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At Allen, we have the privilege of serving a large and diverse customer base with over 100 distinct projects every year. One of the greatest advantages our organization has is the opportunity to forecast and track trends as they start to grow. However, the training industry’s perpetual search for the next big trend can sometimes mean that we never fully take advantage of what we have in front of us. The past few years have brought a crescendo of new technologies, innovative structures, economic constraints and changes in customers’ needs. Take a look at our collection of examples and advice below to help you refine your training solutions and achieve lasting performance results.


The Future of Learning: Realizing the Potential of...

You’re on a median on a busy city street. Cars zoom past on either side. Stoplights are changing color in the distance. A flag planted outside an office building waves in the wind. However, everything in this city street is …Read more  »

How Gamification Can Engage Employees and Change Attitudes...

Gamification is more than just tapping away on a smart phone, hoping to achieve a new level or gain more points. It’s also a way to spice up training in order to better engage employees and increase learning of content …Read more  »

Leveraging the Instructional Value of Microlearning Throughout Employee...

In the corporate L&D industry, one of the more entrenched and widespread trends concerns the seemingly global turn to “microlearning”. Indeed, the buzzword circulates heavily at industry-specific conferences, webinars, and online magazines, and organizations such as AllenComm have incorporated microlearning …Read more  »

4 Reasons mLearning Is Here to Stay

Mobile Learning or mLearning is generally defined as learning that is facilitated by a tablet, smart phone, or other mobile device. This makes the lessons readily available anywhere there is Wi-Fi, and, in some cases, offline as well. Studies like …Read more  »

Building a Personalized Learning Solution: A Strategy for...

Personalized learning is just that—learning that prioritizes the learner’s interests, needs, and situation as best as possible. It’s engaging enough to pull the learner in, and practical enough to help him or her see the personal value and benefits. For …Read more  »

Four Marketing Principles That Can Help You Sell...

Think back to high school. Remember sitting in your least favorite class and listening to the teacher drone on about that day’s subject—frog anatomy, the War of 1812, the six rules of comma usage. I can almost feel you slouching …Read more  »

4 Industries That Will Benefit Most from VR/AR...

There’s a lot we still don’t know about virtual and augmented reality, but one thing seems certain: it’s on the up-and-up. Sales and usage are projected to soar in coming years, which means more people will be comfortable handling VR …Read more  »

AR, VR And 2017 Workplace Trends: An Interview...

We’re happy to have a guest blog today from Ryan Tracey, an E-Learning Manager in the financial services industry, and a Council Member for the Australian Institute of Training & Development.   In this interview with Ryan Tracey, we learn …Read more  »

The 2017 L&D Challenge: Shifting The Focus From...

We’re happy to have a guest post today. Lotus Yon is an experienced human resources and organizational development professional with a focused passion in leadership and employee engagement. She’s held several different roles within HR and OD, and blogs at …Read more  »