A Few 2010 Training Industry Statistics

Kapp Notes

Here are a few highlights: Average training expenditures per learner in 2010=$1,041. 32% of training budgets decreased in 2010. The average expenditure for training outsourcing was $257,871 in 2010. Every year Training puts out a “state of the industry report&# well worth the read. Average hours of training per employee=40.1 (up up 9 from 2009). 61% of Mandatory or Compliance Training is delivered online. 23% of Executive Development is delivered online.

More Random Web 2.0 Statistics

Kapp Notes

Statistics I've been gathering for some presentations. In January 2010, over 75,000,000 people visited Twitter.com representing 1,100% growth over January 2009. Twitter Statistics: The Full Picture. The January 2010 sales surpassed December 2009 sales of 19.1

Interesting Mobile Statistics By Tomi Ahonen: mLearnCon

Upside Learning

His presentation was full of interesting statistics about mobile usage among teens and across geographies – all very useful pointers for m-learning developers. In 2010 Estonia has also become the first country to allow tax returns to be filed by SMS.

Random 3D Virtual World Statistics

Kapp Notes

Sitting at my virtual desk gathering statistics. Here are some interesting Virtual World Statistics gathered from a number of different sources. The virtual world of Whyville, aimed at providing an educational virtual world for kids, turned 11 years old in March 2010. million to The Make-A-Wish Foundation in February 2010. The majority of these actions will be completed by March 31, 2010.

8 Surprising Gamification Statistics

DigitalChalk eLearning

We’ve rounded up 10 statistics on the use of gamification in eLearning, some of which may surprise you. Since 2010, over 350 companies have launched major gamification projects. The post 8 Surprising Gamification Statistics appeared first on. Gamification has become much more common in the last few years, in fact, it is now the norm – nearly all eLearning includes some sort of gamification. Sure, gamification may seem great, but what is it and what have the results been like?

More Examples of Correlation Without Causation

The Peformance Improvement

In a previous blog post , I wrote about the common misconception that a statistically significant correlation between variables means that one of those variables is causing the other. So, what might be true statistically for a large group might not be true for an individual.

Top Learning, Technology & Media Links: Weekly Digest – 5

Upside Learning

This article talks about many such startling statistics. Augmented Reality Marketing In 2010 And Beyond. Along with location-based marketing, augmented reality applications really came into focus for many brands, from luxury companies to small businesses in 2010.

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January 2010 Informal Learning Hotlist

Jay Cross's Informal Learning

Top Informal Learning links for the first month of 2010. Protecting Reputations Online in Plain English - Common Craft – Explanations In Plain English - , January 6, 2010. A Few Thoughts on the Nexus One - OReilly Radar , January 5, 2010. Networking Reconsidered - HarvardBusiness.org , January 4, 2010. Tonight On CrunchGear: Live At CES - TechCrunch , January 7, 2010. The opposite of “open” is “theirs” - Joho the Blog , January 14, 2010.

Converting Instructor-Led Training to E-learning or Distance Learning: Keys to success

Bottom-Line Performance

In the ILT course, learners used fun-size bags of M&Ms to learn about basic statistical concepts. Bottom-Line Performance, Inc. Promote Your Page Too. We receive frequent requests to convert ILT courses to e-learning or distance learning.

Correlation Without Causation

The Peformance Improvement

Even David Brooks, a highly respected journalist and editorial columnist for the New York Times, demonstrates this bias toward causation in his December 7, 2010 column. Organizational leaders often misinterpret social science data.

How Many Americans (U.S.) Have Broadband Access?

eLearning Cyclops

Source: Digital Nation: 21st Century America's Progress Toward Universal Broadband Internet Access , February 2010. The report also delves into statistics on households with no Internet access at all. They will be using data from the 2010 census for the full report. "In

Tween's Playing Online Games Like Never Before

Kapp Notes

In 2010, when M2 Research asked a similar question, they found 91 percent of boys and 93 percent of girls aged 8-11 are playing games online on a regular basis. Here are some other statistics from the M2 Research Report. Tween's playing a video game. Most of them do on a regular basis.

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Bloomsburg University Instructional Technology Students Win Awards

Kapp Notes

Last night I had the pleasure of attending the Bloomsburg University College of Science and Technology Spring Honors Symposium and students from a number of departments were honored.

Zemanta – will it make me a rock star?

Spark Your Interest

There are probably some kind of retention statistics about how images/diagrams/media increases readership and retention of information. Image via Wikipedia. I have found a new tool (hopefully it’s not just a shiny object?), which I am pretty excited about.

The 2010 ASTD State of the Industry Report is now available!

Take an e-Learning Break

These types of informative statistics appear in ASTD's annual State of the Industry Report. ASTD estimates that U.S. organizations spent $125.88 billion on employee learning and development in 2009. This amount reflects direct learning expenditures such as the learning function's staff salaries, administrative learning costs, and non-salary delivery costs (including outsourced activities). Nearly two-thirds of the U.S. total ($78.6

Facts are a bitch

E-Learning Provocateur

I was going to blog next about my favourite talk at TEDxCanberra , but before I do that I just want to share my musing for today. This morning I posted the following question to Twitter: What do you think of Parrashoot as the name of a local photography competition in Parramatta?

How to revamp your learning model

E-Learning Provocateur

Such data may include productivity statistics, quality scores, complaint volumes, engagement indices… whatever can be analysed to identify training needs and/or evaluate learning outcomes. In my articles Online courses must die!

Command-and-Control Leadership vs. People-Centered Leadership

The Peformance Improvement

Bnet.com defines command-and-control as: …a style of leadership that uses standards, procedures, and output statistics to regulate the organization. Command-and-control leadership remains pervasive throughout business, government, and nonprofit organizations. A command and control approach to leadership is authoritative in nature and uses a top-down approach, which fits well in bureaucratic organizations in which privilege and power are vested in senior management.

Bloomfield College Keynote Resources

Kapp Notes

Statistics Learning, Web 2.0, Gaming and Statistical Round Up Some Posts about Web 2.0 Here are the resources to accompany my address: Understanding Digital Diversity for Bloomfield College (which ranks first among small colleges in New Jersey according to Forbes list of best colleges.)

Anatomy of an eLearning Lesson: Merrill’s First Principles

Integrated Learnings

After learners attempt to guess, reveal the alarming statistic. By Shelley A. Gable.

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20,000 US Hackers Wanted.Creating the Computer Elite (or Failing at it)

Kapp Notes

He provided statistics like an "estimated 1.5

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Good Evaluation Facilitates Learning

The Peformance Improvement

training, coaching) and organizations has more to do with facilitating learning than it does with statistics. Evaluation of programs (e.g., Typical measures such as ratings of programs, frequency of participation, or fluctuation in revenue are useful only if they become the stimulus for a facilitated discussion of stakeholders that addresses implications for enhancing performance. Good evaluation requires good facilitators.

Style counsel

E-Learning Provocateur

I would love to see a statistically rigorous experiment based on the country and bike scenarios – a study that investigates the learning of both knowledge and skills, cross randomised to cover the various combinations of teaching and learning styles. Sometimes I am a contrarian thinker.

Presentation Resources for Learning Tree Presentation

Kapp Notes

Here are some statistics about Web 2.0 Statistics. Today, I met some wonderful folks at at Learning Tree International's Learning Leader's Forum.

What it means that MS LifeScience Award Goes to 3D Virtual Conference Design

Kapp Notes

Event By now you've probably already heard that the Microsoft Life Sciences Innovation Award 2010 has gone to a project that uses a 3-D virtual environment to hold a virtual scientific poster session. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the Healthcare industry provided 14.3 The session, held by the pharmaceutical company Merck was conducted in Photosphere and featured the opportunity for scientists to gather and interact with each other.

Blog Book Tour Recap Week Seven:Continuation

Kapp Notes

Using Virtual Worlds in the Conspiracy to Create an ah-ha Moment A list of random virtual world statistics was posted. Upcoming Events On March 9, 2010, Tony and Karl will be presenting The Challenges Ahead: How HRD professionals can prepare themselves for the learning, research and workplace challenges brought about by technological changes. On March 13, 2010, Tony and Karl will be presenting at the 2010 Virtual Worlds Best Practices in Education Conference.

Anatomy of an eLearning Lesson: Nine Events of Instruction

Integrated Learnings

After learners attempt to guess, reveal the alarming statistic. By Shelley A. Gable. You’re tasked with outlining an eLearning lesson. You’ve analyzed your content and audience, and you have a clear understanding of what learners need to be able to do by the end of the lesson. But how do you avoid designing a lesson that’s little more than a basic info dump? How do you truly engage learning?

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SCORM Implementation Strategies For Mobile: mLearnCon

Upside Learning

Amit had summarized about it in his posts on How To Create Successful M-Learning Strategy: mLearnCon – Part I and Part II and Interesting Mobile Statistic. Recently, the first mLearnCon covering the A-Z in mobile learning was held in San Diego.

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Microsoft Word: Customize the Status Bar

The Logical Blog by IconLogic

In Word 2007 or 2010, the Track Changes shortcut appears at first to be absent, but if you right-click the status bar, you get a menu in which you can choose to add the Track Changes shortcut. If you click it, it produces full statistics about the number of pages, words, characters, paragraphs, and lines. by Jennie Ruby.

Advice to Teachers in Florida: Don't use Facebook with Students

Kapp Notes

Facebook Statistics "Educators just need to unfriend students immediately to prevent incidents like this from occurring," Donzelli warned. So rather than teach teachers or students how to intelligently use social media tools to communicate(like people do in corporations or in everyday social interactions), a school in Florida decided to advise against such silly and dangerous Web 2.0 behavior without supervision.

PBS Article: 8 Video Game Myths Debunked

Kapp Notes

According to federal crime statistics, the rate of juvenile violent crime in the United States is at a 30-year low. A while back, PBS did a series on video games called The Video Game Revolution and they created a companion web site. One article on the site takes apart some common myths about video games. Check out Reality Bytes: Eight Myths About Video Games Debunked for yourself, in the meantime, here is small sampling of the conclusions of the article.

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Top Learning, Technology & Media Links: Weekly Digest – 2

Upside Learning

Learning Management System Acquisition Statistics. This article on the Brandon Hall blog mentions new statistics on this new technology. This video on iPads in Education highlights some amazing statistics about the use of mobile phone and devices.

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Ad-hoc Social Learning Environment - How a Blog Drives Learning

Vikas Joshi on Interactive Learning

The program, dubbed BaseCamp 2010, addressed 40 participants drawn from the senior and mid-level ranks of the company. The whole of BaseCamp 2010 was delivered in asynchronous mode, and that did not stop us from interacting in meaningful ways. All the record-keeping and statistics happened there. I recently conducted a one-month leadership development program at Harbinger Group.

Evaluating eLearning in a Crunch

Integrated Learnings

If you’re in a crunch to do this quickly, don’t worry about dusting off your statistics textbook. By Shelley A. Gable. For anyone who’s in the midst of designing an eLearning course, have you figured out how you’re going to evaluate its success? Some of you are proudly nodding. Some may be thinking that it’s not necessary. Others would like to evaluate, but lack the time and/or know-how to do so. For those of you in the first category.kudos. You’re onto something.

What does a facilitator of an online learning trajectory do?

Joitske Hulsebosch eLearning

Face-to-face facilitators are used to read the attention on the faces of participants, but online readership is invisible (though you can use statistics ofcourse, but that's more indirect). Use statistics. I'm helping different people to facilitate online trajectories. It's always funny to see that people who are experienced facilitators face-to-face are so scared for an online process. And then suddenly they see they can use the same basic facilitation skills online.

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Low-Cost Test and Quiz Tool Comparison

Tony Karrer

Data Collection : Does the tool provide detailed statistics on individual and/or group performance? I’ve recently been working with Sameer Bhatia the CEO of ProProfs as I was going through an evaluation of various online tools that support easy, fast, low-cost testing and quiz tools. He helped me pull together the following evaluation of a few different solutions: ClassMarker Quia ProProfs Google Docs Forms Creator, and Quibblo.

Post D

Clive on Learning

I don't consult my blog tracking statistics more than once a year or so. This is post D, a milestone. In case you haven't twigged, D is the Roman numeral representing the number 500, and that's how many posts have been issued from Clive on Learning since October 2005. That's roughly 10 posts a month. My first - post I - was called Bringing e-learning into the 21st century. Interestingly it was a simple republishing of a column I had written for a magazine.