Business of eLearning – Trends for 2014


I’m sure by now you’ve seen all kinds of predictions on what elearning is going to look like in 2014. So I have tried to put together how the business of elearning might behave in 2014. So this is how I see the elearning business panning out in 2014.

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Talking eLearning ROI

Web Courseworks

Talking eLearning ROI shouldn’t be an intimidating process. Admit what you don’t know, and seek out a “left-brained” numbers person to help you organize and present the nitty gritties of the business plan.

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5 Non-Financial ROIs of MOOCs

Your Training Edge

Often when we talk about the ROIs of any type of training, we focus on things that can be easily monetized. However, not all ROIs of training can easily be boiled down to dollars and cents. Here are five non-financial ROIs of using MOOCs for your corporate training and development.

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Measuring Success (ROI) of a Training MOOC, Part 1

Your Training Edge

Identifying a meaningful way to measure the value of MOOCs in organizations is complicated by the difficulty of measuring the ROI of training programs in general. According to a 2006 report by Bersin & Associates , organizations feel that the number one most important thing to measure is how training programs impact employees’ jobs and the business, but less than 10 percent of organizations actually measure these outcomes. Copyright 2014 Bryant Nielson.

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12 Ways to Get the Most Out of Your Authoring Tool

investment if businesses are to enrich engagement. Google AI Blog (2014), ‘A picture is worth a thousand (coherent) words: building a natural description of images’ 4 Give Your Video. As a busy L&D professional, you want to spend more. learning on business outcomes.

Measuring Success (ROI) of a Training MOOC, Part 2

Your Training Edge

See here for a more in-depth look at how some companies are using MOOCs to solve real business problems. Second, measuring the ROI of training programs in general is very new, and thus far it is virtually untested in MOOCs. Copyright 2014 Bryant Nielson.

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Calculating the ROI of your e-Learning courses


And you probably already have an intuitive grasp of the ways e-learning can benefit your business and its bottom line. That’s all well and good, but as a business you also need to verify your investment. Opinion elearning courses return on investment roi

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21 Business Phrases that Should Never Be Used in eLearning (or in Business)

eLearning Brothers

Although this term was potentially coined by famed investor Warren Buffett, it will not bring the same ROI as Berkshire Hathaway if used in your eLearning. Here is another racial slur that should be annexed from your eLearning and business jargon. Top 10 Business Investing Terms.

Interview with Jack Phillips on ROI for eLearning


Jack Phillips is founder and CEO of the ROI Institute, Inc., Phillips developed the ROI Methodology™, a critical tool he has used for measuring and evaluating programs such as training, human resources, technology and quality programs and initiatives. That is your financial ROI.

Re-thinking Learning and Performance from a Business Standpoint

ID Reflections

Why are businesses failing? For a business leader / CEO or anyone else responsible for the bottom line and for sanctioning the training money, learning doesn’t really matter. It’s the business continuity and profit that are the yardsticks of successful performance. Yet L&D squirms at the question of ROI. ROI remains as elusive and mysterious as ever, a veritable unicorn of the L&D world. I won’t say I have debunked the myth of the ROI here.

On the MOOC Horizon: Tin Can API

Your Training Edge

Now we can determine the effectiveness of our training programs and measure ROI.”. Copyright 2014 Bryant Nielson. Bryant’s business career has been based on his results-oriented style of empowering the individual.


Integrating LMS and CRM Systems for Optimal ROI


Leveraging Data to Reveal the ROI of LMS and CRM Integration. But what’s also remarkable — and this is bound to perk up the ears of any CFO or CEO — is the ROI that can be found through even basic CRM-LMS integrations. The LMS-CRM ROI Quandary.

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The Role of e-Learning in Building and Managing Organizational Talent: A Case Study


Just as market data is critical for business development, understanding how people feel, think and perform is important for all managers as well as the higher-up stakeholders. For any organization, its ‘people’ are its greatest asset.

Why Use ELearning? Here’s Why.


Most people today agree that elearning is good for business, and a viable way to train people. Many studies over the years have shown that elearning can increase a company’s ROI, improve student’s grades in school, and help organizations to retain their talent.

Technology-aided learning: Changing the game in Organizational Learning


The theme of event was – Organizational Learning: Impacting business, Changing the game. The erratic business conditions have made many organizations question the amount of time and finances invested in managing an LMS.

How MOOCs Can Solve Common Training Problems

Your Training Edge

On one hand, it is becoming ever more necessary for companies to provide training, especially for recent college graduates: according to a Gallup survey , only 11% of business leaders believe that college graduates are adequately prepared to succeed in the workplace.

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

Performance Learning Productivity

In the ROI world the perfect solution consists of a identifying a clear causal chain linking and isolating training input with ‘hard numbers’ of output. Sometimes isolating ROI is easy, sometimes it’s impossible. The global training industry is large and in growth again post-2008.

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How to MOOC: Meaningful Assessment Through Real-World Problem Solving

Your Training Edge

In an interview with the Wall Street Journal last year, corporate training researcher Eduardo Salas noted that one of the biggest mistakes businesses make in training is failing to evaluate employee learning. What is the ROI on this substantial investment?

The Changing Nature of Workplace Learning

ID Reflections

The most common questions I encounter when speaking about social tools, sharing and collaborative learning are: How will we measure the ROI? Gautam Ghosh''s post on How Organizational Culture is the Key to Social Business Success is a succinct summary of the key points.

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Valuing Your Association’s eLearning: Tips for Pricing Membership Education

Association eLearning

The basics of supply and demand are certainly true in the education business. Join us March 6, 2014 at 1:00PM EST for a free webinar, Assessing Your Market for Education Products , presented by Jeff Cobb and Celisa Steele from Tagoras and Jack McGrath from Digitec Interactive.

How Much Learning Really Occurs in MOOCs?

Your Training Edge

Copyright 2014 Bryant Nielson. Being a big believer in Technology Enabled Learning, Bryant seeks to create awareness, motivate adoption and engage organizations and people in the changing business of education.

Training in an Ad-Hoc, BYOD Environment

Your Training Edge

At this point, it feels like a good time to take a step back from the ROIs and the how-tos, and explore the top reason MOOCs are having such a huge impact on corporate training. Copyright 2014 Bryant Nielson.

Strategies for Making the Transition from Instructor-Led Training to a MOOC

Your Training Edge

Copyright 2014 Bryant Nielson. Being a big believer in Technology Enabled Learning, Bryant seeks to create awareness, motivate adoption and engage organizations and people in the changing business of education.

The Elusive ROI for Learning Through Technology by Jack Phillips and Patti Phillips

Learning Solutions Magazine

ROI studies show the results, in terms of transfer to the job and impact on business results, are. Few would dispute the convenience, low cost, and high efficiency of eLearning. However, dozens of.

Megatrends in MOOCs: #7 Gamification

Your Training Edge

In addition to enhancing learner engagement by making learning fun , which is true in any educational, gamification has other potential benefits for businesses. Gamification provides an effective way, other than financial bonuses, for businesses to recognize employees’ training efforts.

Affordable e-Learning: How to bell the cat?


If Muhammad will not go to the mountain, then the mountain must come to Muhammad  a senior director of the premiere government publication in India was explaining me. Its all fantastic Ashutosh  the web responsive systems, HTML 5 getting better, interactivities interspacing every other slide of your courses et al.

Manual Methods Still Dominate Training


Training is often harder to tie to the revenues of a business that it is often the first expense cut when a company is going through financial troubles. This of course couldn’t be further from the truth as tying training to ROI metrics is very possible.

How Does Your LMS Metrics Measure Up?


Plans to measure the relatively tricky element, the ROI are also underway. Answers from polls can easily be analyzed (over time) and displayed as a “ROI Rating for this Course”. In this article we discuss what kind of metrics we need from an LMS to make our ROI worthwhile.

B2B content marketing set to learn from 2014


B2B content marketing set to learn from 2014. This means it's worth it for companies to look back and examine the progress content production made in 2014 while planning for the future.

Vale Don Kirkpatrick

Clark Quinn

He numbered his steps so that step 1 was seeing what learners thought, 2 was that learners could demonstrate a change, 3 was that the change was showing up in the workplace post intervention, and 4 was it impacting business measures. Rather than measuring the cost of hour of seat time or some other measure of efficiency, or, worse, not measuring at all, here was a plan that was designed to focus on meaningful change that the business needed. Last week, Don Kirkpatrick passed away.

Key Factors in MOOC Success, Part 1

Your Training Edge

Businesses that want to use MOOCs in their training programs need to think about the best way to translate MOOCs into meaningful credentials. Downes proposes a system for outcomes measurement in academic MOOCs, but businesses and other organizations also need to think about why they chose the MOOC model over other forms of instruction and how they will measure whether or not the programs are successful. Copyright 2014 Bryant Nielson.

Reflections on Learning Solutions Conference 2014 (Part 2)

Unicorn Training

But research shows no correlation between happy sheet data and business performance, and the Will Thalheimer curve (see part 1 of this blog) demonstrates how the learning from single events quickly dissipates without regular reinforcement. The second was led by Glenn Bull, CEO of Skilitix a charismatic exponent of an ROI led future for learning. Tin Can opens the door to this whole new world where learning becomes an integrated part of Business Intelligence.


Why Your Existing E-Learning is Failing, and How MOOCs Can Help

Your Training Edge

Copyright 2014 Bryant Nielson. Bryant Nielson  Managing Director of CapitalWave Inc. Being a big believer in Technology Enabled Learning, Bryant seeks to create awareness, motivate adoption and engage organizations and people in the changing business of education.

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What Makes a MOOC a MOOC?

ID Reflections

Employees are rejecting them; L&D is desperately trying to prove the ROI of these programs while employees are finding their own means of acquiring the required skills and knowledge. My concern is that organizations will jump onto the MOOC bandwagon gunning for a platform with a set of courses, much like when organizations tried to become social businesses by putting an enterprise collaboration platform in place and claiming to have become an E2.0

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Do you know the ROI of your mobile strategy?


Do you know the ROI of your mobile strategy? However, any sort of mobile strategy should be aimed at achieving key business objectives.