The Missing Metric: Why the Learning Industry Doesn’t Track ROI


Why is ROI not a commonly used metric for success in learning? When the LMS first hit the market, it was built to support SCORM (Shareable Content Object Reference Model, or a set of technical standards for e-learning software products) as a measurement tool. But the train didn’t stop there as the industry recognized the shortcomings of SCORM and the need to generate rich data experiences. If so, what should their performance metrics be?

Think xAPI is Next-Generation SCORM? Think Again

Talented Learning

But are you still fuzzy about where SCORM ends and xAPI begins? But that does not mean xAPI is a next-generation version of SCORM (aka Sharable Content Object Reference Model ). How Did the SCORM/xAPI Confusion Begin? The Trouble With SCORM. Another Problem With SCORM.


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SCORM: 3 Reasons why mobile-focused microlearning is better

Ed App

SCORM is to eLearning what coal is to industry. Why is SCORM still so popular? Not using SCORM shrinks the market size so the primary concern is the authoring company’s bottom line – not better learning. SCORM: 3 Reasons why mobile-focused microlearning is better.


What is SCORM? xAPI? TinCan? AICC? A review of the LMS acronyms

Ed App

Here we will take a look at AICC, SCORM, and XAPI (Tin Can), define what each one is and see when each might be an ideal solution for your business. SCORM . SCORM 1.2 SCORM 1.2 Read-write Interactions: SCORM 1.2 SCORM Pros. SCORM Cons.


Podcast Episode 8: The Business Benefits of xAPI – With Mike Rustici

Talented Learning

And what kind of real-world business benefits come from using xAPI? He’s best known as the founder of Rustici Software , where he advanced SCORM market adoption and developed its next-generation standard, the xAPI. KEY TAKEAWAYS: For extended enterprise professionals, measuring the business impact of learning programs is essential. Starting small is a legitimate way to discover how xAPI can help you improve learning programs and related business results. .

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How Tin Can Compliant LMS Can Help Your Business


With an LRS, you can track all such minute interactions, which was not possible earlier with just a SCORM-compliant LMS. Corporate instructors and training professionals are often asked about how their training programs are benefiting the business.

What is a Learning Management System? (2019 Update)


A Learning Platform empowers L&D departments to drive business growth through their efforts, and a key pillar of this solution is the Learning Management System (LMS). There are many benefits and advantages to both businesses and their learners when implementing an LMS.

L&D Pros have a new BFF in AI-powered Learning Technology


Achieving a company’s vision or objectives requires complete Learning and Development (L&D) alignment – making the connection is key to “ closing the learning loop ” by tying expected learning outcomes to business objectives. Embrace a partnership with Artificial Intelligence.

Measuring Training Return on Investment


Our thought was simple – every other unit of the business focuses on performance – what would it take to let L&D join the fray? Introducing Performance Metrics for Learning. The second, and, personally, the one I am most excited about, is the ability to import data from any 3 rd party source to build an ROI story, consolidated learning journey, or measure the impact of training on any business metric.

Gamification in ACTION


What are the tools available for incorporating gamification in our business areas? By 2014, 80 percent of current gamified applications will fail to meet business objectives primarily due to poor design.” – Gartner.

Podcast Episode 6: Franchise Training Adoption – With Trista Kimber

Talented Learning

Our franchise business directors work directly with individual franchisees in a consulting capacity to help them establish and maintain brand standards and manage their business. How can training innovation elevate franchise business performance?

Podcast 28: How Tasty Is Your Product Training? – With Mike Martin, CLO of SAP Litmos

Talented Learning

In this case, that starts with enabling people to navigate through the Litmos tool and set it up the way they need to, so it works for their business use case. So we use Articulate Rise and go SCORM for a couple of reasons: We can produce content in 1/3 of the time.

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Let Go Through BPO for eLearning

Web Courseworks

However, many associations are starting to recognize that while members are central to their functions, the deployment of professional development is not an association’s core business. Bringing a BPO vendor in does present a certain degree of risk, like any other business decision.

The 5 Tech Developments Changing The LMS


Ten years ago, a cutting-edge L&D department looking to train its people would buy or develop a learning management system (LMS), author some first-class SCORM content, and watch the feedback metrics limp in. Workplace learning is evolving quickly.

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eLearning: Is it Time to Jump on the xAPI Bandwagon?

The Logical Blog by IconLogic

Many people say that xAPI is the next version of SCORM. While xAPI will replace SCORM, to say it's the "next version of SCORM" is like saying my smartphone is the next version of the rotary dial phone. SCORM is the technology standard that means any eLearning course can work in any learning management system. Clients can change vendors without fear because as long as we're all using SCORM the course should work. 

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8 Best LMS Options to Enable Online Course Creation for your Employees

Hurix Digital

With WYSIWYG editing, SCORM and TinCan support for interoperability, SAP Litmos is one of the most preferred LMS for online course builders that supports multiple file formats to create interactive and engaging courses. Guide: How to Choose the Right LMS for Your Business.

Learning Pool review the Fosway Group COVID-19 research

Learning Pool

Although many businesses had been well equipped to deliver learning to their workforce online, the research suggests that many have been found wanting with solutions that maybe weren’t quite ready for the challenges that they’ve been faced with. .

Podcast 26: How to Extend Learning Content Availability – With Troy Gorostiza

Talented Learning

These broader business ecosystems naturally bring opportunities to offer extended online training. In today’s economy, businesses must depend on partners, resellers, contractors and other external constituents to create value. And that involves SCORM.

Product Review – Percipio by Skillsoft

eLearning 24-7

Analytics including “Program Value” – shows the ROI in terms of metrics that you can show. Except for the ROI metrics. Plus, on the metrics side there is way too many metrics for assignments. Percipio though can accept AICC, SCORM, xAPI and CMI-5 (win!).

3 xAPI learnings from LSCon: start small, iterate, build an ecosystem

Experience API

The key is to align your L&D goals with your company’s overall business goals. Connecting the dots between the tools using xAPI can allow you to correlate learning experiences to meaningful metrics in your organization.

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Is Wearable Tech a 2014 eLearning Trend to Watch?

Bottom-Line Performance

Organizations still mostly use SCORM, but they’re asking about Experience API and looking to see that any solutions they add in 2014 will work with the new standard. In the business world, wearable tech has started to peek into retail sales environments.

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2017 eLearning Predictions: Updated Hype Curve

Web Courseworks

LTI packages vary from SCORM packages in that the typical content model follows higher education’s synchronous, weekly, semester-long format rather than the asynchronous, one-time, hour-long format of much corporate and military training.

What Is E-Learning Today?


We’ve also evolved our understanding of the language we use when it comes to e-learning and how unhelpful it is for organisations to think of it in terms of features and formats and whether or not it is SCORM compliant or enables xAPI.

7 Mobile Learning Facts L&D Managers Should Know

Obsidian Learning

The statistics from CLO Magazine may seem surprising, as many learning managers kicked off mobile learning deployment with soft skills, leadership, and business skills training. Having good metrics makes it that much easier to defend mobile learning choices.

Enhance Your Employee Engagement with These LMS Features

Hurix Digital

This problem affects multiple areas of business, including employee retention, overall productivity, and performance. Adding a social element to your training program also allows you to take advantage of a number of other engagement metrics including – Knowledge sharing.

Alternatives to LMS: what, when and why?


But times change, business needs and user expectations change, and of course, technology changes too. The truth is, these days there is a lot more to online learning than neatly-packaged, SCORM-compliant elearning courses that we send users a link to and then mark as completed once done.

Learning Systems RFP and Tier4 NexGen

eLearning 24-7

” If they want your business they will. A VA component will always include a listing of over used words, words that are difficult to understand, a transcript with highlighted words (so the learner knows), and a form of metrics visual via data visualization on the learner screen. It is a course standard, and many claim it is far better for content on a mobile device than SCORM. . CMI-5 – A replacement for SCORM, which many consider outdated. EXTRA! EXTRA!

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6 Best Remote Training Tools for Modern-Day Learners


This remote training tool also has an e-commerce system to manage instructional functions in larger business settings. This software is of great use to businesses that wish to provide training to their remote employees on certain skills and functionalities.

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Learning Management Systems Best Practices to Follow and Mistakes to Avoid

Training Industry

You want an LMS that accepts and works with courses in standardized SCORM or xAPI formats. Another plus is that SCORM and xAPI courses will be tracked more accurately by your LMS. Your system should also let you specify and track key performance metrics against course completions and certifications. Why not track those metrics within your LMS, too?

3 xAPI learnings from LSCon: start small, iterate, build an ecosystem

Experience API

The key is to align your L&D goals with your company’s overall business goals. Connecting the dots between the tools using xAPI can allow you to correlate learning experiences to meaningful metrics in your organization. Each of the standards (SCORM, xAPI, cmi5 and AICC) has specific strengths, so it’s important to begin by identifying why you need xAPI and what you want to achieve using the standard.

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Top tips from industry experts to maximize learning success in 2020


Are they, as a result, having an impact on their business? Is Elucidat, through these learners, supporting transformational business change? . Historically, the business determines that training is needed and L&D then acts as the order-taker.

2017 eLearning Predictions: Updated Hype Curve

Web Courseworks

LTI packages vary from SCORM packages in that the typical content model follows higher education’s synchronous, weekly, semester-long format rather than the asynchronous, one-time, hour-long format of much corporate and military training.

Linkedin Learning Product Review

eLearning 24-7

Metrics – Simplified, this is not a platform for robust metrics visible on the screen (because you have to download them), and even then the robustness overall isn’t there. Metrics and Reporting. LinkedIn Learning to me is a digital learning platform.

How to Get Insights for All the Learning Happening at Your Organization


The data about what your employees are learning and what they know can add huge value when making decisions for the business. This trend is only gaining more momentum as HR analytics are being used more to make business and talent decisions.

How to measure a successful LMS launch


Using SCORM (or xAPI) can be a little more challenging if your LMS does not confidently support the format. The main metric to understand functional success is to track how many support issues you experienced from your users as part of your launch. Does our business like it?

Best LMS Features and LMS Tools for Mid-Sized Enterprises

Hurix Digital

Ensure that the LMS tools you choose can function as an extended enterprise, performing diverse operations such as tracking and information distribution, allowing you to calculate and monitor all metrics for success and return on investment. Related: LMS for Business – Does One Size Fit All?

Why evolving corporate learning isn’t an option


A variety of factors, such as technological advances and the characteristics of the 21st century workforce, have coalesced to motivate businesses to modernize corporate learning. Here are the results from a recent Axonify survey: Business leaders want…. Help achieving their business objectives. Your employees are not as knowledgeable as the business needs them to be. Common concerns facing businesses today. Identify measurable business outcomes first.