Summary of Original Snake Oil Post

The Learning Circuits

But the now expected performance metrics to demonstrate the value of training were hard or impossible to develop. When metrics were attainable, they weren't always supportive of the learning function's plans.

e-Clippings (Learning As Art): "The iPhone dominates the smartphone market in mobile media consumption" (ZDNet)

Mark Oehlert

Main | Web-based Replacements for MSFT Project » March 25, 2008 "The iPhone dominates the smartphone market in mobile media consumption" (ZDNet) ( ZDNet Story , Media Metrics Press Release w/ more readable numbers) Check out those numbers.

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Gamification Tools Winning Sales Teams Use

EI Design

Adding a gamification platform can create incredible business results, such as boosting conversion rates up to 7x. This is probably the most flexible and scalable gamification tool – both growing and established businesses can adopt it without a hassle.

Measuring The Effectiveness of Your Blended Learning Program

Obsidian Learning

People and their skills represent strategic functions of the business. These metrics are helpful for making the case for learning, but are insufficient to argue for the value of learning to the organization. Your metrics will be tied to your learning objectives.

The Learning Side of Sears

CLO Magazine

which includes the storied retailer Sears — working with business leaders to transform a company that many business analysts have said is skirting the edge of failure. Sears Holdings, which was founded in 2005 after Kmart bought Sears, Roebuck and Co.,

First Data Corp.’s David Kuhl: Crowdsourcing Development

CLO Magazine

However, the department was unable to show the necessary return on investment for its costly programs, so in 2005, after a series of acquisitions, most of the existing learning modules were discontinued. We still had business success, but culturally, we had opportunities.”

e-Clippings (Learning As Art): CNET/Webwares Top 100 Web Apps

Mark Oehlert

We are plainly witnessing a restructuring of the music and newspaper businesses, but their suffering isn’t unique, it’s prophetic."--Clay

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More rogue.

Janet Clarey

Back in 2005, Stephen Downes had some comments on formalizing informal learning based on a CLO article. Of course, this [ the writers had said that informal learning needs to be integrated into formal learning in the sense that it should be tied to measurable performance metrics] isn’t the point of informal learning at all – but I can see the point.

e-Clippings (Learning As Art): The Danger of "Quick Wins

Mark Oehlert

That strategy is the long pole in the tent - it is the metric that we can measure our actions against. We are plainly witnessing a restructuring of the music and newspaper businesses, but their suffering isn’t unique, it’s prophetic."--Clay

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Co-creation

Jay Cross

And he’s about to contribute another important idea to business. Krishnan; Prahalad and Krishnan are professors at the University of Michigan’s Ross School of Business. Performance is what it’s all about; that deals with organizational objectives and metrics, the impact of learning, and how performance improvement is implemented. In 2005, I plan to focus less on individuals and more on ecosystems. ( Fortune Magazine ). The Times of London calls C.K.