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  • Blended learning approaches for training companies

    Melanie Hall - 02/09/2021

    Blended learning approaches have proved so successful for both training companies and their learners that they are becoming an integral part of long term strategies. But what is blended learning? Why has it seen such a rapid rise in popularity? What are the benefits for training companies and their learners? And what does a blended […]

  • How do you compare training management software?

    Melanie Hall - 16/08/2021

    When choosing the right software for your business, it’s important to compare training management software to see how the solutions stack-up in terms of price, functionality, customer ratings, reviews, and more. But in an online world that favours advertising and sponsorship, it’s often deep pockets that win out over product performance. So we decided to […]

  • 13 smart marketing ideas to sell training courses

    Melanie Hall - 02/08/2021

    If you’re looking for ways to market and sell training courses then you’ve come to the right place. These 13 effective marketing strategies will have a big impact on your sales, but not on your wallet. We work with hundreds of training businesses who are looking for ways to stand out in a crowded market, […]

  • How to sell online courses: 5 strategies for training providers

    Melanie Hall - 02/06/2021

    If you’re looking to sell online courses, you’ve come to the right place! From pricing to software – follow these five proven steps to ensure success. If you’ve seen the 1989 movie “Field of Dreams” you’ll be familiar with the famous line “if you build it, he will come”. Kevin Costner’s character Ray Kinsella hears […]

  • Reduce admin in your business and leadership training organization

    Melanie Hall - 31/05/2021

    Hey, business and leadership training providers! How’s your week going? Busy? Yeah. Me too.  I’ve been up to my usual tricks – automating thousands of course management processes, managing and storing complex data, and maximizing the impact of training websites. And by “me”, I mean Arlo. Arlo is a training management system that’s designed to […]

  • 9 steps to good learning design

    Melanie Hall - 20/05/2021

    “I’m not a designer, I’m a teacher. I don’t know what good learning design looks like.” We hear these words often from our network of training providers when we bring up the topic of learning design. We hear this from professional, successful training providers who’ve been in the game a while. They know their subjects […]

  • Course management software for health and safety training providers

    Melanie Hall - 06/05/2021

    Health and safety training companies have many complex requirements when it comes to course management software. From compliance to reporting and certification, to integrations, they need a solution that ticks a lot of boxes. But when they do find the right solution – they save a ton of time and money on administrative processes. Software, […]

  • Top training magazines for industry news

    Melanie Hall - 05/05/2021

    Whether you’re a training center, a higher education provider, or a private consultant, it’s important to be across all of the relevant training magazines. Keeping up to date with what’s happening in the industry is important for context, trends, new technologies and staying one step ahead of your competitors. But with so much information out […]

  • Best online course platforms [2022]

    Melanie Hall - 03/05/2021

    We’ve canvassed the market for the best online course platforms (aka learning management systems) for training providers, based on functionality and price.  We’ve compared monthly costs (on an annual billing cycle) at a top level plan as they have the most comparison points. Some offer much cheaper plans but are often not fit for purpose […]

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