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Learning Analytics: Predictive & Prescriptive Complexity

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The highest complexity of learning analytics is predictive and prescriptive analytics. This means using data to either predict what might happen, or to prescribe learning activities.

Learning Analytics Dimensions: Learning Experience Analysis

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As we completed our Learning Analytics Research Study , we found many reports that fell into the Learning Experience category.

Learning Analytics: Advanced Evaluation Complexity

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Advanced Evaluation is less common than Data Evaluation , which means there’s no well-worn path leading the way. Organizations venturing into this level of complexity are often doing so in ways that are different from others.

Corporate Learning Analytics in Practice [Introduction]

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During the summer of 2018, we conducted a Learning Analytics Research Study to research how our clients are actually implementing these analytics.

A New Segmentation Model for Customer Onboarding

A great customer onboarding program is a proactive and meaningful way to make a lasting impact on customer engagement, retention, and expansion. In this eBook, Skilljar will show you a new framework for building a customer onboarding program, including how to segment users and drive long-term value and retention through education.

Learning Analytics Dimensions: Learner Analysis

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Welcome to our fourth installment exploring results from our Learning Analytics Research Study and what they mean in practice. This week, we’re diving into the dimensions under the Learner categories. (We’ll We’ll pick up the Learning Program and Learning Experience categories in our next posts.).

Learning Analytics: Data Evaluation Complexity

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Last week, we saw that Data Evaluation is by far and away the most common complexity level of Learning Analytics we observed in our research study. Within this complexity, we found 16 types of analysis represented, which we’ve bundled into three headings and will explore in this blog post.

What Is a Learning Ecosystem?

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Whether it's navigating a new town, train system, or even a shopping mall, most of us have used maps to pinpoint our location, examine routes to our intended destinations, and see what to expect along the way.

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Learning Analytics Analytics

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In our last blog post, we introduced our latest series that focuses on findings from our Learning Analytics Research Study—during which we collected and analyzed data to see how real organizations are implementing learning analytics.

An Introduction to Modern Learning Ecosystems

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Learning is an intrinsically human activity that happens in many places and in many ways. It doesn’t matter how great or feature-rich any one learning system is, learning will never happen in just one place.

Key Elements for Successful eLearning Projects

Discover how this rapid development process creates engaging, custom learning solutions on a timeline that works for you, why a strong learning culture is important, and how to showcase your Return on Learning (ROL) using data to tell the story.

3 Essential Metrics to Improve Training Measurement

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As a solution architect, I help clients find the perfect match between the challenges they face, and the technologies available.

L&D Spotlight: How Visa & Verizon built learning ecosystems with LMSs

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In our last blog post , we looked at how The Behr Paint Company replaced the LMS when implementing their learning ecosystem. But that’s actually a less common route, as many organizations keep their LMSs playing key roles within their ecosystems.

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Learning Ecosystems: How The Behr Paint Company replaced the LMS

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As you start to consider your learning ecosystem , you’ll need to reflect on the role of the LMS. For most organizations, the LMS continues to play an important role in conjunction with other ecosystem elements (our next blog post will look at organizations who have done just that).

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Learning Analytics Dimensions: Learning Program Analysis

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Welcome to our fifth installment exploring results from our Learning Analytics Research Study and what they mean in practice. This week, we’re diving into the dimensions under the Learning Program categories. (We’ll We’ll pick up the Learning Experience category next week.). Learning Program Dimensions. Learning Program analytics means looking at a group of learners on a particular program of learning.

LMS Comparison: What Learning Solution is the Best Fit for Your Business?

Explore this detailed guide to see how traditional Learning Management Systems compare to an advanced online learning platform, and find out which type of solution is best suited to meet your learning program needs.

The Ripple Effect: Learning & Data Ecosystems

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So far, we’ve established an overview of modern learning ecosystems and how you can identify them across your different learning programs. Now, it’s time to explore how changes to different elements of an ecosystem can impact not only learning experiences, but also other elements in the ecosystem.

Learning Ecosystems: How Behr & Travelers replaced the LMS [Spotlight]

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As you start to consider your learning ecosystem , you’ll need to reflect on the role of the LMS. For most organizations, the LMS continues to play an important role in conjunction with other ecosystem elements (our next blog post will look at organizations who have done just that).

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Learning Ecosystems: How to add data sources & iterate [Guide]

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Last week, Tim Dickinson explained how to create a strategy for your modern learning ecosystem. In this post, we’ll dig more into the weeds of getting started and look at how to choose a good starter data source, connect it, and build from there. So, what's a data source again?

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How to Develop a Learning Ecosystem Strategy [Guide]

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Designing and building new learning ecosystems can seem intimidating at first blush. Where do I start? Which key components should I consider? What’s my strategy? Answering everything on your own makes a challenging, but gratifying, task much harder.

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Developing a Results Driven Curriculum

A well-designed learning curriculum develops and nurtures skills needed to achieve organizational and business goals with the most effective and engaging set of experiences. This ebook outlines 5 critical steps to develop learning solutions that will help you achieve the most ambitious objectives.

How to Create a Learning Measurement Plan with xAPI

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Designing a learning measurement strategy with xAPI takes time and planning, but do you know where to start? In this blog post, we’ll explain the basics and give you a guide to get the ball rolling. It all starts with a plan.

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What Is Learning Evaluation?

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Knowing how to aggregate and evaluate all types of learning is a priority for many learning and development practitioners. In fact, many say there's a growing demand from their organizations to show L&D’s impact across the organization.

What You Need to Know: GDPR & xAPI

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Everyone seems to be talking about the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) right now. But what is it, and how will it affect xAPI and Learning Record Stores? Find out more as we explain everything you need to know about this important set of privacy regulations. What is GDPR?

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xAPI xAPRIL: Celebrating 5 Years of the Experience API

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Join us as we celebrate xAPI xAPRIL and recognize five years of the Experience API—including free resources, real-world xAPI case studies, and prizes! You've come a long way, xAPI!

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12 Ways to Get the Most Out of Your Authoring Tool

Knowing what you need from an eLearning authoring tool can be hard, especially when there are so many options on the market. gomo’s new ebook aims to save you time and hassle by identifying 12 must-have authoring tool features.

What is Distributed Learning?

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People have an inherent desire to learn, but how we learn best is still up for debate. In this series, we explore trends related to distributed learning and what they mean in practice. Generally speaking, we learn through a variety of methods.

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L&D Survey Results: Red flags, the C-suite, and more

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A lot has happened during the past year. SpaceX became the first to successfully re-launch and land the first stage of an orbital rocket. A total solar eclipse blocked out the sun across the United States. And, perhaps most surprising, executives started to take notice of L&D’s existence.

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Discover Your Organization’s Learning Ecosystems

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In the introduction to this series, we explained how your organization’s learning ecosystems are comprised of different L&D tools and technologies. And, because learning is a continuous process that happens in many ways and places, learning ecosystems are everywhere. In this post, we’ll explore how you can start discovering these ecosystems within your own organization. Uncover learning programs.

Watershed's 7 Steps of Learning Evaluation

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Out of the dozens of different learning evaluation models currently in practice, which one is right for you? Turns out, you don't have to limit yourself to just one. Meet our "super method" for learning evaluation.

Monetizing Customer Education: Free, Fee, and Everything In Between

Some of the best customer education programs monetize customer training to help offset program costs, fuel new initiatives, and enable additional investment in your programs. In this webinar, Skilljar will discuss the free-to-fee continuum and share best practices for developing a pricing and packaging strategy for your education offers.

Learning Evaluation, Step 7: Explore Outcomes

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When it comes to learning evaluation , researching the successful and unsuccessful elements of a learning program is key to improving future efforts. Find out more, as we explain the last step in our "super method" for evaluating learning.

Business Storytelling Models for L&D: Data and the Hero's Journey

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So far in this blog series, we’ve discussed the importance of data storytelling and covered how to use the STAR model to share your achievements as you might during a job interview. Now, we’ll explore how to draw from Hollywood’s version of storytelling—using the Hero’s Journey framework (departure, initiation, return)—to create an engrossing, transformative story.

Learning Evaluation, Step 6: Analyze Outcomes

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We've discussed all the steps leading up to evaluating your learning program —and now it's time to actually evaluate learning so you can determine what's working and what needs improvement. Tell a story with data.

Learning Evaluation, Step 5: Monitor Success

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Now that your learning program is live, it's time to monitor the success and progress toward the program goals. Here's how to get started. So, what's next? We've covered the first four steps of our learning method : Align Goals. Define Metrics. Discover What's Working. Design a Learning Program.

State of the Front-Line Manager

It's no secret that front-line managers are essential to your organization's success. They form the base of your leadership development funnel and, most likely, account for over half of all your organization's leaders. Improving how front-line managers perform yields mouthwatering increases in how individual contributors perform.