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Supercomputer's Win on Jeopardy: Little Comfort to Those.

Social Learning

Matt Blum at GeekDad wrote an article this week called Why Watson’s Jeopardy Win is Mostly Meaningless saying: IBM’s supercomputer software Watson’s win on the game show Jeopardy! The fact that a computer can win a trivia contest that relies on fast reflexes and fast information retrieval doesn’t seem much like news to me. A lot of people, apparently, agree. Blog this!

Company Training Is Critical To Success

LearnDash

In 2014, IBM released a paper that detailed the value of training to an organization. These tangible ROI metrics for employee training is why we are seeing training programs implemented across a wide-variety of markets. When a company first starts out, the staff is pretty slim. In many cases, the founders are the ones responsible for the various tasks. Reference: Saxons Learning.

Guild 360 Synchronous Learning Report Available

Kapp Notes

Kapp, professor of Instructional Technology at Bloomsburg University in Bloomsburg, PA, and Tony O'Driscoll, Performance Architecture Analysis and Design for IBM Sales Learning, immerse you into the next generation of synchronous learning systems. Steve Wexler of the guild and coordinator and author of much of the report writes: Karl M. Ok, so Steve might be a little "over the top".but

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

KZO Innovations

11) IBM saved $579 million over 2 years with video. IBM Case Study). 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). ASTD). IKO Systems). IKO Systems). Forrester Research). Here’s what goes into our long-term memory: . 20% comes from reading.

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Getting Buy-In for eLearning: A 3-Step Process

SHIFT eLearning

IBM has already done this with its own eLearning program for managers. Article: eLearning Success- measuring the ROI impact and benefits, May 2013 ). In fact, Microsoft and IBM are making a lot of money out of customer training. ROI metrics and partnership agreements are just a few examples. Calculating the ROI of eLearning. Not even your boss. Why eLearning ?

Nearly Half of Fortune 500 Companies Use E-learning. Why Aren’t You?

SkyPrep

Most Business Owners Aren’t Aware of Big ROI for E-Learning. As Bersin stated, the companies that are still using traditional forms of training may not see the ROI in making e-learning part of their day-to-day. In fact, a report released by IBM revealed that companies who use E-learning tools can boost productivity by up to 50%. And they’re not wrong. But this was the old way.

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Online Product Training for Sales Reps – An E-learning Expert’s Insights

CommLab India

Furthermore, e-learning courses are cheaper and provide the best ROI on training. study by IBM showed firms that use technology-enabled learning tools and strategies have the potential to boost productivity by up to 50%. The key to making a “value sale” is convincing the customer that the product offers the best ROI on his investment. Here are the excerpts of the interview.

Systems of Engagement vs. Systems of Record - About HR software, design. and Workday

Learning on the Leading Edge

And much of the ROI is often focused on system consolidation (our research shows this). IBM dictated what they looked like, believe it or not. Yes, there really was a steno pool - and they used IBM selectric typewriters.). There's an ongoing discussion in the enterprise software world about "systems of record" vs. "systems of engagement."

Serious Play Conference

Kapp Notes

Patti Phillips , CEO, ROI Institute. Chuck Hamilton , Learning and New Media Program Manager, IBM. The Serious Play Conference, taking place August 23-25 at DigiPen Institute of Technology, has announced the  International Serious Play Awards , a program to recognize and certify exemplary products for training or learning in the education, corporate, government/military, healthcare and consumer markets. In addition to being eligible for the competition, all titles entered into the 2011 Awards Program will be eligible for Serious Play Certification. Brayden Olsen , CEO, Novel.

3DTLC Day 1 Update

Tony O'Driscoll

Here they are: Next, Chuck Hamilton from IBM gave us a deeper look at the how to leverage affordances of virtual worlds to create immersive learning and collaboration environments. Last but not least, Koreen Olbrish of Tandem led a great panel talking about real ROI of virtual worlds. Tags: Uncategorized 2b3d 3DTLC Chuck Hamilton IBM Karl Kapp Learning in 3D Proton Media Sharepoint Tandem Learning Thinkbalm Twitter Great day yesterday! Erica and Sam Driver gave us a readout on how the barriers associated with getting the industry across the chasm.

The Glass Ceiling – It’s a Tumbling Down

Learning on the Leading Edge

In my earlier blog post, “Women Still Aren’t Making It To the Top” (January 2011), I referenced then the McKinsey study of the financial ROI of placing women in top leadership roles. That ROI impact hasn’t diminished. Many of today’s female leaders are taking over the executive seats in their organizations. · Six among the region's largest 100 publicly-traded companies have three women on their boards: Sunoco Inc., Cigna Corp., Campbell Soup Co., Sunoco Logistics Partners, Charming Shoppes Inc. and Harleysville National Corp.

Enterprise mLearning Predictions for 2011

mLearning Trends

Case studies featuring accelerated ROI with tens of thousands of learners (or more!) We wouldn't be shocked to find Microsoft’s new Windows Phone 7 OS appearing on new Nokia handsets or tablet device, or RIM getting acquired by Microsoft or another tech titan like IBM Global Services in a deal akin to HP acquiring Palm in 2010. 8. It is time once again to ponder the research, extrapolate on recent experience, and attempt to read the tea leaves so we can predict the future of enterprise mobile learning in 2011. mLearning Engagements Expand. Device Diversity is the “New Normal”.

2012?s Top articles on Working Smarter

Jay Cross

An IBM Global CEO Study conducted in 2010 concluded that complexity was the primary challenge emerging out of its conversations with 1,500 CEOs and senior government officials.  Creating a Return on Investment (ROI) calculation for Enterprise 2.0 patterns, social psychology, value network analysis, anthropology, complexity theory, and more. Here’s how. JULY 16, 2012. Consider. Enjoy!

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Working Smarter eFieldbook $12

Jay Cross

If an organization is committed to Microsoft Sharepoint, IBM Lotus, Salesforce, SAP, or another proprietary solution for in-house communication and project management, the workscape designer tweaks that platform for optimal learning rather than trying to replace it. ROI is in the mind of the beholder    159. Network Era Productivity: Not Your Father’s ROI    194. eBook , $12.

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Workday 14: Amazing Enterprise Software for HR

Learning on the Leading Edge

The companies I have talked with were initially enamored by Workday for various reasons, but then later found that the ROI of moving to a new, integrated platform was high. These systems are usually old, unintegrated, and very complex to manage - but as my old boss at IBM used to say, "legacy software is software that works." Fig 2: Navigation and Analytics Embedded.

‘Best of Elearning! ’ Awards Honor 100 Top Solutions

mLevel

These honorees are: Skillsoft; Cisco; SuccessFactors, an SAP Company; Inxpo; IBM; Adobe; and Oracle. Award of Excellence: IBM Kenexa Talent Manager. The suite of IBM Kenexa talent products includes BrassRing, Skills Assessments, Talent Insights, Talent Acquisition Suite, Survey Enterprise and BrassRing Candidate Relationship Manager. Novartis, IBM, KPMG, Fortune magazine, Spark Interactive. The 2015 “Best of Elearning!” awards honor best-in-class solutions across the learning and technology marketplace. BY JERRY ROCHE AND CATHERINE UPTON. Best of Elearning! Titleist.

We can’t go on meeting like this – Part 1 Business Case

Onlignment

At the present time, with so much potential for disruption to travel plans, making a business case for online meetings is rather like arguing the ROI of emergency evacuation procedures. IBM estimates that an in-person meeting costs about US$600 per hour whereas a Web conference is about US$6 per hour. Tags: Blog adoption business case cost-justification online meetings ROI Ten ways in which meeting online might save you from going out of business – Part 1 Be clear about your business case. Who knows where and when fire will break out; no-one expects it.

Leadership Development – Is there really more to learn?

Learning on the Leading Edge

An international study of over 1,000 CEOs by IBM has found that successful CEOs see these four pressures as opportunities to differentiate, to set them and their organizations apart from “pretty good.” Such stories served as qualitative evidence of application of the skills, proof of the benefits of the networking, and a clear demonstration of the program's financial ROI. Such stories served as qualitative evidence of application of the skills, proof of the benefits of the networking, and a clear demonstration of the program's financial ROI

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Leadership Development – Is there really more to learn?

Learning on the Leading Edge

An international study of over 1,000 CEOs by IBM has found that successful CEOs see these four pressures as opportunities to differentiate, to set them and their organizations apart from “pretty good.” Such stories served as qualitative evidence of application of the skills, proof of the benefits of the networking, and a clear demonstration of the program's financial ROI. Such stories served as qualitative evidence of application of the skills, proof of the benefits of the networking, and a clear demonstration of the program's financial ROI

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Enterprise Mobile Learning 2011 - Year in Review

mLearning Trends

Case studies featuring accelerated ROI with tens of thousands of learners (or more!) We wouldn't be shocked to find Microsoft’s new Windows Phone 7 OS appearing on upcoming Nokia handsets or tablet devices, or RIM getting acquired by Microsoft or another tech titan like IBM Global Services in a deal akin to HP acquiring Palm in 2010. a.k.a. How On Target Were My 2011 Predictions?

Leadership Development – Is there really more to learn?

Learning on the Leading Edge

An international study of over 1,000 CEOs by IBM has found that successful CEOs see these four pressures as opportunities to differentiate, to set them and their organizations apart from “pretty good.” Such stories served as qualitative evidence of application of the skills, proof of the benefits of the networking, and a clear demonstration of the program's financial ROI. Such stories served as qualitative evidence of application of the skills, proof of the benefits of the networking, and a clear demonstration of the program's financial ROI

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Workday 14: Amazing Enterprise Software for HR

Learning on the Leading Edge

The companies I have talked with were initially enamored by Workday for various reasons, but then later found that the ROI of moving to a new, integrated platform was high. These systems are usually old, unintegrated, and very complex to manage - but as my old boss at IBM used to say, "legacy software is software that works." Fig 2: Navigation and Analytics Embedded.

Web 2.0 Applications in Learning

Tony Karrer

IBM I only briefly mentioned how other organizations are adopting these tools in a big way - The Wall Street Journal - June 18 2007 - social networking at IBM 26,000 registered blogs. Ranking, tagging, top stories Tags link back to the tagger's BluePages profile IBM owns more than 50 islands in Second Life. I've not really seen good examples of business cases (future ROI) for using these tools. Last week I presented a session at ASTD TechKnowledge entitled eLearning 2.0 - Applications and Implications. It could just as easily have been called Web 2.0 Tools? Web 2.0

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LMS - Questions

Tony Karrer

wanted to capture this to be able to come back and talk about a few of these items later: What are the benefits, ROI, outcomes to be expected from LMS implementation? Is it a good idea to have an integrator handling the LMS (Accenture, IBM, ACS, etc.)? I'm about to present at the LMS session at DevLearn. Lance just asked everyone for the key questions they have given where they are. What are the implementation, acquisition, options - insource, outsource, build vs. buy? What are the challenges and pitfalls of integrating with multiple learning sources? What are the costs?

Origins of “eLearning”

Jay Cross

Elliott told me he first heard it at IBM. Blogs Business Blog & history Learning Blog & history Internet Time Alliance Loading Books Buy | Read an Excerpt Read an Excerpt Colleagues Jane Hart Jon Husband Harold Jarche Charles Jennings Clark Quinn Popular articles Not Your Fathers ROI What is informal learning? meant to be serious. Coincidence happens. mail was becoming e mail.

Origins of “eLearning”

Jay Cross

Elliott told me he first heard it at IBM. Blogs Business Blog & history Learning Blog & history Internet Time Alliance Loading Books Buy | Read an Excerpt Read an Excerpt Colleagues Jane Hart Jon Husband Harold Jarche Charles Jennings Clark Quinn Popular articles Not Your Fathers ROI What is informal learning? meant to be serious. Coincidence happens. mail was becoming e mail.

Women Still Aren’t Making It To The Top

Learning on the Leading Edge

This financial ROI was discussed in my previous blog and specifically cited in McKinsey studies as shared on the CIMA Global website. Additionally, IBM (with offices all over the world), over the past 10 years, has seen a 393 percent increase in the number of its women executives. Women (Still Not) In Senior Leadership Roles. Before the holiday rush, I discussed in my blog the ongoing lack of women in senior leadership roles globally, and I asked if women hold positions of leadership in your company. Your thematic responses were interesting: No, not really. What It All Means.

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Women Still Aren’t Making It To The Top

Learning on the Leading Edge

This financial ROI was discussed in my previous blog and specifically cited in McKinsey studies as shared on the CIMA Global website. Additionally, IBM (with offices all over the world), over the past 10 years, has seen a 393 percent increase in the number of its women executives. Women (Still Not) In Senior Leadership Roles. Before the holiday rush, I discussed in my blog the ongoing lack of women in senior leadership roles globally, and I asked if women hold positions of leadership in your company. Your thematic responses were interesting: No, not really. What It All Means.

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EVER TRIED TO HIT A MOVING TARGET AT TWENTY PACES WITH A COLT 45?

Performance Learning Productivity

Aligning L&D Priorities and Outputs The IBM/ASTD Strategic Value of Learning study found clear blue water between senior leaders’ expressed requirement for L&D to help them prepare for future challenges and Learning leaders’ (CLOs or Learning Directors/Managers) focus on moving up the value chain from learning to performance and talent to address current challenges. And change now.

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Workday files IPO as Oracle Fusion Builds Momentum

Learning on the Leading Edge

IBM acquired Kenexa and stated a clear goal to build out and sell its own branded talent management software. This week Workday released its S-1 (IPO filing) and we also had a detailed briefing from Oracle on the company's progress with Fusion and Taleo. Workday's Progress. Oracle's Progress. That said, Oracle, SAP, and other vendors are not sitting still. ").

First Time Visitor Guide

Tony Karrer

My background includes things like being the CTO of eHarmony (online marriage matching based on personality profiles and controlled communication) from its launch through their $110M venture round to working on interesting eLearning and tools for companies like Lexus, HP, IBM, etc. Personal Learning Informal Learning Collaborative Learning Corporate eLearning eLearning Design Corporate Training Instructional Design Authoring Tools Rapid eLearning Tools eLearning Software eLearning Solutions Blended eLearning eLearning Tools Open Source eLearning eLearning ROI and Metricsand 2.0

[from gminks] Social Learning Measurement : eLearning Technology

Tony Karrer

Personal Learning Informal Learning Corporate eLearning eLearning Design Authoring Tools Rapid e-Learning Tools eLearning (e-Learning) e-Learning Software Blended e-Learning e-Learning Tools Learning Management Systems (LMS) e-Learning ROI and Metrics Search via eLearning Learning for first time visitors Wednesday, April 15, 2009 Social Learning Measurement : eLearning Technology Its been a while since I looked at: ROI and Metrics in eLearning and in this case, I was more looking at traditional content delivery and their impact. eLearning Solutions Enterprise 2.0 and Ph.D.

Workday files IPO as Oracle Fusion Builds Momentum

Learning on the Leading Edge

And Let's Not forget SAP, IBM, and Others. IBM acquired Kenexa and stated a clear goal to build out and sell its own branded talent management software. The company plans to get "very aggressive (IBM's words) in the HR software marketplace. Workday's Progress. Oracle's Progress. That said, Oracle, SAP, and other vendors are not sitting still. ").

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Workday files IPO as Oracle Fusion Builds Momentum

Learning on the Leading Edge

And Let's Not forget SAP, IBM, and Others. IBM acquired Kenexa and stated a clear goal to build out and sell its own branded talent management software. The company plans to get "very aggressive (IBM's words) in the HR software marketplace. Workday's Progress. Oracle's Progress. That said, Oracle, SAP, and other vendors are not sitting still. ").

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