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. As I have continued to dig deeper into why ROI is not common in the learning space, it is clear the people who serve the learners are not the problem… so then what is it?

Getting Serious About Measurement: Metrics for Social Learning Communities


The first rule of social learning: Learning will occur whether or not you’re tending to learners’ every need. The second rule of social learning: You can, however, add value by connecting people, organizing information and adding content. For How Tos, read our series on How to Create a Social Learning Environment.). Supporting social learning with online community learning spaces requires time and attention. Social Learning


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The Secret to Connecting Online Training to Business Performance


In the book 70:20:10 Towards 100% Performance , author Jos Arets outlines Fredrick Winslow Taylor’s influence on the concept of separating learning and working. . Across the corporate learning landscape, this theory established an overly-formalized approach to learning that ignored the potential impact of informal learning. . The other 90% is made up of 20% social learning and 70% on-the-job, experiential learning. . Focus on the Conditions for Learning.



Srividya Kumar, Co-founder of Learnnovators, took the stage at FocusOn Learning 2016, and presented a case study session to attendees. Within nine months of implementation, MPSS brought about stunning results for MTAB in all three business metrics identified for the program. About FocusOn Learning 2016. FocusOn Learning is a leading event in North America focused on three key areas of the learning business – mobile, video, and performance support.

Podcast 19: Customer Education 101 – With Dave Derington of Azuqua

Talented Learning

WELCOME TO EPISODE 19 OF THE TALENTED LEARNING SHOW! To learn more about this podcast series or to see the full collection of episodes visit The Talented Learning Show main page. Well, we fit into the extended enterprise learning space by focusing on the customer education segment. Regardless, they need to learn and learn fast. I do a product demo with a use case and it’s free, so you can learn a lot about the product that way.

The 10 most innovative eLearning platforms

Ed App

Expanding onto new markets with new products or adjusting marketing politics to global trends is essential to stay afloat (as we’ve recently learned from the global pandemic). Every corporate environment needs a trusted online learning platform. LinkedIn Learning.

5 long-lasting lessons from 2021 to speed up workforce competitiveness in an accelerated world

CLO Magazine

More than anything else, there was a significant shift in the strategic thinking of learning and development leaders. 5 major lessons learned in 2021. There are five major lessons learned from trends in 2021 that L&D executives should keep in mind for years to come. .

The Top 4 Factors To Consider When Purchasing Virtual Reality Equipment

Roundtable Learning

At Roundtable Learning, we’ve helped clients across industries successfully implement VR training at their organization. What metrics will you track? . The Learning Environment For Your Virtual Reality Training. How big is our dedicated learning space?

What is a Learning Management System? (2019 Update)


Today’s enterprise learning strategies require smart solutions that go beyond the capabilities of traditional tools. 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). To understand how a Learning Platform will help improve enterprise learning objectives, you must first grasp what an LMS is, why it’s an essential tool, and how to get the most out of it.

2020 Learning System Awards (by Vertical/Industry)

eLearning 24-7

And now, it is time for the 2020 Learning System Awards by Verticals/Industries. There was no award submission here for any of these, this is based on my analysis of 1,000 learning systems worldwide (although they are more than 1,300 – but I prefer to use a smaller sample).

5 Ways a business LMS supports learner engagement


E-learning was already on the rise way before the global health crisis. One of the greatest challenges for instructional designers and learning specialists is ensuring high rates of learner engagement, especially in the online learning environment. Group learning.

KREDO Learning Platform is a Top 20 Learning Systems In The World

Tesseract Learning

The Craig Wiess Group looked at 1000+ learning systems in the world. Tesseract Learning is proud to see their learning platform KREDO as part of the Top 20 in the list. Tesseract Learning has simplified KREDO to be the people’s-choice. About Tesseract Learning.

KREDO Learning Platform is a Top 20 Learning Systems In The World

Tesseract Learning

The Craig Wiess Group looked at 1000+ learning systems in the world. Tesseract Learning is proud to see their learning platform KREDO as part of the Top 20 in the list. Tesseract Learning has simplified KREDO to be the people’s-choice. About Tesseract Learning.

10 E-Learning Trends for 2021


10 E-Learning Trends for 2021. What are the key technologies, strategies, and methods that will drive e-learning forward in 2021? Things like mobile learning, microlearning, and gamification will, of course, continue to be important. 2021 E-Learning Trends.

Tan Le, Measuring Brain Activity: Second Day Keynote at #ATDTK

Learning Visions

Wearable devices that track personal metrics. She gravitated to learning about the brain. - learn more about the effects of attention and distraction on the road. Getting metrics around engagement, focus, attention. How do they move social engagement into the learning space? Democratizing the space around brain measurement.

How to Personalize Learning with Artificial Intelligence


In the L&D world, we’ve seen how AI improves the way admins and learners interact with content in learning platforms by subsidizing learning with a more personalized approach. A personalized learning experience is not only preferable, but simply more effective with AI.

More Learning System Awards for 2021

eLearning 24-7

I mention all this, because there is always plenty of items to talk about in the e-learning space, and for this post, all around those wonderful learning systems. Learning is a cash cow in the e-learning industry. 1 Learning System for Customer Education.

How To Build a Learning Culture: You Asked, We Answered


Companies often struggle to establish a learning culture. That’s why we sought to provide as many insightful perspectives as possible at Degreed VIEW: Creating a Learning Culture. What are some ways to assess how learners are feeling when moving to a different learning culture?

How ‘decision fatigue’ stalls employer upskilling initiatives

CLO Magazine

Unlike the never-ending list of Netflix content users have to exasperatedly scroll through ( a known issue the company has tried to solve ), content from learning and academic organizations shouldn’t be a stream of endless options.

EdCast vs Degreed vs Fuse – The Analysis

eLearning 24-7

A VA component will always include a listing of overused 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 new term in the e-learning space.

Choosing an LMS Platform: 8 Essential Features of an Online Education Website

The Be-all and End-all Guide to Creating a Supreme LearnDash LMS

One of the first important features that you need in your e-Learning site is strong reporting and data analysis functionality. This functionality is critical to improve the learning experience, determine the content needs of your students and track a whole lot of other things. .

What You Need to Know: Online Training vs. Traditional Training


Are you thinking about transitioning your traditional training curriculum to virtual learning ? When you train your employees virtually, they can learn on-the-go. In contrast, many consider offline training as the traditional, trusted, and default approach to workplace learning.

Seven Questions a Startup Must Ask The LMS Vendor


Some LMS solutions don’t have the required features and fail to scale with the challenging learning trends. It is essential to be extra cautious and assess the long-term value of the learning tool. Gamification helps in making the learning experience more engaging and interactive.

Types of Learning Systems

eLearning 24-7

There is no better place to see this then our fine world of e-learning, which was devised to be an umbrella term for everything that is well, online learning. An LMS thus is under e-learning. e-learning. e-learning. Nowadays though, vendors have changed the message to mean e-learning as in e-learning courses and not an umbrella term. . On the learning system side, I see it all too well. Micro-learning platforms? Learning Platforms?

Did you know?

eLearning 24-7

I learn something every week. Well, just now you learned of these amazing tidbits. As there are a lot of interesting tidbits across the board, so are there within the e-learning space, specifically around learning systems. E-Learning 24/7.

xAPI – What it can mean for your learning Program


xAPI – What it can mean for your learning Program. In the Learning and Development industry a very buzzworthy topic is xAPI (xAPI is also known as Tin Can API or the Experience API in case you have heard or read additional posts elsewhere, it will herein be referred to solely as xAPI within this blog post). But in general, you realize that xAPI definitely can go a long way in expanding the capabilities of some of your more cumbersome components within your learning program.

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Choosing an LMS Platform: 8 Essential Features of an Online Education Website

The Be-all and End-all Guide to Creating a Supreme LearnDash LMS

One of the first important features that you need in your e-Learning site is strong reporting and data analysis functionality. This functionality is critical to improve the learning experience, determine the content needs of your students and track a whole lot of other things. .

Learning Systems RFP and Tier4 NexGen

eLearning 24-7

I note this, because this post covers my new Learning Systems RFP Template , which includes the latest NexGen Tier 4 feature sets. It is a new term in the e-learning space. . Machine Learning – System uses an algorithm, which is initially “trained” based on a set of data. Then afterward the system continues to learn, through user actions, additional data streams added, etc. Machine Learning is a subset of AI. E-Learning 24/7.

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At a crossroads: the intersection of higher education and corporate training

CLO Magazine

The stark lines between higher education and corporate training in the e-learning space are starting to blur. While the two are quite often complementary, learning is more theoretical while training is about practical application and skills development.

Technology choices need to be strategic

CLO Magazine

Chief Learning Officer is uniquely situated to see all the new and interesting things organizations are doing with technology in their learning and development functions each year, thanks in large part to our LearningElite and Learning In Practice awards programs. 14 in Chicago, the winners of the 2019 Learning In Practice Technology Award will be announced. So, where will those learning tech investments be made?

eLearning Dropout Rates and What to Do About Them

ThinkingKap Solutions

The attrition rates for e-courses are like nothing we’ve ever seen in classroom learning. As we discussed in an earlier post , relevance is a major factor in adult learning. We need to know why we’re learning. Respect Learning Time and Learning Spaces. Unfortunately, online learning can be an isolating experience. Completion rate is an important metric to judge the effectiveness of training but it’s a mistake to act like this is the finish line.

Latest Takeaways from Craig Weiss

eLearning 24-7

With more and more corporate entities telling their employees not to come into the office and/or do not do any business related travel, I am calling on Learning Solutions and ATD to cancel their trade shows for 2020. I’d recommend that Learning Solutions which is scheduled for the end of March-early April to announce their cancellation for 2020 or a postponement to the Fall. ATD2020, to cancel their show in Denver or postpone to the fall. E-Learning 24/7.

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Adaptive Learning: Your Questions Answered!


The team also explored the benefits of adaptive learning and shared examples of how it: Reduces the amount of time spent training. Enhances the transfer of learning to the job . Where does adaptive learning fit in when learners know the content but have to retake it every year? .

Learning Measurement: A Work in Progress

CLO Magazine

Learning evaluation, metrics and measurement are not where they need to be, but some companies have made progress. The learning and development industry has advanced significantly in the past decade. Content has become more targeted, delivery methods have expanded, and the classroom has changed into a more collaborative, supplemental learning space. In the meantime, social and informal learning have infiltrated daily work at a faster rate.

2017 eLearning Predictions: Updated Hype Curve

Web Courseworks

As I wrote last year, “Online learning lags behind other industries in adopting new technologies. This is not because people in online learning are not interested in new technologies; it’s because we’re not a high-revenue industry compared to giant industries like consumer goods.” This kind of machine learning is used in applications like Google’s speech recognition and translation software. They might even apply what they learn from them in their practice.

MOOCs Are Too Uncontrollable – People Could Do Anything!

Your Training Edge

Read the previous article: MOOCs Aren’t Interactive, So There’s No Real Learning Taking Place. I understand the benefits of digital learning environments, but the problem remains that MOOCs are not very well controlled. They are usually run on password-protected intranets or closed learning management systems, so they are open only to approved learners and discussions take place within the system, not on public platforms. Integrating learning into everyday activities.

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Ponder This in your LMS and LXP

eLearning 24-7

It’s not like I sit here staring out onto the sea of Cortez contemplating whether a shark the size of a whale is out there (rumors say yes), but, I do more often than not, look at what it taking place in the e-learning space and ponder. Buzz Words in the Learning System Space. The term coach in the business world is not the same as “coaching” in the learning system space. Out – Machine Learning. Skill-based learning.

An Analyst’s Perspective

eLearning 24-7

I would like to make it clear that this is not a universal attitude among vendors in the e-learning space, but there are enough out there, that as a consumer you should be aware of, in terms of it existing. In the e-learning industry, the most common analyst briefings are with learning system vendors. Can it be with non learning system? Absolutely, but generally speaking, by far it is learning systems. NPS is a customer loyalty metric.

MagicBoxTM is Exhibiting at ISTE 2019


Sessions will be conducted in various formats, ranging from lectures to hands-on learning modules and even BYODs (Bring-Your-Own-Devices). It will be a huge opportunity for us to showcase our cloud-based distribution and mobile-learning platform for education publishers around the world. MagicBox is a cloud-based mobile learning platform, designed especially keeping in mind the needs of K-12 content publishers.

Meet Learning Outcomes with Predictive Learning Analytics


Online learning plays a pivotal role in widening the access and participation in education for a diverse range of students. This has also created the need to stay intuitive to changing learning needs. With blended learning becoming the norm, Edtech products are creating an inclusive learning space for all users. Predictive Learning Analytics (PLA) is a multidisciplinary approach that puts in practice predictive models that provide actionable information.