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Article Recap: How to Create Learning Pathways That Scale

Posted by Erynn Williams on June 6, 2017

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: Course Management, Customer Success, Instructional Design

The Gamification Dilemma

Posted by Erynn Williams on April 13, 2017

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: Creating Content, Instructional Design

Key Takeaways from the Learning Solutions Conference and Expo

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Linda Schwaber-Cohen
Linda Schwaber-Cohen on April 5, 2017

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, Creating Content, Instructional Design, Webinars & Events

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

Posted by Erynn Williams on March 23, 2017

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: LMS, Training, Course Management, Instructional Design

Key Takeaways from the ATP Innovations in Testing Conference

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Linda Schwaber-Cohen
Linda Schwaber-Cohen on March 15, 2017

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, Creating Content, Instructional Design, Webinars & Events

The Anatomy of a Training Course: Popular Lesson Types

Posted by Erynn Williams on March 7, 2017

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: Instructional Design, Course Management, Training

The Anatomy of a Training Course: Types of Content

Posted by Erynn Williams on March 1, 2017

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, Course Management, Instructional Design

The Anatomy of a Training Course: Number of Lessons

Posted by Erynn Williams on February 21, 2017

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, Course Management, Instructional Design

How Video Content Impacts Customer Training Completion Rates

Posted by Erynn Williams on November 15, 2016


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 November 10, 2016

 

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: LMS, Creating Content, Instructional Design

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