The explosion of online learning is great in many ways, but it is also creating two walls of pressure for professionals. On the one side, workers who can learn well and learn quickly using online courses can excel past those that don't. More career opportunities, more insights, and a higher level of work capacity can be translated into whatever outcomes a person wants. That's motivating. On the other edge, more and more employers have started using online training for their employees for even the most basic positions. Things are approaching the point where if you can't learn online, then you...
Many professionals and trade specialists are required to complete a number of CEUs each year. Some aren’t happy about that, while others frame it as something other than an intrusion on their holidays. You may recognize these four types of people that will be taking your courses: The Blow-By This speed-clicker zips through the course pages to get to the quiz as fast as humanly possible, and then guesses on each of the questions. Educated guesses, mind you, as he has a degree from a top University, don’t you know! When he gets just enough wrong to fail the quiz, he uses the answer-elimination...
It's all the buzz at sales and marketing conferences: the term "gamification." To them, it means clever and cost-effective ways of increasing customer engagement, mind-share, positive brand association, and gobs of customer profile data. All in a new, best way possible: by making it FUN to interact with the company brand. Right in the palm of the customer's hand (or right on their favorite desktop or laptop computer.) By carefully analyzing what makes people loop and become obsessed with something, be it on the "go viral" level of funny videos or the must-conquer-frustration level of things...