Terrific TED Talks for Training Professionals


At Administrate, we’re big on team education, and one of the sources our staff get a shed-load of value from is TED.

How To Get Started With ‘Snackable’ Learning


Our consumption of media has changed radically in the last decade. Within the space of a few minutes the modern media consumer has retweeted an inspiring quote, clicked through a couple of videos on YouTube, skim read an interesting article in their feedly, watched a handful of video loops on Vine Read More. All Training Tips

5 Essential Training Management Metrics


It’s a familiar problem – data. Lots and lots of data. A spreadsheet for one customer, another for a group of students/learners, one for that project and so on. The wealth of data that a modern training operation generates can be quite overwhelming and data overload is rapidly becoming one of the principal productivity Read More. All Training Tips

Press Release – Administrate Launches MENA Operation


Edinburgh/Beirut – 14 September 2016 – Administrate, the fast-growing software-as-a-service for training companies and training departments, has opened a Middle East and North Africa (MENA) office in Beirut, Lebanon. Based in the highly-rated Beirut Digital District, already home to a growing cohort of international tech startups, Administrate is the first Read More Published on September 14, 2016. All News

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Your Guide to Creating a Customer Onboarding Program

Even if you don’t have a formal program in place, customer onboarding is already happening at your organization. The question is, are you dictating it and guaranteeing a great experience? If not, this guide can help help.

Introducing a New Sales Opportunities System


Today we’re really excited to announce the general availability of our Opportunities system, designed to help training companies manage their sales and ordering processes. As we’ve grown, we’ve attracted more and more large training companies with sizeable sales teams using complex workflows to sell their products and services. These customers Read More. All Product Updates

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6 Common Training Software Myths Dispelled


Most training operations have common objectives – namely, keeping better track of learner progression and the training itself, reducing time spent on admin tasks, delivering exceptional elearning and of course, in the case of training companies, increasing course bookings. However, the commonality can extend beyond their objectives. Training professionals often share the same concerns Read More. Published on December 8, 2016.

The Ultimate EdTech & elearning Jargon Buster!


Struggling to find a CAT to integrate with your LMS? Maybe a CAT isn’t suitable and only a RAT will do? Of course, regardless of whether you choose a CAT or a RAT, it’ll need to be SCORM compliant. I think it’s safe to say that we like an acronym Read More Published on July 7, 2016. All Training Tips


The 5th Training Evaluation Level: ROI


Back in 2013, we wrote a post on the four training evaluation levels you need to know about, based on the late Donald Kirkpatrick’s highly influential ‘four level’ model for training course evaluation. Vital in understanding whether your training has been delivered effectively, the four levels of evaluation (Reaction, Learning, Behaviour Read More. Published on October 27, 2016. The post The 5th Training Evaluation Level: ROI appeared first on Administrate. All Training Tips

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Seven Simple Secrets to Off-the-Shelf Course Success

Off-the-shelf elearning is applicable for a wide audience, but it won’t address your organization’s unique situations or distinctive content. So are these courses all that helpful? For sure! Read on for 7 secrets to make off-the-self learning your own.

Why You Need to be at LITE 2016


“It’s a different type of conference. It’s not the normal sterile affair, and I think that’s appealing” – David Bowie, Blackford Analysis Last year saw us welcome more than 200 Administrate customers to Edinburgh for the first LITE conference, and we’re very excited to be putting an even bigger and better event Read More. All LITE 2016

5 Top Tips for Running Successful Meetings


Meetings. They’re unavoidable in the workplace, however they can often end-up achieving very little and leaving the attendees feeling more than a little frustrated. Or asleep. One of our key aims at Administrate is to ‘work smarter, not harder’ and running efficient, successful meetings is a key component in making Read More. All Training Tips

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The Roadmap From ‘Digital Immigrants’ to ‘Digital Natives’


Nearly 15 years ago, educational thought-leader Marc Prensky wrote, in a piece on ‘Digital Natives, Digital Immigrants‘: “Today’s students are no longer the people our educational system was designed to teach.” This statement was apt in 2001 and with technology’s rapid development, it’s perhaps even more valid for many of today’s ‘digital learners’ Read More Published on September 8, 2016. All Training Tips

Press Release – Administrate Appoints New CTO and Launches LITE 2016


Edinburgh, 21 June 2016 – Administrate, an EdTech SaaS solution for training providers and corporations, has plans to hire an additional 15 engineers before the end of 2016 to support its rapid growth in UK, US and international markets. As part of this expansion, Andrew Williams has been appointed as Read More.

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State of the Front-Line Manager

It's no secret that front-line managers are essential to your organization's success. They form the base of your leadership development funnel and, most likely, account for over half of all your organization's leaders. Improving how front-line managers perform yields mouthwatering increases in how individual contributors perform.

Our Top Productivity Tips for Training Professionals


In business, productivity is on everyone’s mind, yet, many find it difficult to achieve on an ongoing basis. Whether it’s the phone, an incoming email, or a long to-do list – there’s distractions abound! Training professionals may think this sounds too familiar – they often juggle tasks such as conducting Read More. All Training Tips

An Introduction to elearning: Part Two


In part one of our ‘Introduction to elearning‘ series we addressed the essentials: selection of a training management system, learning management system and content authoring tool, along with some of the advantages of using elearning in a blended approach to learning. Now that you’re ready to get started creating content, our Read More. All Training Tips

How Administrate Helps Boston Whaler Deliver World Class Training


Boston Whaler is one of the most recognisable names in the boating world. Once based in Massachusetts as their name suggests, Boston Whaler is now based in Edgewater, Florida – a state which leads the United States in the sale of boats and boating accessories. For nearly 60 years the innovative designs of their unsinkable boats remain extremely popular, which is why Boston Whaler Read More.

5 Key Traits of Digital Learners


Millennials, the Net Generation, Digital Natives, Digital Learners – however you label them, the modern learner is evolving. Is your organisation and training programme evolving to accommodate them? Organisational change is a massive challenge, especially change at the same pace as that of technological advancement. Scott Brinker, Editor of Marketing Technology blog, proposed Read More Published on August 25, 2016. All Training Tips

2018 Customer Training Goals

Are your customer training goals actually achievable? Or will they be cast aside as your team gets caught up in their daily tasks? If you’re not sure, this guide can help.

More Must-read Books on Sales, Team Culture and Beyond


If you read part one of this series, you’ll know that the Administrate team takes self-learning very seriously, so much so that everyone is required to read a book-per-month and then share the key learnings from it with the wider team. Now it’s time for us to share more of our Read More. All Training Tips

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3 Key eLearning Trends for 2016


The eLearning industry is always changing and evolving as new technologies are developed. In 2015 gamification was one of the most talked about learning concepts. It fast became one of the best tools in eLearning to grab students’ attention and get them really engaged with content. It’s popularity is still present, and Read More. All Training Tips big data Learning Management System SaaS the cloud training management training tips

Death & Dormancy – Is Your Training Company Falling Behind?


Back in September 2016 we told the story of Phil, star employee of Worksite Safety Success and holder of the keys to their training coordination and administration. We lamented the effect of having all your training eggs in one basket – when Phil left, WSS was left floundering. Today we’ve Read More. Published on January 26, 2017. The post Death & Dormancy – Is Your Training Company Falling Behind? appeared first on Administrate. All Training Tips

Software Development – Whiteboard Wednesday


On the first Wednesday of each month, a member of the Administrate team will talk through some ideas and key concepts that can be useful to you and help your business. In this video, Administrate Software Engineer, Iain Brown, explains the software development process. Video Transcription Hi there, Read More. All Whiteboard Wednesday software software testing training management software whiteboard wednesday

The Secret to Getting Learning Results May Not Be What You Think

Do you struggle to achieve measurable results with your learning solutions? If so, you’re not alone. According to CEB, traditional training only creates 37% learning transfer. This guide explores the causes of poor transfer and concrete steps to achieving better outcomes.

4 Reasons to Love eLearning


Valentine’s Day is just around the corner, what better time of the year to profess our love for our favourite way of learning! We’ve been advocates for a long time now, but we still get asked time and time again from potential customers “Why should we choose eLearning?”. Well, we’ll Read More. All Training Tips elearning Learning Management System LMS retention training companies training management system training tips workplace training

Why a Lack of Reporting Makes Staff Quit


There are many factors in play when it comes to maintaining a successful and competitive business, perhaps none more so than retaining your best staff. Great people who feel valued and content in their jobs are essential, yet creating a happy workforce is no mean feat. If you look at the Read More. All Training Tips

3 Key Takeaways from LITE 2016 – Part 1


Three weeks ago today, our annual EdTech conference, LITE (Learning Innovation Technology and Evolution), opened in front of a record crowd at the spectacular Assembly Roxy, here in Edinburgh. Fast forward to present day and the team has just about recovered from what was an incredible two days of learning, although Read More Published on October 13, 2016. All Training Tips

The Importance of Customer Reviews


Show of hands, how many of you have candid, honest, reviews of your training courses featured on your website? Nope, not the cherry-picked customer testimonials with glorious quotes about how your training forever changed the life of Mr Smith from London. We’re talking genuine, gritty, honest, not-always-positive reviews that add an extra layer Read More Published on October 6, 2016. All Training Tips

Content Planning Map: A Template for Training Teams

Are you delivering disjointed feature-based training? Rather than looking at small tasks, focus training content on goals that you want your students to achieve. Download the template to learn how!

The 7 Ingredients of Successful Training Companies


We encounter a lot of different training companies within a variety of industries at Administrate. Despite the wide range of training on offer, we often notice commonality in how successful training companies deliver quality training. These tried and tested methodologies, well-refined processes and approaches to business form a definite recipe for success. Read More Published on July 13, 2016. All Training Tips

3 Productivity Tools for Training Professionals


Why work harder when you can work smarter? As our careers page attests, we’re big advocates of people who just ‘get things done’ A high level of productivity is vital if we’re to continue to deliver success to our customers, especially given that our team works a four day week. Read More. Published on October 20, 2016. The post 3 Productivity Tools for Training Professionals appeared first on Administrate. All Training Tips

Keeping the Edge: 3 Strategies to Stay Ahead in Training


As an Account Manager, I talk to dozens of customers every week to discuss their business and how we at Administrate can support them to be truly successful. We discuss anything, from how to set up their sales workflow in Administrate to major industry trends that might impact how they Read More. Published on January 5, 2017. The post Keeping the Edge: 3 Strategies to Stay Ahead in Training appeared first on Administrate. All Staff Insight

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The How and Why of Attending Conferences


The conference ticket alone costs £100. The flights are coming in at £150 and the hotel’s going to be another £120 on top. Don’t forget expenses and, of course, the cost of your time in attending. Justifying going to conferences, both in time and money, is a common corporate challenge. With Read More Published on July 20, 2016. All Training Tips

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Living up to the Promise of eLearning: Closing the Learning-Doing Gap

It’s well documented that people leave managers – not companies. Download this guide to learn how to shift the perspective from event to journey and how to take learners through Proficiency Journeys to get results.

Why Administrate Publishes A Product Roadmap


Shortly after announcing it at the annual LITE conference in September, the product team at Administrate has begun to publish our product roadmap for the world to see. Public roadmaps are still rare in the software industry because change happens so quickly, and part of being an agile company is Read More. Published on December 6, 2016. The post Why Administrate Publishes A Product Roadmap appeared first on Administrate. All Product Updates

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An Introduction to elearning: Part One


In the first of a series of posts, we’re taking things back to basics to introduce the uninitiated to the wonderful world of elearning. Today, we’re addressing why you might want to consider adding elearning as a method of course delivery and how you can start to bring the right tools Read More. All Training Tips

LITE 2016 – Meet the Speakers Part 1


As the summer progresses in a blur of sport, politics and fun in the ‘sun’, we’re getting increasingly excited about LITE 2016 (Edinburgh, Sept 22-23) at Administrate HQ! LITE is our annual conference, launched last year with the aim of bringing together people from across the learning and training spectrum for two Read More. All LITE 2016

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Making A Business Case For Software Change


Pro basketball player and businessman Michael Jordan famously once said that “limits, like fears, are often just an illusion” He was right too, our limitations are mostly self imposed. That said, some are surmountable and some, well… I’d really quite like the ability to fly, but alas, I’m not Superman. The same Read More. Published on December 15, 2016. The post Making A Business Case For Software Change appeared first on Administrate. All Training Tips

The Essential Template for Your Customer Training Strategy

Looking to build your customer training strategy? The process can be overwhelming, if you don’t have a set plan from the start. This template can help.