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 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

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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.

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.

Paycor CFO Survey: The State of American Business in 2021

In Paycor’s latest survey, more than 2,000 Finance and HR leaders told us about their plans for 2021. Download the survey for actionable insights and tips.

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 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

Healthcare Training Measurement: Real-World Examples


Now that we’ve covered the importance of both learning ecosystems and learning analytics on healthcare training measurement , it’s time to explore real-world examples. CHRISTUS Health and Nebraska Medicine are two examples of healthcare organizations using their ecosystems and Watershed to measure the effectiveness and impact of their training initiatives

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.

9 Warning Signs Your Employees Need Language Training

Most global companies are diverse in perspectives, backgrounds, and yes, language. Language barriers can compound existing communication problems, often resulting in business losses. Learn the 9 warning signs your employees need language training today!

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?

3 Places to Measure Learning in Healthcare


When it comes to measuring and analyzing learning, knowing what data to look at and what questions to ask of that data can be challenging. In the introduction to this series , we broke down initial steps to recognizing the components of your existing learning ecosystem. We also covered the importance of gaining access to all of the data across your ecosystem, cleansing the data, and aggregating it so you can create and analyze reports that enable you to take action.

Learning Culture: Motivation Is Key


One of the reasons change is hard is because some people don’t want to change—and this certainly applies to learning, as people may be happy with their current roles and levels of competency.

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.”

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 Are Corporate Learning Analytics? [Recap]


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? It’s this question that inspired us to conduct our Learning Analytics Research Study so we could better understand how our clients are implementing these analytics in practice. Series Summary.

Learning Analytics Dimensions: Learning Experience Analysis


As we completed our Learning Analytics Research Study , we found many reports that fell into the Learning Experience category. Not only were there more reports, but they also were more varied—leading us to create nearly double the amount of dimensions under this category than compared to the Learner and Learning Program categories. And, in this post, we'll explore these learning experience dimensions in practice. What are learning experience analytics?

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. These efforts not only led to the increased adoption and usage of their learning programs, but also helped generate additional revenue. He'll also share tips and best practices along the way. Building an Extended Enterprise Learning Program.

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., explores the results from their Career Development Process, discusses where they’re headed next, and shares some tips on how you can implement a similar measurement approach in your organization.

The Pro’s Guide To Getting The Best ROI From Your New LMS

You need a Learning Management System when your courses and training programs need to be accessible online. Quickly build the perfect business case and easily determine which LMS will provide the best return on investment you need with this how-to eBook!

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


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?

DevLearn 2019: xAPI & Learning Analytics Sessions [Guide]


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. That’s why I've compiled a list of recommendations for must-attend sessions focused on xAPI, learning analytics, and more. Wednesday, Oct. 10:45am. Top Pick: Intro to xAPI: What Do Instructional Designers Need to Know with Megan Torrance.

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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. Developing Competency Models for Learning Programs.

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. A Quick Refresher: What’s the BALDDIE model?

Use Chaos to Build a Stronger Organization

Speaker: Stacey Harris, Chief Research Officer & Managing Partner at Sapient Insights Group

As we look to tomorrow, it is time to ask ourselves what lessons have we learned and how do we create flexible organizations that can survive what the future holds. Stacey Harris, Chief Research Officer for Sapient Insights Group, will share insights, data, and tools that are helping organizations adapt and even thrive in this difficult environment. She’ll discuss the emerging trends in the Learning technology market, and how these exciting new approaches to creating micro, adaptive, and personalized content is changing the face of workforce development while creating strong connections to business outcomes.

What Learning & Development Can Learn from Artificial Intelligence


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. But let’s be clear, I’m not here to talk about the “Netflix of Learning.”.

Learning Evaluation & Pheromone Analytics


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. You’re moving into a new place, which means you’ve got to sort through and pack all of your things. You’re sure to discover something valuable or interesting—something you had intended to use or read—but had completely forgotten about till now.

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. Now it’s time for the second step, which is identifying what the workforce needs to do differently or better to drive those KPI and achieve that goal. This step is absolutely vital. Unless you, the instructional designer, know what learners need to do, there’s no way that you can instruct them.

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. Now it’s time to face reality about the barriers standing in our way as we consider how to achieve that visionary culture of learning we’ve set our sights on

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!

How to Support Culture and People during Learning Transformation


In the sixth part of our case study blog series , Alfonso Riley, learning technology consultant at Caterpillar Inc., explains the last two steps in the Global Dealer Learning (GDL) team’s change management process: Culture and People. As we covered in the previous post , Caterpillar’s Global Change Management Process evaluates transformation projects from four areas: Structure. Process. Culture. People.

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. But before we dive into those details, let’s make sure we’re clear on what we’re aiming to achieve so you can create a vision for what learning in your organization could be like with a little work

Change Management Process and Structure for Learning Transformation


In the fifth part of our case study blog series , Alfonso Riley, learning technology consultant at Caterpillar Inc., explains how he and the Global Dealer Learning (GDL) team focused on change management solutions to create a flexible learning ecosystem for a dealer network of more than 150,000 employees across the world. Four-Part Change Management Process.

Corporate Learning Analytics in Practice [Introduction]


During the summer of 2018, we conducted a Learning Analytics Research Study to research how our clients are actually implementing these analytics. This research aimed to place organizations on the learning analytics triangle as a measure of maturity, and to paint a picture of what this actually looks like in 2018.* In this blog series, we’ll explore the results from our study and how real people are doing real learning analytics. Does this sound familiar?

[On-Demand Webinar] The State of Customer Education: Trends and Benchmarks Report

Speaker: Sandi Lin & Linda Schwaber-Cohen

In this webinar, Skilljar CEO Sandi Lin shared learnings from Skilljar's recent study and her insights on the state of Customer Education. She dug into key findings so you can benchmark against industry trends and understand how your strategy and metrics compare.