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The Missing Metric: Why the Learning Industry Doesn’t Track ROI

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Why is ROI not a commonly used metric for success in learning? Over the past 4 years, I have come to know many learning professionals. I’ve met ones who specialize in content creation, instructional design, learning technology and general instruction. When I ask the question of how they measure the success of their programs, ROI (Return on Investment) are three letters that are not often heard.

Learning is Not a Hat, and One Size Does Not Fit All

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How to Adapt Your Learning Strategy to Reach All Learners. When is the last time you took a standardized test? Do you feel like it fairly measured your intelligence and knowledge? Did you enjoy taking the SAT or ACT? For most (and myself), the answer is no.

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Top 10 Gamification Examples in Everyday Life

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While many people are probably unable to define “gamification,” most have unknowingly experienced it – likely every single day.

The Metrics of Learning and Dangers of Multitasking

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The process of learning and why it’s so important. Learning isn’t as cut and dry as you might think. It’s not just reading a textbook, acing your test, and calling it a day. Hundreds of studies have been completed regarding how humans learn, process, and store information.

2018 Customer Training Goals

Are your customer training goals actually achievable? Or will they be cast aside as your team gets caught up in their daily tasks? If you’re not sure, this guide can help.

Tech Tuesday: Translating mLevel Events to xAPI Statements

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As I mentioned in last week’s post, mLevel is beginning to push the learning industry in the direction of using all of the data available to L&D to make better decisions on how its employees are interacting with their learning programs.

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Learning Is Not a Hat: One Size Does Not Fit All!

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Being that Mother’s Day is right around the corner, I wanted to pay tribute to my mother and the positive impact she had on my learning journey. Without her influence, I certainly would have gone astray – who knows where I would have wound up.

Workforce Development That Works

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mLevel’s CEO, Dave Cutler, will be participating in a panel discussion at the ASU GSV Summit at 10am PDT on Tuesday, April 19th in the “Cortez Hill” room located at the Manchester Grand Hyatt in San Diego, CA. Additional details are below.

3 Ways Mobility Elevates Your Training Programs: Connectivity

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Let’s talk about connectivity and why it’s important. The modern day learner hops from device to device, expecting the training they accessed on their company desktop to be waiting for them on their phones whether it’s after lunch, or on their way to a meeting.

Seven Simple Secrets to Off-the-Shelf Course Success

Off-the-shelf elearning is applicable for a wide audience, but it won’t address your organization’s unique situations or distinctive content. So are these courses all that helpful? For sure! Read on for 7 secrets to make off-the-self learning your own.

The Future Role of Learning & Development

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I’ve just returned from the ASU GSV Summit this week in San Diego, CA. The summit is THE event for Education Technology companies, practitioners, and investors. This year 3500 people from all over the world converged in lovely San Diego to discuss (and envision) the next major transformational innovations in EdTech. Michael Moe, Deborah Quazzo and the whole ASU GSV team put on an amazing event.

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Growing From Knowledge-Based to Performance-Driven Learning

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Over the last 20 years, I’ve worked closely with hundreds of Learning and Development (L&D) organizations. A consistent observation I’ve made is that the majority of learning deployed to organizations is purely knowledge-based.

What is Casual Learning?

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“I can’t wait to sit through these training classes for the next several days!” – said no one ever. As a working professional, chances are at some point you’ve been inundated with boring printouts, PowerPoint presentations, outdated videos, or required exams.

Employee Engagement: Gotta catch ’em all

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It’s 10:00pm on a Tuesday night. As I pull into my neighborhood my headlights are met by the faint competing light of four phone screens scattered across the tennis court, a sight that has become almost expected since the release of the new Pokémon Go game.

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State of the Front-Line Manager

It's no secret that front-line managers are essential to your organization's success. They form the base of your leadership development funnel and, most likely, account for over half of all your organization's leaders. Improving how front-line managers perform yields mouthwatering increases in how individual contributors perform.

The 3 Most Powerful Ways to Monetize Corporate Training

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How microlearning has evolved traditional corporate training efforts. Opportunities for professional development is a critical consideration for many employees and job seekers, especially those who are concerned with advancing their career.

Microlearning: How Educators Can Learn From Athletes

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It’s time for the education industry to catch up to the field of athletics when it comes to understanding the impact data can have on human performance. For decades, athletes have been using microlearning, technology, and data to train effectively and perform better.

Are you ready to engage tomorrow’s workforce?

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Earlier this year I had the honor of participating in FocusOn Learning’s DemoFest 2016 with our Partner, Pearson Learning. We demonstrated our partnership in bringing Learning Games to the Introduction to Business education market. There are a variety of aspects that brought our partnership together but the one I would like to focus on in this post is student or learner engagement.

Can Education and Awareness be the Answer to all our Problems?

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Like many of you, I have been taken aback by the events in our country over the past few weeks.

Content Planning Map: A Template for Training Teams

Are you delivering disjointed feature-based training? Rather than looking at small tasks, focus training content on goals that you want your students to achieve. Download the template to learn how!

3 Ways Mobility Elevates Your Training Programs

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2009 saw the rise of songs like “Video Phone” by Beyonce, “Text Me” by R. Kelly, and “LOL :)” by Trey Songz. Next came Carly Rae Japsen’s “Call Me Maybe” in 2011, and recently “Hotline Bling” by Drake became the best-selling song in the U.S.

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

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mLevel Offering Award Winning Performance-Based Learning Platform to the Masses. 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. Expanding the Reach of Microlearning.

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3 Ways Mobility Elevates Your Training Programs: Engagement

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We’ve all seen it, employees sneaking peeks to their phones during training. Whether they’re distracted or just plain not paying attention, these wandering attention spans serve as a symptom for unengaging, and ultimately ineffective training.

mLevel Recognized for Best of Show Vendor Award at FocusOn Learning DemoFest 2016

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mLevel & Pearson Win Best of Show Vendor Award at FocusOn Learning DemoFest 2016 for Their Project: “Increasing Student Engagement in Business Education”. Chicago, IL – June 15, 2016 – mLevel has won the FocusOn Learning DemoFest 2016 award for “Best of Show Vendor” with Pearson’s innovative approach to mLevel’s microlearning platform. FocusOn Learning 2016 Conference and Expo was held from June 8 th to June 10 th in Austin, Texas.

The Secret to Getting Learning Results May Not Be What You Think

Do you struggle to achieve measurable results with your learning solutions? If so, you’re not alone. According to CEB, traditional training only creates 37% learning transfer. This guide explores the causes of poor transfer and concrete steps to achieving better outcomes.

Learning Intensity: Are We Setting the Bar Too Low?

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What I like most over the many years I’ve followed Elliott Masie is how he thinks. I’m hard-pressed to think of anyone in our industry who spends more time thinking, speaking and writing about how to make organizational training more effective. A topic he wrote about a while back is the idea of “learning intensity”. Elliott was kind enough to let me reference this concept in this post. Here’s a link to his article: CLICK HERE.

Are Innovation and Education a Perfect Couple or a Dangerous Match?

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There is no disputing that the pace of innovation and new technologies being delivered to the education marketplace is at an all-time high. It seems new offerings and companies seem to sprout up faster than the weeds in my garden. In fact, Forbes cited 2015 as the year gamification went mainstream.

The New Age of Business Success: Will Unicorns Survive?

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How Culture Can Make or Break a Business, The Gap in Unicorn Companies, and The Evolution of Corporate Training. In my early 30’s (many moons ago) I had the privilege of being an Officer for Waffle House.

Is Microlearning the Future of Education?

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In today’s technology driven world, information is available at the touch of a button, or even a voice command. Whatever the subject, all it takes is a quick Google search and learners are faced with a deluge of information.

The Essential Template for Your Customer Training Strategy

Looking to build your customer training strategy? The process can be overwhelming, if you don’t have a set plan from the start. This template can help.

Tech Tuesday: Dive into Big Data

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The Future of Learning Data. Historically, Learning and Development (L&D) within companies has always wanted to keep the reigns around all learning content by collecting and managing data within a single Learning Management System (LMS).

If Lifelong Learning is a Necessity, Why is Execution So Difficult?

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While lazy habits are on the rise, continuing education and learning is on the decline. These days, technology is evolving incredibly fast – and humans are enjoying the ride. Plain and simple: as technology booms, people get lazy. But shouldn’t humans want to keep up?

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mLevel to Present at Venture Atlanta 2016

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Conference will showcase the South’s most promising technology companies. mLevel announced today it has been selected to present at Venture Atlanta 2016, the South’s premier event for connecting technology innovation and investment capital. Venture Atlanta will be held November 2-3 at the College Hall of Fame in Atlanta. The 32 early and venture stage companies were chosen from a large pool of applicants and will represent the region’s most innovative tech businesses.

Educators and Marketers are Both Facing a Huge Problem

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I admit, I am a relative newbie to the world of learning compared to those lifelong professionals who have been on the journey for more than my paltry 4 years.

Living up to the Promise of eLearning: Closing the Learning-Doing Gap

It’s well documented that people leave managers – not companies. Download this guide to learn how to shift the perspective from event to journey and how to take learners through Proficiency Journeys to get results.

Training Optimization: How to Get an ROI from Your LMS

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There is one concept in life that most everyone would agree upon and I’m not talking about the inevitability of death and taxes. I’m talking about change.

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Game Development: A Designer Perspective

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As a second semester, part-time student enrolled in the Master of Science in Instructional Technology program at Bloomsburg University, I recently completed a course named “Gamification”, taught by Dr. Karl Kapp.

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mLevel’s Top 3 Learning and Development Lessons Of 2017

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As a team, we’ve all expanded our knowledge over the last year, from how to make business more efficient, to learning new technologies, to hosting company-wide brainstorming sessions, to expanding our internship programs. But there’s one area where we are all still learning – and that’s in the field of learning itself. At mLevel, we deliver an innovative platform to help others learn better, retain more information, and perform better on the job.

Illusions of Competence in Learning | How to Fix Your United Airlines Problem

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This is a follow up to my blog post about United Airlines’ mishandling of a seated passenger that resulted in media backlash and an out of court financial settlement.

Aligning Customer Training With Certifications

Want to deliver a cohesive customer training certification program? From strategy to systems to job functions, it's time for us to reassess how learning and certifications are delivered together. Download the guide to see how!