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Your Bayesian Brain – Are you wired for statistics?


The Expectation Effect is a concept in psychology that suggests we get the results in life that we have come to expect. Google Research is studying how to use Bayesian analysis to predict the impact of ads on marketing and sales.

mLearning: Smartphone statistics and the impact they have on learning

Zephyr Learning

We have changed how we access information, how we interact with content and how we want to be engaged with learning. We have isolated a few of the statistics to highlight why understanding this is important for mlearning. Statistics are based on UK analysis of smartphone users.

Moodle 3.6: Improved Moodle Quiz Statistics and Reporting

eThink Education

The latest updates to the Quiz Statistics Report in Moodle 3.6 specifically focus on the response statistics of randomized questions. Essentially, this created much confusion and difficulty in simply viewing randomized question analytics directly from the statistics reports page.

The unscience of evaluation

E-Learning Provocateur

The big challenge I see with evaluating learning in the workplace is how to demonstrate causality – ie the link between cause and effect. Well, if a few hundred employees undertake training, but no one measures its effect, did it make a difference?

Awesome Instructional Design Tips for Effective E-learning

CommLab India

The stakeholder reverted with his feedback: the course is not effective as learners are unable to grasp knowledge from it. Well, as mentioned at the start, the visual design is appealing, but the course is not effective. Hi there! We’ve bagged a project from a new stakeholder!

The unscience of evaluation

E-Learning Provocateur

The big challenge I see with evaluating learning in the workplace is how to demonstrate causality – ie the link between cause and effect. Well, if a few hundred employees undertake training, but no one measures its effect, did it make a difference?

Evolving Research On The Effectiveness of MOOCs


As they rise in popularity, more research is being done to find out how to make them more effective educational tools. People taking MOOCs prefer a more informal atmosphere when it comes to aspects such as the professor’s body language.

The “un-science” of learning evaluation

Learning Cafe

The big challenge I see with evaluating learning in the workplace is how to demonstrate causality – ie the link between cause and effect. Well, if a few hundred employees undertake training, but no one measures its effect, did it make a difference? To determine with some level of confidence whether a particular training activity was effective, the following eight factors must be considered… 1. Nor does it mean it will have the same effect in Sydney next year.

Learning Analytics: Advanced Evaluation Complexity


We see this in our Learning Analytics Research Study data , where there isn’t one analysis type that has significantly more report views than the rest. Advanced Evaluation & Analysis Types. 2) Drop Off Analysis. 3) Segment Analysis. 4) Workflow Analysis.

Baseball and your Learning Organization


Statistics are not just limited to the baseball field. Though it may not be the most attractive trend in the learning industry, there is something to be said about the wealth of information that is available to Learning Professionals across the board. Statistics are powerful.

5 Trends in Compliance Training Analytics 

Interactive Services

Effectiveness of Compliance Training Analytics. A number of studies examine the effectiveness of compliance training analytics. Compliance Training Data Analysis. An important trend in compliance training metrics in the use of increasingly nuanced data analysis.

The 70:20:10 Model – Today, Tomorrow & Beyond


Charles has deep experience in both the business and learning practitioner sides of performance improvement and effective learning solutions. Charles: We now know that people learn more about their work informally than they do formally. So we are seeing increasing interest in social and informal learning. Of course, structured learning approaches can support social and informal, but social and informal learning don’t need structured processes to happen.

Clive Shepherd – Crystal Balling with Learnnovators


He works with a broad range of public and private sector organisations internationally, helping them to build capability in the application of new media to learning, and to transform workplace learning through the effective integration of formal, informal, on-demand and experiential learning. Unlike many others, you also carry clear thoughts on blending learning styles (formal with informal and social) and possibilities (such as spaced learning and gamification).

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When Do You Need Gamification And When You Don’t?

Enyota Learning

Conduct an in-depth analysis of the motive for delivering the course. Gather information and statistical data around who your target group is. Take a step-by-step approach to craft a plan that fulfills the outcome it aims to achieve effectively! Gartner’s Prophecy in 2012.

Learning Measurement: Don’t Over Promise and Under Deliver!


These are very different statements the latter is much harder to argue without significant statistical data. Unless you do the statistical analysis or a deep ROI Impact Study, talk about the correlation you have to the data. ‘We can prove the learning impacted results!’

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: The Rise of Rapid e-Learning

Learning Visions

Some insightful industry analysis, surrounded by a lot of marketing speak. They have become adept at incorporating flash animations, pdfs, PowerPoint presentations, audio-visual material and any number of other techniques for getting training messages across to users in effective and imaginative ways. Does anyone actually have any real statistics on this? So the end game is transferring the knowledge in an easy and effective manner, and then following up in person.

Summary of #Games Research Qualitative Literature Review Conducted by Fengfeng Ke

Kapp Notes

Most of the time a meta-analysis of studies looks at only the numbers as a means of comparison. Here is an interesting qualitative meta-analysis and the highlights of the results. Fengfeng Ke, a researcher focusing on digital game-based learning, computer-supported collaborative learning, and simulations for instructional use, conducted a review of 89 research articles that provided empirical data on the application and effectiveness of computer-based instructional games.

Evidence or Proof of L&D Impact? Why Not Both?


This is where you assemble significant amounts of data, run statistical models like regression analysis to show a link between the learning program and the business outcome. In the world of Learning & Development (L&D), impact is super important.

2019 eLearning Predictions – Hype Curve

Web Courseworks

We’ve based our predictions on analysis of over 2.3 As mentioned above, we based our analysis on over 2.3 A test of proportions was used as a statistical hypothesis test of the specificity of a word to the field of eLearning.).

Is Big Data Training Really Important? Hottest Sectors in Big Data

WalkMe Training Station

Big data has gained relevance in recent years, where technological capabilities have forged a greater scope for analysis. Companies have long been able to collect vast quantities of data, but today’s technology can convert this information into knowledge. This level of analysis can help businesses use big data to great effect. Companies need individuals who can make contextual, real-life sense of information.

Dramatic Use of Educational Data Mining in Corporate eLearning

Adobe Captivate

Most of the decision-making daily is a result of the statistical analysis. IBM Watson, a pioneer in the field of Cognitive Medical Analysis, uses diversified medical information across the hospital branches, to help doctors save time during diagnosis.

Today’s Popular Virtual Training Trends


According to statistics, 42% of the most profitable companies in the world (those listed on the Fortune 500) are currently using e-learning tools for online training. This type of informal learning allows individuals to network, share, collaborate, problem solve and exchange ideas.

Training Reinforcement: 7 Things You Need to Know

Knowledge Guru

Organizations expend constant effort to deliver information employees need to know for their jobs. But training has no value if we can’t retrieve the information we’re taught. It’s not a pretty statistic.

Getting Started With Learning Data and Analytics

CLO Magazine

Metrics can have the effect of gamifying your job and instilling a motivation and passion in your team. Measurement : Analytics starts with the simple act of measuring, or of translating information into data. This level of analysis often requires trained data scientists.

Tracking your Compliance Training Program – What Your LMS Needs to Do

Interactive Services

As most compliance functions already know, an effective Learning Management System (LMS) is key to administering an effective compliance training program. This is why an effective LMS is so crucial. For more information contact

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Why Learner Personas and Learning Design Go Hand-in-Hand

Bottom-Line Performance

Most learning and development professionals are familiar with the term audience analysis. To maximize the effectiveness of your learning experience, you need to analyze your audience. The column on the right is an example that shows you the right level of information detail to gather.

Don’t miss this month’s 5 best elearning blogs


The Top elearning Statistics and Facts For 2015 You Need To Know – This blog highlights the top elearning stats that should shape your elearning structure in 2015. This article is packed full of information to help you get better prepared for this year.

3 Ways to Show Your Organization How Valuable You Really Are


From course completion statistics to learner assessment data, having a clear portrait of the success (or failings) of your CME courses is key to the future success of your program. Stop the Data Gap Nightmare: A 30-Second View of Data Gap Analysis.

How Big Data is Changing Corporate Learning for the Better

Learning Wire

As Deloitte’s Josh Bersin puts it, “Every program designed, every incentive roll out, every organizational challenge should be informed by data.”. Predictive analysis combines statistics, machine learning and modelling techniques to create a model able to make estimations about the future.

Is Too Much Collaboration a Bad Thing?


In the study, the authors highlight the three categories of collaborative work: informational, social, and personal. Employees can easily share informational and social resources in a one-time exchange. When help seekers ask for hands-on assistance rather than turning to existing informational materials, “ an exchange that might have taken five minutes or less turns into a 30-minute calendar invite that strains personal resources on both sides of the request.”

AI and Learning Systems: Is This Combo as Great and Powerful as it Seems?

Talented Learning

As our lead analyst, John Leh, noted in a recent learning technology trends analysis, “It’s important to keep in mind that AI is hard to demonstrate and easy to exaggerate.” Industry statistics show that this shift is already underway.

9 Ways Content Analytics Can Help Publishers and Authors


Related: 8 Highly Effective Digital Publishing Strategies. The content analytics tool shows a real-time dashboard with useful statistics such as most popular books, unique views, active users report etc. Develop Effective Marketing Strategies.

The science of using audio in e-learning

From the Coleface

One of the greatest advances since I was at university is Google, so I started by trying to answer three questions: Is e-learning with audio more effective than e-learning without audio? Are there certain types of audio that are more effective than others? Apart from a nostalgic reunion with Craik & Lockhart (1972), there was little out there where science really informed the debate.

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Why creating e-learning personas can improve online training efficiency


Sometimes it’s a big stretch when they get testimonials from a grandmother, a middle aged lady and a teenager using the same face cream with amazing effects for all of them but that is just a rather hilarious attempt to reach as many different target groups as possible.

What Employers Want Now: Data Literacy Skills


Everyone wants a literate employee, i.e., one who can read and understand written materials, and also be able to communicate clearly and effectively in both written and oral channels. Data literacy means having the ability to make sense of, and effectively interpret and use, data.