Tag: training


Cyber Security – Is software the answer, or is it employee training?

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Aug 2017

Cyber Security – Is software the answer, or is it employee training?

Cyber Security is an increasingly trending issue. Companies are spending millions of dollars on cyber security software, professionals, and certifications to try to play defensive when it comes to their systems and confidential data. It seems that every week we hear about another organization that has fallen victim to the...

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6 Reasons Why Interactive Narrative Learning Is An Effective eLearning Strategy

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Aug 2017

6 Reasons Why Interactive Narrative Learning Is An Effective eLearning Strategy

  In this article, Michael Thomson, senior consultant at HSI®, describes the benefits of using an interactive narrative learning strategy for eLearning design and development. An interactive narrative essentially provides a conceptual framework, context, and agency, while increasing immersion, invoking emotion, making eLearning memorable. What Is Interactive Narrative Learning And Why...

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Skills Fading or Skills Maintenance?

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May 2017

Skills Fading or Skills Maintenance?

How HSI® helped Pacific Gas and Electric develop a strategy to maintain workers’ skills. The Need: Across North America, organisations of all kinds invest billions in skills training.  Depending on the frequency of use and other causes, inevitably – and predictably – these skills fade.  So yet more is spent...

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Hypothetically Speaking: Simulated Scenario Development

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Jun 2016

Hypothetically Speaking: Simulated Scenario Development

Simulated scenarios, whether created as virtual first-person games or eLearning modules, provide an opportunity to create realistic environments without committing expensive “real-life resources”. For the purposes of our work, HSI® often constructs simulated scenarios for task analysis and training. For example, HSI® developed scenarios for the Defence Research and Development...

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Contract Win for IDEAS Quality Improvement eLearning!

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Sep 2015

Contract Win for IDEAS Quality Improvement eLearning!

Over the last few years, HSI® has been expanding its expertise in immersive, quality-focused eLearning and training. We’re thrilled to announce a new contract to work with the Institute of Health Policy, Management  & Evaluation (part of the University of Toronto), Health Quality Ontario, and the Institute of Clinical Evaluative...

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Adult Learning Can Be Fun and Games Too

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Jun 2015

Adult Learning Can Be Fun and Games Too

A child’s first steps are a significant occasion – but I will never forget the first time our daughter did a complicated task. It was common to hear sounds when she turned over and bumped the interactive toy strapped to her crib, causing telltale squeaks. That day, however, we heard...

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May 2015

One Giant LEAP for the Canadian Armed Forces

The Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) have posted a video on YouTube promoting Defence Research and Development Canada’s CAN-LEAP combat mobility course. This course was developed by HSI® in conjunction with the United States Marine Corps (USMC), by using feedback from operations to design realistic obstacles with advanced sensors to quantify...

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Negotiation word cloud (many negotiation-related words. E.g., "compromise, strategy" etc.)

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Dec 2014

Tips for a Successful Negotiation

It’s always nice when you work on a project that positively impacts your own life. A few years ago, HSI® conducted a study in which we had participants from two very different organizations conduct a negotiation. The participants lived in different cities and worked for two very different organizations (e.g.,...

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