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Key Takeaways from the Learning Solutions Conference and Expo

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Linda Schwaber-Cohen
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

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Linda Schwaber-Cohen
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

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

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Linda Schwaber-Cohen
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?

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Danie Zaika
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

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