The Year in Learning—Top Learning and Development Articles from 2018

The Learning Dispatch

In it, Senior Learning Architect Kevin Gumienny links to 5-10 articles from various disciplines related to learning and development. Here are Kevin’s top learning and development articles from 2018. Have a favorite 2018 article on learning development?

Impact and ROI of Learning: Worth Pursuing or Not?

CLO Magazine

Several articles in the past month have suggested the profession should step back from trying to isolate the impact of learning and the resulting return on investment.

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2018: This Year in Learning– 109 Curated L&D Articles from 2018

The Learning Dispatch

Below are our recommended learning and development articles from the past 12 months, including thought-provoking or simply fun articles related to the field.Did you have a favorite L&D post from 2017? Recommended Learning and Development Articles from Our Senior Learning Architect.

How do you measure how training creates value? – The 7 learning principles

Learning Wire

Following our previous article about the 7 learning principles of an impactful digital learning , we’re exploring each month one of them. The Kirkpatrick/Phillips model shows us how and why to assess training outcomes. Phillips, 2006). Phillips J, Pulliam Phillips P.

Evolutionary versus revolutionary prototyping

Clark Quinn

The mantras were test early, test often, and I advocated Double Double P’s (Postpone Programming, Prefer Paper; an idea I first grabbed from Rob Phillips then at Curtin). At a recent meeting, one of my colleagues mentioned that increasingly people weren’t throwing away prototypes. Which prompted reflection, since I have been a staunch advocate for revolutionary prototyping (and here I’m not talking about “the” Revolution ;).

Stepping Up to the ROI Challenge

CLO Magazine

Phillips is the chairman, and Patti P. Phillips is president and CEO of the ROI Institute. In his 2017 Chief Learning Officer article, “The Business Case for Leadership Development,” William C. Jack J.

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E-Learning vs. In-Person: A False Dichotomy

The Performance Improvement Blog

The April 19 th issue of eLearning Guild’s Insider Newsletter has an article titled,  The True Value of Online Training, which has a link to a whitepaper titled, How to Promote the Value of Online Training Within Your Organization. They quote Jack Phillips: “Our studies have shown that participants in e-learning programs are less likely to follow through than in an instructor-led program,” notes Jack Phillips, Ph.D.,

Innovation and the CLO

CLO Magazine

Phillips is chairman and Patti P. Phillips is president and CEO of the ROI Institute. According to a September 2018 article in Forbes, Amazon’s Jim Bezos is the most innovative CEO by far. Jack J.

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Unicorn Feature: Serious Games To Serious Gains

Unicorn Training

Peter Phillips, Unicorn CEO, asks could serious games provide an answer in the latest T-C News.Games and gamification aren’t going away.

BLOG: Who Remembers When.

Unicorn Training

[caption id="attachment_2147" align="alignleft" width="300"] Peter Phillips celebrates promotion as AFC Bournemouth chairman in 2003. In this time Bill Clinton and his happenings happened, Nelson Mandela was released from prison and changed the world and our founder Peter Phillips even had a stint as a football club chairman, and enjoyed a memorable day out at the Millennium Stadium in Cardiff as his beloved Cherries were promoted!

UNICORN IN PRINT: The growing world of games and gamification

Unicorn Training

In the article, Peter Phillips, Unicorn Training CEO, looks at the gamification of compliance training. To download your free copy of the magazine and read the full article visit the T-C News website here

Evaluating Training Effectiveness and ROI

Geenio

You can read about these levels in-depth in my previous article, Getting to Know ADDIE: Evaluation. In this article, I would like to focus on the fifth level, which was suggested for addition by Jack Phillips.

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Podcast Discussing Learning and Networking with a Blog

Tony Karrer

It was interesting to listen to beginning portion of the podcast Straight Talk with Bob Phillips where they discuss my article in T&D Learning and Networking with a Blog. From their post: In the opening segment, Aaron and I talk about Tony Karrer's article in T&D magazine, Learning and Networking with a blog. Here is a post on Tony's site that gives some resources that were cut from the final article.

Writing & Grammar: Confusing Words for 400

The Logical Blog by IconLogic

Phillips. If you love Jennie's articles, you'll love her classes. by Jennie Ruby    Answers to the  Confusing Words for 300  challenge are brought to you by  Jay Herman : What is the main  principle /principal involved in this physics problem? Do you remember the principle/ principal  of your elementary school?

Weighing the Options: Different Schools of Thought

CLO Magazine

The longtime University of Wisconsin at Madison professor wrote a series of articles in 1959 for the American Society for Training and Development that outlined what became known as the four levels of evaluation — reaction, learning, behavior and results. Jack Phillips, chairman of ROI Institute Inc., Phillips, who started the ROI Institute in 1993 and has written a number of books on the subject, adds a fifth level, return on investment, to the taxonomy.

Building Your Professional Portfolio & Online Presence

Mike Taylor

If you’re not sure where to start, here are a collection of professional presence and networking articles I’ve gleaned from my Friday 5 newsletter that can help and inspire you as you start down this path. This short piece by Phillip VanDusen ( @philipvandusen ) is totally spot on. This article by Sonia Simone ( @soniasimone ) on @Copyblogger is another one that resonates with me and is a lesson that I had to learn myself.

How To Measure The ROI Of Online Training?

Adobe Captivate

In this article, I will begin with a quick summary of the benefits that eLearning offers, what ROI is, and how you can measure it. I am quoting extensively from my earlier article Return Of Investment (ROI): Are You In?

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BLOG: Shelf Life - Inside the World of OTS

Unicorn Training

As the world gets increasingly mobile, Peter Phillips asks how can Off the Shelf (OTS) suppliers keep pace with industry innovation and demand as part of our special 25th anniversary digital publication.

BLOG: ‘The Business of Bespoke’

Unicorn Training

Today marks the launch of our new 25th anniversary special digital publication, produced in conjunction with eLearning Age, Peter Phillips, Unicorn CEO, examines ‘The Business of Bespoke.’

How To Measure The ROI Of Online Training?

EI Design

In this article, I will begin with a quick summary of the benefits that eLearning offers, what ROI is, and how you can measure it. I am quoting extensively from my earlier article Return Of Investment (ROI): Are You In? Do refer to this article.

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Hacking the Code for the Future of Technical Training Hack Reactor Reorganizes and Acquires Mobile Makers Academy

Training Industry

The article also cited the Bureau of Labor Statistics’ estimate that 222,600 software engineering jobs will need to be filled by 2022. According to co-founder and CEO Anthony Phillips, the new structure enables “schools to grow and thrive” with access to Hack Reactor Core’s tools and expertise. According to Phillips, the company trains “more software engineers every year than Stanford University, UC Berkeley and California Institute of Technology combined.”

The Elevator Pitch for Trainers

Training Industry

The conversation that began with Kirkpatrick and continues with Phillips takes place at virtually every training conference, is represented as an article in almost all training publications and is a topic of debate whenever training professionals meet. In an article for Harvard Business Review, Babak Nivi described the elevator pitch as “a summary of who you are, what you offer, who you offer it to, and why you’re better than others offering the same service.”

Kirkpatrick’s Four Levels of Evaluation

Learnnovators

Since Kirkpatrick stated his original model, other theorists like Jack Phillips, have referred to a fifth level, namely, Return On Investment (ROI). It was while writing his thesis in 1952 that Donald Kirkpatrick became interested in evaluating training programs.

Mobile Learning: CHANGE YOUR WAYS OR YOU ARE DOOOOOMED!

Dashe & Thomson

For more information on evaluating ROI, check out my colleague Barbara’s informative post: More on Re-evaluating Evaluation – Jack Phillips and ROI. David Kirkpatrick, in an article for Forbes claims that Now Every Company Is a Software Company.

Learning by Creating: Turning Bloom’s on Its Head

TechSmith Camtasia

Guest post by Library Media Specialist, David Phillips. Robert Freeman’s article explains the evolution of the idea: for the factory worker of the 1880′s the model was moderately successful. Guest post by Library Media Specialist, David Phillips.

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The Evolving Face of Embedded Performance Support

Learnnovators

Articles/Posts. This Learning Solutions Magazine article by Conrad Gottfredson discusses the significance of ensuring the right kind of performance support in the workplace, and how you could go about figuring out where you are in the performance support spectrum.

Determining The ROI Of eLearning – Using Kirkpatrick’s Model Of Training Evaluation

EI Design

In this article, I outline how you can use the Kirkpatrick’s model of training evaluation to measure training effectiveness, its impact, and the ROI of eLearning. The measurement of effectiveness of online training is a hot topic right now.

ROI: Determine the Impact of Your Training Programs

Mindflash

We’ve got a few articles of our own on the topic of ROI. Check out this interview with Jack Phillips of the ROI Institute. Calculating Return on Investment (ROI) is no easy feat for most any project. And, measuring the ROI for your training programs is no exception.

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The Best of Learning, Design & Technology | August 10, 2018

Mike Taylor

This article by Yael L. This article by Sonia Simone ( @soniasimone ) on @Copyblogger is another one that resonates with me and is a lesson that I had to learn myself. This short piece by Phillip VanDusen ( @philipvandusen ) is totally spot on. Looking for a previous edition?

ROI: Still Evoking Confusion and Controversy

CLO Magazine

The return on investment concept for learning has been around since Jack Phillips introduced it about 40 years ago. You might think by now the confusion over its use would have diminished, even if the controversy had not. Not even close.

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Work Experience: Jenade Webster-Watson

Unicorn Training

By featuring articles from a wide spectrum of the business, we hope Connected + will transcend the city borders to bring the Unicorn family together.Being in a busy and dynamic environment, it was important to be flexible and adaptable especially when working around staff schedules and workloads.

Don Kirkpatrick’s Contribution to Learning & Development

CLO Magazine

By 1959, editors for the predecessor of ASTD’s T&D magazine had heard of his approach and asked him to write an article. He said there was too much content for one article; that he would need to spread it over four articles. Jack Phillips began applying the four levels in the late ’60s and later extended the work by adding ROI as the fifth level. I just saw an announcement that Don will retire from the speaking circuit this year.

ROI: It’s All About Proximity

CLO Magazine

Every learning professional reading this article can send me irate emails. I’m not saying training does not contribute to a learner’s on-the-job performance, but in the sense of measuring a Kirkpatrick or Phillips level 4/5 impact, we all know “contributing” is not a strong word. To measure levels three and four of Kirkpatrick and Phillips level five, we need to use learning and support tools that exist in that environment.

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ROI of continuous training: HR Directors’ unsolvable problem?

Coorpacademy

Jack Phillips then completed this model in the 90s in order to calculate ROI, with a 5th layer. In this article, I’ll try to show you how asking yourself 12 questions can help nurturing the debate on the return on investment of continuous training.

Determining The ROI Of eLearning – Using Kirkpatrick’s Model Of Training Evaluation

Adobe Captivate

In this article, I outline how you can use the Kirkpatrick’s model of training evaluation to measure training effectiveness, its impact, and the ROI of eLearning. ROI determination (or Level 5): This is an add-on to the initial model (that has 4 levels) and is referred to as the Kirkpatrick-Phillips Evaluation Model of training. The measurement of effectiveness of online training is a hot topic right now.

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