Calculating The ROI of L & D!

Your Training Edge

The Return On Investment (ROI) analysis is thus an important factor when a company is considering training. Fortunately, there are some ways in which one can begin to perform an ROI analysis on training. Measuring and calculating ROI on training may be difficult, but it is not impossible. With the correct effort at the right time, one can actually increase ROI along with calculating it as accurately as possible. He has been serving the company since 2010.

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Talking eLearning ROI

Web Courseworks

Talking eLearning ROI shouldn’t be an intimidating process. If you want to sell eLearning ROI for your grand vision, you need to support your pitch with sensible projections and multi-year estimates to put the financial decision makers at ease.

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Should Loyalty Be the New Measure of Training ROI

Training Industry

Josh Bersin captured the spirit of the latter shortcoming in a 2010 study on modern measurement, which concluded that training measurement initiatives needed to expand. Jack and Patti Phillips of the ROI Institute argue that training organizations that don't have an extensive measurement and evaluation system are likely to see a reduction or elimination of their budget. There’s little debate that calculating the business impact of training programs is a difficult task.

Will Mobile Apps Change Training Forever?

Upside Learning

Evidently, the management believes the advantage of a performance support initiative is immediate, and promises better ROI. Technology around us is evolving at a rapid pace and is in turn affecting a speedy evolution of learning technology.

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Analyzing the ROI of Social Media in Training | Social Learning Blog

Dashe & Thomson

In “ 3 Benefit Measures – The ROI of Internal Social Media Networks ”, Kaplan demonstrates, with reference to a number of recent studies, that internal social media really does bring big dividends in terms of, well, dividends.

When or When Not to Use Open Source LMS?


Musings Tools & Technologies Learning Management System Moodle Open Source ROI Technology Wizdom Learning Suite You love Microsoft!

iPad & eBooks: A Game Changer for Blended Learning


Home > Single Source , Standards > iPad & eBooks: A Game Changer for Blended Learning iPad & eBooks: A Game Changer for Blended Learning March 25th, 2010 Goto comments Leave a comment I was on Nigel Paine’s blog on Friday when I saw and commented on his post The Mash-up Begins.

Why eLearning Development Ratios Can be Hazardous to Your Career.

Dashe & Thomson

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Role of a Learning Consultant: Insightful discussion imported from LinkedIn

ID Reflections

Never build a training program that dont have a ROI. And when I say ROI it should not be how many people were trained and what their training scores were. True ROI is when you can let people know how the training has brought about marked change in performance. I am copying a discussion we have been having on LinkedIn as a part of the Training&Development group. I started this discussion to understand the roles (tacit and explicit) that a learning consultant plays.

2010 Predictions - Big Question

eLearning Cyclops

January's Big Question at the Learning Circuits blog asks for our 2010 predictions. Those corporate training departments that moved so much training online in a haste to cut costs will recognize the ROI of quality classroom training. Tablets will be very popular in 2010 and eventually some will add ability to effectively display reader friendly book text. So, here we go; m-Learning continues to grow.

How to support informal learning

Jay Cross's Informal Learning

Morris: In Return on Learning , Donald Vanthournout and his associates on Accenture’s Capability Development team claim that their firm achieved an ROI of 353% on its commitment to enterprise learning. Also, what is the most accurate and reliable to measure the ROI of enterprise learning?

Social media: It’s not about the technology!

E-Learning Provocateur

To achieve the critical mass of users and ongoing participation rate required for ROI, you need to adopt a complementary top-down approach. As an enterprise, Acme Corporation is “dipping its toes&# into social media.

Why eLearning Development Ratios Can be Hazardous to Your Career

Dashe & Thomson

Consultation/Training Needs Analysis checklist

ID Reflections

What makes analyzing difficult is the complicated issue of measuring ROI. These are some thought-starter questions and by no means an exhaustive list.part of an exercise in my attempt to collate my scattered bits of writing. I have found the questions below useful to ask when analyzing an organization's readiness/need for e-learning. I have jotted them down as they occurred to me and are in no ways very refined. These will need several iterations to reach some measure of perfection.

Bob Mosher: Performance Support and Learning at the Moment of Need #ls2010

Learning Visions

My live blogged notes from eLearning Foundations Intensive with Bob Mosher. Here’s a picture! J.I.T. = “just in time” – the acronym was born in 1992. What does this mean to the learner? they expect it, informal, interruption, necessary eLearning invented J.I.T. We equated availability with relevance. Anytime, anywhere”. But J.I.T. doesn’t equate with relevance, because it’s often not targeted. Once eLearning came along, learners starting asking for help! Contextual learning.



Jay Cross

We talked of informal learning, ROI pressures, credentialism, information overload, democratization of the work force, bottom-up management, and dozens more of the same issues in workforce development we talk about in the US, UK, and Canada.

Overcoming Bipolar Thinking

Jay Cross's Informal Learning

Question: What’s the ROI? Learning is a continuum of degrees of formality • BY JAY CROSS. In the five years since the publication of Informal Learning, I’ve become the Johnny Appleseed of informal learning. I didn’t invent the concept.

Top five tips for measuring the value of learning

Spicy Learning

Blog Top tip ROI for learning Evaluating the effectiveness of a learning intervention is often where projects fall down – it can be hard to know how to prove a return on investment. But isn’t it.

BE a businessperson

Jay Cross

When in doubt about ROI, just ask yourself “What would Andrew Carnegie do?&#. Speak the Language of Business. Jay Cross explains why it is vital for learning and Development to speak so that others in the business particularly executives – will understand.

Five Ways to Guarantee Your E-Learning Course is a Success

Rapid eLearning

If not, don’t fight trying to come up with some mystical ROI. It would be great if elearning was just about learning and building the perfect course. Unfortunately, that’s not always the case.

Open source in corporate learning – The need to take it seriously.

Learning Cafe

It provides an opportunity for the learning function to explore ways to reduce costs of delivery and improve ROI, as the mindset, as the organisation and stakeholders are more amenable to taking risks and accept changes. Blended & Learning Tech Effective Learning Open source ROI

Top 60 eLearning Posts for October 2010

eLearning Learning Posts

October 2010 did not disappoint! 4 Free Tools to Help Get Your PowerPoint from Good to Great , October 21, 2010 Continuing the recent trend of PowerPoint in the news , I stumbled upon an article in USA Today that provided some tips and advice for designing more engaging presentations. Open Source eLearning Tools , October 13, 2010 I was just asked about trends in open source for eLearning and particularly open source eLearning tools. October 25, 2010 Open for use?

Evaluating e-Learning Investments with Cost Effectiveness Analysis by Thorsten Giertz

Learning Solutions Magazine

Cost Effectiveness Analysis (CEA) is a less complex method for identifying economically beneficial e-Learning investments, as compared to Return on Investment (ROI) analysis.


E-Learning vs. In-Person: A False Dichotomy

The Peformance Improvement

A simple ROI analysis of the savings can underscore the point within your own organization. chairman of the ROI Institute and a renowned expert on accountability and evaluation. “In And regarding the lower-cost argument: a Web-based program that achieves no business results can be more costly in terms of ROI than an in-person program that achieves at least some business results. Online training and conferencing advocates continue to ask the wrong question.

ROI Issues Addressed at Blogworld same for eLearning

Corporate eLearning Strategies and Development

Amplify’d from ROI is clouding our ability to appreciate good ideas. Focusing primarily on cost also confuses success with value, which is just part of the whole. Ideally, you’d have great success with minimal cost. But it’s also possible to have great success at great cost, which military types call a Pyrrhic victory and marketing types call “a good Super Bowl ad.&# Read more at See this Amp at [link

Count What Counts

The Peformance Improvement

ROI, market share, profit margin, cost savings, EPS, P/E ratio, EBITDA, and employee job satisfaction are common measures in business organizations today. Are we measuring what really matters in organizations?

L&D – today and tomorrow

Spark Your Interest

I recently read a couple of things from our UK friends which I found interesting. I took a little time to read and compare, as I find that this is a great way for me to think a little deeper. [note to self - is this a learning principle/theory to explore?

Blog Book Tour: Social Media for Trainers--stop #9

ID Reflections

Imagine the ROI in this case. #SoMe for Trainers: Beating the Forgetting Curve This is the 9th stop of the Blog Book Tour for Jane Bozarth's new book, S ocial Media for Trainers.

HPT and Social Learning: David Wilkins via Skype #ISPI -Sharing some key points.

ID Reflections

What is the philosophy in your Enterprise about using ROI, ROA, EVA, etc.? When you suggest/ask the Enterprise for funds for Training - do you look at both First and Life Cycle costs in the ROI forecast?


Performance Learning Productivity

It found that managers are more interested in Return on Expectation (ROE) than Return on Investment (ROI) figures from the L&D department. In the movies, the marshal steps out from behind the big rock, draws his Colt.45


Who are Instructional Designers? The existential dilemma.

ID Reflections

This comprise: Organizational gap analysis Strategic needs analysis Performance and task analysis Understanding the ROI Target audience analysis (psychographics, demographics, etc.)

The $2 Whiteboard Shows Power of Peer-to-Peer Learning | Social.

Dashe & Thomson

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The Temporary Staffing Revolution | Social Learning Blog

Dashe & Thomson

Social Learning Blog Training and Performance Improvement in the Real World Home About Bios Subscribe to RSS The Temporary Staffing Revolution by Paul on December 28, 2010 in Temporary staffing A few weeks ago, I grabbed coffee with a long-time family friend that happens to be a training developer.

The Great Survey Completion Rate Dilemma Solved (Maybe) | Social.

Dashe & Thomson

The Great Survey Completion Rate Dilemma Solved (Maybe)

Dashe & Thomson

Hey, That's Social Learning!

Dashe & Thomson

by Jolene on December 14, 2010 in social learning Recently I witnessed a fabulous and fascinating display of social learning – a high school chamber music concert.

Hey, That's Social Learning! | Social Learning Blog

Dashe & Thomson

by Jolene on December 14, 2010 in social learning Recently I witnessed a fabulous and fascinating display of social learning – a high school chamber music concert.