Top Industry Names join Unicorn for First Content User Forum

Top Industry Names join Unicorn for First Content User Forum Unicorn Training’s first ever SkillsServe User Forum – ‘Getting the Best Out Of Your eLearning Content’ – got a big thumbs up from around 40 delegates representing a wide cross section of our clients and partners in London last week.

The brainchild of Unicorn Client Relationship Manager, Kieran Brown, the day aimed to:
· demonstrate how to get the best out of SkillsServe’s easy to use content creation and management features;
· provide practical hands-on tips on widely available rapid development tools, and
· most importantly, listen to what our customers want most from future enhancements to SkillsServe.

Unicorn chairman Peter Phillips opened the London event, saying, “The world of eLearning is changing rapidly with new technologies creating exciting opportunities for more engaging and effective on line learning. There are ways of creating and delivering content that we just couldn’t do three or four years ago. There is more complexity in eLearning delivery but much more opportunity to be creative and effective.”

The day was based around four presentations, each delivered by a Unicorn specialist.
1. Using Powerpoint with Rapid eLearning plug-ins (including iSpring and Articulate tools)
2. Getting the most out of SkillsServe’s inbuilt eBriefing rapid development functionality
3. Using SkillsServe’s manager tools to organise, promote content and increase usage
4. Why the professional touch is sometimes still best

DelegateTony Hay, Learning & Technical Development Manager, Ricoh UK Ltd, said: “The most valuable aspect was to be in the room with the experts who develop the content and functionality and to ask them questions around the system and its capabilities. The biggest thing I learned about SkillsServe was its flexibility and robustness. If you can think of a way you would like something to work it seems the developers can usually find a solution.”

Peter Apps, Training Manager, Mortgage Intelligence, said: “There is definitely a value of running sessions such as this. We have only very recently moved over to the SkillsServe platform and I picked up a lot from the presentations and from just talking to other people about how they use the system.”

Jo Mahoney, HR intern, Newedge, added: “Everything that was discussed at the forum was really, really helpful. The eBriefing talk was especially interesting as I didn’t know anything about that prior to the day. We don’t currently have that installed so it is something we will now consider.”

Kieran said: “This forum focussed on some key content issues so we can all better appreciate what produces more effective learning outcomes for users across all sectors. We are grateful so many people found time to attend and hope it was valuable learning more about the huge depth and variety of content that SkillsServe can support both from us and other delegates. This forum was another mechanism for us to consolidate our client relationships, and to give our clients a chance to meet and exchange ideas and experiences.”

For more details from the ‘Getting the Best Out Of Your eLearning Content’ forum click here

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