How to Design Effective Training for Learning Evaluation & Analytics

By Tim Dickinson | Nov 11, 2019

We talk a lot about learning evaluation and measuring the effectiveness of training on the overall business. But how can we design effective training in the first place? And what do we even mean by effective training? Inspired by our annual Measuring the Business Impact of Learning survey, this blog series is aimed at instructional designers, their managers, and anyone else interested in designing a learning program, experience, or resource that’s easy to measure and evaluate.

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Barriers in Measuring the Business Impact of Learning

By Lizelle Holstein | Oct 30, 2019

We’re entering the fourth year of our Measuring the Business Impact of Learning benchmarking survey with LEO Learning and Learning Technologies Group (LTG). That's why we’re excited to co-host a webinar on Tuesday, Nov. 5 to reflect on the results so far—specifically the biggest barriers in measurement planning and implementation, and how to overcome them.  

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What Learning & Development Can Learn from Artificial Intelligence

By Tim Dickinson | Oct 16, 2019

Scalable learning is a key differentiator for modern enterprise business. And one way learning platforms are scaling learning is by using artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning in learning technology via content recommendations and personalized learning. But let’s be clear, I’m not here to talk about the “Netflix of Learning.”

Rather, by understanding how AI seeks to use algorithmic software solutions to recreate processes similar to those of a human brain, we can begin to understand how enterprise learning and development can evolve from these concepts.

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How to Track Data in VR Training [Distributed Learning]

By Peter Dobinson | Oct 09, 2019

If you’re like most of us, you’ve delved into the world of virtual reality—whether it’s exploring cities on Google Earth, playing games with friends, or viewing works of art at the Louvre. But VR can also play a practical role when it comes to your distributed learning programs.

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Learning Evaluation & Pheromone Analytics

By Watershed Team | Oct 03, 2019

What do learning evaluation and ants have in common? Find out more about pheromone analytics and how they can help put learners on the right learning path.

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DevLearn 2019: xAPI & Learning Analytics Sessions [Guide]

By Andrew Downes | Sep 23, 2019

The DevLearn Conference and Expo is one of the biggest events for the L&D industry. And with so much to experience in just a few days, knowing where to start may seem daunting. That’s why I've compiled a list of recommendations for must-attend sessions focused on xAPI, learning analytics, and more.

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Data Storytelling: How to Change L&D Behavior by 'Reporting Out Loud'

By David Rosenfeld | Sep 17, 2019

In this post, David Rosenfeld of athenahealth shares how he used “Reporting Out Loud” to encourage a behavior change within an L&D team so learning analytics isn’t just icing on the cake, but rather, it’s baked into their strategy and programs.

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5 Ways the Learning Analytics Landscape Is Evolving

By David Ells | Sep 12, 2019

After combining the data from annual learning measurement surveys with L&D practitioner stories shared during Insights Summits, we’ve noticed a growing shift in the way both L&D professionals and the organization as a whole view learning analytics. That is, L&D doesn’t just want to measure learning's impact, the broader organization is actually prioritizing it. In this post, we’ll discuss the meaning behind these trends and how L&D departments can continue to develop their measurement practices.

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3 Tips for Implementing a Learning Analytics Practice

By David Ells | Aug 28, 2019

A few years ago, we explored why L&D should use data and analytics in data storytelling. Since then, we've seen practitioners go from concept and ideas to storytelling in practice. Over the next several posts, we’ll dive into how real organizations view learning analytics and how they are using their data narratives to gain buy-in, effect change, and showcase improvement across L&D initiatives.

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5 L&D Lessons from Stranger Things [No Season 3 Spoilers]

By Andrew Downes | Jul 24, 2019

The recently released third season of Stranger Things has been Netflix’s most successful original programming to date. And that’s no strange thing (pun absolutely intended), given the popularity and success of the first two seasons. That’s why we couldn’t resist writing a Stranger Things-themed blog post (just like Will Byers couldn’t resist The Mind Flayer). So expect tenuous links and terrible puns as we ask: What five things can this hit show teach us about Learning and Development?

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