Calling for Change: Learning Analytics with Tim Dickinson


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

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


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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DevLearn 2021: Your Guide to xAPI & Learning Analytics Sessions


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


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?

The Future of eLearning in 2022: A Sensitive Eye for Authentic Translation and Localization

Speaker: Chris Paxton McMillin, President of D3 Training Solutions

To avoid awkward and sometimes disastrous learning content, instructional designers must use authentic translation in the right context to get optimal results. Join Chris Paxton, President of D3 Training Solutions, to walk through simple strategies step by step.

5 Learning Analytics Trends from Learning Technologies 2022


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

Learning Analytics Strategy: Lessons Learned from Euro 2020


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.

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?

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


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.

Are You Still Watching? How to Create Engaging Presentations for Virtual Learning

Speaker: Richard Goring, Director at BrightCarbon

Remote meetings are here to stay - and so is the Zoom fatigue that many experience. The importance of compelling content is more apparent than ever. In this webinar, learn how PowerPoint provides terrific tools to create the kind of dynamic visual content you need to capture your remote audience’s attention. Come along to this masterclass packed with live demonstrations of how to create compelling presentations for successful meetings in a virtual and hybrid environment. In this webinar, you will learn how to: Create dynamic visuals that support persuasive stories to engage your audience Develop professional-looking designs for presentations and other content Become a PowerPoint legend with techniques to make effective presentations quickly and easily June 30th, 2022 at 9:30 am PDT, 12:30 pm EDT, 5:30 pm GMT

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.

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 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 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.

Who C.A.R.E.S.!? How Learning Got Its Bad Rap & What We Can Do About It

Speaker: Treion Muller, Chief Strategy Officer at ELB Learning

Since when has learning and development become such a negative experience with learners? Treion Muller, Chief Strategy Officer for ELB Learning, will introduce a new learning framework called the C.A.R.E.S Learning Effectiveness Model.

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.

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.

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.

The Key to Getting the Best Out of Video-Based Practice & Coaching

Speaker: Micah Eppler, Account Executive for Rehearsal of eLearning Brothers

Join Micah Eppler from eLearning Brothers to see hands-on examples of how organizations are transforming outcomes with video-based training strategies.

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 ?

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?

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.

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.,

Immersing the Curious Mind in VR: Why You’re Missing Out on Proven ROI!

Speaker: John Blackmon, eLearning Brothers CTO, CenarioVR® Creator

Join John Blackmon, eLearning Brothers CTO and creator of the award-winning VR course builder CenarioVR®, to find out why organizations choose immersive learning and how they've used innovative approaches.

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

5 Top Tips for Effective L&D Data Requirements


A learning ecosystem can quickly grow and evolve into a complex web of unique tools and technologies serving specific needs. So inevitably, gaining meaningful L&D insights from these disparate systems can be difficult.

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.

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.

Personalize Your Employee Training with Adaptive Learning

While you may not be familiar with the term “adaptive learning,” it is likely you’ve encountered this type of learning before. But now is finally the time to learn how adaptive learning helps with knowledge retention, and how it can be used to improve your program.

L&D Data Requirements for Learning Tech: Quizzes, Games, Intranet & More


This blog series has covered L&D data requirements spanning a wide range of learning technologies commonly found in learning ecosystems. But there are so many other product classes we haven’t had a chance to talk about—until now.

Instructor-Led Training: A Guide to the ILT & vILT Data You Need


We saw a massive and sudden movement from ILT to vILT during 2019 and 2020. But whether it’s virtual or in-person, instructor-led training represents an important mode of learning for many organizations.

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


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.

How to Make Business Intelligence Data Smarter with Learning Analytics


Business intelligence tools and learning analytics platforms are complementary products that process data and provide reports and analytics to different audiences and for different purposes.

Keeping Students Safe and Productive on Devices

Speaker: Aaron Webb, Jamf

In our webinar, we’ll explore the full range of Jamf education products to protect students, including quick and easy tools for IT admins, powerful apps for teachers to ensure student safety anywhere, and parental engagement tools.

How to Combine HRIS Data and L&D Data for Comprehensive Reporting


One of the key benefits of a learning analytics platform is the ability to easily combine your organizational data with your learning data so you can filter by and compare different organizational units.