How to Get the Greatest ROI from eLearning
JUNE 7, 2016
The good news is that there are clear-cut answers to most questions regarding the confusing subject of ROI of eLearning. Does eLearning have a good ROI? Not every type of ROI is measurable. The first step in measuring eLearning’s ROI is determining what the initial investment will cost. This can have a sizeable effect on an ROI. What is the ROI of eLearning?
Social Learning ROI
MAY 15, 2015
One reason why some companies are still not sure about elearning is because it’s difficult to assess the ROI. While there have been many studies indicating that elearning has a positive ROI impact , there isn’t as much information out there regarding the returns that can be expected for social learning programs. Difficult, but not impossible. Until now! The folks at Showd.Me
5 Tips To Maximize ROI Of Your LMS
OCTOBER 30, 2012
As I keep meeting many of my prospects, I always confront a very common question, “Can you help us to understand how we can maximize the Return on Investment (ROI) of our LMS?”. The question indirectly extends to how can we calculate the ROI of an LMS and highlight the positive outcomes of it. I would like to know your opinion and experience in maximizing ROI of your LMS.
Talking eLearning ROI
DECEMBER 23, 2014
Talking eLearning ROI shouldn’t be an intimidating process. Admit what you don’t know, and seek out a “left-brained” numbers person to help you organize and present the nitty gritties of the business plan. Don’t alternate words with your co-presenter or bring your children or pets along to the pitch to spice things up. Perform a SWOT Analysis. Karl M.
4 Ways to Close the Learning-Doing Gap for Front-Line Managers [GUIDE]
to The ROI Institute, 96% of. should start before the presentation of knowledge. FOUR WAYS TO CLOSE THE. LEARNING-DOING GAP FOR. FRONT-LINE MANAGERS 4FOREWORD We’re in business to help organizations. achieve their goals by making sure their. employees have the knowledge and skills. they need to succeed. Our experience. and research led us to identify that one. managers. What’s. We’re.
Positive ROI From Video Training
JANUARY 5, 2016
Also important is realizing a positive return on investment (ROI) from the content we create. Positive ROI can be defined in a variety of ways. The ability to meet certain ROI metrics comes down to the effectiveness of your course content – this is where instructional designers have to display their skills. Graphics. Infographics. Charts. Diagrams. Exercises. Quizzes.
Getting More ROI out of Your e-Learning
MAY 12, 2014
Maybe you’ve already presented to your boss about the return on investment of e-Learning. If you haven’t convinced your boss yet, you can use these free ROI calculators to show him some numbers. Follow these tips, and you’ll be on your way to getting more ROI out of your e-Learning! The post Getting More ROI out of Your e-Learning appeared first on Lectora.com.
Getting More ROI out of Your e-Learning
AUGUST 21, 2014
Maybe you’ve already presented to your boss about the return on investment of e-Learning. If you haven’t convinced your boss yet, you can use these free ROI calculators to show him some numbers. Follow these tips, and you’ll be on your way to getting more ROI out of your e-Learning! - The post Getting More ROI out of Your e-Learning appeared first on Lectora. If you’re visiting this website, you probably know already that switching to e-Learning is a cost-effective way to deliver your organization’s training. Start with instructional design. Choose the right images.
5 Non-Financial ROIs of MOOCs
Your Training Edge
DECEMBER 1, 2014
Often when we talk about the ROIs of any type of training, we focus on things that can be easily monetized. However, not all ROIs of training can easily be boiled down to dollars and cents. Here are five non-financial ROIs of using MOOCs for your corporate training and development. The intangible benefits of training in general are many. Increased organizational commitment.
7 Things About eLearning Your CEO/Executive Director Wants to Know
SEPTEMBER 3, 2015
If you’re thinking about repurposing an old PowerPoint presentation with tons of text (there was a lot of information to cover), you might want to consider hiring an instructional designer. An instructional designer knows how to present information in a way that makes sense to your learners. 3: What is the projected ROI? 1: How much will it cost? Don’t show up unprepared.
Getting Your Association’s Board Behind Online Learning
APRIL 17, 2014
Understandably, some association executives have anxiety about the type of resistance they may face when presenting online learning to their board for the first time. How you go about presenting eLearning concepts to the board is critical and can greatly affect your ability to gain approval to move forward with online member education. Make it about the members (need/want).
6 Signs It’s Time to Invest in an LMS
MAY 30, 2014
5) You have dozens of recorded webinars, conference sessions, PowerPoint presentations and other educational materials that are just collecting dust and no way of converting them to enduring materials members can access on-demand. We are currently in the Information Age and have had computer technology at our finger tips for nearly five decades. Ask us how.). Do any of these sound familiar?
Feed the Gorilla
OCTOBER 18, 2016
The gorilla is willing to listen to us if you have data that shows these programs delivered a positive ROI. You now have ROI on an executive agenda. You feed the gorilla by having an executive-friendly learning scorecard, along the lines that we have presented in a previous column. Major projects or programs need financial ROI showing they were a good investment. Jack J.
Getting Started with Online Member Education
FEBRUARY 12, 2015
What will the ROI be? To answer the ROI question, use an ROI calculator. Next, you’ll need to present your ideas to the board. Communicate solutions and ROI. Of course, the ROI doesn’t hurt either. I have since moved on, from marketing minion to marketing maven, but have never forgotten the associations that taught me a thing or two. Where Do I Start?
7 big opportunities that MOOCs offer corporates
JULY 29, 2013
Hot on the heels of my 5 benefits of open badges for corporates , I now present my 7 big opportunities that MOOCs offer corporates. So while the financial viability of MOOCs has come under heavy fire in the blogosphere, the ROI might be more complicated than the profit-and-loss statement suggests. Regular readers of my blog will know that I’m quite the MOOC fan. Networking.
Swiping or Matching?
MARCH 2, 2016
As a business owner, I know that I’ve made my share of bad hiring decisions (present employees excluded, of course). Association Management Budgets and ROI Featured Post Featured Posts Project Management Strategic Planning Tips and Tricks Uncategorized association association education Continuing Education learning management systems member engagement online training project management
Make a Credible Business Connection
NOVEMBER 28, 2016
As the value of learning unfolds, five levels of evaluation are possible: reaction, learning, application, impact and ROI, driven by objectives at each level. The ROI methodology addresses the challenge of isolation very clearly. It’s a part of the definition, a required step in the ROI process model, and it’s in our standards as a guiding principle. How do you do this? Jack J.
How Much Should eLearning Cost?
JULY 27, 2013
Cost for a single eLearning course will vary widely depending on the state of the content being presented, number of reviewers and stakeholders involved, and your multimedia expectations. e-Learning eLearning Challenges ROI Budget elearning training budget Ian and Stephanie both need a 30 minute eLearning course. They reach out to BLP and request a proposal for the project. 2,000.
The Importance of Implementing a Marcom Strategy for Continuing Education
OCTOBER 22, 2015
If so, will you present the same message to them both? So while you might wish you could afford place an ad in the Wall Street Journal, you have to consider where you can reach the most people for the least cost to produce the greatest ROI. Marcom decides what your marketing message is going to be and where your messages are going to be placed. Step 1: Define the message. Tweet This!
Top 10 Training Metrics
Your Training Edge
NOVEMBER 1, 2012
ROI has long been a “catch all” metric. In some cases, it’s easy to define ROI, but in more cases it’s increasingly difficult. There are numerous ROI calculations available, so if you’re thinking about using an ROI metric, look for the formulas and plug in what you can. If you are part of a numbers-driven organization, you’ll be able to make friends with the stakeholders by defining and measuring concrete ROI. Is it time for you to measure the effectiveness of your training programs? One: Increased retention.
The paradox of augmented reality
MAY 26, 2013
While Google Glass has augmented reality capability, it is essentially a wearable computer with which digital information is conveniently presented in front of the wearer’s eye. In terms of ROI, 2.5 Sydneysider Scott O’Brien is back in town after an extended stint in San Francisco. 0:08). What are you working on at Explore Engage? (2:20). 2:20). 3:05). 3:54). 5:04).
Bridging the Skills Gap: An Opportunity for Associations
JULY 9, 2014
I was recently asked to present on the skills gap issue and the opportunities it creates for associations at the ASAE Great Ideas conference in Orlando. Then present the results to your board. There are many facets to the problem. First, while a majority (56%) of the overall labor force is 44 or younger, 53% of all skill-trade jobs are held by older workers. What’s that mean? How to….
Free Webinar: How to Price Education Products
FEBRUARY 19, 2014
Celisa Steele and Jeff Cobb, co-founders of Tagoras, and Jack McGrath, president and creative director at Digitec Interactive, will present this session devoted to demystifying pricing. Pricing for education products is all over the map. But pricing is too essential to leave to guesswork. In this session, we look at why you should eschew “downside pricing” (e.g., Share this on Facebook.
Is this thing on? Tips for measuring course effectiveness and return on investment
OCTOBER 30, 2015
Determination of Return On Investment , or ROI. Is content clearly presented? ROI Results Evaluation. Return on Investment (ROI) measures the financial benefit to the organization of training. The ROI Calculation Worksheet spreadsheet shows ROI calculation for the same course we looked at in the Level 4 section. New post Is this thing on? Are you done?
Valuing Your Association’s eLearning: Tips for Pricing Membership Education
FEBRUARY 6, 2014
Join us March 6, 2014 at 1:00PM EST for a free webinar, Assessing Your Market for Education Products , presented by Jeff Cobb and Celisa Steele from Tagoras and Jack McGrath from Digitec Interactive. You’re getting ready to launch a brand new online course or webinar series for your members and there’s just one last thing to do – decide how much you will charge for it. Perceived value.
Creating Games for Learning: Strategies for Learning in a ‘Different’ Way
JULY 18, 2013
Serious games do not ‘present’ information like e-learning or traditional learning does. The learning happens during an ‘activity’ that the game presents and the learner often completes the activity with pre-existing knowledge and beliefs. Game-based Learning (GBL) has been making a strong foray into the world of corporate training in the past few years. Is it all about fun?
ROE Tips for Your Association’s Online Community
DECEMBER 9, 2013
This is a follow up post to my recent post on ROE vs ROI – A Focus on Engagement ; if you haven’t read it yet, check it out! Many of the ideas presented in 10 Ways to Engage Members in Your Online Community are still extremely relevant. To keep things in check and on budget, make sure you’re accurately measuring your efforts and the return on investment (ROI). It will be far more compelling to point to dollars and cents than respond with social media dogma like “What’s the ROI of your mother?” 1) Post Videos. 2) Comment Sections. 5) Inspire.
Learning Management Systems and You
APRIL 9, 2015
To help explain, let me present a little scenario. An LMS’s first job is to organize them, whether they’re PowerPoint presentations, recorded webinars, or something else. People always want to know how their association could benefit from a Learning Management System (LMS). Johnson!” Your boss calls to you. Assuming your last name is Johnson, otherwise insert your name here). “I’ve
Long Live Your Education Sessions: How To Repurpose, Repackage and Reuse your Training Materials
SEPTEMBER 20, 2013
In closing, I would encourage anyone reading this post to do the following: 1) Inventory your current content or print, electronic, Power Point presentations and videos. The following is a guest post from Tom Morrison , an association CEO, professional speaker and recipient of The Florida Society of Association Executives’ Association Executive Member of the Year Award for 2012.
Come See our CEO Donna Wells at #ATD2016!
MAY 16, 2016
Sometimes organizations will ask a trainer to calculate the ROI of a training initiative to justify a training budget. Calculating ROI can also help training and development professionals recognize areas where they can streamline their efforts. This allows them to present a more cost-effective solution that is more likely to get stakeholder buy in.
FEBRUARY 17, 2017
Its all about making a solid start with a concept and backing it with content which is lapped up by your users, challenges of showing ROI and business impact will remain if one does not begin the exercise of creating video content and ensuring that learners are watching them and benefitting for them.
Kirkpatrick Revisited | Social Learning Blog
APRIL 17, 2011
This is ROE, not ROI. He began his presentation talking about Green Bay, Brett Favre, and football. It was an opportunity I couldn’t miss. I have included Kirkpatrick’s Four Levels of Evaluation in every proposal I have ever written, and I wanted to hear from Kirkpatrick himself regarding his take on the current state of evaluation and whether his four levels are still viable.
eLearning ROI Webinar: Register now for our event on Feb. 4, 2015
FEBRUARY 2, 2015
Jon Aleckson, PhD, and Andy Hicken, PhD, of WCW will discuss how to present and pitch the ROI of an eLearning initiative to an executive board or board of directors. Talking eLearning ROI shouldn’t be an intimidating process. Talking eLearning ROI Live , Interactive Webinar. The post eLearning ROI Webinar: Register now for our event on Feb.
Build on Your Legacy Content: Hurix Presents at Learning Solutions 2015 by News Editor
Learning Solutions Magazine
MARCH 11, 2015
and platforms for mobile audiences will you be able to realize the ROI on the huge investment made on content. Hurix encourages learning and training organizations to take up the challenge of transforming their Flash-based legacy. content to HTML5 in order to ride the rising wave of mobile devices. Only when your content is accessible on multiple devices. development. Design Strategies Development Strategies Training Strategies
When or When Not to Use Open Source LMS?
FEBRUARY 22, 2010
– this is what a client’s IT Manager commented after looking at technology requirements sheet of our Wizdom LMS in a presentation last week (It’s built on.Net, and uses Windows Server, IIS, & MS SQL/Oracle as back-end platform). The presentation than briefly turned into a debate between open-source and proprietary systems. You love Microsoft! So here goes.
Learning Franchises: An Evolution in Positive ROI
JULY 12, 2016
For an L&D department, the challenge is to continually liaise with multiple areas of the organization, as well as learning constituents, all while assessing training impact and creating new and innovative ways to present engaging content. The movement toward consistency in learning access points will greatly and positively affect learning, the “customer’s” experience, and the organizational ROI. In a 2015-2016 report, Top Insights for the World’s Leading Executives , CEB Inc. million, and. Improve L&D’s impact on employee performance by as much as 20%. CEB Inc. link].