Hands-on Training: From Lectures to Learning by Doing

As the shift continues from in-person instruction to eLearning course offerings, many learning and development organizations are challenged with maintaining a high level of engagement with their students. The fact is, hands-on training is often the most effective method of training, but how do you deliver that virtually, at scale, and in the on-demand, self-paced

Struggling to Keep Virtual Training Engaging? Don’t Leave Out the Narrative [Podcast]

In this episode of The Skytap Podcast, we learn from Keith Quinn about the power of relatable, realistic, real-world narratives when used in virtual training courses. Keith is the learning & development manager (digital learning) at the Scottish Social Services Council and he recently presented his session, “Using Immersive Simulations to Develop Real-world Skills,” at

Delivering Speed & Agility in Virtual Training: The Skytap Podcast

We recently attended DevLearn 2016 and had the opportunity to interview a handful of the show’s most engaging speakers and we’re featuring two of them on this week’s episode of The Skytap Podcast. While many sessions at the show focused on new breakthroughs in wearables and virtual reality, we were really impressed by those that

Upcoming Webinar to Show Power of Hands-on Virtual Training

One thing that’s been quite clear at DevLearn 2016 is that while more organizations are replacing in-person, instructor-led training with virtual training offerings, these organizations are now faced with challenges around scaling, and delivering effective courses that engage and motivate learners to succeed. On Tuesday, December 6th, our own Seth Payne will be joining ServiceRocket

How IBM Overcame Complex Technical Training Challenges in the Cloud

Effectively—and efficiently—delivering complex technical training to globally distributed teams is a major challenge for many in the enterprise. IBM delivers hundreds of scheduled events each week to more than two-thousand students a month. With the closing of a data center in France, Bob Blessing-Hartley, CTO for IBM Remote Labs, had to decide how to continue to deliver

Skytap Driver Now Available for Docker Machine

We are thrilled to announce the technical preview of a Docker Machine driver built specifically for Skytap. Docker Machine is an essential part of the Docker Toolbox. It is used to remotely provision and manage Docker hosts. Utilizing a driver model, Docker Machine can be used with a number of different local virtual providers such

Why Training Organizations Must Combat Continental Drift [Podcast]

While combatting continental drift in the true geographic sense would be foolish, working to turn the tides that have pushed departmental continents away from each other is mandatory for meeting today’s business demands. And no department has perhaps drifted further away from the rest of Pangea as training/learning and development. Our special guest on this week’s

Skytap’s Can’t-Miss Action at Learning Solutions 2016

We’re packing our bags and heading to Orlando this week for Learning Solutions 2016! There is a ton going on at this year’s show, so here are the sessions we’re most looking forward to, where you can find us and our friends, and how to make it an awesome week. Bill Nye? BILL NYE? Learning Solutions

Helping Business and Training See Eye to Eye [Podcast]

We sat down with CentralKnowledge, Inc. President, Ajay Pangarkar, at Training 2016 to discuss the disconnect that often exists between “the business” and training departments. In this episode of The DevHops Podcast, Ajay offers some excellent tips for trainers looking to avoid over-promising a training ROI to finance professionals, and how to deliver learning that

Making Self-directed Training Accessible and Learner-centric

We’re taking a bit of a departure from the normal theme of The DevHops Podcast to focus on virtual training! Shannon Tipton sat down with us at Training 2016 to give us a preview of her session, “Creating Your 21st Century Toolbox.” Shannon explained how the modernization of training involves using traditional tools in a

Customer Success Series: Informatica’s Scalable Stellar Customer Experience

We’re presenting a collection of stories on the awesome gains in scalability and efficiency, and reductions in costs and constraints that our customers shared with us at our recent Customer Advisory Board meeting. Informatica senior manager of global education services, Alex Gurevich quickly pointed out one of our favorite qualities of Skytap—that the benefits and