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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. I did a quick search for resources and here's what I found. 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.

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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.  So let me ask the question. Ok, so I’ve been thinking about this, but not sure what the current state of play is. So, is this obvious, or are we still wrestling with this?

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.

Serving Experience As The Product

Adaptive Path

Which will generate the best ROI this quarter? Experience Design Service Design Take the simple example of a greeting card.

Food for thought from the “secret ingredients” for designing food & beverages

Adaptive Path

Then I heard Steve Gundrum, CEO of Mattson speak at UX Week 2009 on “ The Secret Ingredient” for Designing New Foods and Beverages.


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. 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?

Dawn of Learning

 . Is your company''s learning and development strategy wedged between a rock and hard place? And this is a high-stakes issue. Datasets. Toolsets.

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.

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!

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 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.

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. What about the new ?) Thanks!

5 Infographics About Infographics To Master Basics in Five Minutes

Beth Kanter

Source: Hot Button Studio. Moment—Using your data to tell stories, make decisions, and change the world.” Source: Rickmann's Posterous.

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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. have been there and tried it myself. Apprenticeships.

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.


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.  It was obvious, and yet also obviously needed.    So his success in bringing awareness to the topic of business impact is to be lauded.

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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

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

Beth Kanter

Click To Get Your Copy Now! Heather Carpenter and Tera Wozniak Qualls, along with Alexis S. This may be a foreign concept in our sector.  Evaluation.

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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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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.


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

Generosity Day is an effort to rebrand Valentine’s Day – and make it about love, connection, and well generosity. Movement Building

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New Playbook Resource: How To Engage Alumni

Beth Kanter

Using the Playbook, participants were able to get up to speed quickly and not waste time or resources. Engagement

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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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8 Dirty Words

Jay Cross's Informal Learning

It’s better to talk about cost/benefit analysis or meeting specific goals than to speak of ROI. CLO online edition. Dirty Words.

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Part 3 of 3: Personalized Learning

Dawn of 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. 

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?

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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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 !!

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


Social Media Planning and Evaluation for NGOs

Nancy White

There is more than quantitative metrics for evaluating your social media ROI. Dutch perspective on ROI. Strategic Social Media Planning.

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Overcoming Bipolar Thinking

Jay Cross's Informal Learning

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

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Nonprofit Focused Workshops at SXSW Interactive Festival: Join Us!

Beth Kanter

In 2009, the “Social Media ROI Poetry Slam” SXSW lead to a book “Measuring the Networked Nonprofit.” Register here.

To Promote or Not to Promote? (…and Is That The Question?):GlobalGiving’s Experiment With Facebook Promoted Posts

Beth Kanter

Perhaps the most interesting thing we learned actually happened while we were designing the experiment. Listen. Learn. Repeat. change. results.

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