4 Tips to Consider while Choosing eLearning Vendors


A vendor with profound industry expertise and skilled Subject Matter Experts can achieve the targets- both on quality and efficiency. 2- Cost to Quality Ratio. While choosing the right vendor, you must take the cost to quality ratio into consideration.

Automotive Industry Update: Learning Management Systems Should Be Industry Focused


Diverse and non-homogenous skills and education of the work force Unrelated departmental goals at first glance Skewed trainer to dealership ratio Lack of structured training before shop floor exposure Unavailability of logical linking of training and performance. Whether the customer is purchasing a new vehicle, exchanging an older model, or getting one serviced, the employees talking to the customers should have knowledge, expertise, and customer service skills.


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The New Learning Metrics: Demonstrating Business Value and Impact


In their book, The Expertise Economy , Degreed CLO Kelly Palmer and Co-founder David Blake caution that corporate learning is often viewed as a cost center rather than a revenue-generating function.

The role of the L&D function IS changing.

Jane Hart

As a result, the overall “footprint,” or ratio of training staff relative to the learner population continued to decline in many companies. L&D teams should build skills in performance consulting, gain expertise in new technologies including social and mobile, and work to cultivate strong learning cultures within their organizations.”

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What is social learning (and how to adopt it)


Social learning approaches have a 75:1 ROI ratio compared to formal web-based training. The same research concludes that social learning approaches deliver a 75:1 ROI ratio compared to web-based formal training to unlock and spread knowledge across an organization.

Top 7 Factors to Consider While Choosing An eLearning Service Provider

Hurix Digital

Experience and expertise of the vendor . When shortlisting a list of the most qualified eLearning vendors, it is crucial to select the ones with enough industry experience and subject matter expertise to help you achieve your targets, both in terms of quality and efficiency.

Choosing an E-learning Vendor? Review this Checklist First

CommLab India

This will give you an idea of their expertise. What is your level of technical expertise? Find out whether the vendor has: Licensed software and authoring tools and the expertise to use them. Expertise in developing SCORM/AICC compliant courses. What is the ‘cost to quality’ ratio? While selecting the vendor, consider the ‘cost to quality’ ratio.

Data and Dashboards and Decisions – Oh My!

Talented Learning

This signal-to-noise (SNR) concept is a ratio used in science and engineering to measure the strength of a relevant signal to irrelevant background noise. Why Does Signal-to-Noise Ratio Matter? And when we apply this signal-to-noise ratio idea to marketing dashboards, they become more useful. Before we explore how to construct a meaningful marketing dashboard , let’s explore how to increase your SNR ratio.

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Why Should Higher Education Institutions Encourage Competency-Based Learning (CBL)

Hurix Digital

The outcome is that students get appropriate education to be employment-ready and have expertise in their chosen fields. It improves the rate of program completion, with a reduced drop-out ratio.

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Skill analytics – Beyond learning and skilling for better ROI


Disprz has enabled companies like Wellness Forever, a leading pharmacy retail chain in India increase their course completion ratio by 80%. You can identify their areas of expertise, track growth, and create targeted learning initiatives to get better results.

How MOOCs Address the Needs of Today’s Corporate Learners

Your Training Edge

With boundaries between departments becoming blurrier, today’s employees need more well-rounded training options, including technical training outside of their areas of expertise and soft skills training to improve communication and collaboration. Together, these learner needs are a tall order, especially as, as Marcia Conner puts it , “the L&D footprint continues to shrink,” by which she means that the ratio of training staff to learners is declining.

Ultimate eLearning terms you should know: Part 2 (M-Z)


Many instructors and course developers have started to create podcasts to share their expertise with learners and the eLearning world in general. ROI (return on investment): A ratio of the profit accrued by an investment versus the cost of the investment. Instructional designers collaborate with subject matter experts to develop engaging content that’s informed and accurate beyond the expertise of their own domain.

They’re not like us

E-Learning Provocateur

Of course, these ratios assume a participating population; they don’t account for the proportion of the membership that is disengaged with the community. In such cases, the vast majority of the SMEs are effectively holding back their expertise, and those with experiences to share are not doing so. As learning in the workplace becomes increasingly informal, the motivation of employees to drive their own development becomes increasingly pivotal to their performance.

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Customer Engagement Metrics: What Marketers Can Teach Learning Pros

Talented Learning

” Share of wallet, then, is a ratio that compares how much a customer spends with your organization vs. the customer’s overall spending in that category. Note that when evaluating this metric, both the ratio and actual values are important. Even with cutting-edge measurement tools, many struggle to find enough time and expertise to generate useful learning insights.

Skill Analytics – Beyond Learning And Skilling For Better ROI


Disprz has enabled companies like Wellness Forever, a leading pharmacy retail chain in India increase their course completion ratio by 80%. You can identify their areas of expertise, track growth, and create targeted learning initiatives to get better results. Renowned names of the industry like Amazon, Starbucks, Coca-Cola have used analytics to derive critical behavioral insights to enhance business operations and improve customer satisfaction.

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Lurking is Not a Static State

ID Reflections

The perceived expertise level of the others in the community (if I am out of my depth, I may just lurk). The attention/time ratio I can devote. The feel of the community--does it feel welcoming and generate a sense of belonging, accepting of different opinions, composed of people at different levels of expertise, and so on. Lurking and its role in communities has been on the forefront of my mind for the past few days.

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Capturing The Collective Wisdom of Financial Advisors


If it’s not captured and shared, a generation’s worth of experiential expertise will be lost instead of being passed to younger advisors. As it turns out, that formal-to-informal training ratio should have been reversed. Financial advisors often lack timely access to critical information for expanding their practice and articulating their firm’s unique position amidst industry disruptions.

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What is Social Learning (And How to Adopt it)


Social learning approaches have a 75:1 ROI ratio compared to formal web-based training. The same research concludes that social learning approaches delivers a 75:1 ROI ratio compared to web-based formal training t o unlock and spread knowledge across an organization. Show off your talent: if the organization is creating expertise, that knowledge should be shared. Social learning can help today’s organizations keep up with the pace at which their business moves.

PowerPoint Tip: Here’s a Simple Way to Build E-Learning Graphics

Rapid eLearning

And if you have expertise with those tools, then have at it. The default PowerPoint slide is 16 x 9 aspect ratio. Here’s a PowerPoint tip: build your e-learning course graphics in PowerPoint. PowerPoint is great for simple graphic design projects. In fact, I use it quite a bit for this blog and some of the graphics I need in my e-learning demos. In a previous post, I shared visual design tips for graphics I built in Rise 360 for an e-learning scenario.

5 Super-Easy Techniques for Removing Backgrounds from Stock Images


I call this balance the “glory-to-effort&# ratio, i.e. the amount of glory one is likely to receive relative to the amount of effort required to achieve said glory.). Because your “glory-to-effort&# ratio probably changes on a case by case basis, it’s great to have a range of tools & techniques at your fingertips—from quick-and-dirty to highly professional. Have you ever found yourself struggling to find a stock image with a transparent background?

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Putting The 70:20:10 Learning Framework Into Practice


Docebo’s core LMS, Learn, makes up the difference by supporting formal learning – the “10 in 70:20:10 (even though we already know the 70:20:10 ratio isn’t “fixed.” ). That means your platform must be equipped with the functionalities to make the sharing of knowledge among learners and give subject-matter expects a place to house the expertise necessary to effectively mentor (coach) other learners.

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Designing For How People Really Learn, At The Point-Of-Work


The biggest difference between these two approaches is that one relies on education – ‘learning’ – and the other on supporting people at their point of need, where the learning comes from ‘doing’, based on what they are trying to achieve, not what L&D want them to achieve.This seems like an obvious pivot but not one possible without a much higher ratio of L&D to employees or without smarter technology.

What’s REALLY Going On? 6 Truths About Training in 2012

Bottom-Line Performance

They also report an average ratio of 315 company employees to every L&D employee. Hence…the need for outside expertise. Most of us are curious about tomorrow (hence, our fascination with all the predictions for the upcoming year)… but we live in today. At BLP , we have plans to report on top training trends we see emerging in 2013, but we want to first step back and look at what’s happening (and not happening) now.

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Podcasting for E-Learning: Benefits of Digital Audio

The E-Learning Curve

The noise in an analog recording system is usually expressed as a "signal to noise ratio". The signal to noise ratio tells you how much more signal there is on the tape recorder outputs compared to the noise in a audio signal. For example, a digital audio system using a resolution of 16 bits will often yield a signal to noise ratio of more than -90dB (in EMG’s in-house studio the noise threshold is, for example) for decibel , a unit of measurement in the audio world.

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ScreenChump to ScreenChamp Review 3: Screencasting Tips for “Sending JibJab Cards”

TechSmith Camtasia

In order to help everyone make better videos, we set out on this idea: what if we loaned our expertise and reviewed our customers’ videos in the same way we would review our own videos and gave them some screencasting tips? Check out our resources for aspect ratios to make sure those bars don’t come to visit. One of the challenges of creating video is that it’s hard to judge your own work.

E-learning Implementation: Major Hurdles and Possible Solutions

CommLab India

Ask the e-learning vendor about their expertise, experience, references, samples, and cost-to-quality ratio before you make the decision to partner. Imagine a classroom full of disengaged learners. It is obvious that the training program is headed for a failure. And you know that a poorly trained workforce is the perfect recipe for disaster. Gone are the days of micromanaging how employees learn and work. Today’s workforce appreciates learning at its pace and time.

How To Triumph in Global Training


Technical expertise has always been a must for all trainers, and excellent facilitation skills have differentiated the best trainers from the rest of the pack. Abilitie has the pleasure of working with 80+ world-class facilitators, who lead our simulations across the globe. We reached out to one of our lead facilitators, Steve Gartrell, to share his insight into how he effectively facilitates across cultural boundaries and barriers.

Use PowerPoint to Create Custom Videos

Rapid eLearning

This requires having a video-editing application that allows you to do that and also having the expertise to use the video editor. A circle has a 1:1 aspect ratio. PowerPoint’s one of my favorite multimedia applications. It’s easy to use, almost everyone has a copy so it’s easy to share what’s created, and it does more than create presentations. In fact, I regularly use PowerPoint to create the graphics and custom assets for my e-learning courses.

eLearning Outsourcing – How To Select A Vendor?

Upside Learning

Samples can provide insights into their expertise in learning design & development. What you need to be looking for is the cost to quality ratio. In my last post on eLearning Outsourcing, I mentioned the various advantages of eLearning outsourcing. Most people get the benefits part pretty easily however, identifying whom to outsource to is not as easy.

What is the 70 20 10 Model?

Growth Engineering

You need the right ingredients to achieve expertise and an exceedingly good education. Who knew ratios could be so tasty? Their popularity isn’t surprising, given that 70% of our expertise comes through experience. This way they can practise as much as needed before letting their new expertise lose on the real world! You can also use social features to encourage and share the expertise that already exists in your organisation. Learning is a lot like cake!

The Cost of E-Learning Development – Time & Money


As an e-learning expert you are aware that you cannot give a straightforward answer to those questions as it depends on the type of learning, the content, the elements it has like multimedia, animation or video, the level of expertise of all the people involved and many other factors. The ratio for an e-learning course developed without a template is 93/1 for a text-only course for low hours and 152/1 for high hours.

Fueling Growth in a Market on the Move

TechSmith Camtasia

They need help navigating the online world and attracting new business via the Internet, and that’s where my expertise lies.”. He sets the ratio setting to be optimum for an upload to YouTube and then uses Snagit to create the file and load to YouTube. Meet Brian Javeline, president and cofounder of MyOnlineToolbox , a cutting edge company fueling a need for the growing market of home remodeling and maintenance services.

Making the case for content curation

Clive on Learning

Some of those resources will be people that can be contacted as and when the need arises to take advantage of their expertise. These ratios are fine when you are counting in millions, but for relatively small groups of employees there may simply not be enough peer-to-peer curation going on. Curation has always been there as a minor element in the role of the learning professional.

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Screenchump to Screenchamp Review 4: Focus Viewer’s Attention

TechSmith Camtasia

In order to help everyone make better videos, we set out on this idea: what if we loaned our expertise and reviewed our customers’ videos in the same way we would review our own videos and gave them some screencasting tips? Instead, record your video at full screen, and then edit and produce it at a smaller size (just make sure you keep the same aspect ratio). One of the challenges of creating video is that it’s hard to judge your own work.

How to Manage Problem Employees

CLO Magazine

For example, some problem employees have high expertise but are unable to get along well with others. Over time, try to reach at least a 3-to-1 ratio of positive to negative feedback. We’ve yet to meet a leader who is confused by the term “problem employee.” In fact, more often than not, leaders can immediately identify their team members who fit that description.

Creating learning experiences that don’t suck

CLO Magazine

Every speaker — regardless of topic, expertise or origin — must relate the content to what it means for the specific audience. Find the Magic Ratio. Part of the design and delivery craft is creating an ebb and flow to this ratio so the brain is repeatedly treated to a cycle of intellectual stimulation followed by a next practice method. “Hey, that didn’t suck!” says the executive vigorously shaking my hand at the end of a learning engagement.

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AI and Learning Systems: Is This Combo as Great and Powerful as it Seems?

Talented Learning

Only 5 years later, that ratio has grown to 1 in 12. However, 46% of participants also noted that their primary learning technology challenge is a lack of resources (expertise and/or budget). Why is artificial intelligence (AI) generating such frenzied buzz lately? If you don’t know what I mean, you must be living under a rock. In just a few short years, AI has become one of the most talked-about technology advances since the dawn of the internet.

The Right Balance: Positive VS. Negative Feedback at Work

Growth Engineering

Research shows the magic ratio for wellbeing is 5 to 1 ! Celebrate staff expertise by awarding ‘ Expert Status ’ to employees on the LMS. Regular feedback engages employees and boosts performance. But what type of feedback matters? This week, it’s the battle of light vs darkness, as I reveal how to use feedback as a tool for business success. I love everything chocolate cake, unicorns and fun!

What Does It Take to Find a Mentor in a Startup?

CLO Magazine

They’ll need to determine whether the mentee is approaching them because of their reputation, or because they need help in a specific area where they have expertise. If a financial investment is part of the relationship, it’s important to determine the ratio of advice vs. orders given. Mentoring isn’t easy. It can be, if both parties are engaged and invested, but that’s often not the case. Mentoring also can hold different challenges in different work environments.

Study: L&D Spending on the Rise

CLO Magazine

In addition, high-impact organizations are becoming effective at creating employee networks, connecting novices to experts through expertise directories, and sharing knowledge through communities of practice. As a result, the overall "footprint," or ratio of training staff relative to the learner population, continued to decline in many companies.

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