How to Extract Your Learning Data [GUIDE]


The more learning data you have (assuming it’s good data), translates into better, more comprehensive reporting and insights around your training programs and initiatives.

How Does a Learning Record Store Work in a Data Ecosystem?


So far in this series, we’ve explained the differences between internal and external learning record stores , how xAPI conformance affects reporting, and data extraction methods.

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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?

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?

The Top 7 Compliance Risks and How to Avoid Them

In this whitepaper, Paycor examines the top seven compliance risks of 2021 and offers best practices on how to mitigate your risk. Download Paycor's guide today.

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 KPIs? [Ask the Expert]


Key performance indicators, or KPIs, are a specialized category of analytics results, characterized mostly by their importance and meaning to stakeholders. But oftentimes, these two terms are used interchangeably, which could confuse your audience, or change your sentiment altogether.

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.

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.

eLearning vs. Conventional Training Approaches

Is online safety training as effective as instructor-led safety training? Find out why the best training outcomes are achieved when they are used together.

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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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.

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.

Does Your Company Need Help Solving These 4 Common eLearning Challenges?

If you want to know how to get ahead of the game and avoid the common mishaps in selling your eLearning courses, you’ve come to the right place! Lambda Solutions has identified the most common and costly challenges faced by eLearning providers today.

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.

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.

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

K-12 Guide to Distance Learning: 5 Ways to Learn Anywhere

With a continued global health crisis, schools are adapting teaching practices and learning environments. This guide covers how 5 different aspects of teaching and learning can be improved and maintained to facilitate successful distance learning.

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 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.

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

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.

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.,

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.

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.

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.

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.”

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.

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.

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