Top 3 eLearning Predictions for 2015

Posted by Sandi Lin on November 25, 2014

The eLearning industry was no stranger to change in 2014. We saw the emergence of new technology developments, evolving training paradigms, and an increase in eLearning service providers. What developments will have the most impact in 2015? In this article, we provide our top 3 eLearning predictions for 2015.

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Topics: Training

3 Reasons to Offer On-Demand Training

Posted by Sarah Southerland on November 25, 2014

instructor-led-trainingIf your training program offers instructor-led training (ILT) solely, you may be thinking about how you can expand your training strategy without massively increasing your training resources. Have you considered incorporating on-demand training into your program? The on-demand method is gaining popularity, growing from 16% of all corporate training in 2013 to 23% percent in 2014 (source: Chief Learning Officer). 

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Topics: Training

Is your LMS ready for Google's mobile changes?

Posted by Sandi Lin on November 18, 2014

Google announced today that "mobile friendly" labels will now be added to mobile search results (read the official announcement here). In addition, industry experts believe that mobile readiness will soon be factored into the ranking algorithm for search results (article here).

At Skilljar, we've prioritized a mobile responsive learning experience from Day 1. I'm happy to say that all training portals powered by Skilljar are passing Google's Mobile test!

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Unfortunately, many training organizations use learning management systems (LMS) and authoring tools that are years behind in terms of mobile support. For example, Flash content is not commonly supported on mobile, and Google specifically calls this out as a negative factor. If organic search (SEO) drives traffic to your training courses, now is a great time to look for a mobile-friendly LMS and improve your learning experience.

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New Feature: Custom Course Layouts

Posted by Sarah Southerland on November 17, 2014

We are happy to announce the launch of yet another highly requested feature for our instructors. Now instructors have many new options for customizing the student lesson display of their online courses, from the lesson color scheme to the position of the lesson details. 

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Topics: Features

New Feature: Certificates

Posted by Sarah Southerland on November 12, 2014

We are continually adding to Skilljar's features to provide instructors with the best LMS for their online training. What's new? We're glad you asked.

We are very excited to announce that our newest feature has released: certificates! Certificates have been one of our instructors' most highly requested features, and we couldn't be happier to add this to our list of available features. Now you can issue a certificate to trainees once they pass or complete a course. Let's take a look at how the certificate feature works.

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Topics: Features

4 Ways to Increase Your Training ROI

Posted by Sarah Southerland on November 10, 2014

Today we're taking a look at success. How do you define success as a training manager? Every company has their own unique training objectives, so success may look a little different depending on those goals. Increasing your training ROI, however, is a universal goal that can impact the overall success of your company. 

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Topics: Training, Instructional Design

Time on Site Analytics Launch

Posted by Sarah Southerland on November 5, 2014

We are very excited to announce our newest reporting features have launched. Data is becoming increasingly important as trainers look for more ways to measure their training's impact. With the newest reporting enhancements, you can now view time on site analytics for your courses. This advanced reporting provides insight into total engagement with your training program, as well as the granularity you need at course, lesson, and even user levels.

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Topics: Features

DevLearn 2014 Recap

Posted by Sandi Lin on November 4, 2014

Last week, I attended the DevLearn 2014 conference sponsored by the eLearning Guild in sunny Las Vegas. Held at the Bellagio, there were close to 3,000 attendees, with a mix of instructional designers, content developers, and training managers from all over the country. Overall, it was one of the best organized and most interesting conferences I've ever attended. 

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Topics: Webinars & Events

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