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How the Internet Impacts Millennial Learning Habits

Posted by Erynn Williams on Jun 22, 2017 5:30:00 AM

We recently released the eBook "Creating Engaging Training for a Millennial Audience," where we discussed the three main cultural forces that have impacted millennial learning trends. Today's post is about the first cultural factor: the internet.

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Topics: Training, Instructional Design

The Science of eLearning

Posted by Erynn Williams on Jun 8, 2017 5:30:00 AM

I recently came across the article “Your Brain on Learning,” published on the Chief Learning Officer website, and thought it presented a unique and interesting perspective on elearning. In the training industry, we often talk about elearning within the context of trends and data that claim to know what learners want, while we leave out analyses of the biochemical systems that initiate the learning process in the first place.

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Topics: Training, Instructional Design, Creating Content

Article Recap: How to Create Learning Pathways That Scale

Posted by Erynn Williams on Jun 6, 2017 5:30:00 AM

Skilljar’s Training Manager, Linda Schwaber-Cohen, had the opportunity to write an article for Training Industry Magazine titled “How to Create Learning Pathways That Scale.” We wanted to take a moment to share some of her insights and easy steps for creating clear paths for success! The article was originally published here.

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Topics: Instructional Design, Course Management, Customer Success

The Gamification Dilemma

Posted by Erynn Williams on Apr 13, 2017 5:30:00 AM

Instructional designers have one overarching goal: to create training that is engaging, interesting, and keeps learners coming back for more. Every decision they make is driven by the desire to create compelling content. And in the past few years, the training industry has been whispering about the latest buzzword: gamification. 

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Topics: Instructional Design, Creating Content

Key Takeaways from the Learning Solutions Conference and Expo

Posted by Linda Schwaber-Cohen on Apr 5, 2017 5:30:00 AM

A few weeks ago, I had the opportunity to attend eLearning Guild's Learning Solutions Conference and Expo in Orlando. Session topics ranged from program design and project management to technology, content creation techniques, course development, and data and analytics. There was an equally large variety of professionals at the conference, from Instructional Designers, to Training Managers and Directors, to LMS admins.

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Topics: Training, Instructional Design, Creating Content

5 Signs It's Time to Revamp Your Customer Training Strategy

Posted by Erynn Williams on Mar 23, 2017 5:30:00 AM

It’s an unfortunate tendency in the training industry to create a strategy, build the courses, and then never touch them again after they’ve been published. This toxic habit of allowing for static training courses can be lethal to your training program, especially if the courses are neither mandatory nor free.

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Topics: Training, Instructional Design, LMS, Course Management

Key Takeaways from the ATP Innovations in Testing Conference

Posted by Linda Schwaber-Cohen on Mar 15, 2017 5:30:00 AM

Last week, over 1000 assessment industry professionals from practice areas such as Certification/Licensure, Clinical, Educational, Industrial/Organizational and Workforce Skills Credentialing descended on Scottsdale, Arizona to attend the Innovations in Testing Conference presented by the Association of Testing Professionals. The conference was packed with professionals who deal with testing and certification in a variety of industries, and I had the opportunity to meet and mingle, as well as learn about the issues facing the industry.

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Topics: Training, Instructional Design, Creating Content

The Anatomy of a Training Course: Popular Lesson Types

Posted by Erynn Williams on Mar 7, 2017 5:30:00 AM

We recently released a study "The Anatomy of a Training Course," where we broke down the data we have collected to serve as a benchmark as you build out your own training strategy. So far, we have discussed the correlation between the number of lessons in a course and the overall completion rates, as well as our findings on the most common types of content. Today's post is about the most popular lesson types.

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Topics: Training, Instructional Design, Course Management

The Anatomy of a Training Course: Types of Content

Posted by Erynn Williams on Mar 1, 2017 5:30:00 AM

We recently released a study "The Anatomy of a Training Course," where we broke down the data we have collected to serve as a benchmark as you build out your own training strategy. Last week, we discussed the first set of data, which was the correlation between the number of lessons in a course and the overall completion rates. This post will be sharing our findings on the most common lesson types.

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Topics: Training, Instructional Design, Course Management

The Anatomy of a Training Course: Number of Lessons

Posted by Erynn Williams on Feb 21, 2017 5:30:00 AM

We recently released a study "The Anatomy of a Training Course," where we broke down the data we have collected to serve as a benchmark as you build out your own training strategy. This post will be sharing our findings on the correlation between lesson count and completion rates.

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Topics: Training, Instructional Design, Course Management

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