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Top 10 Training Metrics

Your Training Edge

Is it time for you to measure the effectiveness of your training programs? If you’re not sure where to start, these Top Ten Training Metrics can help. Measuring the effectiveness of training is a very difficult task, for stakeholders, training departments and end users. If you are a training manager or company stakeholder looking for ways to measure the effectiveness of your programs, these ten metrics are a great place to start. One: Increased retention. Most Human Resources departments measure the rate of retention in all or various jobs. Two: Increased sales. Six: Cost of training.

Theories for the digital age: Paragogy

Learning with e's

In previous posts in this series I have explored some of the characteristics of learning in the digital age. One more notable feature of 21 st Century learning is peer learning. Highlighting the fast paced nature of the web, Thomas and Seely-Brown (2011) suggest that peer learning can be both timely yet transient. References Brabazon, T. University of South Wales, Australia. Brabazon, T. Carr, N.

What Gets Measured Gets Done.Revisited

The Peformance Improvement

One of the most frequently visited posts on this blog is “ What Gets Measured Gets Done…or Not.” I suspect that the post is interesting to readers because of the popular axiom, not because of the content of the post. In that post I argue that measurement is not enough. He writes : The thing is, I am a proud member of the “if you can’t measure it, you can’t manage it“ school of business.

Devlearn conference day one: an exhilarating day

Challenge to Learn

So we are off to an excellent start with DevLearn. As always at the first day of a guild conference it was an exhilarating day. I was able to attend some sessions and keynotes and talked to lot’s of people. Here is my wrap-up. Trends? I try to spot the emerging trends at conferences like this, for this conference there are two. TinCan and IACC. The big thing here is TinCan. Brent Schenkler.

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All about Education: November 8 Episode of the Forge

Visual Lounge

As we prepare each episode of the Forge we kick around a lot of ideas. For the month of November we decided we wanted to focus on education. There are so many opportunities to use visuals, screenshots, and screencasts in the education fields. Our next episode is Thursday, November 8th at 2PM EDT. Need a reminder, add it to your calendar: [link]. James is an educator in Vancouver Canada.

The Need for Learning Agility

CLO Magazine

CLOs’ approach to learning needs to become much more agile to realize its true potential. Learning professionals are challenged to adapt like never before. Not only is there the backdrop of a tough economy, but there is pressure to deliver development more rapidly, more often and with much greater impact. In short, HR is being asked to achieve much more with much less. A recent survey of HR and learning professionals by Lumesse revealed the full scale of the challenge. According to the survey, 75 percent agree that organizational change is happening much faster than just five years ago.

Pick of the month: October 2012

Jane Hart

Today I am in Toronto, Canada where I am speaking at the CSTD conference tomorrow. So this roundup of my favourite articles from last month is shorter than usual – just the links, no commentary, but the quotes should give you a taste of why I enjoyed the articles. 1 - Defining social learning – Marcia Conner, 4 October 2012. Social learning is new. Social learning requires digital tools.

#DevLearn Edition of #TalkTech: Big Changes for Apple, MOOCs in Education and Jon Landau’s Presentation at DevLearn

Bottom-Line Performance

#TalkTech is the “flipped” approach to Twitter chats. We publish all the topics a few hours before the chat so you can show up at 3 pm EST / 12 pm PST on Thursdays ready to discuss. The bosses are in Vegas for DevLearn and they left me, the intern, in charge of #TalkTech. Luckily there’s been plenty of tech drama and excitement this week for those of us still at home, so let’s chat!

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Jeffrey Ma #DevLearn Keynote Mindmap

Clark Quinn

Jeffrey Ma gave a interesting talk on lessons from succeeding at blackjack that included both life lessons as well as lessons on data driven decision making. meta-learning strategy

Theories for the digital age: Paragogy

Learning with e's

In previous posts in this series I have explored some of the characteristics of learning in the digital age. One more notable feature of 21 st Century learning is peer learning. Highlighting the fast paced nature of the web, Thomas and Seely-Brown (2011) suggest that peer learning can be both timely and transient. References Brabazon, T. University of South Wales, Australia. Brabazon, T. Carr, N.

Alison Levine #DevLearn Keynote Mindmap

Clark Quinn

It’s hard to capture the stories, humor, and riveting images of Alison’s inspiring talk, so I’ve only been able to record the lessons she passed on, but great stuff! meta-learning strategy

Tweeting from conferences: what and who is it for?

Good To Great

Since I joined Twitter in 2010, I’ve attended and tweeted from quite a few conferences and events, from half-day single-session events to multi-track conferences over a few days. But, if I’m honest, I don’t think I ever gave how and why much thought until attending Learning 2012 last week. Thinking back to past events, I suppose my use of Twitter has been a little erratic.

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Announcing Bravais 1.2!

Xyleme

Post Type: Blog post. Bravais 1.2 provides the ability to track and report on all the content published to and from the Bravais TM cloud platform, no matter the device from which the content is being accessed. Effectiveness can now be measured by individual piece of content, such as video clips, specific topics, lessons, and interactions. read more. Products

Tweeting from conferences: what and who is it for?

Good To Great

Since I joined Twitter in 2010, I’ve attended and tweeted from quite a few conferences and events, from half-day single-session events to multi-track conferences over a few days. But, if I’m honest, I don’t think I ever gave how and why much thought until attending Learning 2012 last week. Thinking back to past events, I suppose my use of Twitter has been a little erratic.

Announcing Bravais 1.2!

Xyleme

Bravais 1.2 provides the ability to track and report on all the content published to and from the Bravais TM cloud platform, no matter the device from which the content is being accessed. Effectiveness can now be measured by individual piece of content, such as video clips, specific topics, lessons, and interactions. With Bravais 1.2, The tracking in Bravais 1.2 Bravais Content Report.

Don’t worry, be happy

Jay Cross

10:30 am this morning. Join me in Copperleaf 5. Happy people are 30% more productive on the job. People can learn to be happier; I’ll explain how. You’ll take away some tips on what you can do to be happier personally. If you can’t make up your mind which of 13 sessions at 10:30 to attend, come to this one. You’ll be happy you did. Well-being

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.

Capital Analytics Expands Business Development Team

CLO Magazine

Dale Farquharson has more than 40 years of experience in implementing corporate technical and professional development services across a variety of industries. Durham, N.C. — Oct. 30 Capital Analytics has announced the appointment of Dale Farquharson as its business development director. Farquharson will contribute to the business development team from Dallas. Farquharson has more than 40 years of experience in implementing corporate technical and professional development services across a variety of industries. His accomplishments include serving in the U.S. Source: Capital Analytics

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#DevLearn-409: Soft-Skills Simulations – A Road Map for Success

Sudden Insight

Summary: Frito-Lay built a compelling soft-skills simulation using mostly-traditional branching techniques and Articulate Storyline. This session was presented by Chris Ayers, President and CEO, Yukon Learning, and Marvin Mullins, Project Manager, Frito-Lay. Project Background. Frito-Lay has a very structured program that consists of multiple learning events for new hires. Development Process.

Edelman Launches Index to Measure Engagement

CLO Magazine

The Employee Engagement Connections Index was designed to understand the strength, quality and drivers of employees’ connection to the company, employees’ connection to colleagues and employees’ connection to the outside world. New York — Oct. The results of the index are reported back on a virtual dashboard that allows executives to examine the strength of their employee connections compared to best practices and company objectives and to evaluate performance across geography, line of business and type of employee. Source: Edelman