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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How to Build a Data Ecosystem Diagram with Room to Grow

By Lizelle Holstein | Dec 21, 2017

We’re taking a quick detour from our Data Storytelling series for a bonus lesson on how to get to the data that will become the star of your story. In this post, we’ll tell you why visualizing a data ecosystem for your organization is important and how you can build your own. It all comes down to maps—the most visual way to represent where you are and where you can go. Similarly, before you can use data, you have to know where to find it and where to send it.

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Great Data Storytelling Means Knowing Your Audience

By Abbey Smith | Dec 04, 2017

Up to this point in our Data Storytelling series we’ve not only covered the importance of telling stories with data, but also how to structure stories using the Hero’s Journey. But like any great writer, you need to consider two critical aspects before putting pen to paper (or fingers to keyboard). Specifically, you need to know your audience and your goal for telling them your story—otherwise, you risk wasting a lot of time and losing the interest of key stakeholders.

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Business Storytelling Models for L&D: Data and the Hero's Journey

By Tim Dickinson | Nov 14, 2017

So far in this blog series, we’ve discussed the importance of data storytelling and covered how to use the STAR model to share your achievements as you might during a job interview. Now, we’ll explore how to draw from Hollywood’s version of storytelling—using the Hero’s Journey framework (departure, initiation, return)—to create an engrossing, transformative story.

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Why L&D Should Use Data in Business Storytelling

By Tim Dickinson | Oct 31, 2017

As an L&D practitioner, you collect learning data, build reports, and create analytics infrastructure to make better-informed decisions. But if no one is listening to you, then what’s the point? In this post, we'll explore the basics of crafting an interesting, compelling story with your L&D data.

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The Art of L&D Data Storytelling [Introduction]

By Tim Dickinson | Oct 24, 2017

Once you’ve collected, measured, and evaluated your learning data—what’s next? How do you use that information to promote L&D and show off the value and impact of your learning programs? Knowing how to craft engaging and interesting stories that directly relate to various areas, teams, and departments across your organization takes careful planning and execution.

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