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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.

The Future of Performance Optimization: Integration of Knowledge Management and Learning Systems

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How Employee Performance is Impacted by Knowledge Management. It doesn’t take a data scientist to help us understand how much information is lost during and immediately after traditional learning experiences.

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.

[Webinar] How Zenefits Uses a Customer Enablement Tech Stack to Drive Adoption

The Education Services team at Zenefits was looking to provide easily accessible and immediately usable education offerings to drive customer adoption and engagement. The company addressed this challenge by connecting the technologies powering its training, support and customer advocacy programs into an ecosystem for customer enablement. This ecosystem has made it simpler for customers to onboard, and for the Zenefits team to maximize and measure the net impact of their initiatives. In this session, Melanie Gallo, Senior Director of Education Services at Zenefits, will team up with Skilljar to share learnings and best practices from their experience in creating this customer enablement ecosystem.

The 6 Levels of Adaptive Learning – Science Fiction or Reality?

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The 6 Levels of Adaptive Learning Defined. What is Science Fiction and What is Reality? What is Adaptive Learning? Is it the new “thing”? A quick Google search yields 51,200,000 results so clearly, it’s been around for a while. Is it science fiction?

The Pain Behind Adaptive Learning Development

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Why Adaptive Learning development is nearly impossible: Among many other L&D buzzwords such as microlearning, gamification, and personalized learning, the term “adaptive learning” is becoming more and more popular in the industry.

The 3 Most Important Steps for Adaptive Learning Development

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3 steps to help your learning department become fully Adaptive. In an ideal world, learners would be automatically prompted to complete a learning module based on time of day, location, daily patterns and most of all, relevance to their activity.

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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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.

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.

How to Reduce Training Development Time from 2 Months to 2 Weeks

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If you’re wondering how you can reduce training development time in your L&D initiatives, you’re not alone.

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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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.

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.

[Webinar] Driving Customer Health Through Education

How actionable is your customer education data? And are you combining it with other business metrics to uncover the impact of your training program? Innovative Education Services teams are integrating their Customer Training Platform (CTP) and CRM systems to uncover valuable insights, and answer mission-critical business questions. Join Skilljar and Pat Durante, President of the Computer Education Management Association and Senior Director, Technical Enablement at Talend for a Q&A webinar exploring the intersection of customer health and education.

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.

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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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.

4 Reasons Instructor-Led Training is Killing Your Sales Potential

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If you want to earn, you’ve got to learn. Staying on top of market trends, needs, insights, and news is key to maximizing your organization’s sales potential. As a result, sales teams weak on knowledge don’t get far – even if the rest of their skillset is outstanding.

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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

3 Reasons to Prioritize On-Demand Customer Training

How can you provide a great onboarding experience while keeping up with a growing customer base? By leveraging on-demand training. This guide describes three benefits of adding on-demand training to your onboarding process. Click here to download.

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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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.

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.

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.

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.

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).

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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.

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.

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.

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Top E-Learning Software - Recommendations and Pricing

Zero in on the best E-Learning software for your company. Get expert recommendations and pricing comparisons based on your specific needs.

Bridge the Gap between Training and Performance – What really happened at United

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Yesterday United Airlines settled their recent passenger debacle out of court for an undisclosed amount of money (watch the video below!). Speculation has it starting in the 7 figure range and could have very likely been in the 8 figures.