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A cuttlefish goes to the movies

Virtual reality is not just for humans. Did you know that cuttlefish can watch movies in 3D? Scientists from the University of Minnesota put tiny 3D glasses on cuttlefish to test how they would react to videos of their favourite food, shrimp. The cuttlefish attacked the virtual reality shrimp just like they would have real […]

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Top eLearning trends in 2020

Author, Asha Pandy has put a lot of work into outlining what she sees as the top eLearning trends in 2020. READ THE FULL ARTICLE published in eLearning Industry. Asha has also conveniently grouped them into three areas: eLearning trends that will help you achieve high learner engagement, performance gain, and behavioral change: mobile learning, […]

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Use machine learning to enhance your images

I think this is the first time we’re linking to an actual product that will cost you money. It’s not only an excellent example of the use of machine learning; it’s something that everyone can use. Gigapixel AI is a tool that can enhance photos, even enlarging them without losing details. “A learning neural network […]

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Seven reasons why training can fail

Panopto not only outlines seven reasons why training can fail (see below), they also provide succinct fail-safe training tips. LEARN MORE. Limited Time and Competing Priorities Lack of Interest Limited Budget and Training Resources Information Overload Lack of Planning and Poor Timing Neglecting What Happens After Training Relying on Technology to Do the Work for […]

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Don’t sound like a conceited jerk

Beth Buelow, PCC is a facilitator, mentor coach and the author of The Introvert Entrepreneur. I loved her Linkedin ARTICLE on “How to Self-Promote Without Sounding Like a Conceited Jerk.” She touched on why it isn’t easy for some people (especially introverts) to self-promote. Beth says, “It’s essential to have a healthy sense of self. […]

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Learning by social learning

Social learning proposes that behaviours and skills can be acquired through observation and imitation of others. This is on the cutting edge of our industry right now. CLICK HERE to access a free download from eLearning Industry on the topic of Social Learning in the Workplace: How to Cultivate a Collaborative Online Training Culture. 

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Great leaders listen

I came across this old article by Susan Mazza in Saba Blog Digest, where she talks about how listening to people shows them you care. It’s also an excellent skill for leaders to have to show their employees they care. Susan’s three tips are below. READ HER ARTICLE. Give someone your full and undivided attention […]

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Keep your goals to yourself

It’s that time of year again—when we declare this year’s resolutions to all our friends and colleagues. But how many of our goals are then abandoned? There’s always been a large gap between intent and action. Thinking about this made me remember reading about research by NYU’s Peter Gollwitzer that found that announcing your goals […]

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Do you know this person?

A colleague recently asked me to go to a site called thispersondoesnotexist.com. I clicked on the link, and what came up was a photograph of a person—refreshing the link brought up more people. So why was this special? Who were these people? The answers: exceptional and no one. These people do not exist in real life. […]

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Be a better leader

Joanne Trotta has written many excellent articles about the importance of soft skills, such as empathy for effective leadership. She notes, “In my opinion, effective leadership simply does not exist without empathy. I feel this way because of experience: Every leader who has inspired me throughout my life and career has been extraordinarily empathetic.” Read […]

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