Social Media Metrics

Clark Quinn

I continue to get asked about social learning metrics. Until we get around to a whitepaper or something on metrics, here’re some thoughts: Frankly, the problem with Kirkpatrick (sort of like with LMS’ and ADDIE, *drink*) is not in the concept, but in the execution. This is true whether you’re talking about formal learning, informal learning, or whatever. Frankly, even activity is a metric.

ROI and Metrics in eLearning

Tony Karrer

I'm working on an article around the use of ROI and metrics in eLearning. Kirkpatrick's Level 3: Improving the Evaluation of E-Learning Level 3 evaluations measure whether the there was an actual transfer of learning to the actual work setting. This level of evaluation will increase the visibility of learning and development efforts, because successful implementation of Level 3 evaluation Internet Time Blog: ROI is toast. · Learning Circuits - Analyze This!

Time for a New Look at Learning: Or What I Learned from Reading “Informal Learning at Work”

Pract.us

Your team learns informally all the time. You can support those efforts for more learning bang for your buck. When economic or business circumstances cause companies to tighten their belts, the first item on the chopping block is often training and development.

Informal Learning – the other 80%

Jay Cross

The start-up stiffed me but the paper morphed into the Informal Learning book. I’ll be leading a series of master classes on informal learning and working smarter in Europe. Informal Learning – the other 80%. Learning is social.

Lance Dublin: Formalizing Informal Learning

Learning Visions

Lance Dublin: Formalizing Informal Learning ….&#%!? Presented by Training Magazine Network Diagram of the learning process: Input: you can get input in lots of ways Organize Apply Evaluate (in a wheel – each of these is a subprocess) Looking first at learning. In a disconnected learning system: Need. Learning. Performance The Learning process is often disconnected from the need and the performance. Formal learning is intentional. [I

Informal Learning is Business

Jay Cross

This is the second in a series of posts about how business can profit from informal learning. What makes informal learning effective. Informal learning is effective because it’s personal. We learn in context, with others, as we live and work. Recognizing this fact is the first step to crafting an effective learning strategy. People with experience like to learn but hate to be taught. This is business.

Class is over; now what? Informal learning in the workplace

Obsidian Learning

When you’re designing learning, don’t overlook the importance of informal learning. This is learning that takes place outside of the classroom or the eLearning activity. In fact, we typically learn more from informal learning than from formal learning experiences.

Bob Mosher on Informal Learning and Performance Support

Learning Visions

Informal Learning: Are We Missing a HUGE Opportunity? with Bob Mosher of Learning Guide Solutions, presented by Massachusetts Chapter of ISPI and sponsored by Kineo. But we don’t usually have the $ to do that… “For far too long, training has used the smile sheet as the metric.”

Pick of the Month: June 2012 – Informal learning, Yammer, collab platforms, change, and keep learning

Jane Hart

1 – Informal Learning. Informal Learning continued to be a dominant theme through June. Clark Quinn, (6 June) started us off with a post: Getting pragmatic about informal. And most importantly, support our informal professional development.

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Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Lance Dublin: Formalizing Informal Learning

Learning Visions

Cammy Beans Learning Visions Musings on eLearning, instructional design and other training stuff. Tuesday, September 15, 2009 Lance Dublin: Formalizing Informal Learning [My notes from a webinar. Lance Dublin: Formalizing Informal Learning … &#%!? In a disconnected learning system: Need. Learning. Performance The Learning process is often disconnected from the need and the performance. Formal learning is intentional. [I

Social, Informal Learning Can Be ?Measured

CLO Magazine

Key performance indicators for social and informal learning identify knowledge hubs and lead to better results. Where the changes show up is in the data points companies analyze in conjunction with social and informal learning.

Business Impact of Social and Informal Learning

Jay Cross's Informal Learning

On Tuesday I led a session on Business Impact of Learning in the Real World for the Learning & Skills Group in London. To implement social/informal learning infrastructure projects, learning and development professionals need to shift their focus from learning to earning.

Effective Employee Training in 6 Key Steps [Infographic]

Pract.us

Employee learning has less to do with slide presentations, flip charts, and quizzes than clear business objectives. Learning Culture News business results employee learning informal learning learning and development

Informal Learning - Let's Get Real - Part II

Tony Karrer

I've received quite a bit of input on my blog post Informal Learning - Let's Get Real. We want to figure out what the process and mechanisms should look like when we are going after Intentional Informal Learning. Interestingly, Stephen Downes' new presentation - e-Learning 2.0 - Why the New Tools includes a slide that quotes my blog post: I'm becoming convinced that folks in the informal learning realm are quite willing to live with "free range" learning.

Decisions, decisions. Business decisions.

Jay Cross

MAKING BUSINESS DECISIONS: THE HEART AND THE HEAD. Jay Cross examines decision making on learning at work, and gives the lie to some myths about the use of business metrics. Think like a business person. Act like a business person.

Laura Overton – Crystal Balling with Learnnovators

Learnnovators

Laura Overton is the Founder and Managing Director of Towards Maturity – a not for profit benchmark practice that provides independent research to help organisations deliver improved performance through learning innovation. What are the completion rates of a typical online learning program?

10 pieces of advice on the web, workflow, & learning

Jay Cross's Informal Learning

After a lengthy hibernation, Learning Light ’s eLearning Centre rides again! From a press release yesterday: Learning Light has now launched the new look and feel e-learning centre. Jay Cross pushes the envelope again on e-learning.

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Top 25 Training Topics for Small Business Employees

Pract.us

Plus, I’ve added some resources to help you fill out your learning and development offerings with little or no cost. His article focuses on hospitality businesses, but they can be applied to any company with customers. Knowing how to do business. Business offerings and services.

Invisibilizing Workplace Learning

Allison Rossett

Many learning executives are concerned about visibility. Many seek appreciation and recognition for the learning enterprise, their learning enterprise. measure the learning enterprise against the metrics that matter most to the organization and leaders.

Learning Performance Business Talent Focus

Tony Karrer

One of the more interesting aspects of the discussions I've had over the past few weeks as I prepare for the free online conference on the future of learning is the perspective on the focus and scope of responsibility of internal learning organizations and external learning/training companies.

How to Evaluate Learning: The Kirkpatrick Model for the 21st Century

Dashe & Thomson

Recent research by ASTD and REED Learning indicates that the top skills desired by Learning & Development departments are measuring and evaluating training. Then we need to identify specific metrics to demonstrate and deliver on those expectations. Learning).

How Tin Can Compliant LMS Can Help Your Business

ProProfs

If your company is using a Learning Management System (LMS) or is planning to use one, then knowing how Tin Can API works will help you create and manage your trainings better. By communicate, we mean that the different systems can easily share learning data between them.

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Want Results? Champion the Informal

Jay Cross

First published in Chief Learning Officer magazine, February 2013. Formal gets all the money, but today more learning happens outside the classroom. Learning is more important than ever. We have an information explosion. We have to learn more just to keep living our lives.

Now What? Beyond Networks

Experiencing eLearning

These are my notes from the Learn Trends: Networked and Social Learning online mini-conference. A company that is more aware of its own information flow and network is more able to change. We are at a similar point with networks & information. Much of the time now in business, the goal is not known; we don’t know what shape things will take or which methods will look. information & message shaping.

HRExaminer

Jay Cross

Jay Cross is a champion of informal learning, web 2.0, He has challenged conventional wisdom about how adults learn since designing the first business degree program offered by the University of Phoenix.

Boost your L&D visibility & credibility – The Annual Learning Report

Learning Wire

Both desk research and recent interviews with 50+ CLOs underline that even today, many of the biggest corporate learning functions struggle to show their added value. The Learning Performance Model (LPM) – an alternative measuring contemporary L&D. The Annual Learning Report.

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LMS Innovation: Where’s the Value?

Talented Learning

If you follow my writing — even casually — you know how excited I am about the direction of LMS innovation and its ability to help organizations create business value. That’s because I’m focused on a much broader market opportunity for learning tech.

Businesses must assess the quality of learning

Jay Cross's Informal Learning

Odd as it seems, budget decisions about corporate learning rarely take the quality of the outcomes into account. Bean counters treat learning as if it were binary, present or not, when in fact learning outcomes are highly variable. Internet Time on Metrics. Have a beer.

e-Clippings (Learning As Art): "The iPhone dominates the smartphone market in mobile media consumption" (ZDNet)

Mark Oehlert

e-Clippings (Learning As Art) Home Archives Subscribe About My Social Networks « Trying out PicApp.new image service. We are plainly witnessing a restructuring of the music and newspaper businesses, but their suffering isn’t unique, it’s prophetic."--Clay

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How to boost your L&D credibility and visibility

Learning Wire

Whilst the added value of L&D is significant for today’s business, many learning departments still haven’t found an efficient method of visualization and presentation of their programs’ outcome. Metrics like ROI do not always reveal the most accurate results in this regard.

Better Benchmarking

Clark Quinn

I was on a phone conversation and was asked whether I compared my clients against others in the business to help them figure out where they’re at. And I think we should be comparing ourselves to a principled metric about where we could and should be.

Using Reality-Based Tools for Better Results

KnowledgeCity

With virtual reality eLearning, the participant learns by being immersed in a situation, being emotionally involved in the solution, an allowing for interactive choices that can confirm the information learned in an immediate way.

How to Reduce Your Course Development Costs By 90+ Per Cent

Absorb LMS

Learners today are presented with a wealth of choices and opportunities for learning. to find learning content. The problem, though, is that it can be difficult to find high quality, informative learning content among a massive sea of choices.

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More rogue.

Janet Clarey

Lisa Gualtieri, Editor-in-Chief, eLearn Magazine wrote an article called Learn from Rogue Tweeters: 7 Steps to Promoting Your Organization in Twitter. He is concerned however, that policies may eventually constrain him…he believes the current informal process works because he is “conscientious and diligent.&#. THE CURRENT INFORMAL PROCESS WORKS. So why formalize social media (in my mind a highly informal way to learn)?

Thinking Beyond a Seat at the Table

CLO Magazine

Many chief learning officers have earned a seat at the table where decisions are made, strategies are developed and key challenges are discussed. It’s reserved for individuals in key functional roles that add business value. Learning is a key part of making that happen.

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