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Ben Franklin to Blame for Daylight Saving Time and More

There’s never been a better time to learn a new language: Click to try our free demo! We have a lot to be grateful for when it comes to Benjamin Franklin. Known as the “first American,” he invented bifocals, the lightning rod, and the Franklin stove, to name a few. He was a founding father of the United States, a polymath who ranked up there with the greats, a scientist, dignitary, and, it seems, a candle-wax conservationist. Messing with the Clocks: Daylight Saving Time Yet, with such an impressive résumé, it was also Franklin who brought us the crazy idea of daylight…

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Build Community Through Corporate Training Programs

Company management may tend to focus on the hard facts when it comes to implementing virtual employee training programs. Such systems tend to be less expensive than traditional courses, and offer workers the flexibility to learn at their own pace and the convenience of being able to access materials from a broad range of locations. While these benefits may seem to promote individualism in learning, virtual programs also offer the ability for management to enhance the corporate community. Here are a few ways that online learning can be as inclusive as it is independently convenient: Create Virtual Teams One of…

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Rosetta Stone TOTALe PRO for Business Wins Elearning! Magazine Award of Excellence

When selecting which e-Learning programs to implement, looking to what the market says can save companies time and headache. Elearning! Magazine, a leading publication for education and workplace technology buyers, recently released its 2013 “Best of Elearning!” list. The “Best of Elearning!” is an exclusive users’ choice awards program honoring best-in-class solutions across the learning and technology industries. See why Rosetta Stone’s TOTALe PRO for Business program was among those awarded by users. This award comes on the heels of the recent expansion of Rosetta Stone’s Enterprise product suite. Rosetta Stone Advanced English for Business, a brand new, business-focused solution…

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Use Employee Training Programs to Mitigate Expat Stress

As globalization continues to expand, an increasing number of workers choose to explore professional opportunities outside of their home country. With new possibilities also come the many challenges of living abroad, and research has highlighted the extreme stress that many people feel after migrating to another country for employment. Complications of Moving Abroad A study published in the International Journal of Mental Health outlined some of the many sources of anxiety faced by individuals who move abroad to live and work. Researchers and mental health experts from several organizations collaborated to determine which causes were predominant among expats, and how…

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A Birds-Eye View of Working with Rosetta Stone

This month, Rosetta Stone debuts a new online video presenting a birds-eye view of what it’s like to work with the TOTALe® PRO solution in a classroom setting. The video shows how the Rosetta Stone solution streamlines the online language learning process for classrooms and utilizes engaging and colorful animation that gets students excited about using the program. Tailored for today’s busy students Beginning with a description of all the blended-learning settings in which the program can be used, the video reviews: Independent learning on classroom computers Small group instruction Flexible device and BYOD In all of these environments, learners…

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Ease Inclement Weather Concerns with Clear Policy

Before the next Polar Vortex strikes, human resource managers may want to review internal policy to ensure that employees are safe and business doesn’t come to a halt when the snowflakes start to fall or another extreme situation occurs. Below are four areas to consider in shaping corporate guidelines to deal with challenging weather. Record low temperatures this winter have led to cancellations at schools and businesses across the country. Management at companies that already had bad weather policies in place likely experienced far less stress about dealing with the storms than their counterparts who hadn’t planned ahead. Before the…

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A Week in Tweets: Top @RosettaStone Fan Tweets

It’s always great to hear from our customers and see them in action using their Rosetta Stone products. We especially love the quick notes, and now the Vine shorts that we see streaming through our Twitter feed! Here are some of this week’s favorites!   Sal Masekela is back from Sochi and getting ready for the 2016 Brazil games!   Hannah is feeling empowered.   Monica is getting things done! ¿Cómo se dice “Impressive!”?   Always nice to see our learners in action! Way to go, Amirah!   Thanks for sharing, everyone! Feeling inspired? Check out Rosetta…

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Are Flexible Workplaces Bad for Business?

One common incentive provided for staff is the opportunity to work remotely, particularly from the comfort of their own home. Is offering employees this kind of flexibility beneficial or detrimental to business, though? These days, it may seem in vogue for companies to make their workplaces as unique as possible. Between the increasing number of offices that have dismissed dress codes altogether and those that offer perks such as a constant supply of snacks or craft beer, the sky’s the limit in terms of attracting talent and keeping employees satisfied. One of the more common incentives provided for staff is…

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What Do You Want To Accomplish in 180 Days? Tell Us!

If you had 180 days to master a skill or conquer a seemingly unattainable goal, what would it be? The sky’s the limit! Some examples could be Fly-fishing The tango Doing a handstand A new language You’d be amazed at what you can accomplish in six months, as long as you commit to it—with a little help from friends and, in the case of language learning, Rosetta Stone. Share Your 180-Days Resolution! Click here to tell us what you plan to accomplish in 180 days. When you do you’ll be entered into a raffle to win a $100 Target® gift card…

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New Infographic on Preparing Students for the Global Age

As Americans, we have this vague sense that the world is changing around us and that we need to prepare our future generation, today’s students, for the business and industries that will meet them once they graduate. Can these changes be quantified? How prepared are our students for this New World Economy? The latest Rosetta Stone Infographic is entitled “Preparing Students for the Global Age” and answers those questions and much more about the world waiting for our students, what skills they currently lack compared to their international competition, and how they need to be prepared. For example, 20% of…

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