7 Signs That Your Current L&D Program Is Overwhelming (And Tips To Lighten The Cognitive Load)

August 18, 2022

When it comes to learning in the workplace, there are endless amounts of topics and competencies that are available and encouraged to be learned. With such a vast availability of knowledge and education, training can easily become overwhelming. Red Flags your Training Program is Causing Cognitive Overwhelm  Information Overload: Employees feel a sense of frustration…

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Cohort Based Learning Fosters Business Evolution

June 14, 2022

Organizations are scrambling to find new ways to address employee engagement and innovation at work. In a tight market, it’s crucial to ensure your workforce is ready and skilled to pivot with the constant flux of modernizing your business needs. As the shift to hybrid working environments increases, it’s easy to overwhelm your workforce with…

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2022 Corporate Training Strategies: Realignment

January 13, 2022

In 2022, we have lessons from 2021 combined with cautionary tales of catastrophic proportions from 2020. Looking ahead, we should take stock in the things we can proactively build today to manage a future catapulted into the unknown. Planning for the future can often feel daunting. 2020 and 2021 accelerated the future, forcing many people…

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3 easy ways to implement Design Thinking into your training program

December 14, 2021

In a recent webinar, “Human-Centered Learning: Leveraging Best Practices from Software Design,” Sean Osborne, our SVP of Product and Growth Strategy, along with our Lead User Experience Designer, Alan Underwood, introduced the concept of “Design Thinking” and how you can apply the concept and method to your training programs. The topic created a lot of…

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Benefits of Blended and Hybrid Learning

November 18, 2021

The corporate learning and development landscape has dramatically evolved in the past few years. As organizations grow, there has been an increasing need to deliver training that best meets the needs and capabilities of a diverse workforce. While many L&D professionals recognize that training cannot be a one-time event, they often run into time, cost,…

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To change or not to change?

June 24, 2021

It’s human nature to resist change. Humans naturally prefer the status quo, stability over change, and feel more comfortable when they don’t need to go through changes in personal or professional lives. While today’s world requires organizations to adapt to constant change and update their technologies, it is critical to take this resistance into account…

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What Accessibility Standards in eLearning Mean for Your LMS

September 29, 2020

Since early March 2020, roughly 50% of in-person learning has been postponed or canceled in North America. With a large number of employees working virtually, employers need a greater number of eLearning courses. Client utilization of Meridian LMS was up more than 100% in early April 2020 compared to April of 2019. Utilization numbers continue…

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Myths about Government LMS Procurement Debunked

August 27, 2020

Government procurement, also known as government purchasing, is the procurement of goods and services by government agencies. In the procurement process, acquisition personnel determine their agency’s requirements and post a solicitation on the Federal Business Opportunities (FedBizOpps) website. Interested companies prepare their offers in response to the solicitation, and, in accordance with applicable provisions of…

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Revamping Your eLearning Programs

August 6, 2020

In today’s vast world of technology, eLearning has become an essential tool for businesses to use to educate the modern workforce. Below we will discuss the different ways in which you can jump start your corporate eLearning programs. Ensure you Have Proper Leadership & Commitment in PlaceWith any business endeavor, you’re only going to be…

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The 5 Benefits of Lifelong Learning

June 29, 2020

The 5 Benefits of Lifelong Learning The Benefits of Lifelong Learning In a 2020 report, Pew Research Center found that 73% of American adults consider themselves “lifelong learners,” meaning they seek out learning activities in either their personal or professional lives). These learning activities take many forms, from online seminars and courses through hands-on workshops…

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The Strengths of Microlearning Today

May 26, 2020

A Microsoft report showed that the human attention span has shrunk from twelve seconds in 2000 to eight seconds in 2013 to one second, which is shorter than the average goldfish. The Microsoft generated a lot of buzz in the marketing world, as it recommended marketing tactics evolve to engage today’s distracted consumer. For the…

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Video Fatigue is Real

April 23, 2020

We are experiencing a time of great uncertainty. Schools have shifted to online, working from home is the new norm and the word “Zoom” seem to be in everyone’s vocabulary. With social distancing measures in place across much of the country, we are relying heavily on other forms of communication to stay connected. Thanks to…

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Meridian LMS Utilization Rates Skyrocketing During Crisis

April 16, 2020

Distance learning in general has been in the news a lot lately, especially with respect to secondary and post-secondary education. However, online learning has clearly taken on greater importance in the world of work as well. As working from home and managing remote teams becomes the new normal, the ways that companies need to engage…

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The Top 10 Essential LMS Reporting Features

March 20, 2020

Data-driven solutions can help your organization overcome barriers to learner success, ensure compliance, and make more informed decisions. No matter the specifics of your learning programs, it is not likely that an out-of-the-box LMS report will provide all the data that you’d like to track. Out-of-the-box reports will provide some of the information you need,…

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5 Tips for a Smooth LMS Implementation

December 5, 2019

Implementing new technology or upgrading current tools is never an easy task. Having the right strategy when migrating to a new learning management system (LMS) platform can mean the difference between making life easier or harder for the learners. Most organizations approach the LMS integration process as they would any project, by utilizing a project…

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xAPI: Why Should I Care and What Could It Do for Me?

October 4, 2019

New technologies are always cropping up with seemingly better and more efficient ways to accomplish our everyday tasks. Of course, not all technologies truly realize their purported promise, or are as applicable and far reaching as they might have originally claimed. Determining if a new technological approach is worth embracing is a challenge, to say…

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Why Corporate Social Responsibility is Important in Today’s age

October 4, 2019

Whether you work for a big or small business, chances are you’ve heard of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR). The purpose of CSR is to give back to the community, take part in philanthropic causes, and provide positive social value ¹ . CSR is a thoughtful and practical way to give back to society. When companies…

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Am I Forgetting Something?

August 23, 2019

Let’s face it, we all forget things – from the name of someone we’ve just been introduced to in a meeting to the reason why we walked into the kitchen. Our senses are frequently bombarded with visual and aural information and we can often feel overwhelmed with the sheer amount of data that we experience…

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Compliance Training: Are you Reactive or Proactive?

July 26, 2019

Many companies and government agencies consider compliance training as just another item to be ticked off a checklist. This viewpoint can cause organizations to neglect many of the fine points that should be considered when planning a compliance training program. Compliance training done right can ensure an organization is following the laws and regulations across…

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Winning Strategies to Overcome Resistance to Change

May 16, 2019

It’s time for a pop quiz! QUESTION: What is the best way to overcome employee resistance to change? Force them to comply with threats and negative consequences. Bribe them. Gain their trust and willing participation. Hopefully, everybody selected “C.” In all seriousness, though. Change is a challenge. Yet it’s a constant in every organization, along…

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