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DevLearn 2022: Your Guide to xAPI & Learning Analytics Sessions

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Can you believe it’s October already? While the warm sun and beach trips of summer are now just a memory—at least in the United States—we still have pumpkin spice, apple picking, and DevLearn 2022 to look forward to! (We’ll We’ll be at Booth 800, so come by and say hello!)

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When 2 Worlds Collide: How the NFL Is Learning from Analytics

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Anyone who knows me knows my extreme passion for football—especially when it relates to the NFL and my beloved Chicago Bears (BEAR DOWN!).

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Hello AI, Goodbye ROI? What’s on Your 2023 Learning Analytics Wishlist?

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We asked a bunch of L&D data enthusiasts, “What’s hyping you up in the world of L&D for 2023?”. For some, looking past the current explosion of ChatGP interest was difficult. And for others, it was getting back to basics and consolidating your data into a single source of truth

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Learning Analytics: High in Demand, But Short in Supply

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Learning analytics is in high demand but in short supply. However, those who do it firmly believe in its value.

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Spaced Repetition: The Secret to Boosting Employee Performance and Business Growth

Unlock the power of spaced repetition to boost employee performance and drive business growth! Download the whitepaper for expert insights and practical tips.

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AR & VR Learning: The Data Requirements That Enable Effective Reporting

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Augmented reality (AR) and virtual reality (VR) are becoming increasingly mainstream modes of training—especially in industries that conduct training where real-world, in-person training is costly or risky, such as training with expensive equipment.

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The State of Learning Analytics: An Industry in Motion

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Nearly seven years after Watershed was founded, we have watched profound changes take place in the learning analytics industry.

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DevLearn 2021: Your Guide to xAPI & Learning Analytics Sessions

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DevLearn is one of the biggest conferences on the L&D calendar, and after a digital-only conference last year, we’re excited to be attending DevLearn 2021 in person!

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A Complete Guide to Survey Tool Data Requirements for Learning Analytics

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Surveys are a vital tool in the learning analytics toolkit, capturing the learners’ ratings and feedback on training and more. This data is most valuable when reported alongside data about the learning itself, but how do you get that data out of the survey tool in the first place?

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How to Write Good Data Requirements for Your Learning Ecosystem

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If you want good, comprehensive reporting that answers all your questions, you need good, comprehensive data. But when you have multiple tools, systems, and platforms across your learning ecosystem , how can you ensure you’re getting all the data you need and in the proper format?

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How to Buy Learning and Development in 2023

This 6-step strategy guide serves as a reference point for how CLOs and learning and development professionals can go about procuring L&D services and what things they should look out for.

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

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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?

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Learning Analytics Strategy: Lessons Learned from Euro 2020

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The Watershed team is mainly based in Nashville, Tennessee, but there are a couple of us on the other side of the pond in England.

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The State of Learning Analytics in 2022

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At Watershed, we believe in the power of using data to inform both business and learning strategy. We believe this applies to our own messaging, which is why we’ve gathered data from more than 1,000 L&D leaders and professionals to inform our views on the state of learning analytics.

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

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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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Is Your L&D Organization Future-Proof?

Speaker: Karl Kapp, Ed.D., Professor of Instructional Design and Technology

If the recent past has taught us anything, it's that L&D organizations need to be nimble, quick, and able to react to both foreseen and unforeseen threats in order to be successful. That means looking to the convergence of technology, learning, and business needs so you can make intelligent, informed decisions regarding both your future and the future of your organization.

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

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

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A Shiny Apple Is Not a Tasty Apple: Why L&D's Success Metrics Are Wrong

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I’m a big fan of apples. I love them in a crumble or baked with raisins in the middle. But not all apples are equally tasty. An apple may look good from the outside, but taste bland and flavorless inside.

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

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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.

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How to Create a Team Structure for Enterprise Learning Analytics

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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.

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Your Expert Guide to Working With LMS Sales Reps

Considering moving to or improving your training online? Here’s a helpful guide to prepare you to talk to all those LMS salespeople. Arm yourself with the right info, and ask the right questions to ensure you find your best partner-in-training.

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How to Create and Grow a Learning Culture [GUIDE]

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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.

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Want a Strong Learning Culture? Make Time to Learn.

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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

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

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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.

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How to Extract Your Learning Data [GUIDE]

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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.

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Guide: Your Talent Acquisition Roadmap for 2023

Updated with the latest labor market data for 2023, our popular annual roadmap offers a look at this new era of recovery recruiting. In it, we explore the seasonal cycles of TA and offer strategies to ensure competitive victory in hiring year-round.

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Calling for Change: Learning Analytics with Tim Dickinson

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It was a real treat to watch former Watershed Director of Strategy and current Global Head of Learning Systems & Innovation at Novartis, Tim Dickinson, present on Learning Analytics at the Learning Technologies conference in London

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Are Organizational Processes Hurting Your Learning Culture?

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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 ?

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What’s the Difference between Analytics and KPIs? [Ask the Expert]

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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.

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Learning Culture: Access to Training Content & Resources

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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?

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Onboarding Retrospective - A Different Path to Better Onboarding Experiences

Speaker: Carrie Missele - Practice Lead, Learning and Development at Inspirant Group

In this webinar, Carrie Missele will walk you through the process of developing an effective onboarding program that leads to a happy a happy new hire!

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5 Learning Analytics Trends from Learning Technologies 2022

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There’s nothing quite like the hustle and bustle of a room full of vendors and specialists all out-enthusing and out-competing that screams “events are back!” After a lengthy, COVID-19 induced hiatus, Learning Technologies was a welcome reminder of what we’d been missing

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How Streamlining a Data Ecosystem Can Impact Learning Measurement

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

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

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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

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

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

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The Art of Making Engaging and Effective Learning Videos

Speaker: Joseph Suarez - Learning Experience Designer at Suarez Media Production

In this webinar, Joseph Suarez will break down the craft, the art, and the science, of video production and reveal how to leverage the production process to create engaging learning videos of all types and sizes.

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Learning Technologies 2022: A Guide to xAPI & Learning Analytics Sessions

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The Learning Technologies (#LT22UK) conference in London is Europe’s biggest learning technology conference and will be held from May 4–5 this year. What's great about this event is that there are also many excellent free sessions running in the expo hall alongside the conference.

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

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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.

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Healthcare Training Measurement: Learning & Data Ecosystems

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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.

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Set Your L&D Data Free: LMS Data Requirements for Learning Analytics

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Our data requirements blog series explores the data you might collect from the various tools in your learning ecosystem, how you might get that data out, and what questions it might answer.

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How Do You Measure the Success of Enterprise Learning?

Every organization measures ROI differently. With Thought Industries’ three pillars of learning in this white paper, you can identify what matters to your business, define KPIs and metrics, and see how other organizations measure success and impact.