Fri.Dec 08, 2017

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


Why is ROI not a commonly used metric for success in learning? Over the past 4 years, I have come to know many learning professionals. I’ve met ones who specialize in content creation, instructional design, learning technology and general instruction. When I ask the question of how they measure the success of their programs, ROI (Return on Investment) are three letters that are not often heard.

How to Optimize Top Team Performance

CLO Magazine

Organizations need great leaders who can identify emerging challenges, inspire their team and turn strategy into effective action. Those needs have been intensifying as business changes come at an exponential speed.

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How to Empower Employee-Built Workplace Learning


The enterprise learning culture is shifting. As employees become increasingly connected to each other and company information through today’s technology, they have reset their expectations … Continued. Blended Learning Corporate Learning Trends D2L Partner Ecosystem

Teaching Tech Talent: One Size Doesn’t Fit All

CLO Magazine

Programmer working in a software developing company office Gone are the days when software developers and other IT employees would learn by themselves, peering at books and manuals over their large, thick-rimmed glasses. OK, so maybe that’s an old stereotype.

2018 Customer Training Goals

Are your customer training goals actually achievable? Or will they be cast aside as your team gets caught up in their daily tasks? If you’re not sure, this guide can help.

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We are the champions - what sport can teach us about culture


It is often said that culture is at the heart of all successful teams. The culture of a sporting club is generally linked to its success on and off the field.

Graphic Designers: Do You Need One on Your Learning Team?

The Learning Dispatch

The Importance of Having a Learning Development Graphic Designer. Do I need a graphic designer on my learning development team? Generally, I prefer to weigh the sides of an issue and make a carefully nuanced decision; but when it comes down to it, you need a graphic designer on your team.

Digitally agile research

Learning with e's

When my old friend and former colleague Oliver Quinlan invited me to write a chapter for his new book, I didn't need to take long to decide. The title of the book itself was enough to convince me to participate in the project.


I Came, I Saw, I Learned

by AJ Walther, COTP. Raise your hand if this is you. You want to animate something on a slide and then on the next slide, you want that same object to do something else.

Seven Simple Secrets to Off-the-Shelf Course Success

Off-the-shelf elearning is applicable for a wide audience, but it won’t address your organization’s unique situations or distinctive content. So are these courses all that helpful? For sure! Read on for 7 secrets to make off-the-self learning your own.

This Week in Corporate Learning: How to Prepare Employees for the Future


Stay up-to-date on the latest corporate learning news in learning with these trending articles. Corporate Learning Trends

Training Vision 4: The Training Vision

Your Training Edge

Summary: Now that you have assessed the organization, the industry, and your most important internal clients, it’s time to take a good look at your vision for the training department.

Why are Global Organizations Opting for E-learning Translation?

CommLab India

Why is e-learning translation important? Read on to find out. Training Translations translating eLearning courses

LMS- What is it & Why should I care?


LMS- What is it & Why should I care? A learning management system or ( LMS ) is a software application for the administration, documentation, tracking, reporting and delivery of educational courses or training programs.

State of the Front-Line Manager

It's no secret that front-line managers are essential to your organization's success. They form the base of your leadership development funnel and, most likely, account for over half of all your organization's leaders. Improving how front-line managers perform yields mouthwatering increases in how individual contributors perform.

Why Use Simulations for Online Sales Training [Infographic]

CommLab India

Check our infographic to know the five advantages of simulations for online sales training. eLearning Design Simulation-based Learning

VitalSource Acquires Technology Platform Intrepid Learning

CLO Magazine

VitalSource, a North Carolina-based educational and training content company, acquired Seattle-based Intrepid Learning, the companies announced on Dec.

4 Fabulous Ways to Leverage Virtual Reality for Online Training

CommLab India

This blog showcases the importance of virtual reality in online learning. eLearning Design Online training

Blended Learning for Student Success Begins with Professional Development


The decision to adopt a new program, technology, or methodology is exciting and at times terrifying. Many districts are exploring the benefits of technology by … Continued. Blended Learning Professional Development

Content Planning Map: A Template for Training Teams

Are you delivering disjointed feature-based training? Rather than looking at small tasks, focus training content on goals that you want your students to achieve. Download the template to learn how!

Mea culpa

Experience API

I’m sorry. My bad. Mea culpa. I wrote this all the way back in September, and I told you I’d follow it up with a further post one week later. It’s now eleven weeks and one day later and I still don’t have an answer for you. To be honest, I am struggling to discern which pieces of work would best support the xAPI community and Rustici Software. We’re talking about it here frequently, and haven’t reached consensus.

This Week in Ed Tech: Applying Technology Feedback


Stay up-to-date on the latest news in learning with these trending articles. Technology This Week in EdTech

Digital Learning, Brand and Communications: The Holy Trinity

Adobe Captivate

I f you’re a Digital Learning professional at a reasonably sized organisation or larger, you’ll most likely be liaising with both an Internal Brand and Internal Communications team. The three teams can support one another in a number of ways and form an effective partnership. Brand. Let’s start with how a Digital Learning Team can work with the Brand team.

Learning Record Store (LRS)

Adobe Captivate

Does anyone out there have experience in successfully implementing an LRS; with or without an LMS? I’m really interested in how simple (or not) this would be to build and what data is made available once it’s up and running. Discussion common data e-learning LMS lrs

The Secret to Getting Learning Results May Not Be What You Think

Do you struggle to achieve measurable results with your learning solutions? If so, you’re not alone. According to CEB, traditional training only creates 37% learning transfer. This guide explores the causes of poor transfer and concrete steps to achieving better outcomes.