Talking eLearning ROI

Web Courseworks

Perform a SWOT Analysis. This SWOT analysis will help you to determine a realistic market position and provide you with a baseline for developing concrete objectives and strategic actions. Perform a Market Analysis. The next step is to perform a market analysis. A good market analysis helps you avoid making bad assumptions. Once you’ve performed your competitive analysis and identified your target market, it’s time to crunch some numbers.

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Michael Allen – Crystal Balling with Learnnovators


Of course, we do recommend continuance of whatever you’re currently doing if it produces the quality of product you want within budget and on schedule. Of course we’d all welcome easier design and greater impact, but if we were doing proper analysis, we’d often find greater benefit from putting more effort into courseware that takes greater advantage of what technology can do. It stimulates creativity while providing a process that manages time and budget.

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ADDIE isn't dead; how can it be?

Integrated Learnings

Analysis enables us to identify the cause of a performance gap and formulate a plan for addressing it. Ignoring this Analysis phase is a recipe for disaster. If there is no Analysis, then it's likely that an initiative won't satisfy the true business need. In my mind, Design, together with Analysis, is the most critical part of the process. I also like to include a phase before Analysis, the Define phase , as taken from the DMAIC model. By Jay Lambert.




Of course, we do recommend continuance of whatever you’re currently doing if it produces the quality of product you want within budget and on schedule. Of course we’d all welcome easier design and greater impact, but if we were doing proper analysis, we’d often find greater benefit from putting more effort into courseware that takes greater advantage of what technology can do. It stimulates creativity while providing a process that manages time and budget.

New Mobile Learning Research

Upside Learning

ASTD last week released its new research report, titled ‘ Mobile Learning – Delivering Learning in a Connected World ‘, which we are very pleased to have sponsored. The report is based on the analysis of responses to an ASTD/i4cp survey of over 500 business and learning professionals apart from insights gathered from interviews conducted with representatives of several organizations in Feb/Mar’12.

A Conversation with Michael Allen–ADDIE, SAM & the Future of ID

Kapp Notes

He is the author of seven book including a best-seller on creating effective e-learning and in has received ASTD’s Distinguished Contribution to Workplace Learning and Performance Award in 2011. Michael Allen and I sit down and discuss the Zebra program at ASTD conference way back in 2011. Questions naturally arise, and these are the questions we then pursue to keep analysis efforts focused and productive. For those of you who may not know, Michael W.


If Not ADDIE, Then What with Michael Allen #astdtk13

Learning Visions

I'm at the ASTD Tech Knowledge 2013 Conference kicking off today January 29, 2013 in San Jose, California. ADDIE (Analysis, Design, Develop, Implement, Evaluate) – it just wasn’t good enough for him. But we’re pressed to produce a product that changes behavior and creates organizational impact – and do it on time and budget. If the model you uses gives you the quality products you want on time and on budget then stick with it. What is the budget? Kineo. Normal.


The Three C’s of Successful Training Organizations


In order to truly understand the needs of the business, you need to be in staff, budget and planning mee tings with the business teams, like an embedded reporter in a war. You might be thinking you should do a needs analysis.

Three Things Trainers Need to Know About Project Management


When a deadline is in place before an analysis is complete, the definition of “duration” changes. Was the project delivered on budget? David Kelly is the director of training at Carver Federal Savings Bank and member of the ASTD National Advisors for Chapters. Launching a training program can be a daunting task, one that take months or even years to shepherd from its inception ( identifying the need for an intervention ) to its closure ( evaluation ).

E-Learning: An Impossible Dream?

eLearning 24-7

You see in Linkedin groups – go check out the ASTD Linkedin group and see how many times they focus on ILT vs WBT. Until a few years ago, ASTD didn’t offer a standalone E-Learning conference, yet e-learning has been around for more than a dozen years. ASTD is not the only ones. For ILT lifers, they tend to forget those factors when doing a cost analysis and as a result, it re-enforces in their minds that ILT is less expensive.

How to Select Learning That Fits Your Business

CLO Magazine

Factors such as goals, budget, time constraints and employee motivation can vary significantly from company to company. percent in 2011, according to the American Society for Training and Development (ASTD). Regardless of which training method is used, an analysis of the program’s success is vital. With so many resources available, it can be hard for companies to select the programs that will serve them best. Here are the pros and cons of the most common options.

The 101 on a Chief Learning Officer


Here are a few questions to answer: Do I have the budget to hire one? Really, the number one question is do you have room in the budget to hire for a new position. This includes not only verbalizing the new direction, but backing up decisions with analysis, case studies, and available data. Obtaining professional certifications from industry organizations like The American Society for Training and Development (ASTD). No organization wants to lose their best employees.

You Want E-Learning Success, But Are You Prepared to Go All the Way?

Rapid eLearning

They’re mentally doing a cost-benefit analysis. I saw a study once that showed about 90% of the course budget was committed to the design and implementation of the course. March 9 : Central Missouri ASTD ( webinar). Many of us take a Field of Dreams approach to elearning.

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Charles Jennings

If this happens, CLOs should expect their budgets to be slashed, their scope to be limited, and for their departments to whither into oblivion. The CIPD Value of Learning study mirrored the earlier IBM/ASTD work.

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Cammy Beans Learning Visions: The Value of Instructional Designers

Learning Visions

Some companies dont have the budgets for full training divisions with all the technical roles divided, in that case a one-stop shop does the trick quite well. I like to be involved as far forward in the process as I can, including needs analysis and scoping, if possible.

Trade Show Circuit 2013

eLearning 24-7

ASTD TechKnowledge. Excluding the seminar side, ASTD TK always has a very nice amount of vendors and thus products to take a look at. . It takes research, analysis and assessment. Budgets are no longer what they used to be – both from attendee and vendor side of the house. In just one month, the e-learning trade show season will be upon us. While at one time there was little reason to be concerned, those days are way over. Too many e-learning shows.

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The Only Person Who Behaves Sensibly Is My Tailor

Charles Jennings

I suppose we could analyse, for example, the amount of time and budget spent per employee on regulatory and compliance training by individual global banks and assess this against the fines levied against them. ATD has been producing this annual report for years (originally as the ASTD). This is where careful scientific data analysis together with the level of trust relationship between L&D and stakeholder are important. “The only person who behaves sensibly is my tailor.

My "Top Ten List" for Mobile Learning News in 2009

mLearning Trends

Given the constant and oftentimes harsh distractions 2009 dealt us all in terms of budget cuts, canceled/postponed projects, long decision cycles, there was actually a lot of positive news and both technical and market innovations to make 2009 an outstanding year in the maturity of mobile learning. Add in the recent Morgan Stanley analysis on the growth of the mobile Internet and all the right trends seem to be lining up!

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Brent Schlenker: Marketers and Game Developers Know More About Learning Than We Do!

Learning Visions

Analysis – really know their audience. Consider the human resources and budget resources of marketing and game development firms / departments. Reflecting on #ASTD10 Recommended: "In Defense of the LMS" Chicago Bound: Kineo at ASTD ICE #astd10 One Year on at Kineo #yam Now that’s an Enterprise Moodle! -- Kineo Moodle f. ASTD Keynote: “People Lie&# Richard Hilleman Electr.

Informal Learning – the other 80%

Jay Cross

In spite of this, corporations, non-profits, and government invest most of their budgets in formal learning, when it’s apparent that most learning is informal. Most informal learning takes place in the “shadow organization,” oft described as “the way things really work,” as opposed to the boxes on the organization chart and their clearly delineated budgets. Years ago a start-up commissioned me to write a white paper that would help put them on the map.

Top 70 eLearning Articles - Hot Topics: iPad Adobe Captivate - July 2010

eLearning Learning Posts

There is a growing head of steam around changes to education systems around the world, largely driven by budget cuts. is for Analysis. Best of eLearning Learning. July 2010. Great stuff again this month. The following are the top items based on social signals.

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9 Top eLearning Trends of 2017 from 49 Experts


Download additional analysis and all the commentary in the free 2017 eLearning Learning Trends eBook. Companies are cutting back on budgets and training is now done in house. He’s also the former President of the San Diego ASTD chapter and frequently shares his thought leadership on his LinkedIn Pulse page. What does the future of eLearning hold? Where do you even start?