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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

How Video Content Impacts Customer Training Completion Rates

Posted by Erynn Williams on Nov 15, 2016 5:31:00 AM


This past October, we released a study on Customer Training Completion Rates, and last week we discussed the study’s findings on how session times impact completion rates. This post is about our findings regarding the impact of video content on training completion rates, and how including videos in your training can raise the course participation and completion.

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Topics: Training, Instructional Design, Creating Content

5 Tips to Boost Participation In Your eLearning Course

Posted by Erynn Williams on Nov 10, 2016 5:30:00 AM

 

Picture this: You are a training manager, and you have been working for months creating a comprehensive customer onboarding course online. After one month of your course being active, your analytics report shows that about half of the customers are dropping out of the training after the third module. Why are they leaving before the training is complete? Have they lost interest in your product, or just your online course?

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Topics: Instructional Design, LMS, Creating Content

5 Tips for Making Awesome Video Training

Posted by Linda Schwaber-Cohen on Oct 20, 2016 5:30:00 AM

With the rise of video learning, more and more training professionals are looking to jump in and try creating videos for their own courses. Video content ranges from simple software tutorials to advanced lectures with complex concepts, and they're published with various amounts of editing and production. Instructional designers who are new to video ask for tips and tricks all the time, so I’ve compiled a few of them that can help elevate your video content and make the creation process much easier.

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Topics: Instructional Design, Creating Content

What Is An Instructional Designer?

Posted by Danie Zaika on Sep 27, 2016 5:30:00 AM

Earlier this month we released our new eBook "How to Build a Customer Training Team." We covered common roles found on training teams and why each one is important.

In this post, we'll specifically discuss the Instructional Designer role and why your team may need one.

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Topics: Training, Instructional Design

5 SCORM Settings You Forgot to Change

Posted by Dan Winter on Apr 14, 2016 6:30:00 AM

The benefits of publishing a SCORM package are numerous, but at the end of the day, our goal is one thing: communicate a learner’s interaction with the course content - how long they spent in it, the answers they selected on a quiz, or whether or not they’ve completed the course. The SCORM package “talks” to the learning management system (LMS) and tells it the information we want to know.*

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Topics: Training, Instructional Design, LMS, Creating Content, Course Management, Advanced Topics, SCORM

Using Agile for Developing Training Content

Posted by Sandi Lin on Jan 20, 2016 4:11:58 PM

Agile is an organizational process successfully used by many software development teams around the world. Many training teams are looking at using agile principles for developing learning content, but the industry has been generally slow to adopt this methodology. Why? Read on to learn more!

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Topics: Training, Instructional Design, LMS, Creating Content

How to Budget for Outsourced eLearning Content

Posted by Sandi Lin on Apr 7, 2015 6:20:00 PM

In addition to finding an online training platform like Skilljar, companies frequently need to outsource some or all of their eLearning content creation. In this article, we describe general expectations for your content budget, based on different scenarios for outsourcing eLearning development.

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Topics: Instructional Design, Creating Content

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