The Metrics of Learning and Dangers of Multitasking

mLevel

Let’s look at one of the best business books of all time, “Good to Great” by Jim Collins. Let’s transition to the business world. The post The Metrics of Learning and Dangers of Multitasking appeared first on mLevel.

Jay’s new book on learning metrics

Jay Cross's Informal Learning

To be successful, they must think and act like business people. This takes more than jargon and metrics. Business is about making sound decisions. Every business decision is a trade-off. (If. astute business person seeks the most. New book: What Would Andrew Do?

2008 2009

Tony Karrer

It's always interesting to look back at the past year - 2008, think about what has changed for me during the year, and think about what that means for the next year - 2009. We won't hear much this year, but in 2009, this will be something you'll hear in a big way. Maybe 2009?

Learning Performance Business Talent Focus

Tony Karrer

Business – Responsible for ensuring that business objectives are met. In this case, I've had a bunch of conversations around the Business of Learning and this model is somewhat falling out from the discussions. Separation of Performance and Business Focus?

Impact On Business, or Impact On Writing?

There Is No Chalk

Tags: ROI CLO perforamance business metrics

50 Years of the Kirkpatrick Model

Upside Learning

In the fifty years since, his thoughts (Reaction, Learning, Behavior, and Results) have gone on to evolve into the legendary Kirkpatrick’s Four Level Evaluation Model and become the basis on which learning & development departments can show the value of training to the business.

LearnTrends Audacity and More - Best of eLearning Learning September 2009

eLearning Learning Posts

September 2009. Metrics for the Modern CLO: How to Measure Formal and Informal Learning. Thursday, October 08, 2009. Tuesday, October 13, 2009. Wednesday, October 14, 2009. Thursday, October 15, 2009. I Finally Get It – Why Social Networking is So Important - Engaged Learning , September 29, 2009. Flash Accessibility (508 Compliance) - MinuteBio , September 13, 2009. eLearning Strategy - eLearning Technology , September 14, 2009.

ROI vs. IOB Update

There Is No Chalk

So back in August I had posted about Timothy Hill's article on Impact On Business, or IOB. The primary thrust of the article was that CLOs require a means that can show how interventions - primarily training - impact business metrics. Tags: ROI CLO IOB Impact results business metrics business Blackboard This is certainly no small issue in workplace learning and performance.

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IOB as Replacement for ROI?

There Is No Chalk

Tags: performance ROI mance CLO business metrics

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Now What? Beyond Networks

Experiencing eLearning

Much of the time now in business, the goal is not known; we don’t know what shape things will take or which methods will look. We need better tools and metrics if we want to get better outcomes. These are my notes from the Learn Trends: Networked and Social Learning online mini-conference. This isn’t my usual comprehensive live blogging, just snippets of things that caught my interest.

Showing the value of social media

Jay Cross

Social learning is no different from other business investments. You don’t sell the tools; you sell the business value of the project. If there’s not an obvious, believable, significant business outcome, pick another project.

Reflecting on the first half of 2009

Jay Cross

I’m going to reflect on what I’ve been up to in 2009 thus far. Winter 2009. Articles: Get Out of the Training Business. Any remaining training staff will become mentors, coaches and facilitators who work on improving core business processes, strengthening relationships with customers and cutting costs. Learning is woven into the fabric of every modern business. Spring 2009. Metrics. My new car is one year old! How did that happen?

New White Paper: Training In Troubled Times

Upside Learning

L&D program managers have to demonstrate that the programs on which funds have been spent have resulted in positive contributions to business operations. The world economy undergoes cycles of upswings and downturns, of varying intensities and durations.

Preparing for Change

Bottom-Line Performance

Recognize that there is a business case for success and the emotional metamorphosis required for sustained success. job loss, new performance metrics, survivor guilt etc.). I’ll start with some foundational business questions to ask: 1. When I was fifteen my father told me that one thing I can always count on is that things are going to change. In the moment I couldn’t fully comprehend what he was telling me. Since that time I have learned this to be true.

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Covert Consulting: A Survival Competency for Today’s Training Organizations

Living in Learning

The Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing is on the line being his usual all-business self, even at 7:05am. I delivered the presentation of the final recommendation to the Sales & Marketing leadership team – the EVP General Manager, the all-business SVP, a couple of VPs and a scrum of Directors. I’m at a loss to see how he could even see his watch with his head so far up his…all-business self. Being “busy” does not protect jobs and/or budget.

Social Learning - Instructional Design - Free - eLearning Hot Topics

Tony Karrer

Presentation: Blogs in Education - Don't Waste Your Time , May 22, 2009 Implementing New Learning Technology? Choose the Right Pilot Group - Kapp Notes , May 22, 2009 Capture Examples - eLearning Technology , May 29, 2009 Twitter: The #1 Tool for Learning - Upside Learning Blog , May 26, 2009 Adobe eLearning Suite: is it worth it? Clive on Learning , May 29, 2009 Text to Speech - eLearning Technology , May 28, 2009 Poll:What is your favourite eLearning software?

Change Leadership: When Change Management Is Not Enough

Living in Learning

Systems constantly change to meet new business demands, and/or software applications need frequent additions or modifications. Regardless of the nature of Change, ripple effects across related or dependant business functions imply interdependent changes in human performance. Going back to our continuous learning example, there are three critical categories of business enablers that must be addressed with at least as much rigor as IT’s tactical components of Change.

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Business Impact of Social and Informal Learning

Jay Cross's Informal Learning

On Tuesday I led a session on Business Impact of Learning in the Real World for the Learning & Skills Group in London. The place to begin is by identifying a business objective that is vital to a corporate sponsor.

Businesses must assess the quality of learning

Jay Cross's Informal Learning

I expect learning metrics to pop up on the agenda of the Learning Irregulars soon. Related : Making the Business Case for Informal Learning. Internet Time on Metrics. Have a beer. You may have heard my story about the brewer who was told to cut his costs 16%.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Building Measurement into Our Training-Development Process

Learning Visions

Friday, February 06, 2009 Building Measurement into Our Training-Development Process Another lunchtime webinosh with Dr. Will Thalheimer. Roy takes business line; Will takes the professional learning side. This can be done by learning and/or business leaders.

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Financial Investment

Tony Karrer

Not a Short Answer I wish there were a set of business cases that we could point to that would exemplify what a VP Learning/CLO should be presenting to their executive team. ROI and Metrics in eLearning eLearning Technology.

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Lance Dublin: Formalizing Informal Learning

Learning Visions

Take Marcia’s view to 2009: Formal/Informal vs. Intentional/Unintentional Formal intentional: classes, meetings, elearning, virtual experiences Informal unintentional: social media, search, conversations, play, life. Intention gives you metrics and measurement. You will lose the battle if try to come up with metrics around totally informal learning. What are the metrics? Amount of time to move info through a salesforce – maybe the metric is time).

Once, twice, one thousand times a knowledge worker

From the Coleface

Jay Cross has an interesting article in the December issue of the “Inside Learning Technologies” magazine about making business decisions and the use of business metrics. As I made the claim in Feb that 2009 would be the year of “ bad measurement ” this is a topic close to my heart.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Lance Dublin: Formalizing Informal Learning

Learning Visions

Tuesday, September 15, 2009 Lance Dublin: Formalizing Informal Learning [My notes from a webinar. Take Marcia’s view to 2009: Formal/Informal vs. Intentional/Unintentional Formal intentional: classes, meetings, elearning, virtual experiences Informal unintentional: social media, search, conversations, play, life. Intention gives you metrics and measurement. You will lose the battle if try to come up with metrics around totally informal learning.

eLearning Costs : eLearning Technology

Tony Karrer

Personal Learning Informal Learning Corporate eLearning eLearning Design Authoring Tools Rapid e-Learning Tools eLearning (e-Learning) e-Learning Software Blended e-Learning e-Learning Tools Learning Management Systems (LMS) e-Learning ROI and Metrics Search via eLearning Learning for first time visitors Thursday, September 10, 2009 eLearning Costs : eLearning Technology A reader sent a note asking my opinion on the vendor pricing in The Great eTrain Robbery?

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[from gminks] Social Learning Measurement : eLearning Technology

Tony Karrer

In this, Eric suggests the following minimum measures: Networking patterns - the relationship between people and content categories, the network make up or profile (business unit, job, level, etc), key brokers and influencers by content category, and the degree of networking across silos. most popular learning needs by job, level, business unit, etc. I always like to work on project where there are clear metrics that are the focus at the end of day (see Data Driven ).

LearnTrends - Sound - Best of eLearning Learning

eLearning Learning Posts

September 18, 2009 to September 25, 2009. Metrics for the Modern CLO: How to Measure Formal and Informal Learning. Thursday, October 08, 2009. Tuesday, October 13, 2009. Thursday, October 15, 2009. LearnTrends 2009 – Free Online Conference - eLearning Technology , September 21, 2009. Presentation: Fear and Loathing in Social Media - Dont Waste Your Time , September 19, 2009. Learning Visions , September 21, 2009.

Building Measurement into Our Training-Development Process

Learning Visions

Roy takes business line; Will takes the professional learning side. Measuring Learning 3 Reasons to Measure Learning Prove Benefits Support Learning (testing is a useful learning strategy that helps people retain info) Improve Design Outcomes Planning Wheel (Roy's model) What business need(s) will be met? Roy : "If I'm a business leader, I really need to know if training is working in order to invest $$." This can be done by learning and/or business leaders.

Complicit Clients

Clark Quinn

I like to blame it on designers who don’t know the depths of learning behind the elements of design, and perhaps also on managers who don’t work to ensure that the learning objectives are tied closely to meaningful business outcome. And my partners will go along, because creating elearning is their business and they can’t just turn away work. I regularly rail against cookie-cutter learning design, boring elearning, etc.

Convert ILT to eLearning - Estimating

Tony Karrer

Brandon Hall, editor and publisher of the Multimedia & Internet Training Newsletter, cites an overall 50 percent reduction in seat time required for a student to learn the same content using online training as compared to in a classroom ( Puget Sound Business Journal )." I received an inquiry from a reader and I'm hoping that people can chime in on their thoughts. It relates to my post about eLearning Costs , which bases cost estimates on seat time of the eLearning course.

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Not Your Father’s ROI

Jay Cross

At the same time, we are shifting into an era in which knowledge work and learning occur where re-engineered business processes collide with a participative and interactive ecology of information flows. Business results as defined in the previous paragraph are not long behind.

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Charles Schulz Museum

Jay Cross

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Web 2.0 and Change Present Challenges to Many Learning Executives

Jay Cross's Informal Learning

But businesses are becoming networks. According to his website, www.jaycross.com: “His calling is to help business people improve their performance on the job and satisfaction in life. is changing the nature of business and enabling incredibly powerful connections. Web 2.0

Charles Schulz Museum

Jay Cross

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Charles Schulz Museum

Jay Cross

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Charles Schulz Museum

Jay Cross

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Charles Schulz Museum

Jay Cross

13 comments… read them below or add one } Angela January 29, 2009 at 9:35 am I didn’t even know this museum existed. bbq smokers May 31, 2009 at 11:50 pm Where is this museum situated? how to lose weight fast June 29, 2009 at 4:07 am Quiet and nice atmosphere.