The unscience of evaluation

E-Learning Provocateur

The big challenge I see with evaluating learning in the workplace is how to demonstrate causality – ie the link between cause and effect. Well, if a few hundred employees undertake training, but no one measures its effect, did it make a difference?

Infographic: 10 Hot Jobs for 2011 (and How to Get One)

Mindflash

The latest report from the Bureau of Labor Statistics shows no significant uptick in hiring. Mindflash makes employee training easier, faster and more cost-effective than ever before. We’re all hearing the same grim news on the U.S.

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18 Top Learning, Technology & Media Links: Weekly Digest – 11

Upside Learning

In short, the last week has seen the internet buzzing with activity – from some astonishing statistics in the mobile domain to eBooks taking the centre stage in publishing market and the entry of QR in eLearning. Gartner Forecasts Mobile App Store Revenues Will Hit $15 Billion in 2011.

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The unscience of evaluation

E-Learning Provocateur

The big challenge I see with evaluating learning in the workplace is how to demonstrate causality – ie the link between cause and effect. Well, if a few hundred employees undertake training, but no one measures its effect, did it make a difference?

Our Takeaways from DevLearn 2011

E-learning Uncovered

She showed some great examples of using graphics and multimedia in an engaging and effective way without going overboard, and what I appreciated even more, she consolidated research from some of the top thinkers in our field that discredit the overuse of multimedia.

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

Dashe & Thomson

We frequently cite a study from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, which demonstrated that approximately 70% of all on-the-job learning is done informally, through employee-driven initiative, and through employee-to-employee knowledge transfers.

18 Top Learning, Technology & Media Links: Weekly Digest –12

Upside Learning

A guide and tips and tricks for designers to improve their productivity and cost effectively using time management techniques. When it comes to statistics, it seems that you can find anyone to back whatever opinion you might have.

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Why statistics are not enough

Clive on Learning

You know: An organisation with a rich diversity of employees will be more effective in addressing the diverse needs of its customers. Presenting people with statistical information and descriptions of scientific studies will only get you so far. Your students may be able to recite a statistic in an exam and even regurgitate the ''official interpretation'', but that doesn''t mean they really believe it, not deep down, at least as far as it applies to them.

How Effective is Your Training? Focus on Measurements that Matter

Mindflash

Why waste everyone’s time with quizzes that only measure your sales team’s memorization of statistics or processes that don’t impact their ability to convert leads into sales? If there’s a real value in quizzing your trainees, try to maximize quiz effectiveness by crafting questions around skills that support behaviors, i.e. specific, measurable, actionable, achievable, and observable.

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Twelve Ways to Add Value to Open Source LMS Systems

Vikas Joshi on Interactive Learning

I've been too wrapped up thinking about interactivity to pay attention to the pains learning managers must go through for making their Moodle implementations effective. Business Reports How do you assess the effectiveness of a course delivered? Moodle captures most of the data, but getting it out in meaningful reports needs some statistical analysis and design effort. Video streaming Moodle does not stream video effectively.

The “un-science” of learning evaluation

Learning Cafe

The big challenge I see with evaluating learning in the workplace is how to demonstrate causality – ie the link between cause and effect. Well, if a few hundred employees undertake training, but no one measures its effect, did it make a difference? To determine with some level of confidence whether a particular training activity was effective, the following eight factors must be considered… 1. Nor does it mean it will have the same effect in Sydney next year.

Writing & Grammar: Do I Italicize the Comma After an Italic Word?

The Logical Blog by IconLogic

  The difference is statistically significant ( p < 05).     Are you an eLearning developer who has been tasked with creating an effective voiceover script? If so, consider attending Jennie's  Writing Effective eLearning Voiceover Scripts class. by Jennie Ruby. "And do not underline the colon at the end of a heading." " I found myself saying to a classroom full of document preparation specialists at a large government agency.

Specifying a Criterion in Performance Objectives

Integrated Learnings

In the grand scheme of things, those behaviors impact key performance indicators, which we can assess as part of evaluating training’s effectiveness…but I still have some behaviors not clearly associated with a statistic. Though not associated with a particular statistic, one can observe whether the learner was able to identify the cancellation reason as a result of asking the right questions. By Shelley A. Gable.

Two great ideas for your next sustainability course

Good To Great

Wouldn’t that have a much bigger impact than just telling them the statistics? Good To Great In pursuit of excellence: my view on the world of learning and training Skip to content Home A bit about me ← Have you done your good deed for the day?

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Identity in a digital age

Learning with e's

We wanted to test out our ideas on the 'celebrity effect' in which people change their behaviour when they meet face to face with a famous person. In my conclusions I noted: " The celebrity effect has obvious consequences for the promotion of pro-social behaviour.

Interactions: to tell or to test?

Good To Great

With that in mind, I thought I’d share one of my top tips for designing effective interactions that help to enhance the e-learning experience. Finally, ‘telling’ interactions can be very effective in bringing facts to life and putting policy and regulations in context.

4 reasons why employee social learning will fail at work

Learning Cafe

Have a look at some the statistics: Facebook. March 2011). Blended & Learning Tech Effective Learning social learningYes, I know that Facebook has 23 million users. Yes, I see people on Facebook everywhere I look – on the trains, at traffic lights and when at work. Personally I spend more time than I should on LinkedIn and Facebook, much to chagrin of my family. Yes I am believer a believer of social media and social learning. Who wouldn’t be ?

Where is the road map?

Learning with e's

Some go all the way through secondary school, still unable to effectively express themselves in writing. Forget the demographic variables of gender and ethnicity - they are socially constructed anyway - and think about some stark statistics. Warning - this is a rant.

How Can Managers Get More Involved in Coaching and Training Their Teams?

Mindflash

Effective athletic coaches don’t save their counsel for the big game. Baseball players have the advantage of a slew of statistics to measure performance but it’s the daily observations and tweaking that produce ongoing results. A: Don’t save coaching for a special event.

Brain’s Rule! – How Understanding the Brain Can Improve Your Learning Content

Rob Hubbard

Increasingly I find myself turning away from learning theories and looking to brain science to hel p me design engaging and effective learning content. This might be a related story, a shocking statistic, a surprising fact, or some relevant humour.

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e-Learning Programs' Support Services to Learners

eFront

These guidelines provide practical models for businesses and their training partners to provide effective support for learners using e-Learning in workplaces. There are no national statistics, but a recent report in the Chronicle for Higher Education found that institutions report dropout rates ranging from 20 to 50 percent for distance learners. The most e-Learning developers focuses on instructional design, curriculum design, project management, etc.

Getting Closer to Bond, James Bond « Wonderful Brain

Wonderful Brain

About RSS Subscribe: RSS feed Wonderful Brain All Things Considered Important in Learning and Design Getting Closer to Bond, James Bond Posted on v, April, 2011 by Rich 0 I don’t believe it’s a secret that information design is gaining traction in the learning world.

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How to add the human touch in your eLearning design

Vignettes Learning

Synthesis: eLearning programs are faced with the dilemma of creating effective online learning without losing the human element. Let human presence be felt - Add synthesis Oftentimes, many of us produce eLearning programs with static content, which are factual, statistical and mundane.

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A BETTr type of conference?

Learning Rocks

e-learning for K-12 needs to be effective, relevant, engaging - all three, you can't pick any two. Sophisticated LMS inside the website provides lots of statistics for teachers - to the learner the experience is no different to logging in to any other website (DR - LMSy CMS origins are NOT on display here!) It's an interesting time to be involved with education in the UK.

A BETTr type of conference?

Learning Rocks

e-learning for K-12 needs to be effective, relevant, engaging - all three, you can't pick any two. Sophisticated LMS inside the website provides lots of statistics for teachers - to the learner the experience is no different to logging in to any other website (DR - LMSy CMS origins are NOT on display here!) It's an interesting time to be involved with education in the UK.

Know-how: leave a legacy!

Learning Cafe

As a result of some strageic HR planning and statistical analysis, the impact of the ageing workforce became clear. The most recent Learning Cafe Webinar focussed on finding, sharing and growing internal expertise.

Know-how: leave a legacy!

Learning Cafe

As a result of some strageic HR planning and statistical analysis, the impact of the ageing workforce became clear. But in some cases, such as minimising the impact of the ageing workforce, a formalised approach is probably more be effective simply because there is a specific purpose and all stakeholders need to understand what is trying to be achieved and why. The most recent Learning Cafe Webinar focussed on finding, sharing and growing internal expertise.

Data Analysis Techniques For e-Learning Efficacy

G-Cube

The data generated is at an unprecedented level, yet effective use of this data remains nascent. Here is how data analytics can be used for effective eLearning. The efficiency of an adaptive system is measured by its ability to optimize on results by effecting these changes.

How Microlearning Enables “Micro-Moments”

Bottom-Line Performance

Much like in 2011 when Google pitched the “Zero Moment of Truth” concept, this new research sets out to be a game changer. That’s why “Learner Personas” (modeled after “Buyer Personas”) are such an effective technique.

4 reasons why employee social learning will fail at work

Learning Cafe

Have a look at some the statistics: Facebook. March 2011). Blended & Learning Tech Blogs Effective Learning Frontpage Slider items social learningYes, I know that Facebook has 23 million users.

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Today’s Popular Virtual Training Trends

ReadyTech

And the number that own a smartphone is 77%, up from just 35% in 2011. According to statistics, 42% of the most profitable companies in the world (those listed on the Fortune 500) are currently using e-learning tools for online training. Technology changes as fast as the weather.

How to Get the Greatest ROI from eLearning

TOPYX LMS

This can have a sizeable effect on an ROI. These benefits include but are not limited to effective training, employee retention and satisfaction, and cost effectiveness. eLearning promotes effective training.

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

Upside Learning

This article talks about many such startling statistics. 10 Ways Social Media Will Change In 2011. This article enlists new developments that will shape the very fabric of our behavior, culture and identity in 2011.

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Top 3 things to know about the state of e-learning in 2019

Matrix

With that in mind, the following e-learning industry statistics which show how well things are going at the moment and the trajectory that will be followed going forwards should not be surprising. This will effectively mean that between 2017 and 2026, the size of the market will have more than doubled, hitting a value of just over $398 million by the end of the forecasted period if it remains on its current path.

How Apple Killed Flash for eLearning (and What to do with All That Non-Compatible Courseware)

eLearningMind

Consider this: In 2011, 28.5 percent are using the platform, according to web statistics site W3Techs.

Built-in assessments that put your learners in the driver’s seat

Yardstick

1 In order to maximize effectiveness, you need to avoid using notes or other cues while trying to retrieve the information. Statistics and other data from Roediger, H. 2011).

eLearning Trends to Follow in 2015 (Part 1)

TalentLMS

Example: Statistics on completion time and rate. Personalized learning is regarded as one of the top engineering problems of our era as it can have an important effect on the outcome of the learning progress.