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Why Micro Learning Is the Future of Corporate Training

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  What does “micro learning” mean to you? Don’t be intimidated by the term. Although it sounds official it is something that you probably engage in quite often – perhaps even on a daily basis. Micro learning is not a new concept, but it’s a powerful one. According to eLearning Industry’s contributor Asha Pandey, micro learning consists of “short, 3- to 5-minute focused learning nugget(s)…designed to meet a specific learning outcome.” Practically, micro learning could entail a learner watching a tutorial on YouTube or reading a 300- to 500-word educational article. Basically, any type of learning that takes place in succinct spurts and is therefore easy to digest may be considered micro learning. Micro Learning: the Key to Information Retention … Continue Reading »

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TOPYX Topics – Social Learning Newsletter – July 2016

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GrowFL Company to Watch Interactyx: A 2016 Florida Company to Watch Finalist Interactyx, the developer of TOPYX® learning management system (LMS), is headquartered in Bonita Springs, FL and has been named a finalist for the 2016 Florida Companies to Watch™ by GrowFL. GrowFL was created in 2009 by the Florida legislature as an economic development program to assist second-stage growth companies prosper in the state of Florida. “We are pleased to call Lee County and Southwest Florida our home for the past decade. We expect to continue to grow our international software development company and contribute to the economic ecosystem here in Florida,” states Alfred R. Novas, Chief Executive Officer of Interactyx. The winners of the 2016 Florida Company to Watch … Continue Reading »

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Interactyx Named a 2016 Florida Company to Watch Finalist

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Interactyx, the developer of TOPYX® learning management system (LMS), is headquartered in Bonita Springs, FL and has been named a finalist for the 2016 Florida Companies to Watch™ by GrowFL. GrowFL was created in 2009 by the Florida legislature as an economic development program to assist second-stage growth companies prosper in the state of Florida. The Florida Companies to Watch program was developed by the Edward Lowe Foundation as a unique way to recognize and honor companies that demonstrate high performance in the marketplace with innovative strategies and processes, making them “worth watching” as major contributors to the ongoing economic development of Florida. The Florida Companies to Watch award is judged by a selected panel and based on the following criteria: growth in number of employees, … Continue Reading »

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How Effective are Video-Based Training Courses?

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Training is like oxygen to a company. Without it, a company dies. With a healthy amount of it, an organization will not only survive but will also thrive. Most company leaders are fully aware of this and try to offer employee training, even if only during the onboarding process. While it’s good that employers provide training for their employees, it doesn’t mean that training is always effective. Some methods of training delivery are simply more impactful than others. It’s amazing how the same exact training content is more effective delivered through one method as opposed to another. Traditionally, employers have delivered training in-person, but today’s organizational leaders are wising up to the fact that, like it or not, technology plays … Continue Reading »

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The Link Between BYOD and Increased Productivity

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Of all the trends in technology today, BYOD, short for “bring your own device,” is among the most popular. This makes sense considering nearly 100 percent of employed individuals own at least one mobile device that they bring to work on a daily basis. Naturally, people want to use their device(s) at the office or wherever it is they work. Accessing mission critical information, including eLearning and other online learning resources, with an employee’s own device whenever and wherever they may be reduces a barrier that limits adoption and engagement. IBM MobileFirst gives an excellent definition of BYOD: “Bring your own device (BYOD) is an IT policy where employees are allowed or encouraged to use their personal mobile devices—and, increasingly, notebook … Continue Reading »

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TOPYX LMS Recognized for Tin Can API Adoption

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  It doesn’t matter if you call it xAPI, Experience API, or Tin Can API – It’s all the same thing. Why so many names? I have no idea. But, I do know that TOPYX learning management system (LMS) software is recognized for implementing the Tin Can API functionality as a part of the low, flat fee (no user or data fee) pricing structure for all of the award-winning features TOPYX offers. Rustici Software keeps a running list of software solutions that have integrated Tin Can API into their offering.  Each entry is reviewed to validate that the claims are true and the correct functionality is present.   What is Tin Can API? Tin Can API was developed by Advanced Distributed Learning (ADL) Initiative as a successor to Shareable … Continue Reading »

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How to Get the Greatest ROI from eLearning

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  It’s safe to say that no intelligent individual has ever spent a significant amount of time and money on an investment that did not promise to yield a good return. Whether it’s an investment in oneself, a business, another person, or a product, a quality return is always desired. While the majority of promising investments do not live up to what is hoped of them, they are at least good ideas in the beginning. Most business owners have financial perimeters they must work within, which explains why they tend to weigh investments more carefully than almost any other type of investor. Such individuals are caught in the tension between risk-taking for the growth of a company and making stable … Continue Reading »

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TOPYX Topics – Social Learning Newsletter – May 2016

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  Refer an LMS Client and Get Paid – Webinar Everyone is welcome to learn more about how you can earn a commission for referring over a company or nonprofit entity that is looking to improve their learning and development efforts who signs an annual subscription to the award winning TOPYX® social learning management system.   Sign up for this FREE webinar on Jun 22, 2016 at 1:00 PM EDT. Webinar Sign-up   One referral that becomes a client could be worth over $5,500! The webinar will cover: TOPYX Learning Management System overview of the referral partner program and commission schedule review referral engagement process discuss sales support and marketing resources There is no obligation or costs associated with attending this Webinar or … Continue Reading »

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Webinar – How to Refer an LMS Client and Get Paid

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Sign up for this FREE webinar on Jun 22, 2016 at 1:00 PM EDT. Webinar Sign-up Everyone is welcome to attend this webinar to learn more about how you can earn a commission for referring over a company that is looking to improve their learning and development efforts with a new learning management system (LMS) or to replace an old LMS. One referral that becomes a client could be worth over $5,500!   What the Webinar Will Cover: About TOPYX® Learning Management System Referral Partner Program Overview & Commission Referral Engagement Process Sales Support & Marketing Resources How to Get Paid We will provide all of the information you need to see if someone you know may be interested to learn more about how a LMS solution … Continue Reading »

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The Secret to a Competent, Loyal Workforce

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  Increase Employee Retention/Competency with Online Training Every manager has a list of attributes that he or she wishes all employees possessed.  While no two lists are identical, it’s fairly safe to assume that those in supervisory positions wish employees were a couple of things: loyal and competent. In a professional setting, these two simple characteristics can solve or prevent a host of problems. Most managers detest the process of onboarding employees only to help them off board in a matter of a few weeks, months, or years. Training employees, then watching them leave a company is exhausting for all involved. Sadly, it happens all the time. Most industries have far higher rates of employee turnover than they’d like to. … Continue Reading »

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