July 16th, 2018
As organizations take the leap in migrating their training or learning programs from instructor-led to online, they often face the difficult decision of how to make the transition. The question of whether to allocate budget and resources to develop in-house technology (build) or to outsource the work (buy) to a partner who can package, deliver, and manage content for online users is common.
July 10th, 2018
School is out for summer. For high school graduates, the question of whether or not to continue on with higher education or to enter the workforce is becoming an increasingly prevalent decision. Today’s strong and appealing job market offers more technical, skills-based jobs than ever, giving young adults reason to wonder if college is worth the money. New data from the federal government shows that college completion rates are falling due to high costs, part-time programs, and certificate-granting programs.
July 3rd, 2018
Sinking serious dollars into private tutoring or classroom instruction has become the norm when preparing for the ACT, but what about those students who can’t afford these additional resources? With more than 15 million students taking the ACT test each year, ACT and BenchPrep are focused on giving every learner an opportunity to succeed on the exam.
March 14th, 2018
Once the singular source for cutting-edge knowledge in their arenas, today’s associations are battling membership loss and declining sponsorship revenues. To cope, associations must reach above and beyond member expectations. Paying close attention—and adapting to—these trends will help keep associations relevant and able to meet their members’ needs.
March 8th, 2018
The learner experience is the most essential aspect of learning and BenchPrep has already observed how Learning Management Systems (LMS) have quickly become obsolete. We predict the LMS as it exists now will be less relevant as learners crave personalization, engaging content, and improved outcomes.
February 22nd, 2018
High school counselors often advise students to attend college, after high school, encouraging them to believe it’s the only way to land a good job and start a career. Parents usually repeat the counselors advice and encourage their kids to pursue a college degree. 40 percent of students who attend college, dropout and never graduate, yet, there are a whole list of jobs out there where they can still be successful. BenchPrep partners with organizations like ACT WorkKeys® to help folks looking to build essential career-relevant skills, without necessarily obtaining a college degree in that field.