quality of sleep and personal excellence

Exploring the link between quality of sleep and personal excellence


When most people think of career success, they think of habits such as creativity, initiative, and ambition. However, one of the biggest keys to success is often overlooked — getting a good night’s sleep. Aside from traits such as dedication, passion, and persistence, a good night’s sleep is also important to achieve success in our lives every day. Check out some tips to combat the negative effects of sleep deprivation.

Training Needs Analysis for the future

Doing a Training Needs Analysis for the future


Running a general training needs analysis when there isn’t one particular burning area gives L&D specialists time to be thorough and look at the big picture rather than figuring out how to quickly patch-up something. Learning is a process and having defined paths that are right in line with where the organization is going is the most effective way to achieve good performance.

tna for existing content

How to do a TNA for existing content


The L&D department keeps designing and buying programs that may have had their share of freshness, taste and utility at one point but end up moving forward solely out of inertia. That’s why every so often it’s good to take a good look at the entire database and figure out what is still of value and what has to go. Running a training needs analysis for existing content is therefore the best solution.

training needs analysis

The need for a Training Needs Analysis


The L&D department responds positively every time when it’s asked for a certain learning intervention. Yet there are instances when situations can’t be fixed with training, instances where there are existing modules that can very well do the job and instances when something altogether new needs to be created. In order to positively identify the most appropriate course of action, a training needs analysis has to be conducted.

neuroscience of attention

The neuroscience of attention and why instructional designers should know about it

Instructional Designers

Attention is a cognitive process that is closely related to another very important aspect of learning: memory. A certain learning intervention is deemed successful when the participants are able to remember and apply what was taught. For e-learning designers who face the challenge of creating quality modules that facilitate information retention and transfer it’s important to know how the brain works when it comes to attention.

benefits of xAPI

Top 3 benefits of xAPI in a training environment

Instructional Designers

Corporate learning itself is moving towards a new era. While e-learning remains the main L&D tool, xAPI comes to link this with all the other formal and informal learning instances for a better experience and more efficient planning and reporting. Tune in to find out more about the advantages that come along in an organization that includes xAPI in their training strategy.

cloud computing can onboard and train

How cloud computing can onboard and train employees


How new employees are on-boarded and trained is crucial to the success and growth of an organization. Employees are more likely to stay with a company longer if they have a positive on-boarding experience. Thankfully, cloud-based software solutions can now ensure that your new hires are properly inducted into the company by training them faster and more efficiently than ever before.

desirable difficulties

Desirable difficulties during the learning process

Instructional Designers

In order to be effective, learning needs to be done with some effort. That doesn’t mean that all the gimmicks learning professionals come up with to make it easier and more fun are counterproductive. Nor does learning have to be torture. The key are those desirable difficulties that make the brain work out. There may be some discomfort but the results are worth it – just like in the case of regular gym sessions for the body.

What is GDPR and why should talent development professionals care

What is GDPR and why should talent development professionals care?


The General Data Protection Regulation is bound to become enforceable next Friday. It will give more control to people over their personal data and also simplify the regulatory environment for international businesses. But what is GDPR exactly, and why should talent development professionals care about it, especially if the organizations they work for are not in Europe?

marketing techniques for e-learning

Why L&D professionals should know a few marketing techniques for e-learning


Corporate learning specialists tend to spend a lot of time and effort on providing quality e-learning content and expect employees to just jump at the opportunity to enroll. Even with the best programs available engagement scores are rarely as high as L&D managers would like. But with the use of simple marketing strategies, that can change.


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