How Cross-Cultural Competence Impacts Workplace Culture

How Cross-Cultural Competence Impacts Workplace Culture

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Does cross-cultural competence impact workplace culture? In short, absolutely. Our relationships with others – our friends, family and community – make us human. Several decades ago, these relationships were relatively easy. For the most part, people lived all their lives in the same place, worked with, talked to and communicated with people who were similar […]

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15 tips for creating immersive learning experiences with XR technologies

15 Tips for Creating Immersive Learning Experiences with XR Technologies

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Have you noticed humans have become more distractive, fast and even more impatient? Some of you won’t even make it to this post’s tips for creating immersive learning experiences. So why should learning experiences stay as they’ve been for years in this new world? In today’s AI-empowered, fast-changing world, learning is no longer limited to […]

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The importance of gamification in learning and development

The Importance of Gamification in Learning & Development

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Learning is serious business. But that doesn’t mean that it has to be boring. Serious gamification has been around for quite some time now. But what is gamification in learning and development? Why is it important? This article tries to delve a little deeper into this topic. What Is Gamification in Learning and Development? First […]

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Virtually Real or Really Virtual: A Newcomer’s First Plunge Into the World of VR

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I put on my headset,Adjust my mindset,And leave my hang ups at the gate.I take a moment to learn,How to walk, talk, and turn,For wonderful new worlds await! It’s vaguely familiar,And yet not so similarAs to be boring or always the same!There’s the old office chatter,Real enough to matterBut virtual enough to feel like a […]

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11 Innovative Uses of XR in Instructional Design

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In professional development and higher education, learning design professionals have adopted innovative uses of XR in instructional design to improve learning outcomes. These remarkable uses of extended reality (XR) help reduce scrap learning, increase engagement and efficiency, and more.  From immersive soft skills simulations to VR trips across the globe, XR technology is redefining the […]

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Using XR in Instructional Design to Maximize Engagement and Retention

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Many learning design professionals are now using XR in instructional design to maximize engagement and retention. The immersive, distraction-free environment that XR provides creates the perfect scenario for active learning experiences, which have been shown to outperform traditional, passive learning experiences.  Instructional designers must leverage the benefits of XR to maximize engagement and retention and […]

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how schools are using immersive technology today

How Higher Education is Using Immersive Technology Today

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This blog article explores how higher education is using immersive technology to enhance student engagement and improve learning outcomes.  Immersive technology is transforming the way universities and colleges provide engaging learning experiences. AR, VR, and 360-degree video enable students to experiment with 3D models, hone their soft skills for future employment, and participate in life-like […]

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XR Technology: A Game-Changer for Instructional Design

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Integrating XR technology and instructional design has revolutionized how organizations develop and deliver engaging, immersive, and interactive training. Extended reality (XR) technologies present a unique opportunity for instructional designers. XR can enhance learner engagement, provide skills-practice opportunities, increase knowledge retention, and more. In this blog post, we’ll dive into the benefits of XR technologies for […]

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How Virtual Reality Training Can Help Improve Diversity and Inclusion in the Workplace

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Many companies are starting to realize how virtual reality training can help improve diversity and inclusion by fostering empathy, breaking down social barriers, and building an accepting workplace. Diversity and inclusion have become increasingly critical workplace factors for employees. Two out of three job candidates seek employers with a diverse workforce. Employers with more diverse […]

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The Impact of Virtual Reality on Employee Performance and Productivity

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The impact of virtual reality on employee performance and productivity has become a hot topic in the corporate learning and development (L&D) industry. Virtual reality (VR) has emerged as one of the best strategies to boost employee performance and productivity through onboarding, safety training, upskilling programs, and more. Many future-oriented organizations have already integrated VR […]

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Why Immersive Technology is the Future of Training and Development

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Discover why immersive technology is the future of training and development as businesses compete to attract, upskill, and retain top talent. Many organizations struggle to design and deliver effective L&D programs, especially as their workforce becomes increasingly global and remote. Keep reading to learn how companies use immersive technology like AR and VR to give their […]

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What Employees Want: A New Look at L&D

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Amid the Great Resignation, a growing skills gap, and a push for employee investment, companies need to understand what employees want from learning and development (L&D) programs. Effective L&D programs boost employee engagement and retention. A study by Gallup and Amazon found 57% of U.S. workers want to upgrade their skills, and 48% of workers would switch […]

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A Case for Employee Investment

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Employee investment is top-of-mind for employers as the war for talent wages on and the quiet quitting epidemic persists. According to LinkedIn’s 2023 Workplace Learning Report, 93% of organizations are concerned about employee retention. The COVID-19 pandemic altered many workers’ perspectives on their companies’ values and what they want from their employers. Many employees left their […]

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Could Tech Self-Correct the Skills Gap by Upskilling Employees?

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Today, the tech industry is facing a growing talent shortage. As technology rapidly advances and traditional education falls behind, tech companies are forced to address the problem head-on. This begs the question, could tech self-correct the skills gap? To attract, develop, and retain skilled talent, tech companies must adopt a multi-pronged approach. This approach involves […]

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What is a Metaversity? Where the Metaverse and Learning Meet

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Metaversities are helping learning and training become more efficient, accessible, and engaging—especially in hybrid and virtual environments. But you may ask yourself, “what is a metaversity?” The challenges of online learning have forced organizations to rethink how to create impactful, immersive learning experiences for better information retention. Many forward-thinking universities and corporations are already reaping […]

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11 Reasons Why Cross-Training Employees is Beneficial

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Reasons why cross-training is beneficial are plentiful. Cross-training benefits companies and employees by preparing them to overcome unexpected challenges and helping them become more efficient. The last few years have taught us employees and employers should prepare for unprecedented changes. Training employees on skills and procedures outside their day-to-day roles creates an agile, adaptable workforce […]

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10 Things Every Employer in Manufacturing Should Know

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Manufacturing employers are facing a critical talent shortage. Up to 2.1 million manufacturing jobs could go unfilled by 2030. There are a few things every employer in manufacturing should know when it comes to addressing this talent crisis. The manufacturing industry is rapidly evolving, and employers are looking for talent with a broad range of competencies, including […]

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The No. 1 Reason Corporate Learning Is Failing to Bridge The Skills Gap (and What To Do Instead)

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Building a solid corporate learning strategy has never been more critical. The corporate learning and development (L&D) industry is expected to reach $487 billion by 2030 as organizations attempt to close the growing skills gap.  Companies struggle to find effective corporate learning practices to keep up with rapid changes in the economic landscape, technology, and […]

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How Predictive Learning Analytics Helps Deliver Successful Training Programs

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Predictive learning analytics (PLA) allows L&D teams to reduce scrap learning in their programs. Organizations have realized most of what’s learned in training programs isn’t retained or used on the job, otherwise known as scrap learning. PLA combats this by helping companies anticipate individuals’ future learning outcomes. As with any modern business investment, L&D professionals […]

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VR Learning: How VR is Providing New Ways to Measure Learning Impact

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VR learning is providing instructors with new ways to measure the success of their educational programs and understand how to improve them. Instructors, professors, and corporations worldwide are adopting VR as an impactful learning tool. 26% of organizations are already using VR to train employees. In addition, the global AR and VR market could reach […]

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Why Employee Experience is Becoming as Important as Customer Experience

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Employee experience is becoming a top priority for businesses to counteract turnover and foster a positive company culture that directly impacts their bottom line. The last few years have seriously challenged our previous notions of what makes a company a great place to work. Following an unprecedented mass resignation and heightened conversations around work-life balance, […]

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Immersive Technology Tools Plus Benefits for Coaches

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Immersive technology tools are transforming the way we work and learn. Coaches and independent trainers, in particular, are adopting immersive technology to create a more engaging and practical learning experience for their clientele. These tools allow coaches to design and deliver training that brings their clients’ skills to the next level and prepares them for […]

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7 XR Technology Tools for University Professors

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XR technology tools are being adopted in universities as professors strive to provide students with immersive learning opportunities that increase engagement, teach complex concepts, and provide a safe space to practice skills.  Extended Reality (XR) encompasses Augmented Reality (AR), Virtual Reality (VR), and Mixed Reality (MR) technologies. These technologies are becoming mainstream in the ways […]

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AR Learning Opportunities in a Remote Corporate Environment

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Companies looking to upgrade their training programs must look to AR learning opportunities in today’s remote world. On average, each specific professional skill requires new training every five years.  Most adults today own cell phones and about 30% of the U.S. population already uses AR on a monthly basis. That makes this the right time […]

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