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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.


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  »

Reflections on CES 2017

I’ve returned from the Consumer Electronics Show and am looking at the snow-covered mountains above Salt Lake City, and it’s a good time to reflect not just on applications but technology in general. The affordability of technology assisted learning has in …Read more  »

CES Days 1 & 2: L&D Wishlist and...

DAY 1 I’m on a journey to the Consumer Electronics Show for some learning and development goodness. Being in Salt Lake has its advantages—it’s just a short flight, and an Uber ride to be in trend central. Usually by this …Read more  »

[Infographic] How L&D Challenges Affect the Use of...

Have you ever wanted to know what other learning and development professionals are dealing with? What are their challenges, goals and the current state of their training? We know the things L&D departments deal with affect the modalities they’ll use …Read more  »