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Read our take on industry news. Discover what our technology gurus have to say about where the industry is headed and how you can apply their knowledge to improve your operations.

 

Aptara Corp | Posted on October 17, 2017

“Education in the light of present-day knowledge and need calls for some spirited and creative innovations both in the substance and the purpose of current pedagogy.”- Anne Sullivan

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The days of attending seminars and classes or of large group session training courses are over. The new way forward is small units of information consumed as needed by employees without interference in their normal daily workflow.

Microlearning is the future of on the job training

Aptara Editorial | Posted on January 22, 2016

The days of attending seminars and classes or of large group session training courses are over. The new way forward is small units of information consumed as needed by employees without interference in their normal daily workflow.

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77 percent of companies in the United States use some form of eLearning to train their employees. That the number is so high is no surprise considering all of the advantages that electronic learning styles hold over traditional learning.

The advantages of eLearning for corporate training

Aptara Editorial | Posted on January 22, 2016

Seventy-seven percent of companies in the United States use some form of eLearning to train their employees. That the number is so high is no surprise considering all of the advantages that electronic learning styles hold over traditional learning.

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Gamification is about accomplishing one of three key factors, validation, completion or prizes.

Gamification must be specifically targeted to be effective

Aptara Editorial | Posted on January 22, 2016

Gamification is about accomplishing one of three key factors, validation, completion or prizes.

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Many electronic reading materials are still in the PDF format, and while that works well for users reading on a computer, it falls short on mobile devices. In order to allow a company's eLearning suite to be useful to the largest slice of its employees transitioning to a modern eBook format is vital.

New eBook formats are better for corporate training

Aptara Editorial | Posted on January 18, 2016

Many electronic reading materials are still in the PDF format, and while that works well for users reading on a computer, it falls short on mobile devices. In order to allow a company's eLearning suite to be useful to the largest slice of its employees transitioning to a modern eBook format is vital.

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Balancing the competing interests of giving unfettered access to scientific information to the community as a whole, while protecting the financial interests of the publishers is a thorny problem.

Open access STM publishing can work for both sides

Aptara Editorial | Posted on January 18, 2016

Balancing the competing interests of giving unfettered access to scientific information to the community as a whole while protecting the financial interests of the publishers is a thorny problem.

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A new use for smartphones is on the rise, education via mobile learning apps and websites.

Education is moving online thanks to the rise of mobile learning

Aptara Editorial | Posted on January 18, 2016

A new use for smartphones is on the rise, education via mobile learning apps and websites.

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ELearning has so many advantages over traditional learning methods that it has quickly eclipsed classroom time as the dominant form of educating employees on the job.

Training through eLearning has many advantages

Aptara Editorial | Posted on December 8, 2015

ELearning has so many advantages over traditional learning methods that it has quickly eclipsed classroom time as the dominant form of educating employees on the job.

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The old standard of a printed copy of scholarly work is now no longer the most useful. New digital methods are more advantageous for a variety of reasons and represent the future of STM publishing.

Digital publishing provides many advantages for STM works

Aptara Editorial | Posted on December 8, 2015

The old standard of a printed copy of scholarly work is now no longer the most useful approach. New digital methods are more advantageous for a variety of reasons and represent the future of STM publishing.

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Microlearning is the wave of the future and it can save companies time and money. Here are six reasons to try microlearning at your company.

6 reasons to try microlearning at your company

Aptara Editorial | Posted on December 8, 2015

Microlearning is the wave of the future and it can save businesses time and money. Here are six reasons to try microlearning at your company.

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Gamification can help with student engagement and motivation.

3 reasons to add gamification to the learning process

Aptara Editorial | Posted on November 25, 2015

Gamification can help with student engagement and motivation.

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