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eLearning: Yesterday, today and tomorrow…

August 15, 2013

James Fordham, our Director of Sales APAC, has written the following article on his experience within the eLearning industry. It details his view on the vast changes in eLearning over the past 14 years and the impact technology has made on the industry. My career since 1999 has been within eLearning, and subsequently, I have [...]

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The Fine (eLearning) Art of Distillation

October 30, 2012

Pop quiz! How long are you willing to sit watching a video on the Internet? a) 1 minute b) 10 minutes c) 15 minutes d) 20 minutes This quiz was a trick because the correct answer is “None of the above.” According to Visible Measure, among typical Internet users who are browsing for entertainment: • [...]

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High-Impact Learning

October 11, 2012

It’s 10:00 am and your office building just caught fire. What would you like your employees to do? Define emergency preparedness, describe the risks associated with lack of planning, or quickly and safely evacuate the building? Unless your employees are fire-proof, you are most likely to choose the last option. Our goal at PulseLearning is [...]

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Playing the armchair critic

May 3, 2012

Imagine for a moment that you are watching a figure skating pair competing in the Olympics. They are so graceful. They make wearing two metal sticks on feet and dancing on a patch of ice look natural. The man throws the woman into the air, sending her spinning like a top. She lands on one [...]

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What Adult Learners Want

March 20, 2012

Way back in the 1970s, Malcolm Knowles identified the following six principles of adult learning: • Adults are internally motivated and self-directed • Adults bring life experiences and knowledge to learning experiences • Adults are goal oriented • Adults are relevancy oriented • Adults are practical • Adult learners like to be respected In plain [...]

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Training in Action

March 13, 2012

The American Society of Training & Development (ASTD) estimates that U.S. organizations spent over 170 billion dollars on employee learning and development in 2010. It is a staggering number and no wonder that CEOs are asking how much return on investment they can expect. The answer to that question depends on another question: What did [...]

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Learning Is Doing

March 5, 2012

What exactly do instructional designers (IDs) really do? When we ask our clients this question, it’s surprising the number of answers we get back. Some people believe an ID’s main task is similar to that of a graphic designer. They find images to illustrate content, work with Web developers to make Web sites come alive, [...]

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How do people learn?

February 27, 2012

Did you take a university- or college-level biology class? If so, do you remember how the lecturer stood in front of the class going through fact after fact, process after process, bacteria, protozoa, and the like? Then you went home and propped your eyes open with toothpicks to get through a textbook that was so [...]

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Actions Speak Louder Than Words

February 17, 2012

It’s 10:00 am and your office building just caught fire. What would you like your employees to do? Define emergency preparedness, describe the risks associated with lack of planning, or quickly and safely evacuate the building? Unless your employees are fire-proof, you are most likely to choose the last option. Our goal at PulseLearning is [...]

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