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Personality Assessments: What types are there?

Personality tests are often referred to as “psychometrics”, which is a branch of psychology that is focused around designing, conducting and interpreting personality tests. The data from these tests looks at the subtle differences between people, such as their intelligence, personality traits and quirks, and how well they function in the workplace. There are many...
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Personality assessments & careers

Often the most common use of personality assessments is for company interviews with new potential employees.  It’s useful for managers in companies when they’re looking for a person to fit perfectly into a particular job slot. It makes no sense to put someone that can’t speak to people in a sales position, or someone with...
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What exactly is a personality assessment?

What is personality assessment?  You’ve often heard this term thrown around in meetings and general conversation.  A personality assessment is something that tells you what type of personality you have.  But how can this help us?  Well, knowing what type of personality you have will help you in choosing the right career that you will...
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Web-Based Safety Training

Employees in many industries are required to receive safety training. This requirement may come from the government (such as the federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)), from the company, or, more commonly, from both. Because of the many advantages afforded by the online format, more individuals and companies are choosing to pursue this training...
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5 Benefits of Web-Based Training

Has your company adopted web-based training yet? If not, you are losing out on one of the most powerful things you can do to give your training and development programs a boost. Here are five major benefits of web-based training. Learners can participate anytime, from anywhere. Web-based training provides the ultimate in flexibility–learners can login...
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Web-Based Training: Definition and Key Elements

Many companies are starting to use web-based training for part or all of their workforce education programs. This move is in response to a number of trends, including an increased need for training as technology advances and jobs become more specialized. In both theory and practice, web-based training differs significantly from the instructor-led training that...
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3 Strategies to Succeed in a MOOC (Massive Open Online Course)

Are you an avid lifelong learner? Are you starting to explore the new and exciting world of MOOCs? MOOCs are flexible online courses that open up a new landscape of educational opportunities for independent, self-directed learners. If you are taking one for the first time, here are three core strategies that will lead you down...
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How do you define a MOOC?

Massive open online courses, aka MOOCs, have generated a lot of discussion – both accolades and criticisms – in the education and training worlds. Much of this discussion has centered on trying to determine a clear definition for what a MOOC is. Is it a platform? A format? An idea? A MOOC is massive, which...
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What are Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs)?

Massive open online courses, or MOOCs, have been one of the biggest educational technology stories of the past three years. What started as an experiment – when Stanford professors Sebastian Thrun and Peter Norvig put their artificial intelligence course online for anyone to take — has turned into a major revolution, both in education and...
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How to Create an Online Course

Today, course creation is not just the privilege of professors, corporate trainers, and instructional designers. Anyone with expertise in an area and the desire to share that expertise can teach a course online. If the course is good, you might even be able to make some money off of it. Here are eight steps for...
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