TechTalk (March/April 2016)

Find out about the latest advances in training technology.

>> Viddler released a new, interactive video application for corporate training and skills reinforcement. The Viddler Training Suite incorporates the company’s patented technology to provide video- and audio-based instruction, scenario-based practice exercises, and context-aware performance feedback.

>> SkillStore launched its new social learning app that helps companies improve their employees’ communication, leadership, and other soft skills. SkillStore enables live video practice with peer feedback.

>> SilkRoad announced the availability of its newest Life Suite release, 2016.1, which improves integration across the Microsoft ecosystem and provides new enhancements that increase scalability, ease of use, and overall performance across SilkRoad’s Talent Acquisition, Talent Development, and Talent Administration modules.

>> Versal, an open publishing platform for creating interactive online courses, launched Versal Business 2.0 (beta), an interactive course authoring tool. The new Versal Business opens up content collaboration to the entire company through author and collaborator management features, plus groups to segment content by department.

>> Fast Mirror launched its cloudbased platform targeted to HR organizations looking to improve their employees’ feedback and development experience. The new platform allows employees to get quick feedback from coworkers and create an action plan that uses peer networks and experience-based activities for professional development.

Lorri Freifeld
Lorri Freifeld is the editor/publisher of Training magazine. She writes on a number of topics, including talent management, training technology, and leadership development. She spearheads two awards programs: the Training APEX Awards and Emerging Training Leaders. A writer/editor for the last 30 years, she has held editing positions at a variety of publications and holds a Master’s degree in journalism from New York University.