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With the advancements of machine learning, multiple data points now reveal previously hidden connections between what your employees know and the results your business will achieve. This revolutionary technology now allows you to reach Kirkpatrick’s Level 4—organizations can measure behavior change and predict future business outcomes based on learning data. These learning insights provide the opportunity for businesses to take strategic action before a predicted negative outcome becomes reality.Read More
Management & Measurement
You already know the value of tying your people development activities back to the “holy grail” question: “Did anybody even use the thing?” But, at times, that can be a daunting task fraught with pitfalls and challenges that often make people resort to a “happy sheet” or “tick in the box.” There must be a better way!Read More
As adoption of xAPI takes hold, the convergence of working and learning offers instructional designers the opportunity to do more than ever before. xAPI allows for more robust tracking of the learning process, including learning that happens outside the LMS and on the job. As actual data is integrated with learning metrics, you can tailor the process to individual needs and draw useful conclusions about the learning as a whole.Read More
You’ve spent lots of time and money on your most recent L&D project. Now executives want to know: “Was it effective? What’s the ROI?” Do you know how to answer? If the answer is “no,” you’re not alone. One of the things many instructional designers struggle with is the dreaded evaluation. Even those who know the theory inside and out often struggle to put it into place.Read More
Many learning and development professionals are shifting away from an overreliance on outcome-based evaluation models, such as the Kirkpatrick evaluation model, in favor of advanced evaluation models that drive actual use of findings and organizational learning. If you’re in the beginning stages of this transition, though, you may be wondering what other approaches are out there and how best to translate them from theory to practical use.Read More
Management & Measurement
Thanks to xAPI, L&D professionals have an ever-growing pool of data; but, in order for that data to give you more value than the traditional LMS-based data sets, you need to rethink what measures and analyses you want to employ.Read More
You’re excited about the promise of an xAPI-enabled world, but you’ve got a learning management system, a catalog full of SCORM-based courses that you need, and a handful of learning tool vendors that don’t use xAPI. What if you could get the most out of an LMS and an LRS at the same time as you move to your next-generation learning and performance infrastructure?Read More
Good courseware will use multiple elements such as video, audio, interaction, and good old-fashioned reading. You struggle to balance all of it until it’s a finely harmonized symphony of information, waiting for a person to take it all in. But are any of those activities or videos you’ve worked on actually helping anyone learn? How can you show the relationship between the activities and performance?Read More
Management & Measurement
Consistent program evaluation can be a challenge. Organizations must invest time and manpower wisely in order to generate feedback that will improve training outcomes and produce a positive ROI. Asking a department to judge its own work compromises objectivity, whereas hiring outside consultants generates tension. So what’s a better option? A substantive rubric aligned with a standards-based evaluative tool. This approach can help you achieve results that a mere survey, or departmental self-evaluation, cannot.Read More
The Experience API is a marvelous enabling technology that can give you a rich picture of an individual’s learning path. Since it captures experiences in a consistent format, it opens the door for mobile, social, or offline learning. But xAPI is a terrible place to start when writing an RFP. It should not be the reason you’re buying software. xAPI is a feature—you should be buying a solution.Read More
Business leaders expect learning efforts to deliver impactful results while minimizing disruptions to key processes. They expect performance to improve—not for learning to become more effective—and for learning practitioners to demonstrate results for learning. They also expect L&D to seamlessly integrate learning into business activities while effectively minimizing the use of available resources. Because of this, learning practitioners are entering a brave new eLearning world full of creativity and opportunities to drive integrative business value.Read More
After the blood, sweat, and tears you put into designing a learning experience, how do you know it made a difference? Ideally, you can measure Kirkpatrick Levels 1 – 4 following your education and be confident of your impact. More often, measuring changing behaviors in the real world is trickier due to issues like cost, or access, inherent in many performance environments (e.g., healthcare). What tools can bridge that gap?Read More
As learning systems mature, there is an even stronger need to personalize and integrate them. This is possible thanks, in part, to APIs (application programming interfaces). Many learning professionals hear about APIs in their daily workflows but don’t know much about them, which prevents them from being able to comprehend the true potential of these important features.Read More