Skills development is not new, so what’s the big deal?
The concept of skills development has been around for decades. So, why is it such a hot topic…again? Traditional learning platforms continue to use self-assessment methods for determining skill mastery. This leads to misalignment with actual skill mastery because the learner doesn’t know what they don’t know. Learning content that is not tailored to individual needs results in disengaged learners and a lackluster experience. No one has been able to deliver on the promise of skills development and do it right. Until now. CYPHER Learning has the magic modern learners expect.
Supercharged skills development. In minutes.
Use AI 360 with CYPHER Copilot, to accelerate the creation of gamified, multimedia courses, and assessments in minutes - laying the foundations for personalized skills development at scale.
How CYPHER modernizes skills development
If businesses want to see some serious skills growth, they can't just stop at the hiring stage. Personalized skills development must be a key part of their talent management strategy. Let's not forget about schools and universities, too! If they want their students to really shine and reach their full potential, they need to go beyond just teaching and make personalized skills development a core part of their educational strategy. CYPHER brings a new school approach to an old school model making personalized skills development a reality.
CYPHER goes beyond traditional ad-hoc and topic based skills development with competency-based learning that delivers customized experiences.
CYPHER delivers personalization, precision, and proactive recommendations at scale. There is clarity of level mastery for each competency, recommendations based on what is needed to master remaining competencies, and multiple assessments of each competency for reliable results.
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Single exams on broad topics disguise gaps. Choose from over 16 assessment types, including question banks, essays, gamification, and self-evaluation for learners to demonstrate proficiency and competency.
Trainers and teachers can better assess the learner’s needs and modify instruction or eliminate skill gaps as needed.
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Keep the human connection
CYPHER is the only platform to provide a Universal Translator for real-time communications such as messages and posting. Connect with others who share the same learning goals. This brings communities closer together - no matter where they are - to help build new skills - no matter what they are.
Feel close to your learning community even when physically apart with wikis, forums, chat, the Green Dot activity indicator, and scrolling real-time widgets.
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More time to
teach and train
CYPHER is the only platform with platform-wide automation supporting gamification, skills development, competency, mastery, course development, on-boarding, compliance, and more.
With 25+ automated actions, we give trainers, L&D pros, teachers, course creators, and admins the gift of time. Time to focus on training. Time to be creative. Time to problem-solve. Time to connect with learners.
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Steps to easily implement skills development
1Add training goals to up-skill
Whether you create on-boarding programs or specific training, add learning goals such as jobs and competencies, and allow learners to improve their current skills or build new ones. Create personalized programs based on their goals and get measurable skills development progress.
Take a competency-based approach and automate associated competencies with learning content and resources such as courses and groups to help your learners achieve mastery.
3Get proactive recommendations
The CYPHER platform provides personalized and proactive recommendations that can be a variety of resources such as courses, learning paths, or groups. Recommendations make it easier for learners to up-skill and reach their learning goals. Proactive recommendations are at the heart of personalized learning - tailored to each person’s learning journey.
Get more time to teach and train! After setting-up rules that are triggered when learners reach their goals, the platform automatically awards badges, certificates, sends custom messages, enrolls learners in other courses, and more.
5Track goals progress
Create personalized learning paths. Learners get an overview of all the goals they are working on by checking their dashboard or their profile page. There is also an overview page for each goal they are working towards. From there, they can easily put a particular goal on pause or remove it.
6Make a human connection
Build community and make connections in real-time. Learners use the Q&A forum to ask questions and get support to easily reach their active goals. Collaboration takes place at an organization, business, or network level, making it easy to connect and be part of a learning community. Only CYPHER offers a Universal Translator for real-time communications and a Green Dot activity indicator to show course and participant popularity.
7See skill mastery in one view
Track learner progress by competency and get a detailed view of how learners are understanding the concepts. Easily see mastery levels for all learners with the mastery grid. Only CYPHER allows you to see everything in one place, giving you a comprehensive look at performance and competency for better insight. All other platforms force you to look up each individual one by one.
Tour the CYPHER modern learning platform
The modern learning platform for L&D pros like HR, trainers, instructional designers, and managers in businesses that need training, up-skilling, employee performance, on-boarding, trainer productivity, compliance, and more.
The modern learning platform for educators like teachers, instructors, and admins in schools, universities, colleges, and trade schools that need hybrid learning, personalized learning, teacher productivity, course creation, student engagement, and more.
Frequently asked questions
What is a skill?
An ability that you develop through learning, practice, and experience.
What are the types of skills?
Cognitive, socio-emotional, technology, and digital.
What is skills development?
The process of acquiring and improving the skills and knowledge.
What are competencies?
Set of skills, knowledge, abilities, and attributes that an individual possesses which enables them to perform a specific job or task.
What is competency-based learning?
Competency-based learning, also known as mastery-based or proficiency-based learning, is an educational approach that focuses on learners acquiring and demonstrating specific knowledge, skills, and abilities at their own pace. This approach shifts the focus from traditional time-based measures, such as grade levels and credit hours, to an emphasis on ensuring that students achieve mastery in each competency before moving on to the next one.