10 Awesome Training Engagement Techniques from the Last Year

Wow! As we mentioned yesterday, it’s been a LONG time since we blogged, so it feels good to stretch our typing fingers and re-enter the interweb once again. We may have taken a hiatus from blogging, but everything else has been full steam ahead here at ThinkingKap. So, to jump start our return, we thought…

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ThinkingKap’s eLearn Blog is BACK!

Have you been feeling like something has been missing in your life over the last year and a half? Has something just felt mysteriously unfulfilling? Never fear, the eLearn blog has returned to the airwaves! Things have been crazy busy working on client projects and such, but we’re BEYOND ready to return to giving back…

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When it comes to training, there’s nothing more intense than boot camp. Since the days of ancient Sparta, almost every society on earth has used brutal initiation to turn average citizens into warriors. One look at history, and it’s pretty hard to ignore the results. More recent times have shown the application of boot camp’s…

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Training Lessons from the Developing World

What can we learn from schools in the developing world? You’re probably used to seeing this question the other way around. That’s because we rarely look at people we perceive as less fortunate and ask, what are they doing right? But a closer look at a classroom without technology, or even furniture, demonstrates the essence…

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It seems like everyone’s taking an e-course these days. But according to recent studies, only a tiny fraction of them are actually finishing their courses. These eLearning dropout rates illustrate some hard truths about training. eLearning Dropout Rates The attrition rates for e-courses are like nothing we’ve ever seen in classroom learning. A study by…

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Preparing for Learner Objections to eLearning

We all know that change can be a difficult thing—even when it’s for the best. And because of that, many times, with change comes opposition. If you’re considering switching your training to an eLearning format, familiarize yourself with some of the common learner objections to eLearning so you can address these concerns before they become…

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Implementing eLearning is a great way to improve your training department. But the process itself involves some work. If you’re not prepared, you can invest time and money into a course that doesn’t do all of the things you need it to do. To help you through the getting started process, we’ve outlined five tough…

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L’Oreal Beautifies Marketing Training

The world’s largest manufacturer of cosmetics is getting a training makeover. A new platform at L’Oréal has positioned the company as a training trendsetter by putting sophisticated learning tools in the hands of their marketing team. The GMAT for Marketers Essentials of Digital Marketing–developed in collaboration with the learning specialists General Assembly–is an assessment based…

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Let’s get this out of the way up front; most software training sucks. No wait…it REALLY SUCKS! Having spent a significant part of my training career at various software companies, I certainly saw more than my share of software training approaches. Some were good, but most of them – not so much. So let’s talk…

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