Day: March 10, 2020

How Gamified Training is Attracting a New Generation of Workers to Blue-Collar Industries

Originally featured in Forbes on Feb 3, 2020

A combination of a college-focused society and negative attitudes about vocational careers has driven some sectors into recruitment turmoil in recent years leading many companies to reevaluate how they recruit and train. Gamified training has proven to be an excellent solution.

As the baby boomer generation ages and reaches retirement, manufacturingconstruction, and transportation companies have struggled to hire young new talent. Beyond the shortage of people who are qualified and interested in these roles, I believe these industries are having increased difficulty filling roles because those workers who do …

How To Make PowerPoint More Engaging with Games

We hosted a webinar with our partner, eLearning Brothers on Mar 10, 2020. In this webinar, we explored how to make PowerPoint more engaging with games.

Let’s talk PowerPoint. You love it. You hate it. We get it, us too. We recently came across an amazing statistic: over 300 million PowerPoint presentations are made every day and the average PowerPoint presentation lasts 4 hours. Wait. What? 4 hours? Sadly, according to the Forgetting Curve, 90% of that beautiful (albeit long) presentation will be forgotten a couple of days later.

This article gives some great tips on how to communicate …

Reduce Learning Friction: 5 ways to Receive 100% Participation with Your Training

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Vince Han, founder of Mobile Coach, an Saas-based chatbot authoring platform joined us for a webinar on 1/31/20 to discuss how to reduce learning friction with your training programs.

What is Learning Friction?

Learning Friction is both psychological and logistical. Psychological examples are:

  • “I’m not interested in the training”
  • “I’m too busy!”
  • “Do I really have to?”

Some examples of logistical challenges are:

  • “Where do I go?”
  • “What’s my password?”
  • “Where’s that url?”

All in all, there are all sorts of reasons why people don’t want to do things. The question is how, as trainers, do we manage …

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