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How to Get the Greatest ROI from eLearning


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?

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Social Learning ROI


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

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5 Tips To Maximize ROI Of Your LMS

Upside Learning

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. would like to know your opinion and experience in maximizing ROI of your LMS.

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Talking eLearning ROI

Web Courseworks

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.

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Whitepaper: When The LMS Isn’t Enough

But this presents challenges: • People generally forget as much as 90% of what they learn within 30 days, unless it’s continually reinforced. when it is presented repeatedly with specific time gaps between each. continually presented to employees, and is also available on demand. When the LMS isn’t Enough How to Turbocharge Your LMS and Improve. The LMS is running out of gas.3

Positive ROI From Video Training


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.

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5 Non-Financial ROIs of MOOCs

Your Training Edge

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.

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The Real Truth about ROI – the Learning Performance Model

Learning Wire

The most consistent challenge for L&D leaders throughout the past 20 years has been the need to prove the ROI of learning investments and thus prove their contribution to strategic business goals. This article aims to illustrate the real truth about ROI and share the developed Learning Performance Model (LPM). Figure 3 – Presentation of the Learning Performance Model.  .

ROI is More Than Justification

CLO Magazine

When done correctly, ROI generates key decision-support metrics for learning and aligns thinking with business objectives. ROI is not a number; it is a story that supports the idea that value is being created in the business. Business stakeholders need to see where and how value occurs because only then is an ROI calculation actionable. • Students learned the content.

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7 Things About eLearning Your CEO/Executive Director Wants to Know

Association eLearning

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. Those are important. 3: What is the projected ROI? If you’re not sure how to project your ROI, try using an ROI calculator. Don’t show up unprepared. Cheaper isn’t always better.

Getting More ROI out of Your e-Learning

Everything E-Learning

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

Getting More ROI out of Your e-Learning

Everything E-Learning

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! - See more at: [link]. 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.

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.

Getting Started with Online Member Education

Association eLearning

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. 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?

6 Signs It’s Time to Invest in an LMS

Association eLearning

We are currently in the Information Age and have had computer technology at our finger tips for nearly five decades. By now, most organizations have at least experimented with online learning in one way or another. Online education used to be limited to “Members-Only” webinars. How do you know it is time for your association to invest in an LMS? Do any of these sound familiar? Tweet This!

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Getting Your Association’s Board Behind Online Learning

Association eLearning

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).

Swiping or Matching?

Association eLearning

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

Presentation: Social Media #BUCareersForum

Dont Waste Your Time

Presented at today’s BU Careers Forum (organised by an excellent set of BU students, thank you very much!) the slides (including YouTube videos) were well received and sparked an interesting debate that continues from the debate and comments received after previous presentations on Social Media. Related posts: Presentation: Social Media & how (students) can survive online.

Workbook: Gamification and Your Enterprise Learning Strategy

successfully build and present your gamification strategy. Introduce gamification as the solution to those issues, presenting the concept as. We hope you found the tools presented in this strategy workbook to be useful. With World-Class Customers Our customers are companies like yours, on the lookout for ways to improve the ROI of. Introduction.3 What is Gamification?

The Importance of Implementing a Marcom Strategy for Continuing Education

Association eLearning

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!

Free Webinar: How to Price Education Products

Association eLearning

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.

7 big opportunities that MOOCs offer corporates

E-Learning Provocateur

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. 6. Regular readers of my blog will know that I’m quite the MOOC fan. Networking.

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Bridging the Skills Gap: An Opportunity for Associations

Association eLearning

There’s a huge skills gap problem facing our nation today, but this crisis represents an opportunity for associations to reinvent themselves and compete with traditional suppliers of higher education. 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.

ROE Tips for Your Association’s Online Community

Association eLearning

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?” The Videos can say a lot more than a still image.

How Much Should eLearning Cost?

Bottom-Line Performance

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. 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. What gives?

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Valuing Your Association’s eLearning: Tips for Pricing Membership Education

Association eLearning

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.

Learning Management Systems and You

Association eLearning

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). To Johnson!” Your boss calls to you. The board loved all the courses we offered at the conference last week.

Top 10 Training Metrics

Your Training Edge

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.

Creating Games for Learning: Strategies for Learning in a ‘Different’ Way


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?

The paradox of augmented reality

E-Learning Provocateur

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. What are you working on at Explore Engage? (2:20). In other words, it augments reality.

Long Live Your Education Sessions: How To Repurpose, Repackage and Reuse your Training Materials

Association eLearning

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. He is passionate about helping associations achieve true transformation for the future and build a REVOLUTION! They have videos sitting in a closet. Yes overheads. That was huge!

Presentation: Social Media & how (students) can survive online

Dont Waste Your Time

View more presentations from David Hopkins. Naturally when I present this I can’t show them the exact photos or say who I searched (I do not have the list of names saved anywhere!) Presentation: ROI of Social Media. Social Media & Networks: How to survive online. (or “your [next] employer is watching you&# ). Please leave all comments below.

Is this thing on? Tips for measuring course effectiveness and return on investment

Obsidian Learning

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?

Come See our CEO Donna Wells at #ATD2016!


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.

Presentation: ROI of Social Media

Dont Waste Your Time

An interesting presentation on the impact of a Social Media ‘policy’ on business, and it’s return on investment (ROI). Olivier Blanchard Basics Of Social Media ROI Related posts:Excuse the language, but "what the [.] Presentation: Fear and Loathing in Social Media. Presentations Blogging Collaboration Facebook Google Presentation Social Media Social Network Technology Twitter Video Web 2.0Related posts: Excuse the language, but "what the f is social media"? Video: Social Media (in 2009).

eLearning ROI Webinar: Register now for our event on Feb. 4, 2015

Web Courseworks

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. Wednesday, February 4, 2015 at 12 p.m. Register at

Build on Your Legacy Content: Hurix Presents at Learning Solutions 2015 by News Editor

Learning Solutions Magazine

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


Infographic: Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs & the Social Media that Fulfill ‘Em

Dont Waste Your Time

Presentation: ROI of Social Media. Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs, & the Social Media that Fulfill ‘Em. Thanks for Ryan Bretag for finding this. Related posts: Infographic: The Social Landscape. Social Media and Social Network Educational Infographics. Social Network Facebook Infographic Social Bookmark Social Media Twitter Web 2.0

When or When Not to Use Open Source LMS?


– 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.

Kirkpatrick Revisited | Social Learning Blog

Social Learning

This is ROE, not ROI. He began his presentation talking about Green Bay, Brett Favre, and football.  He said that only in Minnesota do people seem to dislike his hat and be unresponsive when he mentions Brett Favre. So I went to the workshop.  I wanted to get a more in-depth knowledge of the four levels and where the next generation, Kirkpatrick’s son James, was taking them. training?to

Top 10 Training Mistakes

Your Training Edge

Four: A trainer fails to prepare for a regular presentation. Make sure the trainers are taking adequate time to review their material and run through their presentations – every time. But don’t place a new trainer in a classroom without giving them preparation in learning styles, training methods, and presentation skills. On the other side, a large company may feel there is not sufficient ROI if the training department delivers only a few courses. Being tasked with building or managing a training organization is a larger-than-life responsibility.

70/20/10: The road to greater knowledge retention?


In its new research brief, “ Measuring the ROI of Informal Learning, ” Brandon Hall Group identifies a few key learning characteristics that correlate with high-performing organizations. Provide easy-to-use tools that present employees with opportunities to connect to formal and informal knowledge sources throughout the organization. Find the blend that works for your organization.

Proof of Direct Link between Learning and Performance

Vignettes Learning

However, the data presented here are close to real and living cases.) However, I must preface this presentation with this thought -that we have replicated this model only in very specialized and niched initiatives and only where conditions converge to make the model possible. Work Metrics Jobs that have clear, quantifiable task outputs and data collected are presented.

How To Promote Ongoing Online Training In Your Organization


Send them weekly emails with links to articles, online videos , or presentations they may find useful. Some learners might gravitate toward online videos and scenarios, while others will benefit from narrated online presentations.  Promoting online ongoing training may require time and resources, but it can lead to a dramatic increase in your eLearning ROI and boost your profits.

Why you should start measuring informal learning today


That most organizations simply don’t have a mechanism in place for measuring the ROI of informal and social learning in the workplace is more than just a matter of being “behind the times.”. In a recent webinar (“ Measuring the ROI of Informal Learning ”) co-hosted by David Wentworth of Brandon Hall Group and Docebo’s own Alessio Artuffo, we discussed the implications of neglecting to measure informal learning, and how to better align formal learning metrics with performance. Did you like the venue and the presentation style?”), while best practices recommend 100%.

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