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Andrew Downes

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As one of the authors of xAPI, Andrew Downes has years of expertise in data-driven learning design. And, with a background in instructional design and development, he’s well versed in creating learning experiences and platforms in both corporate and academic environments.
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L&D Spotlight: How Visa & Verizon built learning ecosystems with LMSs

By Andrew Downes | Nov 07, 2018

In our last blog post, we looked at how The Behr Paint Company replaced the LMS when implementing their learning ecosystem. But that’s actually a less common route, as many organizations keep their LMSs playing key roles within their ecosystems. For example, organizations may keep the LMS to manage event bookings, assign compliance training, or keep centrally managed content repositories. In this post, we’ll look at how Visa and Verizon have kept their LMSs as part of their ecosystems.

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Learning Ecosystems: How The Behr Paint Company replaced the LMS

By Andrew Downes | Oct 29, 2018

As you start to consider your learning ecosystem, you’ll need to reflect on the role of the LMS. For most organizations, the LMS continues to play an important role in conjunction with other ecosystem elements (our next blog post will look at organizations who have done just that). But, there are times when you may want to replace part or all of your LMS when implementing xAPI. In this post, we’ll look at how The Behr Paint Company replaced its LMS in this way.

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Learning Ecosystems: How to add data sources & iterate [Guide]

By Andrew Downes | Sep 05, 2018

Last week, Tim Dickinson explained how to create a strategy for your modern learning ecosystem. In this post, we’ll dig more into the weeds of getting started and look at how to choose a good starter data source, connect it, and build from there.

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What is Distributed Learning? [Introduction]

By Andrew Downes | May 23, 2018

People have an inherent desire to learn, but how we learn best is still up for debate. In this series, we explore trends related to distributed learning and what they mean in practice.

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Watershed's 7 Steps of Learning Evaluation

By Andrew Downes | Apr 11, 2018

Out of the dozens of different learning evaluation models currently in practice, which one is right for you? Turns out, you don't have to limit yourself to just one.  

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Learning Evaluation, Step 7: Explore Outcomes [Worksheet]

By Andrew Downes | Apr 03, 2018

When it comes to learning evaluation, researching the successful and unsuccessful elements of a learning program is key to improving future efforts. Find out more, as we explain the last step in our "super method" for evaluating learning.

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Learning Evaluation, Step 6: Analyze Outcomes [Guide]

By Andrew Downes | Mar 28, 2018

We've discussed all the steps leading up to evaluating your learning program—and now it's time to actually evaluate learning so you can determine what's working and what needs improvement.

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Learning Evaluation, Step 5: Monitor Success [Worksheet]

By Andrew Downes | Mar 20, 2018

Now that your learning program is live, it's time to monitor the success and progress toward the program goals. Here's how to get started.

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Learning Evaluation, Step 4: Design Effective Programs [Guide]

By Andrew Downes | Mar 08, 2018

In this installment of our seven steps for learning evaluation, we'll show you how to design the program itself—including how to capture, aggregate, display, and use data related to evaluation metrics.

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Learning Evaluation, Step 3: Discover What's Working [Guide]

By Andrew Downes | Feb 21, 2018

Just because learning is already happening in your organization, there's no guarantee each instance is being done well. And now that we’ve covered the first two steps for effective learning evaluation, it’s time to discover exactly which learning programs are working in your organization.

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