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Personalized Online Learning Management News for August 2017 | Udutu

Each month Udutu publishes Personal Online Learning Management News, a curated selection of articles about online learning, LMS, and other topics related to adult online learning. Developing Employees’ Strengths Boosts Sales, Profit, and Engagement HBR reports the more hours a day adults believe they use their strengths, the more likely they are to report having ample energy, feeling well-rested, being happy, smiling or laughing a lot, learning something interesting, and being treated with respect. In addition, people who use their strengths every day are more than three times more likely to report having an excellent quality of life and six…

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The Compliance Training Gorilla!

The Compliance Training Gorilla!

No matter what industry you’re in, there seems to be a growing requirement for compliancy training. New regulations from Government agencies, trade associations, and even vendors is making this type of training a requirement for practically everybody. Whether it’s training on hazardous materials, maintaining a respectful workplace or how to spot and avoid money laundering, we will all have to take a required course at some point in our lives. A recent survey from Brandon Hall found that nearly two thirds of the companies polled said over 75% of their employees are impacted by compliance training requirements. That’s a pretty…

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Social Learning

Social Media: Your learners are already here – where are you?

It is without a doubt a time where people have a vast amount of information at their fingertips. There is never a question that can be unanswered since “just Google it” has been added to our vocabularies. As such, an increased amount of informal learning takes place on a daily basis. The way we use the internet has changed over the years. Before it used to be a resource we used to find information. Now we use it as a way to express opinions, connect with people, learn and share our learning. Additionally, people can communicate what they are learning…

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The Truth About Free Software

There Must be a Catch: The Truth About Free Software

It’s not about the money.  Certainly one objective of a free tool is to make it available to everyone and eliminate price obstacles. But the main reason is that a free tool allows more people to spend time on the instructional design without being held back by restrictive licensing issues. Why? Several reasons. First there is the reality that a licensed authoring tool associated with a cost will usually be limited to a few desktops. Typically a specific group of people who will use it a lot. That makes sense. But the problem that goes along with that, is that now…

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Applications For Virtual Reality

Rules of engagement Part 2: Applications for Virtual Reality

“Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever.” ― Mahatma Gandhi Oh the exciting new world of Virtual Reality (VR). In my last post we looked at the possibility of using this new technology to make learning more effective. With several new VR products currently on the market, we are able to get a sense of how the hardware and software work together to create unique learning environments that keep learners engaged. Could this be the next “big thing” in the eLearning industry? Let’s take a closer look. Is it just a…

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