Have you heard? We're moving home! Since Learning Pool welcomed us into their family we've made it a priorty to align our teams, products and brands. We've had a lot of fun doing so and now it's time to say goodbye to our Mind Click brand as we join Learning Pool on an adventure of a life time! We're so excited for what's to come and we wanted to share our journey with you, so here's a few starting facts about our collaboration:
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Prior to my joining Mind Click, I worked in, and shaped, a performance-based culture in the financial sector for many years. Throughout my career I was routinely seconded to different business areas which were deemed to be under-performing, tasked with the single goal to “turn things around”. Often, one of the first things I did was to introduce a performance-based culture. Having that culture meant I was genuinely excited to go into the office every day; I was motivated to do my best when I was there and I was proud of the results that I (and the teams under my guidance) delivered. But what motivated me so much? Well, let me tell you.
Mind Click is delighted to announce today it has been awarded Bronze for ‘Learning Technologies Supplier of the Year 2016’ at the Learning Technology Awards, meaning the organisation has been placed in this category for a fourth consecutive year. Mind Click also placed Silver for ‘Best Learning Game’ in association with leading retailer Boots UK. These awards reflect a successful and impactful year for Mind Click, which has seen them expand immensely and join forces with leading global learning supplier Learning Pool.
As you may know, we recently joined the Learning Pool family (which we are still very excited about by the way). With this came a huge expansion of our e-learning knowledge and expertise, as well as a noticeable boost in support and customer service experience with our preferred learning management system Totara LMS. But the thing that we are most excited about here at Mind Click is Learning Pool’s Adapt Builder, because it has the potential to truly empower L&D teams to own their e-learning internally. And we like that. A lot.
The authoring tool market continues to be an arms race between the big industry guns. Articulate has been keeping their powder dry for a number of years in the responsive design space. This means they have lost ground to Captivate, Lectora and other responsive tools in the ability to create responsive content, but that has now changed - enter the eagerly anticipated Articulate 360 suite. In this post, I dig a bit deeper into what’s changed and what it means for you as a developer.
Last week we spoke about the demand generation and how to generate a true demand for your learning. The first stage of this strategy highlighted the importance of building awareness which is a critical aspect when implementing a demand generation approach to your L&D strategy. So, to get you started with step one of this endeavour we have put together a practical guide for you to execute an effective learning campaign, which will help you generate awareness of your training and ultimately demand the attention of your learners.
Engagement. A word I use a lot when talking about creating compelling learning and the way your learners connect with it. Buzzword or not, it’s absolutely something we’re all endeavouring to deliver. But driving interest, and indeed the engagement that follows, is no mean feat. We’re contending with dispersed learners, highly tech-savvy generations of workers and extremely short attention spans. So what can you do to get your learners captivated? You need to take control and drive your own demand generation for your training.
Gamification continues to prove its value in many training environments, but what’s the secret to its success? We shared helpful top tips in our recent LSG webinar, which gathered over 230 L&D professionals to explore the secret to using gamification in order to improve user engagement. Our in-house e-learning design and gamification expert, Dr. Richard Hyde, hosted the webinar to demonstrate what it takes to effectively leverage gamification in a corporate learning environment and how learning games can truly capture the hearts of minds of modern learners… or should we say players?