The Metrics of Learning and Dangers of Multitasking

mLevel

In Pappas’ article, he writes, “According to a 2009 study that was conducted in Paris, the participants’ brains actually worked at half capacity when they were asked to multitask.” 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

This takes more than jargon and metrics. New book: What Would Andrew Do? by Jay Cross & friends. How to sell senior management on the value of learning. Preview and Table of Contents. 189 pages, $19.99 hard copy or download , $14.99 read-only.

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?

2009: the year of bad measurement?

From the Coleface

However, what we will see in 2009 is even more pressure being exerted on L&D departments and suppliers alike to get more from less. So my tip for a trend to watch in 2009 is bad measurement…and lots of it. Various e-learning companies use for marketing purposes the metric “days to build e-learning content” This looks good compared to the 8-12 week development cycle that is often quoted.

50 Years of the Kirkpatrick Model

Upside Learning

A compelling chain of evidence demonstrates your bottom-line value – Authors mention L1 and L2 as consumptive metrics, L3 and L4 are classed as impact metrics. If we had the data for L3 and L4 metrics, the data would point to the value the training delivers.

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.

Random Web 2.0 Statistics

Kapp Notes

percent of all search queries in October 2009.( Top US Search Providers October 2009 ) There are more than 85,000 active contributors working on more than 14,000,000 articles in more than 260 languages at Wikipedia. Here are some interesting Web 2.0

Now What? Beyond Networks

Experiencing eLearning

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. I wanted to actually participate in the chat and watch Twitter too, and I couldn’t juggle all of it at the same time. This is post 3 of 3. Now What? Beyond Networks. George Siemens.

IOB as Replacement for ROI?

There Is No Chalk

Tags: performance ROI mance CLO business metrics

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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. Spring 2009. Metrics. Gave opening keynote at IADIS eLearning 2009 on Rethinking Instructional Design in Carvoeiro, Algarve, Portugal. My new car is one year old! How did that happen? Time keeps on slippin’, slippin’ into the future. Midyear already! How did we get here so quickly? It’s making me dizzy.

Showing the value of social media

Jay Cross

Tags: Metrics of improving organizational learning

Cool, but Not Necessarily New

Bottom-Line Performance

I have no idea if their metrics showed that people learned more from the new videos. I have to admit it, I’m fully adicted to FastCompany. I read the entire magazine, cover to cover, within 48 hours of it hitting my mailbox. And, of course, I love the Heaths of Made to Stick fame.

ROI vs. IOB Update

There Is No Chalk

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 So back in August I had posted about Timothy Hill's article on Impact On Business, or IOB. This is certainly no small issue in workplace learning and performance. At the time I was in the process of completing an ROI certification class as part of my.

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Impact On Business, or Impact On Writing?

There Is No Chalk

Tags: ROI CLO perforamance business metrics

New White Paper: Training In Troubled Times

Upside Learning

The white paper suggests four types of metrics that can help L&D departments demonstrate this, while pointing out that specific measurement parameters must be defined based on each organization’s business model.

Preparing for Change

Bottom-Line Performance

job loss, new performance metrics, survivor guilt etc.). 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. For better or for worse, I fully expect change - I know its going to happen. Throughout our lives we are challenged to deal with personal and professional upheaval.

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

Living in Learning

The buckets and the performance enablers found in each are listed below: • Leadership – Clarity of Vision, Mission, Direction, Business Strategy & Goals, Effective Communication & Direction, Coaching & Feedback, Leadership & Management Effectiveness, Appropriate Dashboard Metrics, Effective Change Management, etc. Environment – Organizational Design, Ergonomics, Measurement Criteria, Metrics, Internal/External Influences, Diversity, Culture, etc.

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

We can bundle these human performance enablers under several categories listed below with several examples: - Leadership – Clarity of Vision, Mission, Direction, Business Strategy & Goals, Effective Communication & Direction, Coaching & Feedback, Leadership & Management Effectiveness, Appropriate Dashboard Metrics, Effective Change Management, etc.

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NOAA: Advice for Federal Agencies about Virtual Worlds & a Great Interactive Example

Kapp Notes

described by Eric Hackathorn who is, among other things, co-chairman of the Metrics and Research Working Group at the Federal Consortium for Virtual Worlds They are also working on some forward thinking applications for virtual worlds and data sets.

Learning Performance Business Talent Focus

Tony Karrer

One of the more interesting aspects of the discussions I've had over the past few weeks as I prepare for the free online conference on the future of learning is the perspective on the focus and scope of responsibility of internal learning organizations and external learning/training companies.

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. What are the relevant metrics? Get sign-off from all stakeholders on behavior change goals, resourcing responsibilities, metrics.

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Workplace Learning in 10 years?

Clark Quinn

Their metrics will be different, not courses or smile sheets, but value added to the community and it’s individuals, and impact on the ability of the community to be effective.

Talking About the Time it Takes to Develop One Hour of eLearning

Kapp Notes

It is like the metric system. You might not agree that the metric system is the best method for measuring but if we both used a meter stick, we’d both get the same measurement. We might not like metrics but the measurement is consistent and I think that is how the industry should view “one hour of instruction” it is not perfect but we can all use it to measure.

Financial Investment

Tony Karrer

ROI and Metrics in eLearning eLearning Technology. Should learning organizations make a financial investment in new forms of learning?

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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).

Top 100 eLearning Items

Tony Karrer

Second Life is not a teaching tool Tool Set 2009 New Design for My Smile Sheet The art of changing the brain Writing Less Objectionable Learning Objectives How to Convert Your PowerPoint Presentation into an Elearning Course Social Media makes this course stand out Should All Learning Professionals Be Blogging? Using eLearning Learning , I thought it would be interesting to go look what it thinks are some of the top items of all time. Learning 2.0 - The Things How we read online. -

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: My Blogs Personality Type

Learning Visions

Thursday, February 12, 2009 My Blogs Personality Type Well, it isnt very glamorous or creative sounding. I was pretty curious about what metrics the tool used to come up with the MBTI reading.

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.

Share Best Practices - Patterns

Tony Karrer

I guess we could also say that it is Patterns that we have identified and we have tied them to specific situations based on metrics.

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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Ignoring Informal

Clark Quinn

I wonder if their metrics include the outputs of enabling innovation. I received in the mail an offer for a 3 book set titled Improving Performance in the Workplace. It’s associated with ISPI, and greatly reflects their Human Performance Technology approach, which I generally laud as going beyond instructional design. It’s also by Pfeiffer, who is my own publisher, and they’re pretty good as publishers go.

Economic Times - Impact on Distance Learning

eLearning Cyclops

But the people who can get hired are the ones who can relate online activities to quantifiable metrics. Where the jobs are in anxious times By Scott Kirsner Globe Columnist / June 14, 2009 It is good to hear that there are opportunities out there in the fore-mentioned fields and probably more to come. Has the economic struggle had a positive or negative impact on online learning? This question has been posed a lot on the e-learning blogs, for example.

[from gminks] Social Learning Measurement : eLearning Technology

Tony Karrer

I always like to work on project where there are clear metrics that are the focus at the end of day (see Data Driven ). However, this metric is far too hard to directly measure and impact and thus we might say that there are intermediate factors such as customer satisfaction (based on surveys), recent contact, staff knowledge, etc. In my blog, I was focused on metrics that would help us to understand, manage, and improve the networked (or social) learning eco-system.

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.

E-Learning Authoring Tools Characterized

The E-Learning Curve

Some facilitate performance tracking and the ability to generate learner-related metrics and related reports.