3 Key Benefits of Video-Based Learning You Should Not Ignore

Posted Feb 18, 2020 by Shannon Hart

Video-based learning is an important tool in the learning arsenal. Whether as part of an instructor-led offering, embedded in an online course, or as a stand-alone learning asset, videos can be leveraged in many ways and with great impact.

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How Video-Based Learning Impacts the Future of Corporate Training

Posted Feb 13, 2020 by Shelly Immel

Outside the firewall, the future of video-based learning is already here. How will the future arrive in your company? Here’s what you need to know to chart a successful path forward with video-based learning.

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4 Secrets No One Will Tell You When Choosing Your Microlearning Platform

Posted Dec 31, 2019 by Shelly Immel

When trying to determine what’s most important and where to start, you might look first at your microlearning platform. These four secrets can shed light on your best path forward.

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4 Essential Employee Satisfaction KPIs To Evaluate Your Microlearning Strategy

Posted Dec 24, 2019 by Monica Savage

Using KPIs to measure the success of learning programs means continually evaluating job goals, employee performance, and the organization overall.

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5 Ways Microlearning Can Boost Your Corporate Training ROI

Posted Dec 17, 2019 by Amanda Costa

In lean times, corporate training is often the first area where budgets are trimmed. Organizations cut down on travel, lodging, and per diem costs, and often put the brakes on developing new training.

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8 Benefits of Creating Microlearning Videos Based on Social Learning Elements

Posted Dec 10, 2019 by Shannon Hart

Social learning is powerful. We learn by watching others. Short learning videos, known as microlearning videos, can be a great addition to your blended learning solutions, especially when they have social learning elements.

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How to Adapt Your Microcontent to Your Employees’ Social Needs

Posted Dec 3, 2019 by Shannon Hart

We intentionally address social needs in the hopes of fostering employee loyalty, increasing productivity, reducing turnover, and even increasing innovation.

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5 Vital Elements of Engaging Microcontent

Posted Nov 26, 2019 by Shelly Immel

Microcontent has been lauded as a quick cure-all, and its potential is indeed vast. But like any other training, there’s good microcontent and then there’s the rest.

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5 Ways Microlearning Increases Employee Satisfaction And Knowledge Retention

Posted Nov 19, 2019 by Lubos Janoska

At Obsidian Learning, we completely reject this model. The learning experiences we strive to create for our clients include couple of simple, non-negotiable criteria.

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What is Microlearning and How Does it Drive Employee Engagement?

Posted Nov 11, 2019 by Lubos Janoska

Though most contemporary microlearnings are in digital form, there is more than enough evidence from our experience that microlearnings come in all different shapes and small sizes.

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Obsidian Learning Logo Rework: A Golden Opportunity

Posted Nov 6, 2017 by Rick Carruth

Recently I’ve found myself furthering my knowledge of the Golden Ratio and its proportions, specifically as regards logo design. This ratio has been used in works as disparate as the Mona Lisa and the Parthenon. The proportions derived from the Golden Ratio are said to be the most visually pleasing to the human eye, so when I decided to have a little fun and play around with the Obsidian Learning logo.

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A Beginner’s Guide to Choosing Fonts

Posted Oct 9, 2017 by Rick Carruth

Not everyone fully grasps the impact of font choices in design, however, and we asked our in-house font guru, Rick Carruth, to provide us with some pointers and some of his own reasoned choices when it comes to font selection.

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Free Download: Café Coffee Template for Storyline 360

Posted Sep 25, 2017 by Steven Westmoreland

We’ve been having a bit of fun experimenting with techniques to build custom templates for Articulate Storyline 360. In this example, we’ve removed the standard player chrome and implemented our own custom menu, help and close functions. Download the free template to use and customize for your projects.

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Design in Learning: Creating a Grid in Adobe Illustrator for PowerPoint Use

Posted Jun 14, 2017 by Rick Carruth

In terms of visual appeal, there is not much that can be said for overstuffed PowerPoint slides. Harmoniously placed content encourages the eye to flow naturally over the graphic elements, enhancing both interest and retention. In this article, Rick Carruth walks us through a step-by-step method for creating a grid in Adobe Illustrator that can be used in PPT.

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It Needs To Be Bigger!

Posted Jan 29, 2016 by Timothy Spencer

One of the main goals of good graphic design in marketing is to convey information in a clear and easily digestible fashion. It is understandable to have a lot of information to get across to potential clients. However, a clear understanding of the sequence in which this information is delivered is critical.

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