Man sitting at desk on the phone
August 8th 2013

From time to time, Ed4Online polls our connections to get their viewpoint on a variety of topics.

This month, we'd like to know:  Have you ever taken an online course for your own Professional Development? Please click on this link to answer our survey and to tell us a little more about your experience:

As always, we thank you for sharing your professional opinion with us!

three business people looking at a computer
August 7th 2013

A few months ago, released eLearning industry information for 2013.  Shift eLearning had reported the same statistics and more back in the winter of 2012.  After reviewing both the reports and the infographic; here are some highlights with regard to Corporations and online learning:

1.    77% of American Corporations use online learning for training on the job.

2.    Corporations now use eLearning as their second most important training method. Why? It cuts operational costs and is cost efficient.

young woman sitting at home desk
July 29th 2013

Multitasking?  No problem.  Or so I thought.  Juggling two jobs, two children, two offices and a husband gives me ample opportunity to stretch my multitasking muscles.  I used to brag about how much I could handle at one time. And I always thought that I was saving time by doing multiple tasks at once. However, I’ve learned that multi-tasking actually makes me less efficient in the long run, affects my short term memory and honestly creates quite a bit of stress in my life.

July 15th 2013

I remember when my oldest son was in elementary school and I was selected to chaperone a fieldtrip to see the play, “Alexander and the Terrible Horrible No Good Very Bad Day”. To be honest, I remember nothing of the play (I was probably busy separating  pack of 7 year old boys and begging them to be quiet), but the title has stuck with me over the years and I frequently refer to it when I, myself, have a bad day.

man outside in a suite
July 8th 2013

Emotional intelligence (EQ) refers to the skills of self awareness, self-management, social awareness and relationship management as they pertain to emotions.

June 24th 2013

June-2013, Davie, FL – I had the pleasure of joining Dr. Tricia Seymour on an eLearning adventure to South Florida recently. We made the four hour drive to attend Articulate’s “How to Become a Rapid E-Learning Pro” two-day workshop presented by Tom Kuhlmann. I’ve watched Tom’s How-To screencasts for years and have learned so much from him. He is a big inspiration to me and I feel he really raises the bar for instructional design.

the word stress in a dictionary
June 17th 2013

We all know that stress can affect our bodies and our health, and research suggests that stress can negatively impact chemical reactions in the brain’s learning and memory region.

The challenge then is to introduce new ways to reduce levels of stress in our lives while increasing levels of happiness. Sounds easy, right?

Try these simple tips to bring more happiness into your daily life:

young woman sitting on a bench
June 10th 2013

Each day learn something new, and just as important, relearn something old.  ~Robert Brault

stressed business man
June 3rd 2013

Some really great articles have come across my desk recently about how to deal with and reduce the amount of stress in our lives.  Stress in and of itself can take a toll on our health, and let’s face it - when we are stressed we may not make the healthiest decisions for ourselves (in the food and drinks we consume, etc.). While most of us are familiar in dealing with the normal day-to-day stressors, there are moments where stress can challenge us beyond our normal coping ability – and we are left feeling anxious, irritable, and overwhelmed.

medical person looking at a tablet
May 27th 2013

The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) was passed by Congress in 1996 to make healthcare providers have safeguards in place to protect the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of patients’ private health information (PHI). In 2013 after much technical and digital growth, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has introduced additional compliance requirements that providers and their business associates will need to implement by the September 23rd, 2013 deadline.