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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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Creating a Return on Investment (ROI) calculation for Enterprise 2.0 and internal social media

Ross Dawson

A major challenge for organizations that are considering internal social media initiatives is that a business case including a financial justification is frequently required. A leap of faith is required, after which calculations using real data can be done to help refine strategies. Chapter 16 of my report Implementing Enterprise 2.0

Why Your Nonprofit Should Invest in Video As Part Its Communications Strategy

Beth Kanter

Why Your Nonprofit Should Invest in Video As Part Its Communications Strategy – Guest Post by Michael Hoffman, CEO of See3. Not so.

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

Beth Kanter

Talent Development is all about guiding those rock star staff members who are able to contribute to the organization’s impact and success.

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How Much Time Should Your Nonprofit Invest In Different Social Media Channels?

Beth Kanter

According to David Almacy, the best five tools to measure social media ROI right now are: TweetDeck. Flickr Photo by Yung Tsai. By Sacha Evans.

The Untethered, Hyperconnected Enterprise

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

The theme of this year’s Symposium was Piloting the Untethered Enterprise : “In today's world of mobile, big data and the cloud, how does a CIO successfully pilot his organization towards its goals?” . Agility beats strategy every time. Each panel looked at business strategy from a different point of view.

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. Like fix everything.


Getting More Value from Your Social Media

Kevin Wheeler

However, most organizations are operating without an overarching strategy that defines how to get a solid and visible return from their social media approaches. Organizations are creating Facebook fan pages, LinkedIn groups and so on with little understanding of their goals for doing so. Number converted to hires. Join us.

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


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

Pushing back

Clark Quinn

You can help them here, doing some business consulting on ROI for them. This may be the path that starts getting your contribution to the organization to start being strategic. design strategyBeing cheeky, I said yes, but of course I know it’s harder than that. So here’s a cut at it. And that’s a good thing.

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The Evolving Social Organization

Harold Jarche

As organizations grow, the original simplicity gets harder to maintain. Current management wisdom – based on Robin Dunbar’s research ; the size of military units through history; and the work of management experts such as Tom Peters – considers the ideal size of an organization to be around 150 people. Complication.

My Virtual Seminar: 16 (Mostly) Difficult Steps To Becoming A Customer-Driven Organization

Adaptive Path

I considered what was the most important presentation I could give, what could actually make an impact on the lives of the people there, and it lead me to my talk, “16 (Mostly) Difficult Steps To Becoming A Customer-Driven Organization.&# Changing an organization is arduous. Last October, I taught at UIE’s UI13 Conference.


Measure what’s important

Jay Cross

It’s false in that companies have always managed things–people, morale, strategy, etc.–that The shift changed how owners value businesses.

Learning Content Management Systems (LCMS) for Managing Course Assets

Tony Karrer

But I’ve seen organizations cobble together solutions using SharePoint more than I’ve seen LCMS solutions. In LCMS – Not Just a Technology: It’s a Strategy , Bryan Chapman really nails a key issue going into all of this discussion: you need to think about your overall strategy and then make sure your systems support that strategy.

IBM’s Trip to Become A Socially Integrated Enterprise

Luis Suarez

That, to me, is the real ROI of Social Computing. Are we there yet? Have we already made that transition successfully? SIE ). Probably not!

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White House: Innovation in Higher Education

George Siemens

The event organizers made it clear that no media or social media was allowed during the event in order to have an open brainstorming session. The best strategy in a time of uncertainty is not to seek or force the way forward, but to enter a cycle of experimentation. It’s not an ROI equation. The White House is secure.

January 2014Nonprofit Blog Carnival: Measurement and Learning

Beth Kanter

I put the call out for nonprofit blog posts on the topic of measuring your nonprofit’s marketing or communication strategies. Benchmark.

Learning With and From Others: Restructuring Budgets for Social Learning

Dan Pontefract

Now is the time for learning professionals to embrace social learning as an emerging and engaging way to enhance an organization’s learning strategy. Given this pending calamity, it’s time for learning leaders to rethink their strategy to make social learning an important piece of the learning spectrum. But where is the ROI?

Data Nerd Alert: Donors Who Give Through Multiple Channels Give the Most

Beth Kanter

This illustrates that the ROI of online engagement should not solely be measured by giving online. What strategies and tactics can you share?

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Enterprise Social Technology – Review

Harold Jarche

Each chapter concludes with a summary of key points and there is lots of good information that any organization could use, large or small.

New Playbook Resource: How To Engage Alumni

Beth Kanter

That’s why the foundation has launched the Alumni Playbook , a resource that allows organization to quickly adopt new practices.

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

Adaptive Path

This ongoing work is done internally, with user experience as a service organization working for marketing, product management, or customer support (depending on the site section). Part 1 of this interview. Part 2 of this interview. Margret Schmidt is among our speakers at MX 2009 , taking place 2-3 March in San Francisco. million to 3.5


Why Corporate Training is Broken And How to Fix It

Jay Cross

The Collaborative Organization 12. Industrial organizations are morphing into collaborative organizations. Executive Summary 3.

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Don’t Underestimate the Value of Your Community Managers

Luis Suarez

To justify not just their progress but the ROI when many are still in a highly fluid and experimental state. They never have. . etc. .

Edge Perspectives with John Hagel: Community 2.0

John Hagel

This is especially a problem for large companies seeking to organize virtual communities. Besides, ROS has better symmetry with ROA and ROI.

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iPad & eBooks: A Game Changer for Blended Learning


Most organizations already use too many tools with redundant outputs and out-of-date content. Home About Podcasts Videos Xyleme Inc. and CSS 3

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Working Smarter eFieldbook $12

Jay Cross

The accelerating rate of change in business forces everyone in every organization to make a choice: learn while you work or become obsolete.

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How Generosity Day Is Building A Movement

Beth Kanter

This year, individuals and organizations worldwide are jumping-in to spread the word. Source: via Beth on Pinterest.

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An innovative workshop on radical management

Steve Denning

have you ever wondered what it would take to make the entire organization Agile? Have you ever wanted to know how to get your bosses on board with what you’re doing and get the whole organization in sync with your innovations, rather than be forced to trim your ideas to fit the bureaucracy? He now works with organizations in the U.S.,

My Conversation With Eric Ries on the benefits of Lean Start Up Principles for Nonprofits

Beth Kanter

Funders that ask for ROI to soon create a bad dynamic for innovation. If not, the strategy must be deemed flawed and in need of serious change?or

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?

Nonprofit Focused Workshops at SXSW Interactive Festival: Join Us!

Beth Kanter

The c-suite has just approved your strategy to leverage networks and social media for your mission. Sunday, March 10 3:30PM – 6:00PM.


Generations, Social and Enterprise: adopt vs adapt

Martijn Linssen

Oh my the implications involved, the political consequence, the loss of face - versus money saved, gained, invested and ROI-ed. Heck no, either.

Social Media Planning and Evaluation for NGOs | Full Circle Associates

Nancy White

Social Media Strategy Planning & Measurement – What’s Working? I thought I’d share a few of them on this blog. Thanks!

Pick of the month: October 2012

Jane Hart

There’s not data to support social learning, and no way to show ROI. 1 - Defining social learning – Marcia Conner, 4 October 2012.

Guest Post: Adejare Amoo on an Industrialist’s Role in eLearning in Africa

Nancy White

The higher institutions could benefit from such strategy. One of our panelists was the wise and warm Adejare Amoo from Nigeria. Read on!

Why Your Nonprofit Should Be A Big Listener

Beth Kanter

5 Big Listening Helps You Identify Which Angle of Your Issue Has the Best ROI. Listening beyond a brand, a program or a campaign.

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Edge Perspectives with John Hagel: Mastering New Marketing Practices

John Hagel

Redefine marketing strategy These shifts have broad implications in terms of marketing strategy, branding and marketing performance metrics.

Vote for these SXSW Nonprofit Panels

Beth Kanter

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


Guff: a conversation in 3 parts. Part 1

Clark Quinn

Formal learning serves a role, but there’s so much more that an organization should be concerned about.”. Because the evidence is that in most organizations it’s nowhere near what it could be, and there are systematic steps to improve it.”. Tags: social strategy A: Looking up from reading. Guff!”. B: Curious. What’s guff?”.