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Talking eLearning ROI

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Talking eLearning ROI shouldn’t be an intimidating process. If you want to sell eLearning ROI for your grand vision, you need to support your pitch with sensible projections and multi-year estimates to put the financial decision makers at ease. 2. The post Talking eLearning ROI appeared first on Web Courseworks. Admit What You Don’t Know (Find a Bookkeeper Friend).

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Discussing the ASTD Handbook, eLearning, and Published Expertise with Elaine Biech

Web Courseworks

When my copy of the second edition ASTD Handbook arrived at the office this summer, I immediately felt the urge to explore my new resource and see what content made the final cut for an important industry asset. The second edition ASTD Handbook is filled with great insights from industry experts. The ASTD Handbook does just that. When the time was right ASTD made the move.

Numbers Don’t Lie: ROI of Corporate Training


However, with modern data analysis methodologies , you can easily figure the ROI of a training program – and then translate that into real numbers for how it impacts the company. Sources: American Society for Training and Development (ASTD) and Saba. For example: Personal development. Human resources.

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ROI and Metrics in eLearning

Tony Karrer

I'm working on an article around the use of ROI and metrics in eLearning. I did a quick search for resources and here's what I found. This level of evaluation will increase the visibility of learning and development efforts, because successful implementation of Level 3 evaluation Internet Time Blog: ROI is toast. ROI is toast. Support - ROI Calculator Training & Support Return on Investment Calculator Investing in Learning: Consider Value, Not Just ROI ROI, or return on investment, is king in today's business world. What do we mean by ROI? 2.

What Does the Training Department Do When Training Doesn’t Work?

Performance Learning Productivity

ASTD data suggests US companies spent $164billion on employee learning and development in 2012 saying that ‘ despite a continuously changing economic environment, organizations remain committed to training and development’. Although the Training Industry and ASTD figures vary a little it is clear that the global training industry is a large and apparently healthy one. Mindset : noun

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ASTD Keynote: “People Lie” Richard Hilleman Electronic Arts #tk10

Learning Visions

This are my liveblogged notes from Thursday, January 28 Keynote at ASTD TechKnowledge 2010 in Las Vegas, NV. Instruction time is spent editing and correcting for quality, clarity and meaning (and not mechanics) more face time, less grading Telemetry based Developement Programs Diff between clients and customers: customers are looking for a measurable ROI; clients looking for personal progress Avoid diff scoreboards for diff audiences measured progress metrics ensure all parties’ development outcome = business outcomes People lie – don’t trust, don’t guess. Who is Richard Hilleman?

How to choose between web and native apps for mobile learning?

Origin Learning

Organizations that want to integrate mobile devices actively into their learning programs and have the resources certainly prefer native apps as the ROI pays out in the long term. Data from ASTD Magazine, Infoline on Mobile Learning.  . Web apps. Since every mobile device comes with a pre-installed browser, web apps are easy to create and deliver for a large audience. Native apps.

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Three Ways That These 70 Rapid E-Learning Tips Will Help You Build Better Courses

Rapid eLearning

Simple Ways to Measure the Success of Your E-Learning : Everyone’s yacking about ROI, but here are three practical tips to wow your boss and co-workers. August 16 : Atlanta, GA—ASTD: I’ll be doing two sessions, a pre-conference workshop on elearning (3 hours) and the other on elearning graphics. October 25: Baton Rouge, LA (ASTD)—Webinar. Do it. Then clean up when you’re done.


The Question Of Why (Not) eLearning On iPads Or Tablets?

Upside Learning

Upside Learning has supported research bodies like ASTD (Mobile Learning: Delivering Learning In A Connected World) and Towards Maturity ( Mobile Learning at Work ) to bring out independent research reports on mobile learning. Because it is easily related to immediate business needs and also has a more quantifiable ROI. But largely in the wrong context! Adoption of mLearning.

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Stop Evaluating Training!

Upside Learning

Proving the effectiveness of training and showing ROI is no walk in the park and still keeps L&D up at night. ASTD ICE 2013 | May 19 – 22 | Dallas, TX, USA | Stand #839. "So how do you evaluate the success of eLearning that you create?" As a learning solutions vendor, I’ve been asked this question countless times and have also encountered it in many an RFP.

15 Stats About Sales Training You Won’t Want to Ignore

KZO Innovations

ASTD). This does wonders for long-term retention. 9) On-demand learning yields 50% higher net sales per employee (ASTD). If you want to learn how to use video as a sustainable learning tool that delivers on ROI, feel free to contact us at KZO Innovations.  . 1) There is a $1 TRILLION global spend on sales training. Bureau of labor Statistics). With that said, video is the ultimate game-changer and a global trend.  2)  1 in 8 jobs in the US are full-time sales positions. Bureau of Labor Statistics). IKO Systems). IKO Systems). Forrester Research). 20% comes from reading.

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What’s REALLY Going On? 6 Truths About Training in 2012

Bottom-Line Performance

The 2012 State of the Industry Report from The American Society for Training and Development (ASTD), the world’s largest professional association dedicated to the training and development field. Yet, if ASTD’s State of the Industry Report is accurate, then a lot of very big companies still heavily rely on instructor-led training. ASTD State of the Industry Repor t. 59.4%.

Vale Don Kirkpatrick

Clark Quinn

The numbers have been documented (from a presentation with results from the ASTD Benchmarking Forum) as dropping in implementation from 94% doing level 1, 34% doing level 2, 13% doing level 3, and 3% doing level 4. The Phillips have made a similar career with their fifth level, ROI, measuring the cost of impacting level 4 against the value of the impact. Last week, Don Kirkpatrick passed away. Known for his four ‘ levels ‘ of measuring learning, he’s been hailed and excoriated. And it’s instructive to see why on both sides. That’s  not  the idea!

The Power of Play: How to Use Games for Learning (Free Webinar)

Bottom-Line Performance

She has authored multiple white papers on learning game design and speaks at national conferences such as DevLearn and ASTD International on the power of games for learning. How our client, ExactTarget, used a Knowledge Guru game as part of new product training, including the three biggest indicators of their ROI (return on investment). Click here to register. It was tons of fun.


Kirkpatrick Revisited | Social Learning Blog

Social Learning

This is ROE, not ROI. Organizations such as PACT, ASTD, MNISPI, and the Digital Learning Forum get my creative juices going to generate new ideas and synergies. I am an avid film goer, music lover, bridge walker, and supporter of the Dashe & Thomson running team. Well, based on where Kirkpatrick and his son James are today, I was completely wrong. Level 1: Reaction. training?to

5 Ways to Demonstrate Your E-Learning Success

Rapid eLearning

Often we spend too much time trying to figure out the ROI (return on investment) of our work when that’s already been determined by the organization because they created your position and filled it with you. And in that sense, it’s less about you determining your ROI and more about providing the value the organization expects from you. Learning is Hot. This makes sense. That’s OK.

Tony Bingham #ASTDL20 keynote

Learning Visions

Today I’m at ASTD’s New England Regional Conference: Learning 2.0 These are my live blogged notes from the opening keynote with Tony Bingham, CEO and President of ASTD. Start slow and gain understanding Find an executive sponsor Identify a department that’s interested in it Partner with IT and compliance Use low cost software tools available today IMPACT vs. ROI Govern lightly. Don’t get left behind in lovely Westford, MA. Conference Board research from 2009: CEO challenges “how do we stay afloat?” Because learning is the center of strategy. mil book value: 27.7

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HPT and Social Learning: David Wilkins via Skype #ISPI -Sharing some key points.

ID Reflections

We should! ~@ dwilkinsnh #ISPI #ASTD GenY has a tribe. What is the philosophy in your Enterprise about using ROI, ROA, EVA, etc.? When you suggest/ask the Enterprise for funds for Training - do you look at both First and Life Cycle costs in the ROI forecast? Tags: #ISPI #ASTD social media collaborative learning Twitter Collaboration communication so totally worth it.

Tony Bingham Opening Session #ASTDTK12

Learning Visions

These are my live blogged notes from the opening session at ASTD’s TK12 in Las Vegas. Drive IMPACT vs. ROI Govern lightly. 2012 is the year of collaboration. Why now? Opening video produced by video – Search on in 2011 – the year in review. 2011 was the year of…” – go Google it and watch it. Q4 2010 smart phones outsold computers. Sharing lots of stats…800,000,000 on Facebook, iphone sales, tablet sales, etc. This is not a flash in the pan. Seth Godin “if you wait until there is another case study in your industry, you’re too late.” – we need to di it now. CIA – we need to share.

MOOCs, Games, and the Brain

Your Training Edge

Results from an ASTD study suggest that as much as 90 percent of new skills learned during training are lost within one year, which means that despite large expenditures on training programs, many companies are not realizing significant returns on their investment (ROIs). To compete, organizations need training that produces real, measureable ROIs. Games to make training fun.

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How Trainers are Holding Themselves Back


“Training needs to earn a seat at the table.”. “We need to show the ROI of training.”. More : Why We Should Stop Talking About ROI in Training. David Kelly   is the director of training at Carver Federal Savings Bank and member of the ASTD National Advisors for Chapters. He Leaders don’t understand the value of training.”. It’s Not About ‘Training’.

Why Corporate Training is Broken And How to Fix It

Jay Cross

Training directors learned enough accounting to talk about ROI. The American Society for Training and Development (ASTD) reports that companies spend $1,067 per employee (2.7% of payroll) to deliver an average of 32 hours of formal training annually. ASTD measures only formal training, the workshops, classes, and assignments meted out by training departments. What’s the hurry?

MOOC Analytics: What Corporate Training Can Learn from Big Data

Your Training Edge

According to the ASTD 2012 State of the Industry Report, in 2011 U.S. What will the return on investment (ROI) be for your training program? What parts of your training program are the most effective? The least effective? When are your employees really engaged and when are they daydreaming? What training units / simulations / assessments / employee actions are most associated with learning? How does training influence the success of your employees and your organization? Would you like to be able to answer these questions? For that kind of dough, companies want to see some results.

5 Ways to Prepare & Be an E-Learning Winner

Rapid eLearning

The main reason is that we still haven’t figured out how to determine our ROI; so many organizations aren’t always clear what value we bring. April 21 : Nashville, TN ASTD: Rapid E-Learning 101 and Building Shared Practice Communities. May 22-25 : Orlando, FL— ASTD International Conference & Expo. I just got back from the Learning Solutions Conference in Orlando.

70:20:10 Learning Framework – Where did those numbers come from ?

Learning Cafe

Investment is key so being clear that ROI with this approach will be over time (eg 3 – 4 years) and the competitive advantage is in the output of your people, innovation and leadership. Is it different this time ?”, ”, The theme has generated a lot of debate in our coffee catch ups. In this blog some our panellists answer this fundamental question raised by Greg. 10:20:70….

Re-evaluating Evaluation | Social Learning Blog

Social Learning

The title was “Expanding ROI in Training Programs Using Scriven, Kirkpatrick, and Brinkerhoff,” which sounds pretty academic.  Organizations such as PACT, ASTD, MNISPI, and the Digital Learning Forum get my creative juices going to generate new ideas and synergies. I am an avid film goer, music lover, bridge walker, and supporter of the Dashe & Thomson running team. But it wasn’t.

#astdTK12: Tony Bingham and Jane McGonigal Opening Keynote

Sudden Insight

Summary: In their opening keynotes to the ASTD TechKnowledge 2012 conference, Tony Bingham and Jane McGonigal emphasized the need for collaborative and game-based approaches in our future e-learning projects. Tony Bingham, current ASTD national president, discussed the power of collaboration in his keynote. Drive impact vs. ROI to effectively use resources. Contentment. Pride.

Should We Change The Language of Training?


For instance, I can’t tell you how often I hear things like: “Executives don’t care about ROI; they care about ROE”. David Kelly   is the director of training at Carver Federal Savings Bank and member of the ASTD National Advisors for Chapters. He Here’s a situation where language muddies things up. ” That’s where the problem starts. Language depends on context.

The State of Sales Training in 2012: Top Trends and Takeaways


We found larger sales training companies going broader in solution scope, adding capabilities in many areas, such as ROI, business acumen, talent management and more. Here is what generated some buzz during 2011: Jeffrey Gitomer is writing the ASTD Sales Training Drivers blog. Sales training spend was up during the first half of 2011, then down during the second.

Accelerated Learning: Where Does It Fit In? | Social Learning Blog

Social Learning

Organizations such as PACT, ASTD, MNISPI, and the Digital Learning Forum get my creative juices going to generate new ideas and synergies. I am an avid film goer, music lover, bridge walker, and supporter of the Dashe & Thomson running team. At first I couldn’t think whether I actually applied how training was delivered to these different types of learners. link] Blog this! Properly d.

Don Kirkpatrick’s Contribution to Learning & Development

CLO Magazine

By 1959, editors for the predecessor of ASTD’s T&D magazine had heard of his approach and asked him to write an article. Jack Phillips began applying the four levels in the late ’60s and later extended the work by adding ROI as the fifth level. I just saw an announcement that Don will retire from the speaking circuit this year. Few people have single-handedly made such an impact on our profession. have known Don for years and his story is very interesting. Don got his start in learning when he was working on his Ph.D. All four were important to evaluate a program.

Support SHRM’s Bid for Standards

CLO Magazine

CEOs are asking for the ROI on their human capital expenditures. Without standards-based reporting on the expenditures — the I of the ROI calculation — it is impossible to do the financial analysis CEOs are saying is so important. In 2010, ASTD reported that American enterprises spent more than $171 billion just for learning and development, to say nothing of the cost of turnover. Echols is the vice president of strategic initiatives at Bellevue University and the author of ROI on Human Capital Investment. I’m a member of the task force. disagree.


Show Me the Money: Building a Rock-Solid Business Case for E-Learning


Show them the ROI. If you’re looking for even more detail and tools, check out my Infoline through ASTD. Which brings us to… Show them the return-on-investment (ROI). Transitioning from classroom learning to e-learning provides us with the simplest ROI calculation: just look at cost savings from shortened training time, reduced travel costs, and administrative fees.


elearning, strategically

Clark Quinn

This doesn’t include assessments, action plans, or more (I’m planning that for my pre-conference workshop on strategy at ASTD’s International Conference & Exposition ), but it does lay out some of the reasoning and history behind the approach, the elements and some of the ways they go right (and wrong), and why they need to be tied together.