
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The 7 Best YouTube Channels for L&D

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When you need to learn something new or keep up with the latest trends, a video is a good way to access information. We were curious which YouTube channels had the most content for Learning and Development, so we did some research and came up with a list of seven. Not surprisingly, a majority of
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12 Reasons to Support Teleworking

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The recent announcement by Yahoo!’s CEO Marissa Mayer to curb teleworking has sparked a heated debate online about the pros and cons of telework. According to the TeleworkResearchNetwork.com, there were 3.1 million teleworkers in the U.S. in 2011, and by 2016, that number is expected to reach 4.9 million. Larger companies (Yahoo! notwithstanding) are more
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