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Training Secrets of a Fast Track Jedi

Motivate Your Learners with Progression Pathways

The first teaser trailer for the new Star Wars movie ‘The Last Jedi’ has dropped and the geeksphere is going crazy. The storyline remains shrouded in secrecy, but expect plenty of fan theories based on plot clues hidden in the preview.

One thing's for sure, Luke Skywalker is back centre stage. The former apprentice is now a Jedi master training a pupil of his own, which got us thinking about his own accelerated learning journey in the original trilogy.

Glaring plot hole?
Or the result of effective instruction?

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Micro-learning - True Love or Infatuation?

This year, will you fall in love with a learning concept? Or date a new learning provider for 6 months before moving on? I guess it depends on who you make eyes at...

Fads. Blink and you’ll miss ‘em.

One minute shoppers are fighting in the aisles. Then next, obscurity. A trajectory as bright and brief as a doomed romance. 

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What can Black Friday teach us about smarter training delivery?

Black Friday - the biggest shopping event of the year – has finally arrived.

Thousands of shoppers are currently scouring shops for the best deals, both in store and online, with an expected spend of £2.3 million a minute by British shoppers alone.

So, what can Black Friday teach us about smarter training delivery?




Well, there’s plenty we can learn from retailers who understand the triggers that motivate us and adapt their offering accordingly. One of the biggest challenges facing L&D managers is to keep self-service learning relevant and accessible. In this respect, L&D has much to gain from retailing principles.

A shop isn’t just a static warehouse of objects for consumers to wander around until they find something interesting. That would be an e-learning content library. No, retailers are smarter than that; products are thoughtfully packaged, actively sold and continually changing to keep in line with our needs and desires (i.e. step into spring, summer holiday essentials, back to school).  

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Make Learning Great Again


November 8th is election day in the U.S. and millennials, the generation with the most at stake, appear to be the least engaged. Born between 1980 and 2000, Generation Y are the ones who’ll be running things soon and are therefore the subject of endless debate.

Some commentators see a bright future in the youngsters that are more idealistic than the generation that preceded them. Whereas some others disagree…

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Join Skill Pill at World Of Learning

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This week the best of L&D will gather at NEC Birmingham for World of Learning 2016 - a two-day event featuring more than 100 exhibitors and a packed conference programme. Why visit? To keep pace with the latest L&D developments; dealing with change has always been vital for L&D professionals, but never more so than now.

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