Action Mapping Instructional Design & Learning Evaluation

By Andrew Downes | Dec 12, 2019

As we covered in the ADDIE model, it’s important to stay aligned with the business goals and outcomes as you develop and deliver learning. And one way to ensure you stay aligned is by mapping how each step of the design process fits into the bigger picture of the organization. In this post, we’ll introduce you to the basics of a relatively new technique in the instructional designer’s toolkit named action mapping, including examples of when learning evaluation might go awry when using this technique.

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ADDIE: A 5-Step Process for Effective Training & Learning Evaluation

By Andrew Downes | Dec 05, 2019

In our previous blog post, we explained the challenges associated with learning evaluation. Simply put, when training isn't properly designed with specific goals in mind, it's nearly impossible to actually evaluate effectiveness or impact on overall organizational goals. In this post we’ll explore the five stages of the ADDIE model of instructional design—analysis, design, development, implementation, and evaluation—and how this process can help or hurt your learning evaluation methods.

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Why Is Learning Evaluation So Hard?

By Tim Dickinson | Nov 21, 2019

I regularly speak with organizations about measuring the effectiveness of training. And I’ve noticed a common challenge among L&D teams—learning evaluation is difficult. But it doesn’t have to be. In this post we'll explore how asking one question can not only uncover gaps in your training, but also surface how to align your training in a more measurable way.

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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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