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ROI Calculator for Association eLearning Now Available

Association eLearning

But before an association commits to producing and marketing an eLearning course, it’s important to explore the business case and potential return-on-investment. What is the potential return on investment (ROI)? The post also includes a free ROI Calculator, which you can use to estimate the projected revenue, the investment, and your return over three years. Is the eLearning cost-effective for your association? Find out using the eLearning ROI Calculator.

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ROI of Learning Games: Knowledge Guru and ExactTarget [Infographic]

Bottom-Line Performance

Despite all the praise learning games are receiving, business decision makers still need to connect the value of learning games to the bottom line. The next time someone asks you “what’s the ROI of learning games?”, You’ve heard the hype.

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Top 10 Training Metrics

Your Training Edge

In highly regulated or production-oriented businesses, managers look for more efficiency, which raises the bottom line. Six: Cost of training. In high turnover organizations, lowering cost per student can be used as an effectiveness measurement. Cost of training could also relate directly back to retention – if you’re spending less on new hire training, your retention may be higher. ROI has long been a “catch all” metric.

Playing by numbers

E-Learning Provocateur

While some of my peers shudder at the term ROI, for example, I consider it perfectly reasonable for the one who’s footing the bill to demand something in return. Of course they “care” about revenue, costs and savings – and they would vigorously say so if asked!

12 Ways to Get the Most Out of Your Authoring Tool

investment if businesses are to enrich engagement. The Guardian (2012), ‘Talking feedback’ 2 User-Generated Videos: Tapping into Social Sharing @gomolearning User-generated content has been on many organizations’ authoring. sound complex and potentially costly but.

Top 3 Questions to Ask Before Choosing eLearning for Your Association

Association eLearning

But due to increased travel costs, many associations are seeing lower attendance at their annual meetings. 3. What is the potential return on investment (ROI)? When calculating your ROI, don’t forget to subtract the costs to create the eLearning.

Tips for Developing an LMS RFP

Association eLearning

Tacking extra features on that you don’t need can be detrimental and cost your organization a fortune. A long feature list may result in you inadvertently narrowing potential LMSs to those that are more costly or complicated than you actually need.” What are the hidden costs?

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Dashe & Thomson

I renew my contentions that providing device-agnostic content, not to mention evaluating it, is tricky on the small screen of a smartphone, and costly in a world where companies are not always providing all staff with handheld devices. But why isn’t business capitalizing on these solutions?

Where Have You Gone, Joe DiMaggio (and did you take instructor-led training with you, or what)?

Dashe & Thomson

So, with this newly-acquired knowledge, I became exceedingly disheartened when I was asked by a group of business leaders to conduct a full-day ILT session on business operations planning.

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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. Satisfaction with business impact.

Top 10 Training Myths

Your Training Edge

Two: Training is the solution for all business problems, including employee performance. Three: All training results can be qualified in ROI (Return on Investment). If you need to prove your worth through ROI, start with the things that can be quantified, like reduction in errors or cost of training. Bryant’s business career has been based on his results-oriented style of empowering the individual.

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Training Mojo: How to Measure Your Training Department

Your Training Edge

Measuring training can be difficult, especially when you consider all of the “angles” You can measure for money, ROI, immediate success, or delayed success (or failure). To do this, you should take your annual budget and break it down to controllable items, such as materials costs and cost per student. If your materials cost too much, find out why – you could have too many types, incorrect, or even unnecessary materials.

5 Ways to Demonstrate Your E-Learning Success

Rapid eLearning

For the organization looking to make cuts and still offer training, elearning is a viable option because it can reduce costs. And in that sense, it’s less about you determining your ROI and more about providing the value the organization expects from you.

The Real Truth about ROI – the Learning Performance Model

Learning Wire

The most consistent challenge for L&D leaders throughout the past 20 years has been the need to prove the ROI of learning investments and thus prove their contribution to strategic business goals. The impact of competence aspects on business goals: the 2nd step –. 2012).

Playing by numbers

Learning Cafe

While some of my peers shudder at the term ROI, for example, I consider it perfectly reasonable for the one footing the bill to demand something in return. Of course they “care” about revenue, costs and savings – and they would vigorously say so if asked! – The business savvy L&D consultant understands this dynamic and uses it to his or her advantage. This post was originally published on Ryan’s blog, E-Learning Provocateur on 23 April 2012.

Why Corporate Training is Broken And How to Fix It

Jay Cross

What worked twenty years ago doesn’t work well in the social, always-on, networked world of business we now inhabit. Person-to-person instruction is no longer cost-effective. Training became a department and a standard facet of every business.

Is Inside Sales Training More Important Than Field Sales Training?


For many companies, this is a costly mistake. These include using analytical data, performance metrics, and ROI measures to drive sales decisions and activity.

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How to Replace Top-Down Training with Collaborative Learning (4)

Jay Cross

My team talks about the trends that drive our business. ? Assessing the cost/benefit of experiential learning is like asking for a cost/benefit of your telephone connections. As one pundit put it, “The ROI of social networking is being in business a few years from now.”.

What to Do With a Broken LMS

CLO Magazine

” While there’s no question that aging learning systems must be updated to meet modern learning needs, many learning leaders are debating how to efficiently and cost-effectively fix a broken, outdated LMS — whether it’s best to build or buy.

Controversy over Informal Learning

Jay Cross

QUESTION: How can we assess the ROI of informal learning? ANSWER: Cost-benefit analysis. But hold it, how to you assess the ROI of formal learning? Business people confuse learning with schooling.


Jay Cross

I’ve strived to make learning at work more effective, relevant, enjoyable, and cost-effective. Well-Being is good for business. Yet “This is business” means leave emotion out of it. ” “Where’s the ROI?”

Why Don't Learning Organizations Embrace Informal?

CLO Magazine

• Established metrics : There is an abundance of established, recognized and accepted ROI metrics for formal, structured learning. • Predictable costs : Learning organizations understand the costs associated with designing and delivering formal learning, and how they scale. • Technology : Until recently, social technology for corporate use was not commercially available and accepted as a business critical tool.

Effective Learning – Musings from the UnConference

Learning Cafe

The second concerned better understanding a client (business unit for example) requirements. An interesting aspect to the discussion was around cost and whether this was a driving factor in the way blended learning was designed and developed.

Why Measurement Matters

The Learning Circuits

So the need is greater than ever for learning and development to embrace data, measurement and analytics to enable us to target initiatives to efficiently meet business objectives, make the best possible use of our limited time and to demonstrate the efficacy of our work to organizational leadership. As a cost center (and not a direct revenue generator), L&D is always challenged to justify its connections to organizational success.

Evaluation & Measurement

Learning Cafe

It takes time, costs money and requires specific skills which most learning professionals do not find enjoyable. In this session we will discuss some of the biggest challenges with doing evaluation and how we can make it work without it being too difficult, costly or rigid.

Building a Performance Ecosystem

CLO Magazine

As a strategic solution, pay serious attention to the investment business case. The picture is richer than just ROI. While the benefit of formal learning does have a role here, it pays to get more sophisticated than costs per seat time. Tie execution to organizational outcomes, and ensure that learning actually has an impact on business metrics. But if learning leaders don’t take it, IT or the business units will because it’s clear it’s needed.

Part 3 of 3: Personalized Learning


In this post, I explore how personalization is already enabling service workers in the retail industry learn job skills at a fraction of the cost of traditionally-developed training. For service-sector retail chain or franchise operations – businesses ranging from chain restaurants to hotel and hospitality to call centers to hardware stores - employee training is the foundation for delivering a consistent standard of performance and service.

Competency Is Not Enough. Go Beyond.

CLO Magazine

In business, competency and fluency are far from synonymous. The same scenario applies in business. Consider that interpersonal relations impact business outcomes. Business development software support tools such as Team Visibility, Playbook and Mobile PC Game Planning have emerged to help achieve business fluency. Take competency one step further by training for fluency, the ability to engage in interpersonal relationships.

Effective coaching trumps almost anything that can be accomplished in the classroom.

CLO Magazine

That’s where group coaching and leader as coach training can provide more cost-effective solutions with similar benefits to the organization. Although when it comes to business and profitability the extent that coaching is offered has to result in a viable ROI. CLO readers react to our question: Should coaching be for everybody or only for executives? We asked our CLO-Network, LinkedIn and Twitter followers: Should coaching be for everybody or only for executives?

New Pricing Model to Disrupt L&D Industry Bringing Microlearning to SMB


Atlanta, GA : mLevel announced a brand-new pricing model in which businesses of all sizes – from 1 to 1,000,000 employees – can utilize the latest in learning technologies that promise to positively impact employee performance. Fortune Global 500 companies use mLevel to make learning enjoyable and engaging, while improving their bottom-line business results. Now, they’re aiming to reach businesses of all sizes. “We

Thinking Beyond a Seat at the Table

CLO Magazine

It’s reserved for individuals in key functional roles that add business value. CLOs have earned a seat because more learning leaders are adding and measuring business value. Twenty-two percent are using ROI for the same goal. Be a Valued Business Partner.

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What Does the Training Department Do When Training Doesn’t Work?

Performance Learning Productivity

Training Industry estimates the 2012 figures for the training market at $131billion in the USA and $160billion for the rest of the world – a global total of $291billion. Sometimes isolating ROI is easy, sometimes it’s impossible.

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22 Remarkable Game-Based Training Results You Need to See


Today let’s look at the business case for game-based training — a strategy that not only improves training engagement, but can drive better results for your business. Level 4 Kirkpatrick: Did Training Have a Positive Impact on the Business? Business Insider, 2012. ?.

MOOC Analytics: What Corporate Training Can Learn from Big Data

Your Training Edge

According to the ASTD 2012 State of the Industry Report, in 2011 U.S. In January 2013, the Harvard Business Review blog called “the advent of massively open online classes…the single most important technological development of the millennium so far.” In a 2012 report on educational data mining and learning analytics , the U.S. What will the return on investment (ROI) be for your training program? What parts of your training program are the most effective?

The Dollars and Sense of Extending Employee Training to Customers

Training Industry

There is no shortage of books, articles and white papers that discuss strategies and techniques for making businesses successful. Ultimately, however, all of these strategies and techniques are simply means of ensuring that firms maximize revenue and minimize costs. Second, training in most organizations is viewed as a cost that must continually be minimized. Anyone who’s visited an Apple retail store in the last few years can see the business impact of that offering.

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