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Not Your Father’s ROI

Jay Cross

Productivity in a Networked era: Not Your Father’s ROI. But like Pontiacs and Oldsmobiles, old-school ROI’s day in the sun is waning.

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ROI and Metrics in eLearning

Tony Karrer

I'm working on an article around the use of ROI and metrics in eLearning. This level of evaluation will increase the visibility of learning and development efforts, because successful implementation of Level 3 evaluation Internet Time Blog: ROI is toast. ROI is toast. What do we mean by ROI? How do you calculate ROI?

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Social ROI?

Clark Quinn

Someone was stating that talking about ROI of the social network was important but hard to do now, and essentially wondered if there was new thinking in this area. In engineering we might get less time to design a requested feature, and in manufacturing we might increase usable yield. So let me ask the question. Other opinions?

Playtime is Over: Reflecting on 2015’s Service Experience Conference

Adaptive Path

Service design has matured. Through service design, we can define human-centered service experiences with multidisciplinary input.

UX Metrics for Noobs and Skeptics: An Interview With Richard Dalton

Adaptive Path

In your experience, how does data change designs? When you can view the data with an open mind though, we find that its a great eye-opener – forcing us to examine design possibilities that we hadn’t previously considered. MX: Managing Experience Management ROI/Business ValueThey say, if it moves measure it.

Pushing back

Clark Quinn

You can help them here, doing some business consulting on ROI for them. design strategyIn a recent debate with my colleague on the Kirkpatrick model, our host/referee asked me whether I’d push back on a request for a course. Being cheeky, I said yes, but of course I know it’s harder than that. So here’s a cut at it.

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What Does the Training Department Do When Training Doesn’t Work?

Charles Jennings

Sometimes isolating ROI is easy, sometimes it’s impossible. The global training industry is large and in growth again post-2008. n(d)-?set

Interview with Margret Schmidt, VP of User Experience Design and Research at TiVo (Part 3)

Adaptive Path

PM: We met at a conference last fall where you were speaking about the design and launch of the new website. I believe you mentioned that the site design had not significantly changed for 5 or so years before this most recent launch (and looking at the Internet Archive confirms this. Part 1 of this interview. million to 3.5

Strategic Numbers: Discussing the Value of Design with Sara Beckman of Haas School of Business, UC Berkeley.

Adaptive Path

Sara will be speaking on Communicating the Value of Design at our upcoming MX 2009 conference. Embracing your inner “quant&# changes the game for many design leaders. How do you move from the often subjective language of design to speaking a new dialect of business impact measured in numbers?


What is stopping companies from measuring learning: Skillsets, datasets, toolsets or mindsets?


L&D is no different—except to the extent that professionals must work even harder to demonstrate impactful training outcomes and ROI. "In

The Demise of Advertising Business Models

John Hagel

In designing these interactions, it’s important to ask: what is the minimum information required to deliver maximum value back to the visitor? If the focus is on accelerating learning, having a clear understanding of customer context becomes much more central to designing the right learning experiences. between Q2 2014 and Q2 2015.

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Future Approaches in UX: 10 FAUX Methods to Rock Your World 

Adaptive Path

Gamification , mental models , bodystorming , sketchboarding , Lean UX , service design. Parkour Design Sprints is the new black.

Zany times at Corporate Learning Trends

Jay Cross

The screen exhibited Op-Art designs. Sometimes things go so far off the rails that all you can do is chuckle at life’s absurdity. Today at Learn Trends , I demonstrated my ability to screw up everything technical within reach. That was the theory. What happened? First off, the computer with all the assets died right before the session.


Future Approaches in UX: 10 FAUX Methods to Rock Your World 

Adaptive Path

Gamification , mental models , bodystorming , sketchboarding , Lean UX , service design. Parkour Design Sprints is the new black.

Training Evaluation: a mug’s game

Harold Jarche

In Not Your Father’s ROI , Jay Cross suggests: Make a hypothesis of cause and effect. Efficiency is doing things right. Peter Drucker.

Future of Conferences: Why People Attend

Jay Cross

Basic foundation skills for those new to the field: ROI, design, media. I’m investigating the future of f2f conferences. Have fun!

Corporate Learning Trends- What Endures During Recessions

Kevin Wheeler

Instructional designers and professional presenters spend thousands of hours designing training that should, in theory, transfer the needed skills to leaners as fast as possible. ROI is the holy grail of training professionals. They do not need any ROI studies. I have been there and tried it myself. Apprenticeships.

5 Infographics About Infographics To Master Basics in Five Minutes

Beth Kanter

Whether you decide to take the DYI route or hire a graphic designer, use best practices in designing your infographic. Resources.

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Signs that You May Need a Strategy

Adaptive Path

Experience design is seen by most organizations as a cost center, yet those of us in the practice spend most of our days and nights developing solutions that deliver disproportionate value to the organizations that employ us and the customers that purchase our products and services. After all, that’s what keeps designers in business.


Part 3 of 3: Personalized Learning


To support personalization, the learning designers disaggregated content in the mega-binder down to its parts. As this is a first-generation, pilot application, we don’t have an ROI on the project. This is the 3rd in a series of 3 pertaining to how personalized learning can be applied to education and training. Delivery also matters.

How to support informal learning

Jay Cross's Informal Learning

Here are two separate but related questions: Although almost anything is possible, is this ROI plausible? Cross: Is 353% ROI plausible?

Vale Don Kirkpatrick

Clark Quinn

Rather than measuring the cost of hour of seat time or some other measure of efficiency, or, worse, not measuring at all, here was a plan that was designed to focus on meaningful change that the business needed. Last week, Don Kirkpatrick passed away. And it’s instructive to see why on both sides. This actually made a lot of sense.

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Social Media Planning and Evaluation for NGOs | Full Circle Associates

Nancy White

Qualitative Evaluation There is more than quantitative metrics for evaluating your social media ROI. 1) What problem will it solve? (2) Thanks!

On taking personalized ads personally

Doc Searls

What the ads reflect are the audience demographics approved by businesses willing to purchase impressions against a profile to which you fit in hopes of turning a ROI. Since it’s hard to respond point-by-point in Facebook’s commenting UI, I’ll do it here: It is not really fair to say Facebook identifies you as x,y and z.

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Working Smarter eFieldbook $12

Jay Cross

A major part of modern instructional design is actually workscape design. ROI is in the mind of the beholder 159. eBook , $12.

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iPad & eBooks: A Game Changer for Blended Learning


Home About Podcasts Videos Xyleme Inc. changed the game by providing us with a new direct channel for ILT materials – the eBook. Of course not!

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Reflections from Sao Paolo

Jay Cross

Luiz told me a story about trying to coax a group of professionals to try blogging. He asked everyone to make a blog entry; no one did. No one did.


The Talent Development Pipeline: Putting People First in Social Change Organizations

Beth Kanter

The book also includes a method for calculating the ROI of investing talent development in your nonprofit. Click To Get Your Copy Now!

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2012?s Top articles on Working Smarter

Jay Cross

Design Principles for Complex, Unpredictable, People Oriented Systems . When the Learner is the Teacher, Do We Need Instructional Designers?

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Edge Perspectives with John Hagel: Community 2.0

John Hagel

To make it easy, I keep the same acronyms – ROA, ROI and ROS - but just attach different meanings. Dont Count On It. ItR. conference.

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How Generosity Day Is Building A Movement

Beth Kanter

The first campaign gave them some learnings that most likely shaped how they designed this campaign that may lead to even more dramatic results.

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Why Corporate Training is Broken And How to Fix It

Jay Cross

The American Society for Training and Development was founded and designers brought a systems focus to training. Executive Summary 3. What’s up?

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New Playbook Resource: How To Engage Alumni

Beth Kanter

I am a huge fan of Playbooks in the nonprofit sector as a capacity building tool. What other nonprofit playbooks have you discovered or used?

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Root and Branch

Mark Oehlert

Well for one because we can''t do ROI on "learning" because we can''t sell learning. Here''s a little experiment, find the library of HBR case studies - now search for all the case studies that focus on training or even better the role of instructional design and/or ADDIE in corporate success. Why is this an issue?

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Root and Branch - Part 2

Mark Oehlert

Want to know why it''s hard to do ROI on training efforts? One reason is because it''s hard to look at the ROI on a liability. Maybe org.s


e-Clippings (Learning As Art): "Did You Know 2.0" (shifthappens)

Mark Oehlert

Why must see? Because I think that we too often aspire to too little. also can not forget to look up see what lies beyond. Plus Ultra !!

Notes from ALT-C

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

"The notion of students as change agents is a relatively new concpt." -- Malcom Ryan Rachel Winston How we can shape the development of a new culture of learning by creating a new partnership between students and educators. political view of the prevailing culture 1. why NUS thinks is an ideal model 2. because it''s the right thing to do?

Overcoming Bipolar Thinking

Jay Cross's Informal Learning

Question: What’s the ROI? Instructional designers used to design programs. I didn’t invent the concept.

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Podcasts on Tomorrow Learning

Jay Cross's Informal Learning

Earlier this year in London, I sat down with the editor of Learning Technologies magazine, Ben Chai, to share my views on natural learning, the credit crunch, slam-dunk ROI, social networking, closing the training departments, and more. Rumor has it that the podcasts are homework for some instructional design classes.


Social shifts the focus from Presales to Aftersales

Martijn Linssen

Business or Pleasure? - is dead, just like CustServ 1.0 - better invest in Custserv 2.0 than Marketing 2.0! Loosely defining Marketing 1.0 being dead.