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Trends in Training

Posted on Thu, January 1,2015 @ 16:15 PM

The confluence of a weak economy, “app for that” technological innovation and a multi-generational workforce has produced some noticeable trends in continuing education, training and professional development.

For starters, the current economic weakness siphoned away money budgeted for training-related travel as well as training staff. According to the American Society of Training and Development’s (ASTD) 2009 State of the Industry report, training expenditures per employee fell 4% from 2007 to 2008. A Bersin & Associates survey showed corporate learning and development budgets were cut by 11% in 2009 and by a total of 22% since 2008.

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Media Uploads, Testing Coming to ABC Signup

Posted on Thu, January 1,2015 @ 14:45 PM

Imagine your website offering on-site training programs supplemented by online video instruction – complete with the ability to manage registrations and online payment, test registrants on the content, process evaluations, award continuing education credits and more.

If you are an ABC Signup customer, that soup-to-nuts functionality is just around the corner. Basic online course delivery and testing features, typically associated with learning management systems, will be the newest capabilities of the software by the end of the year.

No, we are not having an identity crisis. Our core product remains the most feature-rich, robust registration software for the money on the market today. These new additions, while significant in terms of the options they give customers, are consistent with our approach of adding functionality complementary to our core registration solutions.

The newest of these features allows users to upload and display a variety of files and multimedia. The media upload component, which could be used to post videotaped presentations and courses, integrates a third-party hosting and encoding system into our software. The second new feature, the coming-soon testing component, will enable users to instantly test registrants online upon completion of an on-site or online course.

“We are committed to providing the features that our customers want, that make sense for our business model, and that make our software more valuable and attractive,” said Todd Chandler, president of ABC Signup. “We believe these two new capabilities accomplish meet these objectives while further differentiating us from the competition.”

Customers interested in the new features should contact ABC Signup for more information.

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