Do I Need an LRS If My LMS or LXP Already Has One?


Even the learning platforms with conformant LRSs —ones that generate great xAPI data from non-xAPI content and the platform’s interactions—can have issues.

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What’s the Difference: External vs. Internal Learning Record Stores


Is the learning record store (LRS) in your LMS or LXP providing the data and information you need to understand all the learning that’s happening across your organization? Or, are you limited to the data within that particular system?


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Why Care about LRS xAPI Conformance, Compliance, or Any of That Nonsense?


Does it matter if your internal learning record store (LRS) is fully xAPI conformant? The short answer: Yes, but it also depends.

What’s the Difference Between Analytics and Analysis? [Ask the Expert]


For many of us, the terms analytics and analysis regularly come up in our daily work. But what do these words actually mean, and are we using one when we should be using the other?

5 Reasons CFOs Invest in Talent Development

In 2021, many of your competitors will invest in talent development software. If you make the right decision, invest in the right software, and if your organization is willing to use it, you can realize five decisive competitive advantages. To see those advantages, download Paycor’s latest guide, 5 Reasons CFOs Invest in Talent Development.

Key Insights: 5 Years of Measuring the Business Impact of Learning


We’ve come a long way in the last five years when it comes to how people perceive and prioritize learning measurement. And the past year has definitely impacted the way we think and approach the way we deliver and measure training.

How to Create a Data Governance Strategy [Part 1]


As data continues to grow in volume and frequency, it’s vital that organizations have well-documented, scalable digital strategies. That’s because a comprehensive plan ensures that specific efforts by data teams and stakeholders have a consistent approach and purpose.

5 Reasons Why You Should Invest in Badging and Micro-Credentialing


One of the most important offerings that a company has is their expertise, which is why skills increasingly are becoming the new global currency.

A Closer Look: DoD’s Data Strategy Model


Data strategies are important for ensuring that efforts by data teams and stakeholders have a consistent approach and purpose.

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Healthcare Training Measurement: Learning & Data Ecosystems


In this three-part blog series, we’ll look at the tried-and-true steps to utilizing learning analytics to measure the effectiveness of your healthcare training programs.

Deliver Effective Online Education and Events Your Members Will Love

This guide identifies the biggest challenges for associations moving their training online and provides practical solutions so that you can hit the ground running. Download now to keep your members engaged and growing even in times of COVID-19.

Why L&D Should Be Excited about Operational Changes


We often stress the importance of measuring the impact of learning programs, especially if you hope to develop training that actually improves outcomes.

When ‘No Change’ in Learning Data Means More Than You Realize


You should be able to ask questions of your learning data, and the answers should be able to tell you a story—such as what training content is most effective, who are your most active learners, or how are people applying what they learned.

How to Create and Grow a Learning Culture [GUIDE]


In this series, we’ve explored both the challenges you may face when establishing a learning culture in your organization and ways to overcome those challenges.

Learning How to Learn


Unless your learners have experience working in an organization that promotes a positive learning culture , they probably don’t know how to identify areas for their own development and then plan learning to support growth in those areas.

Bridging the Gap Between HR and Safety

Members of HR are known for taking on different types of tasks. Safety training isn’t always one of them, but in reality, it makes sense that it should be. Learn how safety aligns with the goals of any HR team and how managing it can make your job easier.

Want a Strong Learning Culture? Make Time to Learn.


There aren’t ever enough hours in the day to get everything done, and professional development often gets pushed aside on the to-do list. So when you’re creating a learning culture , it’s important to encourage people to take responsibility and make time for development

4 Ways to Embrace a Culture of Learning [HOW-TO]


Change is hard—and establishing a learning culture is a significant change for many organizations. In this post, we’ll explore some important steps towards making that cultural shift when you’re met with the dreaded “that’s not how we do things here” response.

Are Organizational Processes Hurting Your Learning Culture?


In theory, organizational processes are created to enhance productivity and accuracy. But what happens when those processes result in unintended consequences—like hindering the development of your learning culture ?

How to Create a Team Structure for Enterprise Learning Analytics


As the shift to digital learning increases and learning analytics becomes more commonplace throughout the L&D world, so has the need for teams dedicated to implementing, managing, and ensuring the quality and consistency of the learning ecosystem and data analytics.

3 Guiding Principles to Support the Human Dimension in Learning

Speaker: Dr. Amy Titus, Managing Director in Human Capital at Deloitte Consulting

Join Dr. Amy Titus, Managing Director in Human Capital at Deloitte Consulting, for her exclusive session where she will be discussing the 3 guiding principles for the future of learning, and how these can affect the design of work in organizations.

How Do You Measure Learning & Development? [SURVEY]


Our fifth annual “Measuring the Business Impact of Learning” survey opened this week—and we need your help! This year’s survey, which is held in conjunction with LEO Learning, benchmarks L&D responses to learning measurement and impact

How Caterpillar Built a Measurable Career Development Process [Part 1]


In this case study blog series, guest contributor Alfonso Riley, learning technology consultant, will explore how he and his team at Caterpillar, Inc. built their learning data ecosystem to support an award-winning extended enterprise learning model.

Learning Culture: Access to Training Content & Resources


If you want to create a good culture of learning , you need to ensure learners have easy access to the resources they need. After all, if learners can’t find or use the content they need, at the time of need, how can they be expected to develop new skills and understanding?

How Streamlining a Data Ecosystem Can Impact Learning Measurement


In the last post of our case study blog series , Alfonso Riley, learning technology consultant at Caterpillar Inc.,

5 Reasons Leaders Invest in Language Training

Communication is the lifeforce of any company. Without it, productivity, employee happiness, and ultimately your business suffers. Investing in language learning better positions global business leaders to see gains in organizational effectiveness as a result.

6 Barriers to Creating a Learning Culture (and How to Avoid Them)


By this point in the series, I hope you’re excited for what’s to come. First, we discussed what learning culture means and why it’s important. Then, we explored examples of a good learning culture.

What Does a Good Learning & Development Culture Look Like?


This blog series, How to Build a Culture of Learning , will explain the challenges and solutions to establishing a culture of learning in your organization.

Learning Outcomes for Experts


As part of our BALDDIE instructional design method , you’ve identified your business goal and documented performance outcomes for what the workforce needs to do to meet that goal. Now it’s time to identify the learning outcomes that will support people to improve their performance.

How to Create Learning Program Competency Models [Part 3]


In the third part of this case study blog series , Alfonso Riley, learning technology consultant at Caterpillar Inc., discusses how and why the organization created competency models for their learning programs—including advice and best practices for fellow L&D practitioners.

The Ins and Outs of Connecting Technologies in a Modern Learning Ecosystem

Speaker: TJ Seabrooks, former CEO at Rustici Software

Have you ended up with a collection of content inputs and data outputs that might be hard to wrangle? If your organization uses multiple LMSs and has content coming from many different places, or you’re heading in this direction, this webinar is for you.

What Is a Culture of Learning—and How Does Yours Stack Up?


What is a culture of learning at work, why is having a good one important, and what is yours like? Find out more in part 1 of this blog series

Setting the Right Performance Goals for Learning Programs


In our last blog post, we covered the first step of the BALDDIE instructional design method— identifying business goals with measurable KPIs to link to learning initiatives.

Learning Analytics: Predictive & Prescriptive Complexity


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. And, out of the 5,713 reports we reviewed as part of our Learning Analytics Research Study , we only found one Watershed client with a handful of spider chart reports that we classed as “Predictive and Prescriptive.”

Action Mapping Instructional Design & Learning Evaluation


As we covered in the ADDIE model , it’s important to stay aligned with the business goals and outcomes as you develop and deliver learning. And one way to ensure you stay aligned is by mapping how each step of the design process fits into the bigger picture of the organization.

6 Ways to Secure (More Of) a Budget for Your Customer Education Program

Whether you’re looking to kickstart or expand your customer education program, you need access to a budget. Learn how you can demonstrate the positive ROI of customer training and make the case for securing a larger budget in our latest eBook!

ADDIE: A 5-Step Process for Effective Training & Learning Evaluation


In our previous blog post, we explained the challenges associated with learning evaluation. Simply put, when training isn't properly designed with specific goals in mind, it's nearly impossible to actually evaluate effectiveness or impact on overall organizational goals.