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Why you need to take a Google Analytics approach to measuring learning

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Did you know that, according to Bersin, less than half of the L&D organizations they survey feel they are perceived by their stakeholder leadership as a strategic business partner? That''s a pretty disheartening thing to hear. You can''t report anything. You can''t analyze anything. You can''t trend anything. You can''t tell me whether we''re moving the ball on people. were visited?

Are Instructional Designers Making Themselves Irrelevant?

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How PowerPoint Is Ruining Higher Ed, Explained in One PowerPoint [link] via @slate — Dawn Poulos (@dawnpoulos) March 7, 2014. I''ve read a lot of articles about the disadvantages of PowerPoint—how it stifles discussion, critical thinking, and thoughtful decision making—but no article conveys the agony of sitting through a slide presentation better or more humorously than this one. An LCM.what?

What is stopping companies from measuring learning: Skillsets, datasets, toolsets or mindsets?

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 . Is your company''s learning and development strategy wedged between a rock and hard place? At the risk of sounding hyperbolic, it''s probably a more fair assessment to replace the rock with a series of boulders, which are best viewed through the lens of skillsets, datasets, toolsets and mindsets. Are they simply another budget line item or overhead cost? And this is a high-stakes issue.

Five Steps to Making Your Content Mobile Ready

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It seems that almost every day we are inundated with more stats about how mobile is becoming an even more integral part of our lives. Here are a couple of the latest mind-blowing ones: As of March 2014, users spend an average of 2.42 hours per day on mobile device 1. One of four online searches is currently conducted on a mobile device 2. People check their cell phones up to 150 times per day 3.

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Download one of the most popular game templates from eLearning Brothers with a look and feel exclusively made for eLearning Learning subscribers! eLearning Brothers creates awesome templates and assets to help you look like an eLearning Rockstar!

Content is King: The Top 5 Killer Reasons You Need to Attend the Bersin - Caterpillar Webinar

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Post Type: Blog post. Content strategy. It’s not the buzz phrase du jour in L&D, but it should be! Did you know that according to research by Bersin , High Impact Learning Organizations (HILO) grow their profits 3x faster than other learning organizations? Did you further know that Content Capability is one of three critical differentiators between HILO and others? read more. Events

What Learning & Development can learn from Mad Men

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"Our data shows [.] the best teams spend about half their time communicating outside of formal meetings or as ''asides'' during team meetings, and increasing opportunities for informal communication tends to increase team performance." Alex "Sandy" Pentland. Director of MIT''s Human Dynamics Laboratory. When individuals and/or teams are performing well, water cooler talk is easy.

Content and continuous learning: The cornerstones of a learning architecture

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What separates powerful learning and development organizations from the middling crowd? A May 2014 report from Bersin by Deloitte, Deloitte Consulting LLP  looking at the role of a learning architecture identifies what high-impact learning organizations (HILO''s) are. In short, they actively make use of their technology, modalities and learning architecture in support of L&D objectives.

Learning Trends 2014

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Post Type: Blog post. Having recently returned from Learning Technologies in London, I have a few new reflections about what''s "trending" in the L&D world. read more. Events

Transform Your Video Strategy for Enterprise Learning & Communication

We sat down with Tom Clancy, former CLO of EMC, to discuss the role of video in the future of enterprise learning and communication.

State of the LCMS with Mark Hellinger

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Post Type: Blog post. It seems to me that this is a good time to comment on the state of the Learning Content Management Systems (LCMS) market given the many changes in 2012. read more. Industry News

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The top 10 opportunity costs for single source content strategy

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When you think about your company''s digital learning content strategy, what''s the first thing that comes to mind? Virtual Classrooms? eLearning Courses? Bersin defines High Impact Learning Organizations as those organizations that distinguish themselves by very effectively and efficiently providing learning solutions that support key business objectives. What is opportunity cost?

What is #responsivelearning and why should I care?

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Responsive design promises to help companies future-proof their content and deliver more mobile experiences faster and better, but responsive learning is lagging behind. Have you heard of Responsive Web Design (RWD)? This is a relatively new design paradigm for creating websites that adapt to a device''s screen size—dynamically. Our mobile devices are equipped with modern browsers. Right.

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The path to learning personalization

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Post Type: Blog post. Personalization is one of those big, broad terms that can mean different things to different people. I''m a big fan of how Richard Culatta from the US Department of Education defines it. He says personalization is the sum of three factors: adjusting the pace (individualization), adjusting the approach (differentiation), and connecting those to the learner''s interests and experiences. read more. Learning & Development

Customer Training Completion Rates

Curious to learn how different factors in your training courses may affect completion rates? We crunched the numbers to help you set goals for course completion and build your content strategy. Download the study to learn what kind of content keeps learners engaged, how long courses should be, and more.

Bersin and Caterpillar Webinar on High Impact Learning Organizations Now Available On-Demand!

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Post Type: Blog post. According to David Mallon at Bersin, high impact learning organizations “can affect their organizations in positive and measurable ways to a degree that distances themselves from everyone else, namely their competitors.” Is your organization high impact? read more. Events

When the Learner is the Teacher, Do We Need Instructional Designers?

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It’s a new world out there for the Instructional Designer. It’s an entirely different canvas, with new colors on the pallet. It’s no longer about producing 3-ring binders, or monolithic eLearning. It’s about harnessing the new ways of learning that are enabled by a new breed of technology, and a cultural shifts in how we use it. When designing for mLearning, we need to put ourselves in the shoes of the user who is walking around with a very powerful tablet and/or smart phone. That person today has very different expectations that are informed by social media and YouTube. think not. 

Part 3 of 3: Personalized Learning

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This is the 3rd in a series of 3 pertaining to how personalized learning can be applied to education and training. In the first I explored the application of personalization in K12, and in the second how personalization can be applied to high-skill knowledge workers. In this post, I explore how personalization is already enabling service workers in the retail industry learn job skills at a fraction of the cost of traditionally-developed training. Personalization:  The Training Solution for Service-Oriented, High Employee-Turnover Industries. Delivery also matters. 

The path to learning personalization

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Personalization is one of those big, broad terms that can mean different things to different people. I''m a big fan of how Richard Culatta from the US Department of Education defines it. He says personalization is the sum of three factors: adjusting the pace (individualization), adjusting the approach (differentiation), and connecting those to the learner''s interests and experiences. Stay tuned

Skill based learning – How it drives an organization’s performance

Training and learning organizations today play an active role in contributing to the bottom line of any organization by aligning their objectives to the immediate business objectives. This provides a solid ground for cost justification and encourages businesses to place training groups right where they should be, at the heart of a growing, thriving, learning culture.

Want To Know What Personalized Learning Looks Like? It's Hitting You Right in the Face!

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Post Type: Blog post. If you ask a learner how they want to learn, taking a high-gloss eLearning course is rarely mentioned. Instead, what we all consistently hear is that people want personalized learning - a term easy to throw out there but not so easy to define. Richard Calutta, from the US Department of Education at the Office of Educational Technology, has a simple formula for what it means to personalize learning : read more. Learning & Development

Managing Multiple Learning Managment Systems - The High Cost of Choice

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Post Type: Blog post. Did you know that today there are approximately 500 Learning Management System vendors in the market? 1 Did you also know that no one vendor, or small group of vendors, have significant market share? In fact, it’s a scattered and fragmented market, one that is wreaking havoc on Learning & Development. The Reason. read more. Learning & Development

3 reasons to change your learning content management strategy now

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Have legacy systems handcuffed your enterprise? If you speak with John May, Capgemini Academy’s learning solution architect, he’d be the first to admit the company''s 15-year-old print-based learning platform was creating more problems than solutions. The ultimate outcome is business growth. billion this year to $9.3 billion by 2017. Learning content management needs to be centralized.

When It Comes To Performance Support, The Cloud Changes Everything

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Post Type: Blog post. I am incredibly excited to announce that yesterday afternoon, at the Bersin by Deloitte research conference, IMPACT 2013: The Business of Talent, Xyleme was recognized for winning the prestigious WhatWorks® Award in the Delivering Innovation category. read more. Cloud

Seven Simple Secrets to Off-the-Shelf Course Success

Off-the-shelf elearning is applicable for a wide audience, but it won’t address your organization’s unique situations or distinctive content. So are these courses all that helpful? For sure! Read on for 7 secrets to make off-the-self learning your own.

Bravais 3.0: Taking Learning Beyond the LMS to Analytics & Personalization

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Post Type: Blog post. What should come as news to, well, no one, is that in the age of search, social, mobile, and now, wearable technologies, learner expectations have changed dramatically. read more. Products

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Buzzword: Micro-learning

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I was introduced recently to a new buzz word making its way across the learning & development industry: Micro-learning. If you’re like me, you’re probably starting to get a bit tired of people adding their particular spin to learning – all in search of the holy grail that is the “right way” to make learning happen. It doesn’t exist. Industry Talk

Challenge the Status Quo

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How does your company plan learning and development initiatives? Is there careful analysis of existing and future talent needs, the regulatory climate governing continuing employee and customer education and assessment, and your competitive position? How do you respond? Only the most forward-thinking enterprises recognize how damaging following this perspective can be. Customizable. Data-rich.

Content is King: The Top 5 Killer Reasons You Need to Watch the Bersin - Caterpillar Webinar

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Post Type: Blog post. Content strategy. It’s not the buzz phrase du jour in L&D, but it should be! Did you know that according to research by Bersin , High Impact Learning Organizations (HILO) grow their profits 3x faster than other learning organizations? Did you further know that Content Capability is one of three critical differentiators between HILO and others? read more. Events

Leaving performance reviews behind: Where to start [Guide]

Is your company ready to move beyond the annual performance review? Where do you start? What are the keys to success? In this guide, you’ll gain an understanding of: the forces driving change, three foundations of success and take a deep dive into the skills gap many managers have that will sink your efforts before they start and how to address them.

A ship without sails: Why single source is integral to blended learning

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What''s your reaction when you hear about climate change? Is it a predictor of worldwide Armageddon? Have you begun saving up for a boat in advance of rising sea levels? But, global ecology isn''t the focus here. The rapidly evolving and shifting environment and organizational patterns in learning and development have sent waves throughout the industry. Beyond the buzz: What is blended learning?

The top 10 reasons your mobile learning strategy will fail | Dawn.

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The top 10 reasons your mobile learning strategy will fail

Want To Know What Personalized Learning Looks Like? It's Right in Front of You!

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Post Type: Blog post. If you ask a learner how they want to learn, taking a high-gloss eLearning course is rarely mentioned. Instead, what we all consistently hear is that people want personalized learning - a term easy to throw out there but not so easy to define. Richard Calutta, from the US Department of Education at the Office of Educational Technology, has a simple formula for what it means to personalize learning : read more. Learning & Development

LMS vs. LCMS

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The Learning and Development industry, like any other, has been inundated with new technologies and tools for learning. Buzz words in the industry include e-learning, mobile learning, cloud delivery, bite-sized learning, informal learning, learning record store, and single-source content development. In the simplest terms, this is a software package that manages course delivery and administration.

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Quality Control process for E-Learning

Quality assurance is often reduced to correcting errors in a nearly completed learning product. But creating a quality assurance process that influences decisions throughout production reduces the amount of revisions. This is the final step to ensuring that e-Learning applications are not themselves a barrier to learning

Personalization for Knowledge Workers

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Post Type: Blog post. This is the 2 nd in a 3 part series addressing the impact of personalization in the education and training markets. In the first post, I addressed the application of personalization in K12. In this post I address use cases that apply to a high-skilled knowledge workforce. Personalization for the high-skill knowledge worker. read more. Learning & Development