Pick of the month: October 2012

Jane Hart

1 - Defining social learning – Marcia Conner, 4 October 2012. There’s not data to support social learning, and no way to show ROI. ” 2 - Can Learnist hold the key to enterprise learning - Paul, 5 October 2012.

5 Tips To Maximize ROI Of Your LMS

Upside Learning

As I keep meeting many of my prospects, I always confront a very common question, “Can you help us to understand how we can maximize the Return on Investment (ROI) of our LMS?”. The question indirectly extends to how can we calculate the ROI of an LMS and highlight the positive outcomes of it.

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FREE eLearning ROI Calculator

LearnDash

One of the biggest challenges facing eLearning professionals today is convincing leadership that it makes good business sense to implement an eLearning program. Undoubtedly, someone in the room will ask how to measure the ROI of an eLearning implementation.

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Pick of the Month: July 2012

Jane Hart

Chronicle article explains the business model , reviewed the Coursera approach: “I am certainly not a business person and the people starting this all seem like smart cookies to me. asked Daniel Little in the Huffington Post on 23 July: “Colleges face the revolution that has already hit music and book publishers — the Internet swamps traditional methods of transmission and publication, and whole new consumer experiences and business models are created.

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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.com @gomolearning User-generated content has been on many organizations’ authoring. learning on business outcomes.

What’s REALLY Going On? 6 Truths About Training in 2012

Bottom-Line Performance

We’ve set all the hype aside to look at what was really happening in the training world in 2012. The 2012 mLearning Report, published in May 2012, by eLearning Guild , the world’s oldest and largest “community of practice” for eLearning professionals.

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Why We Should Stop Talking About ROI in Training

Mindflash

For as long as Return on Investment, or ROI , has been prevalent concept in business, it’s also been a fixture of workplace learning and performance. A Brief History of ROI in Training. Where Does ROI Fail? Here are some examples that show the reality of ROI.

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Pick of the Month: May 2012

Jane Hart

Note, for easy reference, ALL the links in my daily Picks are collated monthly on my 2012 Reading List. Training professionals need to recognize that by being business-focused in every aspect of their work.

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. Find out using the eLearning ROI Calculator.

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5 Ways Tin Can API Revolutionizes eLearning

Bottom-Line Performance

Tin Can API (or Experience API) is receiving a ton of buzz… and looks to make a big splash at DevLearn 2012 as the spec nears version 1.0. Get a clearer picture of training ROI than ever before… by tracking more than ever before. We need to know the ROI.

Top 10 Training Metrics

Your Training Edge

In highly regulated or production-oriented businesses, managers look for more efficiency, which raises the bottom line. ROI has long been a “catch all” metric. In some cases, it’s easy to define ROI, but in more cases it’s increasingly difficult. There are numerous ROI calculations available, so if you’re thinking about using an ROI metric, look for the formulas and plug in what you can.

#TrainChat Wrapup: Where ROI Fits Into Training

Mindflash

On Friday the Daily Mindflash once again hosted a Twitter chat with contributor David Kelly, in which we discussed his latest article, “ Why We should stop talking about ROI in Training.” The Daily Mindflash : LnDDave’s article suggests that ROI fails to deliver value to organizations.

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ROI is More Than Justification

CLO Magazine

When done correctly, ROI generates key decision-support metrics for learning and aligns thinking with business objectives. In today’s business environment, learning programs that are unable to prove that benefits exceed costs are unlikely to survive.

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Porn, weed and fireworks

E-Learning Provocateur

Here are a few of my tweets… One of a fine collection of old fighter planes @ AWMemorial #HumanBrochure twitpic.com/b7mylc — Ryan Tracey (@ryantracey) October 26, 2012. HumanBrochure twitpic.com/b806t3 — Ryan Tracey (@ryantracey) October 28, 2012.

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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. The business savvy L&D consultant understands this dynamic and uses it to his or her advantage.

Top 10 Training Mistakes

Your Training Edge

On the other side, a large company may feel there is not sufficient ROI if the training department delivers only a few courses. offers 25+ years of training and talent management for executives, business owners, and top performing sales executives in taking the leap from the ordinary to extraordinary. Bryant’s business career has been based on his results-oriented style of empowering the individual.

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2 Critical Factors Of LMS Switching

Upside Learning

It is these learners who are often ignored (to an extent) during the entire switching process, and yet the ones who actually leverage the benefits of the LMS and set the tune for your training ROI. Have you ever thought as to why LMS switching is a highly conscious decision?

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7 Reasons Why You Need To Adopt A Unified Learning System

Upside Learning

Increased ROI: Faster, better, and less painful implementation of new modules, functions, etc. means greater adoption rates by end user and increased ROI for the organization.

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Introducing.the Camtasia Small Business Test Drive!

TechSmith Camtasia

We're excited to introduce a fun new project we're working on this month--the Camtasia Small Business Test Drive! For our first week, we asked each business to give us some insight into who they are, what they do, and how screencasting might fit in with some of their goals for the year.

The State of Sales Training in 2012: Top Trends and Takeaways

Mindflash

A look at 2012 and beyond will follow in Part 2.). We saw some strategic acquisitions: Mercuri International acquired the business simulation company, Celemi.

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Top 3 Questions to Ask Before Choosing eLearning for Your Association

Association eLearning

3. What is the potential return on investment (ROI)? There is a simple calculation that can help you assess the potential return-on-investment (ROI) for developing an eLearning course. When calculating your ROI, don’t forget to subtract the costs to create the eLearning.

Mobile Learning: CHANGE YOUR WAYS OR YOU ARE DOOOOOMED!

Dashe & Thomson

But why isn’t business capitalizing on these solutions? While many acknowledge the value of human resource development, few companies are prepared to analyze ROI on an asset as “fuzzy” as a well-trained employee.

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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Porn, weed and fireworks

E-Learning Provocateur

Here are a few of my tweets… One of a fine collection of old fighter planes @ AWMemorial #HumanBrochure twitpic.com/b7mylc — Ryan Tracey (@ryantracey) October 26, 2012. HumanBrochure twitpic.com/b806t3 — Ryan Tracey (@ryantracey) October 28, 2012.

Benefits of e-Learning Debate (Part 1) – Reduce Training Time by Half

G-Cube

Business Advantages of Faster trainings. In industries where there are large numbers of trainings, the time cut by half can have direct ROI. A debate on advantages and benefits of e-Learning is a common scenario in G-Cube.

The hardworking woodcutter

E-Learning Provocateur

One day, when he was busy as usual, he noticed a bigger pile of logs with a woodcutter sitting next to it. training challenges hardworking woodcutter investment learning long term measures Nupur Jaiswal parable performance productivity ROI sustainability timeLate last year, I stumbled upon the story of the hardworking woodcutter. It was shared by Dr Nupur Jaiswal in her article Engaging your. audience: Tips to try in Training & Development in Australia , 38(4).

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The Business Impact Award

CLO Magazine

The Business Impact Award is for learning executives who have implemented a significant measurement or evaluation program that has demonstrated exceptional business impact from their workforce development programs. Strategy 2019 LIP Practitioners Business Impact Award

Exceptions are the new normal

ID Reflections

“Exceptions are the shadow economies of firms today and isfertile ground for social business solutions, which thrive in anexception-driven environment…” ~John Hagel : [link] In today’s work environment, exceptions and not rote taskrule. A culture of sharing not only learnings but alsomistakes made along the way I am deliberately stayingaway from over using the term social business. Strategy exception handling Trust Organization social business

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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Tips for Developing an LMS RFP

Association eLearning

The “8 Steps to Selecting Your Association LMS” white paper provides guidelines to help you decide which features should go in each category: • Critical –features or functions the LMS must have to integrate with your existing systems, your existing business model, or to ensure revenue.

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A Conversation with Reuben Tozman about Learning on Demand: Part Two

Kapp Notes

I’m not an ROI believer. The fundamental problem I have with ROI is it looks to establish a causal relationship between intervention and some financial result. In other words, lets show that our interventions were valuable to people while the business was successful.

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. offers 25+ years of training and talent management for executives, business owners, and top performing sales executives in taking the leap from the ordinary to extraordinary.

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The hardworking woodcutter

E-Learning Provocateur

One day, when he was busy as usual, he noticed a bigger pile of logs with a woodcutter sitting next to it. training challenges productivity learning performance time hardworking woodcutter parable Nupur Jaiswal ROI sustainability long term measures investmentLate last year, I stumbled upon the story of the hardworking woodcutter. It was shared by Dr Nupur Jaiswal in her article Engaging your. audience: Tips to try in Training & Development in Australia , 38(4).

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Grow multicultural leaders with coaching, not just business English

CLO Magazine

As workforces continue to grow more diverse, human resources and learning and development teams have embraced language training programs, such as Business English and ESL, for multicultural employees. Leadership Development business english multicultural leadership

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.