Interesting statistics sort of related to learning

Bottom-Line Performance

For years, I abided by the rule that users (aka learners in my setting) liked reading text that was formatted into lines of about 4 inches in length. Turns out a really long line length of 10 inches may be better than the 4 inches I thought was best. People’s eyes have to switch back to the next line less often if the lenght is longer, which decreases the number of momentary losses of concentration as their eyes go from the end of one line to the start of the next.

7 big opportunities that MOOCs offer corporates

E-Learning Provocateur

Hot on the heels of my 5 benefits of open badges for corporates , I now present my 7 big opportunities that MOOCs offer corporates. Regular readers of my blog will know that I’m quite the MOOC fan. If you can think of any others, please let me know… 1.

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Maximize Your Professional Development with Industry Memberships

eLearning Brothers

Association for Talent and Development (ATD): ATD is an organization that helps employers, HR representatives, and almost everybody who is in charge of the development of employees. Research Whitepapers: Statistical data that will help you back up presentations with real-life research.

Four Ways to Rethink Employee On-Boarding


Now more than ever, it’s critical for learning professionals to address the incredible costs of high employee turnover. First, let me show you some statistics : 25 percent of Fortune 500 managers change jobs each year. Design New Hire Classes as Communities of Practice.

How Does Your LMS Metrics Measure Up?


It’s a sad statistic: LMS are not measuring metrics as expected! LMS administrators, course instructors, and learners need meaningful analysis of activities. Despite boasting of these tools, several LMS fail to measure up. add to the appeal of this metric.

Avoiding drop outs in your eLearning courses


Unfortunately, and we hate to break it to you, many of the eLearning courses fail to create loyal learners and dedicated followers in the course learning communities. There is an alarming rise in dropout statistics. The more you stay in touch and follow up, the better your chances of learner retention. Clearly explain the expectations of the eLearning course. Most online learners complain that they were not informed of what to expect from the course.

Theories for the digital age: Self regulated learning

Learning with e's

Informal and self regulated learning are defining characteristics of 21 st Century education. Various commentators suggest that as much as seventy percent of learning occurs outside of formal educational settings (Cofer, 2000; Dobbs, 2000; Cross, 2006).

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Technical Knowledge and Practical Knowledge

Jay Cross

Brooks separates knowledge into technical knowledge and practical knowledge. These are basics like statistics or fundamentals of biology. Practical Knowledge is about being rather than knowing. You can pick it up from your communities of practice.

Learning You Can Take to the Bank

CLO Magazine

More than two-thirds of those surveyed by PricewaterhouseCoopers in its third global study on project management stated that project management training contributed to business performance. Despite these statistics, up to 21 percent fewer project managers are receiving the training they need from their project management offices in 2013 as compared to 2012, according to ESI International’s May 2013 study, “The Global State of the PMO: An Analysis for 2013.”

Four roles for social media in workplace learning

Clive on Learning

I write this as I travel to Birmingham to participate in a panel discussion with Nick Shackleton-Jones and Robin Hoyle on the role of social media in learning. The discussion forms part of the agenda for the World of Learning Conference, an event that I have enjoyed participating in for something like ten years now. I won't re-iterate the statistics because you know already what a fundamental difference it makes to be so connected so comprehensively and so continuously.

10 insights for cultivating a happy workforce through learning


” These words of wisdom found their way to that part of my brain responsible with long-term memory after watching RIO 2. So here are the same words of wisdom, with a twist: “ Happy workforce, happy company! ” “ Happy wife, happy life! ”

Synching feelings

Learning with e's

A lot of time has been spent studying the impact of user generated content. Some of the best content is often provided by amateurs - people who are not necessarily specialists or qualified in their field of interest, but who are never the less passionate about their subject.

It's all happening in small financial institutions in Asia

Clive on Learning

The report looks at the take-up of various forms of e-learning as reported by an ongoing survey of Guild members, the majority of whom are located in the USA. Traditional e-learning Asynchronous (self-paced) e-learning is used sometimes or often in 83% of organisations, but more so in bigger organisations. learning Blogs are used sometimes or often in 22% of organisations, podcasts in 20%, and wikis/communities of practice in 31%.

Twittering about - part 1

Learning with e's

It's a hugely successful microblogging tool with many hundreds of new users joining in every day. I have been 'doing it' (tweeting that is) for about a year, and I'm not tired of it yet. Here's a brief analysis of what I found.

Knowledge and Learning In The News - 02/01/2007

Big Dog, Little Dog

The Craft of Connection - strategy+business. Consider the variety of informal "communities of practice" found in most companies (and often across company boundaries), formed by people who collaborate to share best practices around a common vocation (or passion). Six Sigma "black belts" reach out to one another for help with complex statistical analyses. Not so in the enterprise of the future. Is the universe actually made of information?

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Here Come the MOOCs

CLO Magazine

Since bursting onto the scene a few years ago, the medium allowing anyone to take high-quality online courses for free has called into question the viability of traditional higher education. MOOCs also have a potential role in corporate learning and development — an industry reliant on technology and always in search of greater quality and efficiencies. It could mean open in the sense that everything is free; there is no monetization of the learning transaction.

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Revamping 70-20-10

CLO Magazine

The 70-20-10 model for professional development is a valuable but dated approach in need of a checkup. There is a core set of frameworks that support the way organizational learning and development is conducted. Many of these, such as the Kirkpatrick evaluation levels, carrot and stick motivational programs and the ADDIE model have been around since the 1960s. The world of mobile and social learning and Google, however, requires new measures.

Why Corporate Training is Broken And How to Fix It

Jay Cross

Training is out of sync with the times 11. What worked twenty years ago doesn’t work well in the social, always-on, networked world of business we now inhabit. Traditional training departments cannot build courses fast enough to keep up with the speed of change.

LearnTrends - Google Wave - DevLearn - Best of eLearning Learning

eLearning Learning Posts

Best of eLearning Learning. Why The Death Of The Newspaper Industry Should Scare The Hell Out Of The Learning Industry. The New Wave of eLearning Technologies. Should Educators be Afraid of Having a Facebook Profile? Statistics - Kapp Notes , November 16, 2009. How To Communicate The Value Of Social Media - The eLearning Coach , November 25, 2009. Best Practices for Creating Online Courses - eLearning Brothers , November 11, 2009.

Top 125 Workplace eLearning Posts of 2009

eLearning Learning Posts

It’s always fun at this time of the year to look back at what’s happened in the world of eLearning. You can see more detail of how this works here in Curator Editor Research Opportunities on eLearning Learning (and see how you can be involved). Top 125 Workplace eLearning Posts of 2009. Should Educators be Afraid of Having a Facebook Profile? How to Create Screencasts You Can Be Proud Of , Rapid eLearning Blog , October 13, 2009.

Not Your Father’s ROI

Jay Cross

The July issue of Chief Learning Officer is now available online. It features an article in which Jon Husband and I delve into how to measure the impact of learning in the network era. The industrial age has run out of steam. It shows the logic of how results will be achieved.

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Top 68 eLearning Posts from April - Hot Topics iPad Google Buzz

eLearning Learning Posts

Best of eLearning Learning. The Org Structure of Enterprise 2.0 - trainingwreck , April 18, 2010 I’m lucky to be a member of the 2.0 As a member, I have access to a plethora of sharing, information and intellect as it relates to how individuals are driving Enterprise 2.0 Key Social Learning Roles - Daretoshare , April 4, 2010 Premise : Learning communities or networks thrive because its members possess certain skills and capabilities.

Notes from DevLearn and the Adobe Learning Summit

Steve Howard

Following is a largely unedited version of conference notes that I have just distributed internally where I work. As a blog post it’s probably pretty crap – too long, too much scrolling, but as a record of the event, and a method for me to retain my learning, it is just dandy, thank you. Hopefully you, my brave reader, can get similar value from my scribblings, but I make no apology for the size or the content of this blog post. “4 out of 5 Doctors agree.