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Learning & Development: How To Do It Right (2020 Update)


With high stakes riding on the success of our training and development strategies, it’s time for us to unpack the importance of polished learning programs and, even more crucially, better understand how our training programs have failed in the past. Maximize your ROI on Learning.

ILT vs. VILT vs. eLearning vs. Video Learning: Traditional or Digital Learning

Roundtable Learning

There’s the tried-and-true in-person instructor-led training (ILT). But let’s take a deep dive into how they can add value to your training program. Instead, you might call something like ILT a gift from the get-go. . READ MORE: eLearning vs. ILT: What’s Better For Me?

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Do You Know Where Your 2019 elearning Budget Should Go?

Enyota Learning

It’s that time of the year when everybody who is an HR manager starts planning their eLearning budgets for 2019. The use of modern technologies is giving eLearning an extra edge, and as technology innovations increase, so does the capability of eLearning providers to create more immersive and impactful training programs. This is answered by asking another very important question: How do I Plan My eLearning Budgets for 2019? can make sales training programs highly effective.

Oil and Gas downsizing: Training on a budget

Obsidian Learning

New post Oil and Gas downsizing: Training on a budget on Obsidian Learning. Training on a budget: ILT vs. WBT. The ROI for eLearning always adds up, and since budgets are low, many turn to self-paced learning as a lower cost solution. Creating an Instructor-Led Training (ILT) course is relatively easy, but what about the cost? But, you might ask, what about the personal engagement, questions, and hands on exercises that you get in ILT?

4 Pragmatic Strategies L&D Teams Must Use to Train Remote Workers with Limited Training Budgets

EI Design

In this article, I share 4 strategies to train remote workers quickly with limited training budgets. 3-Step Action Plan to Implement an Incredibly Effective Corporate Training Program for Virtual Teams. Inability to manage Instructor-Led Trainings (ILT). Reduced training budgets.

eLearning ROI Case Study: How To Maximize Your Returns

EI Design

I share an eLearning ROI case study that demonstrates how L&D teams can improve and maximize the ROI of corporate training. This demonstrates how you can maximize the ROI by adopting our approach, based on Kirkpatrick’s model of training evaluation. How To Maximize ROI In Corporate Training: A Case Study. What Is ROI On Corporate Training, And Why Is This Measurement Critical Gor L&D Teams? eLearning ROI Case Study.

How To Select The Right Modality For Your Training: 5 Must-Ask Questions

Roundtable Learning

When planning your organization’s training program, it can be overwhelming to pick between different modalities. How do you know which modality is best for your training program? There are several different modalities that organizations can choose to utilize for their training program.

Cost Of A Custom Corporate eLearning Program [2021]

Roundtable Learning

Our team is asked every day, “How much would an eLearning program cost?” Cost ranges are general estimates; each training program is unique and costs can vary. When developing an eLearning program , there are two routes an organization can take: custom content or off-the-shelf content.

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Why You Should A/B Test a MOOC, and How to Do It

Your Training Edge

This article explores what A/B testing is, why it is valuable, and how to apply it to your training programs. Many training departments today are struggling with how to provide more training, faster, and on a reduced budget. Your organization may not be ready to move your entire training program over to a MOOC. With A/B testing, you can gain insight into what works and what doesn’t, which will help you refine your training programs going forward.

A Q&A with the Queen of Customizable Courseware

eLearning Brothers

Seriously, from a learning product standpoint, I was blown away by the CC (Customizable Courseware) concept of offering interchangeable Instructor-Led Training (ILT) and eLearning. In my former life, leading a custom learning development company, we developed a lot of training programs for large, geographically dispersed workplaces. The Job Aid is included in both the ILT and eLearning packages, for customers who start with only one mode of learning.

Free L&D webinars for February 2021

Limestone Learning

How do you tiptoe around budget and pay cuts? As a result of the pandemic, digital training programs were no longer a “nice-to-have” but a “must-have.” PT: Learner Engagement and Performance: From Correlation to Causation It’s not enough that learners are completing learning programs.

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eLearning Trends In 2019: How To Use Them To Enhance Your Learning Strategy

Adobe Captivate

The desired performance gain and ROI occurs. A positive ROI on training spend is established. Digitalization of ILT (to Blended or Fully Online). eLearning Trends In 2019 – Trend #2: Digitalization Of ILT (To Blended Or Fully Online). While the ILT mode is not dying, it will soon start getting limited to niche programs. 2019 will see further increase in the Digitalization of ILT (to blended or fully online).



As the past 6 months have taught us, remote learning is not quite as simple as shifting all your ILT sessions to Zoom sessions. Microlearning for Maximum ROI. Microlearning is a great way to maximize your learning and development budget. By: James Zandstra.

How to Use mLearning to Maximize the Impact of Your Blended Training

EI Design

Over the past decade or so, corporate training has gone through several iterations, moving from in-class, Instructor-Led Training (ILT) to Virtual-ILT and ultimately to 100% Self-Directed Learning with little or no instructor-led components. Balancing ILT and Online training.

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Make Learning An Experience. Blend It! | Social Learning Blog

Dashe & Thomson

by Michael on March 7, 2011 in blended learning If you still believe that “classroom learning is the best learning” for your training and learning programs, I have some news for you. While we may like to believe that directing and guiding our learners to new understanding is the most effective way to educate, the traditional Instructor-Led Training (ILT) model fails to recognize that our learners have changed.

Accelerated Learning: Where Does It Fit In? | Social Learning Blog

Dashe & Thomson

I started thinking about this during a program on Accelerated Learning at the Minnesota Chapter of the International Society of Performance Improvement (MNISPI). Then I remembered a series of highly successful training programs designed to address the three learning styles at the Minneapolis Institute of Arts. The audience for the training programs was junior high school students, and the purpose was to learn about works of art in the museum’s collection.

The Wisdom of Experience: Simplifying Complex Learning Targets.

Dashe & Thomson

Social Learning Blog Training and Performance Improvement in the Real World Home About Bios Subscribe to RSS The Wisdom of Experience: Simplifying Complex Learning Targets by Andrea on March 30, 2011 in Classroom Learning , Instructional Design , Training Development , performance support , subject matter experts In recent months, I’ve been working on a project to redesign a national training program for bulk plant employees in the propane industry.

Top 5 Trends in Training and Development for the “New Today”

Training Orchestra

As an organization or a learning professional, you may not only be seeking new ways to deliver learning and manage your training programs but are most likely looking for new balances in your business and personal life. A Boom in ILT. Complexification of ILT.

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Employee Training and Development during TOUGH Times


A training and development program is driven by strategic business needs. The ultimate goal of any company’s training and development program is to improve business by closing the gaps in knowledge using learning solutions. Instructor-led Training (ILT).

Software Training With E-Learning: Ways To Create Effective Training Within Available Means


For forward-looking organizations serious about reaping the many benefits of training, e-learning offers numerous advantages when compared to other traditional ways of imparting workforce training like Instructor-led training(ILT) or classroom learning. An online learning platform reduces many costs associated with ILT or classroom training, including travel, learning resources, venue and catering.

What You Need To Know About Learning Management Systems

Petra Mayer

Courses, programs, training and webinars are examples of how an LMS can support a company’s objective. Training programs. Designing a unique training program for your employees to improve on their skills can add incredible value to your company’s growth, without wasting any resources.

Employee Training and Development during Tough Times


A training and development program is driven by strategic business needs. The ultimate goal of any company’s training and development program is to improve business by closing the gaps in knowledge using learning solutions. Instructor-led Training (ILT).

Free L&D webinars for December 2019

Limestone Learning

Monday, December 2, 2019, 11:00AM – 11:30AM PT: DEMO: Personalized Development Programs: Why Learning Alone Isn’t Enough (Free for ATD members) Today’s work environment creates several learning and development challenges. Wednesday, December 4, 2019, 9AM – 10AM PT: What Caused the ROI?

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eLearning Trends in 2020

EI Design

Digitization of ILT to Blended or Fully Online Learning. Section 3: Trends that will help you assess the impact and aid you in maximizing the ROI. In fact, they can also be used to digitalize facilitated training or Instructor-Led Training (ILT). Can be used to support ILT/VILT.

What Are Your Training Metrics Actually Measuring?

Your Training Edge

He found a host of reasons why training is hard to evaluate: Training lacks planning, sponsorship, or budget. So, assuming that you are tracking some metrics for your training programs, what are they actually measuring and how can you gain more insight into what’s working and what’s not? Other people have suggested implementation, application, business impact, and ROI. Here is an efficiency calculation for MOOCs compared to traditional ILT.). Is your training working?

Digitize Instructor-Led Training Sessions To Increase Employee Engagement And Performance

Adobe Captivate

The need for enhanced learner engagement in instructor-led training (ILT) today is stronger than ever and organizations are increasingly looking at active learner participation in instructor-led training deliveries. Why You Need To Digitize Instructor-Led Training: What Are The Factors That Are Pushing Organizations To Relook At ILT Delivery? Alongside the reduction of budgets, there is an added pressure to ensure that there is a demonstrable ROI on the training spend.

Think like a CEO: What CEOs want from their CLOs

Training Orchestra

He had a lot of freedom to design a learning strategy and develop programs, but he was under constant pressure to prove the impact of his work. It entails careful yearly planning of training and selection of the most strategic programs. The good news your CEO wants to hear : “We have identified 5 skills critical for our success in the next 5 years and have implemented programs specifically dedicated to nurturing these skills.

Turn Training into a Profit Center – Here’s How

eLearning 24-7

Two departments known at most companies as dollars spent, show me the ROI. Yet we all know that ROI in hard numbers isn’t an easy task. We push the productivity increases, sales increases, safety issue decreases, happy employees and retention as proof that Training or L&D is successful and thus here is the proof with ROI. Charge for webinars – The days of a hybrid model where you did ILT (seminars) and did some webinars (via web conferencing) are gone.

Why Companies Should Spend More on Social Learning | Social.

Dashe & Thomson

technologies into our training programs, but rarely do we find a client that wants to create a robust learning environment comprised of both formal and informal components. ILT vs. WBT vs. informal learning). Leaders have to be willing to put some money behind training programs and they have to trust the statistics validating informal and social learning principles.

Updated eLearning Trends In 2018—Featuring 4 Parameters To Help You Select The Right One!

EI Design

Parameter 4: What approaches can help with ROI determination? Digitization of ILT (to Blended or Fully Online). Big Data—Reporting and Analytics, and its usage in the determination of ROI. Mobile learning: This trend will continue to see increased adoption for corporate training, including formal training and performance support, as well as to support ILT delivery. Parameter 4: What Are The Approaches That Can Help With ROI Determination?

18 Key Trends to Realign Remote Workforce Training Strategy in the Post Pandemic World

EI Design

Trends that help you assess the impact of remote training and aid you in maximizing the ROI. Section 5: Trends that help you assess the impact of remote training and aid you in maximizing the ROI. Both will go a long way in positively impacting the ROI on the training spend.

Consultation/Training Needs Analysis checklist

ID Reflections

What makes analyzing difficult is the complicated issue of measuring ROI. It is not really possible to do a one-on-one mapping of a training program—be it e-learning, ILT, blended, etc.—with I’ll keep that as a new topic of discussion… The learning solution must be effective enough within a constrained budget and time-line. However, our consultancy and design thinking skills comes to the forefront when we can deliver effective programs within the defined constraints.

eLearning Trends And Predictions For 2018

Adobe Captivate

What I see changing in 2018, would be its wider application across all corporate training needs as well as its increased use to support informal learning and digitization of Instructor Led Training (ILT). Digitization Of ILT (To Blended Or Fully Online). In my assessment, the digitization of ILT (particularly to blended rather than fully online) will see further acceleration. For instance, I see training programs like induction and onboarding adopting a blended approach.

Free learning & development webinars for May 2021

Limestone Learning

PT: The Secret to Sustainable Organizational Learning (Free for IPL members) Too often, one-off training and coaching initiatives don’t always deliver the ROI that was touted and expected. Beginners, educators and intermediate-level elearning professionals can highly benefit from this program.

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Re-evaluating Evaluation | Social Learning Blog

Dashe & Thomson

The title was “Expanding ROI in Training Programs Using Scriven, Kirkpatrick, and Brinkerhoff,” which sounds pretty academic. Implementing his model does not include gathering data that would address program improvement efforts. The KEC includes: The purpose of the evaluation The evaluation methodology and why it was selected The program demographics and resources The criteria for determining the program quality.

eLearning Trends In 2019: How To Use Them To Enhance Your Learning Strategy


The desired performance gain and ROI occurs. A positive ROI on training spend is established. Mobile Learning Digitalization of ILT (to Blended or Fully Online) Performance Support Tools Informal Learning Social Learning Self-Directed Learning. eLearning Trends In 2019 – Trend #2: Digitalization Of ILT (To Blended Or Fully Online). While the ILT mode is not dying, it will soon start getting limited to niche programs.

Smart Strategies for LMS Selection

CommLab India

Choosing an LMS is a strategic decision for any organization, and the wrong choice can prove to be very expensive in terms of the time spent and the budget allocated. The organizational goals may be improving learning programs, ensuring better ROI on training, or accelerating learning performance. Highlight the fact that the instructor-led training (ILT) format may not be feasible always, and investing in an LMS will address the business need, along with cutting costs.