OttoLearn® Blog

Articles about OttoLearn and our story, ideas about Agile Microlearning, thoughts on online training, and much more.

September 6, 2022

The Best Way to Evolve Your Training: Feedback

Giving your learners a voice and inviting them to share their feedback is the best way to not only evolve your training, but to get them engaged and excited about their training.
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September 5, 2022

Generate Excitement With a Rewards Store

Setting up a rewards store is a great way to get your learners excited about learning and engaged with their training.
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September 2, 2022

Boost Engagement with Leaderboards and Contests

While some learners are intrinsically motivated, other learners are extrinsically motivated. Provide your learners with some extrinsic motivation in the form of OttoLearn leaderboards and contests.
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June 8, 2022

Otto’s New Learning Interface Enhances Learner Engagement

We've updated our learning interface to create a more intuitive, engaging experience for your learners! Interested? Book a demo with our experts to learn more.
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November 19, 2021

OttoLearn wins Gold at 2021 LearnX Live Awards

Neovation Learning Solutions’ award-winning gamified microlearning platform, OttoLearn, wins Gold at LearnX Live for Best Use of Technology in Learning.
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October 11, 2021

How Your Online Training Platform Helps with Employee Retention

Don't let training detract when it comes to employee retention. With a training platform, you'll solve the equation — relevant training equals improved retention!
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September 13, 2021

How Microlearning Supports the ‘New Normal’ in Corporate Training

With organizations shifting to fully remote or hybrid work, how can microlearning support corporate training when it comes to the “new normal”? Find out how!
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August 16, 2021

Burning Questions: How Does Microlearning Fit into Your eLearning Ecosystem?

When creating your eLearning ecosystem, microlearning becomes a perfect option, as it fills many business training needs including engagement and retention.
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July 19, 2021

A Gamification eLearning Platform Can Improve Your Learning Culture

Using a gamification eLearning platform is just a start; it needs to tap into things that motivate learners to improve learning culture and employee engagement.
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June 21, 2021

Digital Job Aids Supercharge Your Performance Support Strategy

Our digital job aids tips will help supercharge your performance support strategy, improve efficiency, and, ultimately, help your employees do their jobs better.
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May 24, 2021

Share the Right Microlearning Data with Your LRS

If you share the right microlearning data with your LRS, you’ll be able to connect the dots and be on your way to calculating the ROI of your online training!
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April 26, 2021

Burning Questions: Can Microlearning Deliver Effective Training for Adults?

Effective training for adults is relevant, engaging, mobile-first. The OttoLearn gamified microlearning platform delivers all that to your adult learners and more!
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April 12, 2021

7 Ways OttoLearn Engages Learners & Extends Learning

Explore the ways OttoLearn gamified microlearning engages learners, extends learning, deepens knowledge retention — and enhances your training outcomes.
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March 29, 2021

Reap the Benefits of Active Learning in Employee Training

Compared to traditional learning styles, active learning focuses on delivering a deeper understanding and building connections between the learning materials.
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March 15, 2021

Why Use Contests and Leaderboards for Effective Team Training

Gamification continues to top eLearning trends because it works. Our leaderboard contests motivate team training, improving eLearning outcomes even more!
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March 1, 2021

OttoLearn’s LMS Integrations Enhance Learner Experience

With OttoLearn’s LMS integrations, adding a microlearning knowledge retention campaign to your existing employee training program is easy and seamless!
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February 15, 2021

Virtual Team Building with Microlearning Can Reduce Work-From-Home Stress

Prolonged WFH puts stress on team bonds. Use OttoLearn microlearning to boost virtual team building — and improve remote employees’ skills.
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February 1, 2021

Why You Should Tap the Power of Deliberate Practice

Deliberate practice is essential to learning any skill. We'll show you how to tap the power of deliberate practice and use it for improving employee performance.
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January 18, 2021

Burning Questions: Can Microlearning Deliver Remote Employee Training?

Workers increasingly want flexibility; some may never go back to work at the office! Microlearning makes it easy to provide flexible remote employee training.
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January 4, 2021

Catch Your Learners Doing Something Right!

Catch your learners doing something right, instead of penalizing errors while they learn, through gamification, formative feedback, and scenario-based learning!
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December 28, 2020

Top 10 Ways to Explore Microlearning!

Our most popular posts of 2020 focused on providing a great microlearning experience and learning about technologies, like AI, that could help make that happen.
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December 14, 2020

Microlearning Shines Amid 2020’s Challenges

Bridging distance, technology gaps, and more, microlearning showed its strengths by meeting the tough challenges 2020 posed.
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December 7, 2020

Burning Questions: Can Microlearning Be Both Engaging and Effective?

Resolve the tension between eLearning that appeals to efficient learners and eLearning that is effective — turn to microlearning for the best of both worlds!
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November 30, 2020

4 Ways to Use Spaced Repetition Effectively

Not all spaced repetition for training content is equally effective. Learn the top ways to boost knowledge retention with optimal spaced repetition best practices!
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November 23, 2020

Reap the Benefits of Rapid Authoring & Training Updates

With our microlearning platform's rapid authoring features, frequent training updates aren't cumbersome and costly but instead handled with ease and efficiency.
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November 16, 2020

Build Microlearning with Knowledge Maps to Improve Training Outcomes

A knowledge map shows the relationships among training objectives. Learn how planning microlearning with knowledge maps leads to improved training outcomes!
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November 9, 2020

How to Fit Microlearning into Your Training Program

Learn how a continuous adaptive microlearning platform fits into every stage of your training program, improving training performance and training outcomes.
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November 2, 2020

5 Reasons to Use Microlearning for Your Compliance Training

Whatever the reasons you do compliance training, your goal is changing behavior. Try effective continuous microlearning to boost your training outcomes.
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October 26, 2020

Burning Questions: What Are the Elements of Effective Microlearning?

Effective microlearning focuses on learners’ needs and preferences and uses proven cognitive science principles.
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October 19, 2020

Turn the Forgetting Curve into a Retention Strategy

Revising information-dense instructional content into a narrative framework can enliven the content and boost learner engagement — for learners of any age!
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October 12, 2020

Motivate Learners with Meaningful Gamification

Let OttoLearn show you how to intrinsically motivate learners to do better, be part of a successful team effort, or simply increase their knowledge and skill.
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October 5, 2020

Bring Training into the Workflow with the Right Microlearning Platform

Think you don't have time to train? Move training into the workflow with OttoLearn's microlearning and watch your employees flourish and your business grow!
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September 28, 2020

Warm Up Your Fall with These HOT Microlearning Blog Posts

Our top 5 posts of 2020 (so far) dive into gamification, how to retain employees, using artificial intelligence (AI) in eLearing, and benefits of microlearning. Enjoy!
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September 21, 2020

You Can Win the Battle against ‘Confident Misinformation’

Your employees know stuff – but what do you do if what they know is wrong? Uncover and eradicate confident misinformation in your workplace with microlearning!
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September 14, 2020

Continuous Learning Leads to Continuous Performance Support

Fostering a learning culture through continuous learning provides performance support and prepares employees to face new challenges.
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September 7, 2020

Learn to Love Learner Feedback

Learn to love learner feedback – it gives your learners a sense of ownership and creates an opportunity for training admins to improve your eLearning content!
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August 31, 2020

Mix It Up: Interleaved Learning Boosts Knowledge Retention

Boost knowledge retention through interleaved learning coupled with cognitive science principles like spaced repetition, and enjoy improved training results.
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August 24, 2020

Burning Questions: Can Microlearning Help Workers Tame the Time Famine?

The COVID-19 crisis is driving interest in online training but workers are busier than ever. Tame their time famine with our adaptive microlearning platform!
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August 17, 2020

Enhance Learner Experience (LX) with Adaptive Microlearning

Adaptive microlearning covers all the elements needed to boost learner experience: personalized, retention-focused content, low cognitive load and more.
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August 10, 2020

You Use Microlearning Every Day

We all use microlearning every day. Creating effective, engaging microlearning that your learners will use every day will improve your training outcomes.
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August 3, 2020

Effective Microlearning Design Boosts Impact

Microlearning design affects its impact. Follow visual design principles to create effective training content, and in turn boosting learner engagement!
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July 27, 2020

Use Gamification to Boost Motivation — and Learning

Strategically planned gamification is relevant and taps into learner motivation! Don’t waste time on flash; add game elements that boost motivation and learning.
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July 20, 2020

Burning Questions: Can Microlearning Measure Actual Learning?

OttoLearn, our gamified microlearning platform, has adaptive algorithms that measure actual learning — not just whether learners finished a training course.
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July 13, 2020

How Does Performance Support Enhance Self-Directed Learning?

Busy workers turn to self-directed learning for quick answers. Use a microlearning platform as a performance support to align this learning with business goals.
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July 6, 2020

Microlearning: Effective Training Anywhere

Microlearning has demonstrated its effectiveness in engaging learners and improving performance and retention. Learn what makes microlearning so effective!
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June 29, 2020

Microlearning Solves Your Toughest Training Challenges

We revisit your burning questions about how microlearning helps you prove training ROI, increases retention, and makes compliance training fun — and more!
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June 22, 2020

Microlearning Offers On-Demand Performance Support

Training is not always the solution busy employees need; on-demand performance support is an efficient solution to in-the-workflow information needs.
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June 15, 2020

Soteria120 & OttoLearn Protect Workers, Combat COVID-19 Misinformation

OttoLearn & Soteria120 present a business resource to fight COVID-19 misinformation, educate, and assist business owners, via microlearning platform.
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June 8, 2020

Mitigate COVID-19 Risk with OttoLearn

Instill confidence with training on new safety protocols quickly with OttoLearn's microlearning platform, mitigating COVID-19 risk to employees and customers.
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June 1, 2020

Does your eLearning vendor eat their own dog food?

An eLearning vendor who believes in their product uses them to train their own employees. By using our microlearning platform, we're eating our own dog food.
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May 25, 2020

Reskill Your Workforce with Microlearning

As work roles change, reskill employees using a microlearning platform to close knowledge gaps, helping to boost employee retention and trim team turnover.
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May 18, 2020

Prepare Your Front-Line Workers to Battle COVID-19!

Use microlearning to prepare front-line workers needing to master new health and safety protocols to protect themselves — and customers — against COVID-19.
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May 11, 2020

10 Ways Artificial Intelligence and L&D Intersect

Artificial intelligence is already affecting how we create and use eLearning. Explore how — and what the future may bring to the learning & development space.
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May 4, 2020

Everboarding: Turn Online Training into Constant Learning

Start everboarding your team's training! It's similar to onboarding but continues indefinitely, as one-time exposure is not enough to boost knowledge retention.
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April 27, 2020

Deploy Tactical Training to Win World War C

When combating adversity and unpredictability, deploy a tactical solution: OttoLearn Agile Microlearning
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April 13, 2020

Microlearning 101: A Comprehensive Introduction

Microlearning is a buzzword that’s popping up everywhere. Our new article series explores what it means and why microlearning matters.
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April 6, 2020

Pivot to Microlearning

With most face-to-face instruction on hold, it’s a great time to turn to always-available microlearning.
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March 30, 2020

7 Ways Microlearning Helps You Reduce Cognitive Load

Take advantage of the ways microlearning can reduce cognitive load, freeing learners to focus on mastering material for improved training outcomes.
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March 23, 2020

Leverage Microlearning to Keep Learners Risk-Free

Keep workers safe — and productive — with mobile-first microlearning. No-contact training and information updates are easy to deliver to your frontline.
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March 16, 2020

Shape Learning & Build Retention with Formative Feedback

Providing formative feedback throughout the learning process deepens understanding and knowledge retention — and produces improved training outcomes!
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March 9, 2020

Burning Questions: Will Microlearning Appeal to My Multigenerational Workforce?

Will microlearning appeal to my multigenerational workforce? With the workforce aging at the same time Gen Z is entering, find out how microlearning can help!
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March 2, 2020

Entice Gig Workers to Engage More Deeply — with Microlearning

You can’t require them to train; instead, entice contractors and gig workers to upskill by engaging them with an adaptive microlearning platform.
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February 24, 2020

Where’s the Beef?

Adult learners demand relevance, immediacy, convenience, utility — not fancy packaging. Find out how adaptive microlearning gives them what they want!
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February 17, 2020

Are You Considering the Nuclear Option?

The use of smartphones at work can drain productivity but also bring many benefits, including easy access to training. Say No to a ban!
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February 10, 2020

Effective Training Is Friction-Free

Taking training should be friction-free so the training habit becomes automatic.
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February 3, 2020

Simplify Multilingual Content with the Right Microlearning Platform

With OttoLearn, you'll meet your global learners' training needs with a microlearning platform that makes it easy to create and maintain multilingual content.
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January 27, 2020

Instructional Scaffolding Flexibly Supports all Learners

When you build instructional scaffolding into your adaptive microlearning, providing each learner with the support they need, all learner outcomes can improve!
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January 20, 2020

How OttoLearn Uses Game Mechanics to Leverage Learners’ Motivation

When it comes to gamifying eLearning, often the motivation is supposed to be the "gold star trophy" achievement at the end — but that's not what motivates adult learners.
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January 13, 2020

Burning Questions: How Can I Reduce Employee Turnover?

Replacing employees is costly — and often preventable. Learn how training can reduce employee turnover while also improving performance.
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January 6, 2020

Microlearning Gamification: Not Just Playing Games

Gamification won't help your learners master & retain your microlearning content unless it's applied correctly. So, what IS the right way to gamify your online training?
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December 30, 2019

That's a Wrap! Our 5 Most Popular OttoLearn Blog Posts of 2019

We published so much great content in 2019 that it was tough to choose. Revisit these 5 popular posts. Don’t miss out on the hottest info on microlearning!
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December 16, 2019

Top 10 eLearning Myths EXPLODED!

Many eLearning myths started out with noble intentions, but they don't actually hold any water. Do you use any of these eLearning myths for your training?
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December 9, 2019

Most Harassment-Prevention Training Doesn’t Work

Most harassment training fails to teach people what harassing behavior is AND is not. And this lack of clarity causes even more problems in the workplace.
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December 2, 2019

How Is eLearning Like the Company T-shirt?

No two learners are alike, yet corporate training treats all learners the same. What's the best way to create personalized training that adapts to your learner?
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November 25, 2019

You Need Better (Training) Insurance!

Compliance training needs to work to protect your workers, organization, and customers from harm. But how do you deliver engaging, compliance training?
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November 18, 2019

Why Spaced Repetition Is Critical for Learning & Retention

Our continuous adaptive microlearning platform uses spaced repetition, engaging learners with training for only minutes a day — that's CRITICAL for retention!
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November 11, 2019

On Trend & On Point: OttoLearn at DevLearn 2019

DevLearn 2019 was a huge success for OttoLearn; from the Executive Forum and presentations to the many great conversations with existing and future clients!
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November 7, 2019

Girls S.T.E.A.M. Press Release

The new Online Learning Center uses our adaptive microlearning platform to deliver 24/7 self-paced, multilingual, personalized training on S.T.E.A.M. topics.
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November 4, 2019

Burning Questions: What Does Mobile-First Learning Mean?

What does mobile-first learning mean? How is it different from mobile-friendly eLearning? Learn how mobile-first learning impacts your learners' experience.
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October 28, 2019

2019 L&D Global Sentiment Survey

Discover what the 2019 Learning & Development Global Sentiment Survey results show as the next workplace learning trends and how adaptive microlearning aligns.
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October 21, 2019

Burning Questions: Can Microlearning Make My Employees Love Compliance Training?

Do your employees put off their annual compliance training? Adaptive microlearning changes that with continuous training to engage learners like never before!
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October 7, 2019

OttoLearn Q3 Feature Updates

Announcing a major update to the UI of our adaptive microlearning platform. Inspired by popular media apps it's fast, intuitive, stunning and instantly familiar!
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September 30, 2019

Uncover Training ROI with Free Data Analysis Tool: Power BI

Struggling to measure training ROI? We make it easy! Power BI is included with our microlearning platform! Measure and improve training outcomes today!
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September 23, 2019

The Microlearner's Bill of Rights

There’s the Learner’s Bill of Rights and the eLearner's Bill of Rights. But what other rights do learners have when engaging in with a microlearning platform?
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September 16, 2019

Training: Special Event or Stepping Stone?

Online training failed? Whether due to lack of learner engagement or retainment we'll show you how to create continuous training to meet long-term retention goals.
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September 9, 2019

Did You Miss This Summer’s "Hottest" Reading?

Can microlearning... Boost retention? Improve engagement? Help calculate ROI? Make learners love training? Your 'Burning Questions' answered and more!
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September 2, 2019

Choose Microlearning for Scalable and Personalized Learning

Part of a large or high-growth business? Our adaptive microlearning platform solves your online training challenges by offering personalized, scalable learning.
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August 26, 2019

Empower Self-directed Learning with Adaptive, Gamified Microlearning

Via Google searches, your learners are self-directing learning! Why not empower them further with self-directed micro eLearning for all aspects of their jobs?
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August 19, 2019

What IS Microlearning Anyway?

What is microlearning, besides a buzzword? We feel it must answer a question, meet an immediate need, or help the learner solve a problem. Learn more!
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August 12, 2019

Burning Questions: Can Microlearning Finally Be a Gateway to Calculating Real ROI?

Can microlearning be used to calculate training ROI? We believe in measuring and analyzing your eLearning — and give you the analytics dashboard to do so.
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August 5, 2019

Burning Questions: Can Microlearning Actually Ensure That Learners Master Content and Retain Knowledge?

Can microlearning help learners master and retain knowledge? Try adaptive microlearning; use spaced repetition and continuous learning to drive results.
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July 29, 2019

Learner Engagement Starts at the Top

Corporate culture is created and reinforced by leaders, including corporate learning culture. Learn where to start building a positive learning culture.
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July 22, 2019

We Don't Need No Education!

People want to learn but long courses aren't the answer. Fit learning into workers' busy days with adaptive microlearning. A solution for today's learners.
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July 15, 2019

Burning Questions: Can Microlearning Eliminate the Challenge of Managing Enrollments?

Imagine online training with no enrollments or annual updates. Say goodbye to your training backlog. Our adaptive microlearning platform makes it happen!
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July 8, 2019

OttoLearn Q2 Feature Updates

We're constantly adding features to our adaptive microlearning platform. Check out new LMS integrations, exporting to SCORM and user engagment reporting.
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July 1, 2019

Burning Questions: Can Microlearning Eliminate the Stress of Chasing Learners?

Stop chasing listless learners. Try a new approach. Our microlearning platform gets learners engaged and motivated to complete daily personalized training!
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June 24, 2019

Otto Meets Bloom: A Firm Foundation for Advanced Knowledge Application

Our adaptive microlearning platform looks to Bloom's Taxonomy for a solid foundation to improve understanding, retention and ability to apply learning.
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June 17, 2019

Burning Questions: Can Microlearning Eliminate the Pain of Managing Annual Compliance Training?

Eliminate the pain of completing tedious annual compliance training with our adaptive microlearning platform that delivers continuous training to employees.
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June 10, 2019

Want Learner Engagement? Turn Learner Feedback Upside Down!

What if your corporate training contains an error? Will your learners still trust it? Engage your learners with the ability to give feedback on their training!
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June 4, 2019

Move Past the Forgetting Curve

Don't focus on the Forgetting Curve. Embrace the Retention Curve! Our engaging adaptive microlearning platform boosts retention and closes knowledge gaps.
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