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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.

What Are Corporate Learning Analytics? [Recap]

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Learning Analytics seem like a bit of a dark art, a mystery. You’ve read the theory, but how does it actually work in practice?

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Action Mapping Instructional Design & Learning Evaluation

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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.

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.

Digital Learning Tips and Tricks from Neuroscience

Speaker: Margie Meacham, Chief Freedom Officer, Learningtogo

Join "Brain Lady" Margie Meacham for a quick-paced review of the latest tips and tricks as revealed by neuroscience. Learn how the brain works - and, in doing so, discover how to make your training stand out amidst the daily clutter of the online experience.

DevLearn 2019: xAPI & Learning Analytics Sessions [Guide]

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The DevLearn Conference and Expo is one of the biggest events for the L&D industry. And with so much to experience in just a few days, knowing where to start may seem daunting.

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

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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.

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How to Design Effective Training for Learning Evaluation & Analytics

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We talk a lot about learning evaluation and measuring the effectiveness of training on the overall business. But how can we design effective training in the first place? And what do we even mean by effective training ?

Learning Evaluation & Pheromone Analytics

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What do learning evaluation and ants have in common? Find out more about pheromone analytics and how they can help put learners on the right learning path. But first, a little background…. We’ve all been there.

What Learning & Development Can Learn from Artificial Intelligence

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Scalable learning is a key differentiator for modern enterprise business. And one way learning platforms are scaling learning is by using artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning in learning technology via content recommendations and personalized learning.

Top E-Learning Software - Recommendations and Pricing

Zero in on the best E-Learning software for your company. Get expert recommendations and pricing comparisons based on your specific needs.

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.

How to Track Data in VR Training [Distributed Learning]

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If you’re like most of us, you’ve delved into the world of virtual reality—whether it’s exploring cities on Google Earth, playing games with friends, or viewing works of art at the Louvre. But VR can also play a practical role when it comes to your distributed learning programs.

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Learning Analytics: Report Types

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We’ve looked at categories. We’ve looked at complexities. We’ve looked experience types. There’s only one direction left to slice and dice findings from our Learning Analytics Research Study —which looked exclusively at how clients use Watershed, including report types.

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.

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5 Ways the Learning Analytics Landscape Is Evolving

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After combining the data from annual learning measurement surveys with L&D practitioner stories shared during Insights Summits, we’ve noticed a growing shift in the way both L&D professionals and the organization as a whole view learning analytics.

Barriers in Measuring the Business Impact of Learning

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We’re entering the fourth year of our Measuring the Business Impact of Learning benchmarking survey with LEO Learning and Learning Technologies Group (LTG). That's why we’re excited to co-host a webinar on Tuesday, Nov.

Learning Analytics: Experience Types

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So far in this series, we’ve looked mainly at categories and complexities within the learning analytics triangle. This week, we’ll look at learning analytics from another angle: What sort of learning activities are organizations collecting and analyzing data about?

Data Storytelling: How to Change L&D Behavior by 'Reporting Out Loud'

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In this post, David Rosenfeld of athenahealth shares how he used “Reporting Out Loud” to encourage a behavior change within an L&D team so learning analytics isn’t just icing on the cake, but rather, it’s baked into their strategy and programs.

View from the Learner's Perspective: ROI and the Triple Bottom Line of Learning

Speaker: Lonna Jobson, Instructional Design Team Lead, Inno-Versity, and Miriam Taylor, Chief Learning Strategist, Inno-Versity

Learners make an investment when they participate in learning initiatives - an investment that is often overlooked. Their schedules, priorities, and even their colleagues’ schedules are impacted. The Triple Bottom Line of Learning acknowledges the learner as a crucial stakeholder in the learning process. Join Miriam Taylor and Lonna Jobson of Inno-Versity as they continue in this series by looking at eLearning from the learner's perspective!

3 Tips for Implementing a Learning Analytics Practice

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A few years ago, we explored why L&D should use data and analytics in data storytelling. Since then, we've seen practitioners go from concept and ideas to storytelling in practice.

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.).

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: Complexities & Analysis Types

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The last few posts in our Learning Analytics Research series have looked at the three categories of learning analytics (i.e. learner, program, and experience) and their respective dimensions.

View from the Learning Team: ROI and the Triple Bottom Line of Learning

Speaker: Andrea Mikulenas, Instructional Design Team Lead, Inno-Versity, and Miriam Taylor, Chief Learning Strategist, Inno-Versity

As a learning leader, you are regularly faced with a dilemma: prioritize the needs of the learners, or succumb to the budgetary demands and deadlines of the C-suite? This proverbial tug-of-war is a constant in learning development - but it doesn't have to be. Join Miriam Taylor and Andrea Mikulenas of Inno-Versity as they dive into the second layer of the Triple Bottom Line of eLearning – the Learning Leaders!

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.

5 L&D Lessons from Stranger Things [No Season 3 Spoilers]

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The recently released third season of Stranger Things has been Netflix’s most successful original programming to date. And that’s no strange thing (pun absolutely intended) , given the popularity and success of the first two seasons. That’s why we couldn’t resist writing a Stranger Things -themed blog post (just like Will Byers couldn’t resist The Mind Flayer ). So expect tenuous links and terrible puns as we ask: What five things can this hit show teach us about Learning and Development?

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.

View from the C-Suite: ROI and the Triple Bottom Line of Learning

Speaker: Jerry Zandstra, Co-Founder, Inno-Versity, and Miriam Taylor, Chief Learning Strategist, Inno-Versity

One of the secrets of the C-suite is that they are always dealing with scarcity. Money spent in one place cannot be spent in another. One hundred thousand dollars spent on learning will not be available to spend on marketing or hiring, or any one of several dozen other budget items. Join Miriam Taylor and Dr. Jerry Zandstra as they take a look at learning, training, and development from the C-suite perspective!

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.

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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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.

The Triple Bottom Line of Learning

Speaker: Jerry Zandstra, Co-Founder, Inno-Versity, and Miriam Taylor, Chief Learning Strategist, Inno-Versity

Traditional return on investment (ROI), while a long standing and important concept in the business world, often falls flat when it comes to showing the full picture of a learning initiative. Join experts from Inno-Versity as they propose a new model for finding the ROI of learning, and learn how to make your learning valuable for everyone involved.