Why New Year’s Resolutions Don’t Work

It’s the beginning of December and if you’re as old as I am, the chain of events you will likely see or personally experience in the next 2 months should not…

Maximizing Your Pockets of Free Time

Think over the past few workdays you’ve had. Can you say with certainty that every working minute you’ve had (excluding your meal break, if you do take one)…

How a Luxury Hotel in Bali Used Smartup to Improve Employee Financial Literacy

  [video src="https://www.smartup.io/wp-content/uploads/2021/11/Untitled-1.mp4" /]   Background The Kempinski Hotels group is Europe’s oldest luxury group, serving…

3 Tools to Enhance Your Elearning Content Today

The advances in technology in recent decades have drastically changed the way we live today. Visits to the clinic are increasingly being replaced by…

The Best Skills to Consider Picking Up Right Now

Albert Einstein, the world-renowned physicist best known for his general and special theories of relativity, had a remarkable number of achievements throughout…

SmartUp Platform Facelift and Release of the Assessments Feature

After months of preparation and hard work, the SmartUp Team is excited to announce a major release on our platform. The first part of our major release…

Promoting Continuous Compliance Knowledge in the Financial Services Industry Using SmartUp

  [video src="https://www.smartup.io/wp-content/uploads/2021/10/Untitled-2.mp4" /]   Ingenia Consultants Pte. Ltd. is a Singapore-based managed service provider…

How Can Companies Help their Employees Reach their Learning Goals?

  At the risk of belabouring a point, Covid-19 has changed the way corporations conduct learning, and the adaptations companies have made in response to…

How Can We Shift the Way We Learn to Adapt to Our Changing Attention Span?

  You may have seen on big news outlets such as The Independent, Time Magazine, or the New York Times that our attention span has shrunk to less than…

Enhancing Employee Mobility and Democratizing Learning Using SmartUp

Founded in 1899, Cycle & Carriage is a leading automotive group based in Southeast Asia and a member of the Jardine Cycle & Carriage Group. Cycle…

The Metaverse, NFTs and How E-Learning Will Be Impacted

What Is the Metaverse? The word “Metaverse” is a mix of the word “meta” which means beyond, and “universe”. The term is typically used to describe the concept…

3 Key Insights From Our Community

  We LOVE hearing what the community thinks, therefore, LinkedIn polls are our to-go tool to find out what people are thinking about in the industry!  We…

How iDA’SG is Upskilling Singapore’s Retail Industry on SmartUp

Introduction iDA Singapore (iDA’SG) is a retail consultancy offering solutions and services to the retail industry in Singapore and is part of the World Mode…

4 Things People Are Learning on Mobile and Why

Mobile applications have evolved so much over the years. Remember those days where we used Instagram purely to post heavily filtered selfies or food pictures,…

5 Things We Have Learnt After a Year and a Half of Working From Home

“Experience is the teacher of all things.” Julius Caesar With remote working becoming increasingly common, a bulk of social interactions at the workplace are…

Breaking Down Big Data

Breaking down Big Data - Analytics in elearning   You may have heard of Big Data at the workplace or over the news and it seems to be a concept…

5 Key Trends In The Future Of Elearning

  Elearning, also known as electronic learning, is the method of delivering learning through digital resources.  The concept of elearning dates all the…

Here’s How You Can Inspire Your Learners

A great learning program is only as good as the learner engagement it gets. Once you are able to whet your learner’s appetite and make them enthusiastic…

From The CEO’s Desk – Reimagine Training

As we gladly bid farewell to 2020 where life was disrupted and seemingly put on pause, 2021 is a second shot at making sure we get out of the rut and the…

CREATE GAMIFIED LEARNING EXPERIENCES EASILY

CREATE GAMIFIED LEARNINGEXPERIENCES EASILYOur easy-to-use content creation tool allows you to upload content in a range of formats, so that you can create…

LEARNING ANALYTICS AT YOUR FINGERTIPS

LEARNING ANALYTICSAT YOUR FINGERTIPSAccess the critical learning data you need in real time - review and track learner progress, content interaction and more.…

A UNIFIED PLATFORM

OUR PLATFORM, YOUR BRANDGo beyond deploying a typical training platform. Strengthen the positioning of your online learning program with a customized…

Is Your Learning Platform Keeping Up With Your Users’ Needs?

The process of learning can vary from person to person, and what works for one learner might not work for another. When choosing a learning management…

Upskilling Retail Workers In A Post-Pandemic World

When the COVID-19 pandemic hit last year, many industries were affected. There were clear winners e.g. e-commerce players, logistics, video conferencing,…

Our 2020 in Numbers

2020 was a year of drastic change, with many of us finding ourselves having to adapt to the changes in our lives as a result of Covid-19. These included…

Get Your Very Own White-Label App with SmartUp

Are you looking to release your own mobile learning app but have neither the time nor resources to build one from scratch? In that case, SmartUp's white-label…

What Customer Success Looks Like at SmartUp

Eunice Goh, SmartUp's Head of Customer Success, talks to us about what her job is like and how it has changed since Covid-19 pandemic.   As the…

Unlock Your Hidden Learning Potential With SmartUp!

This week, the SmartUp Content Studio dived into the following topics: testing to improve learning, the challenges of digital training, the benefits of…

How Testing Can Help Improve Your Learning Outcomes

All of us have been subject to some form of testing or another growing up, the most obvious being testing in schools. In a Singaporean context, the results…

Want to Maximize Your Learning And Be A Better Leader?

This week, the SmartUp Content Studio covered topics ranging from chunking, carbs, resilience, and leadership. Monday: We started the week off with a piece…

Why You Should Learn In Chunks: Efficiency and Retention

Last week, we talked about the importance of being able to Create An Optimal Learning Environment Anywhere. But other than watching the occasional video,…

How To Excel At Learning And Grow Your Business

This week, we covered: Compliance, Creating An Optimal Learning Environment, Working From Home, and Key Takeaways from "How To Think Like A Rocket……

Create An Optimal Learning Environment Anywhere

We live in a very productivity centred world. Efficiency is key to everything we do, from  creating faster management for your business to using the…

How To Put Together A Great Learning Experience? SmartUp Can Help!

Last week, we wrote about palatable learning, the benefits of starting a podcast, how to be a more communicative writer, and what a remote team needs to be…

Why You Should Consider Starting A Podcast For Your Company

In 2020, you'd be hard-pressed to find someone who doesn't have a favourite podcast to listen to during their commute or while they exercise. When people are…

SmartUp Can Help You Design An Ethics Training and More!

Monday: We kicked off the week with a post on 5 Ways to Build Learning That Engages and Resonates on our blog. This was based on the same talk CEO Deborah Tan…

5 Ways To Build Learning That Engages and Resonates

You don't have to be a "certified" instructional designer to start building training content that resonates with your learners. Be your own learning content…

Are You Up For Learning In The Face Of Uncertainty?

Even in these uncertain times, it is necessary to keep an element of Uncertainty in our Learning Journey. Here's why expecting a degree of certainty in your…

Run Virtual Training Sessions Using Zoom as part of your SmartUp Journey

Keep your edge as a trainer using a combination of SmartUp and Zoom in your virtual workshops with your students! For the longest time, many of us have…

Learning From Your Team Is The Best Way To Affirm Their Value To Your Company

Monetary rewards and bonuses are awesome incentives but if you want to reward your employees with something that speaks louder than these, perhaps you can try…

Why Are So Many of Us So Bad At Learning?

Learning is vital to the success of an individual, as well as for the organization that employs him. Yet, most of us still don’t know how to do it. The more…

An Exciting Learning Platform For Singapore’s Bankers, Powered By SmartUp!

Introducing a Brand New “Banking 101” Channel on Learn@IBF Mobile Learning App by OCBC Bank and Ngee Ann Polytechnic  The Institute of Banking and Finance…

We Are Learning The Wrong Things, At The Wrong Time, For The Wrong Reasons

Hermann Ebbinghaus' Forgetting Curve states that we forget 58% of what we learn after just 20 minutes. There are many implications to this but the most…

Don’t Let “Ugly” Content Drag You To Hell

Is your content the stuff of nightmares? Here's how to tell. I'm going to get straight to the point: Content is more than just words swimming around on a…

How To Build A Successful Consulting Business? Here’s One Small Contribution We Can Make

"For a fee, an expert will provide professional feedback about how your business can be more successful and give you a recipe about what you should do".…

Gen Zs and Millennials, Your Learning Attention Span Isn’t Just 8 Seconds

Millennials already make up 50% of the workforce and in the next couple of years, Gen Z and Millennials combined will make up 75% of your workforce. How do we…

Your Employees Need To Start Owning Their Self-Development

Not to sound preachy but ... isn't it time we stop finding excuses for those who just don't want to invest in their own careers? I think it's thanks (maybe…

How can consultancies benefit from microlearning?

Consultancy at its core is the practice of providing expert advice. Whilst in theory anyone can be a consultant by sharing information, the true skill lies in…

Learning to build great organizations

Learning to build great organizations Our partner, Paul Millerd works with mission-driven driven leaders who want to build great organizations. In this short…

Recipe for learning content success

High quality, attention grabbing, content is critical to any learning programme. To find out more about how we support our clients make the most out of their…

Engaging a zombified audience

How do you engage a zombified audience? In this short video our Global Head of Content Deborah Tan Pink gives her top tips on how to engage a zombified…

Cultivating Students’ FinTech Knowledge Using SmartUp

About FinTalent Singapore FinTech Festival (SFF) is the world’s largest FinTech festival and global platform for the FinTech community, drawing more than…

Interview with Renée Elliott

SmartUp client, Beluga Bean Academy, equips people with business and life skills through in- person and online courses, connection and support. They work with…

CTRL C CTRL V for experience

Creating a project experience your clients can replicate Independent consultancies make up nearly 90% of the consultancy industry and contribute up to £2…

Humans vs. Goldfish: who is winning the attention span war?

We all know the study done by Microsoft: the rising popularity of smartphones, mobile data, messaging apps, and social media is the cause behind falling…

4 Ways Your Corporate Learning Content Can Be Better

Running your company's learning programme? You probably need a lot of learning content. Churning out high-quality content is no easy task. And, when you need…

How One Company Improved Wellbeing Using SmartUp

About Beluga Bean Academy Beluga Bean Academy equips people with business and life skills through in-person and online courses, connection and support. They…

How the Thai Banking Academy Used Smartup to Train More Than 150,000 Banking Professionals

About Thai Banking Academy Since its establishment by a group of leading bankers in 1958, the Thai Bankers' Association (TBA) has played an active role in…

An Online University for Employees, Powered by SmartUp

About JLT Jardine Lloyd Thompson Group plc, also known as JLT, is a British multinational corporation with headquarters in London, England. Part of the FTSE…

How a Lean Management Consultancy Used SmartUp to Enhance Client Content Engagement

About Gemba Partners Gemba Partners are a consultancy based in Romania. Specialising in lean management, they help businesses improve their processes and…

Filling Learning and Communication Gaps at Malaysia’s Largest Telecommunications Company Using SmartUp

About Maxis Maxis is Malaysia’s biggest telecommunications company with over 3,000 employees in over 50 offices nationwide. Maxis values and prioritise new…

So, You Want To Be A Chief Innovation Officer?

Today, hot on the heels of courses such as Digital Marketing, Lean & Agile, and Blockchain, SmartUp officially launches Innovation Management. Created in…

Disrupting The Multitrillion Dollar Healthcare Industry

Whenever we go to a medical check-up, we put our lives in the hands of our doctors and surgeons. When a doctor makes a wrong diagnosis and a mishap occurs, we…

How To Use Videos Effectively In Your Marketing Strategy

Videos rule the realm of B2B and B2C marketing. But how do you get started, and how do you boost your video production skills? We've asked Antoine…

Finding The Best Microlearning Methods For Your Team

By now, you've probably heard of how microlearning is shaping up the future of learning and how much your team can benefit from it. Do you still have doubts…

Women Are Still Being Shortchanged At Work. Here’s How Gamification Can Change It

A report released by Hired earlier this year revealed the worrying trend of gender pay disparity among tech workers. For starters, 63% of the time, men are…

What Can Underwear Teach Us About Business Branding?

How can a good online experience boost your organisation's branding efforts? What difference does it make sticking to your vision? And what does underwear…

Start Team Corporate Learning The Right Way

Teams grow exponentially with great corporate learning. But how can you hook them in? When it comes to the next generation of corporate learning, peer-to-peer…

How Important Is Data In Learning?

It is a word every "innovation-driven" executive is afraid to drop - DATA. In our metric-obsessed culture today, data drives decisions, influences strategies,…

Mobile Learning Will Make You A Master Of Everything

A lot of people want to learn something new but don't have the time to dedicate themselves to it. Many postpone learning in favour of other activities that…

Converting Content To Microlearning: How SmartUp Does It

At SmartUp, we understand that transforming textbooks and PDF documents into microlearning content may seem like a daunting task. We are not about to leave you…

Advice from $30M ICO Trakinvest CEO on how your business can use blockchain

Blockchain doesn't just empower users; it helps businesses too! Just ask TrakInvest. The virtual social equity trading platform teachers users stock investing…

A Platform for the Future of Consulting

The consultancy business is far more competitive than it used to be. Consultants know that they need to add more value and engage with their clients beyond the…

This Is Why Microlearning Tools Are The Future Of Learning

Gone are the days of PowerPoint presentations and thick PDFs full of text. New microlearning tools are changing the way we receive and deliver information. By…

Blockchain Kicks Off in Online Gaming

Blockchain might be the Tech term du juor, but does it have a place in online gaming? We speak with Christian Szymanski, CMO and co-founder of Stryking…

Corporate Learning: Make It A Daily Habit In These 5 Ways

Do you find it difficult getting an organisation to learn something new every day? Do corporate learning initiatives fizzle out after a while? How can we make…

Millennials Are Terribly Unhappy With Corporate Learning (This Is Why)

Millennials became the largest generation in the workforce in 2016. And, by 2020, experts predict that this group (those born between 1981 and 1995) and Gen Z…

This Advice From Former Cosmo Editor-in-Chief Will Make You A Better Content Writer

Do you have to be an instructional designer to create great learning content? As it becomes easier to integrate different content platforms like SmartUp,…

Microlearning and the Power of Data Analytics

Microlearning means flexibility. With bite-sized chunks of information, you are in control of how you learn. Some people like to learn first thing in the…

Learn Better With Spaced Repetition

Unless you've got a computer-grade brain, your memory might need an extra boost. Thankfully, we've got you covered on how to learn more efficiently. If you've…

Here’s How SmartUp Changes The Way We Learn

Laurence Smith, SmartUp's Head of Learning and Talent shares more in a MoneyFM 89.3 radio interview with DJ Howie Lim.  SmartUp is here to disrupt the…

How To Win An Award For Your Learning Programme

Learning digitisation and solution company Elementrix shares how it worked with Maxis to use microlearning platform SmartUp to save 200 man-days in the…

Fundraising Using Retail Investors

Why are SMEs losing out when fundraising from banks and financial institutions? And what can be done to empower their personal economies?   We speak with…

SmartUp Transform: Your Personal Digital Transformation Expert

In response to our clients' growing demand for digital transformation expertise, SmartUp has started a new consulting service - SmartUp Transform. Headed by…

Essential Ingredients for a Successful Digital Transformation

“Digital Transformation” - that's all we hear about in both public and private sectors these days. So, we figured it’s time we ask someone who actually knows…

The Future of Work in 5 Soundbites

The future of work is digital, says SmartUp's Head of Learning & Talent, Laurence Smith. We share 5 soundbites from his 938now interview. Is your…

Data Analytics: 5 Learning Points For F&B Businesses

How can F&B businesses leverage Data Analytics for better business operations? We speak to Dr. Koh Wee Lit, CEO of Habitat Blue and founder of Orca. By…

A New Model for Corporate Knowledge Sharing

When it comes to building a corporate knowledge management, organisations need to confront a new reality: Knowledge does not travel in one direction but flows…