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The Millennial Mindset

I have written before in this blog about some of the unique needs when it comes to corporate education programs and millennials. As you already know, they matter greatly to your ability to succeed, for they make up nearly half of the workforce today. In past posts, I’ve stressed two primary things: 1) that you […]

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Levels of Learning: You Need to Know These

One of the fundamental principles behind the development of M-Pact Learning was applying a detailed understanding of how people learn. That’s been missing in most corporate training and explains why most companies don’t gain a competitive advantage from their learning programs. The belief has long been that over time some of your employees have emerged […]

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Assessment Isn’t About Memorization

In business, we all recognize that if you can’t measure something, you can’t improve it. It’s an important but simple principle. It’s like if you’re trying to lose weight but never step on a scale, how do you know if you are succeeding? A similar belief has always dominated education. When teaching, we really do […]

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What is the Proper Learning Blend?

It’s impossible in the midst of COVID-19’s worsening grip to discuss education and not hear the phrase “blended learning”. In K-12 and higher education, blended learning typically refers to a mix of in-person and remote learning approaches. Blended learning has always been an important part of the M-Pact Learning approach we take to corporate learning. […]

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The M-Pact Learning Difference

If you follow this blog regularly, you have read about how M-Pact Learning outperforms traditional training. Along the way, you have learned a good deal about why it can create a competitive advantage. If you are new to the blog, today’s edition offers a good introduction to M-Pact Learning. I’ll be sharing why works and […]

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Collaboration: A Strategy for Effective Learning

I have no doubt that if you were to give me a tour of your company’s offices, we would encounter countless examples of team members engaged in collaborative pursuits. And we would both fully recognize the many benefits that emerge from such collaboration: spread workload, greater innovation, built-in quality control and accountability, flexibility, and, of […]

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Why Traditional Training Doesn’t Work

When I was assistant director of flight education at Ohio State, I remember an FAA training manual with an image that depicted a student’s head being cracked open and the instructor pouring knowledge into the learner’s brain. Unfortunately, many corporate training organizations still believe that effective learning is as simple as filling the learner’s head […]

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