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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. Kirkpatrick's Level 3: Improving the Evaluation of E-Learning Level 3 evaluations measure whether the there was an actual transfer of learning to the actual work setting. 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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eLearning is not the answer

Jay Cross

eLearning is not a big cost-cutter. Corporations are flocking to eLearning for all the wrong reasons. This sort of fanciful thinking tripped up eLearning ten years ago. In that first wave of eLearning, venture capitalists and the learning industry saw fortunes to be made by replacing instructors with computers. Here’s what I was blogging five years ago: When I began writing about eLearning in 1998, some of us felt the training industry had struck gold!

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eLearning is not the answer

Jay Cross

eLearning is not a big cost-cutter. Corporations are flocking to eLearning for all the wrong reasons. This sort of fanciful thinking tripped up eLearning ten years ago. In that first wave of eLearning, venture capitalists and the learning industry saw fortunes to be made by replacing instructors with computers. Here’s what I was blogging five years ago: When I began writing about eLearning in 1998, some of us felt the training industry had struck gold!

eLearning Costs : eLearning Technology

Tony Karrer

eLearning Technology Tony Karrers eLearning Blog on e-Learning Trends eLearning 2.0 eLearning Solutions Enterprise 2.0 Heres his brief description: The particular course in question is approximately 2 hours of classroom soft skills training that needs to be delivered in an eLearning format. It needs to be repurposed for eLearning. The course will not be narrated in its entirety, but there may be some snippets of narration here and there.

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Top 100 eLearning Items

Tony Karrer

Using eLearning Learning , I thought it would be interesting to go look what it thinks are some of the top items of all time. Learning 2.0 - The Things How we read online. - Tools Collaborative Learning Using Web 2.0 Applications in Learning Rethinking Learning Styles Understanding E-Learning 2.0 Try Before You Buy Tools Used Better Conferences - Response Needed Roles in CoP's The science of learning Learning 2.0

Dear C-Suite: We Don’t Do Training Anymore

Dan Pontefract

It’s time to help the C-Suite – aside from Peter Aceto and other learning savvy and employee engagement focused C-Suite leaders – to appreciate and understand that organizations don’t do training anymore. Sure, for the purists and traditionalists in the learning space who are hell-bent to ensure the ‘sage on the stage’ continues, I’m certain they will scoff at the very mention of trying to erase the term training from Oxford’s illustrious dictionary.

8 Dirty Words

Jay Cross's Informal Learning

L ast year I led workshops in London, Madrid , San Jose, Quebec, and Berlin on how to sell social networking and informal learning to senior management. Here we go: Learning is a dirty word because executive managers have a hard time hearing it. Learning taints the conversation. I changed the name of my new book from Informal Learning in the Cloud to Working Smarter. Increasingly, learning takes place on the job. CLO online edition. Dirty Words.

ROI 179

Dust-up at Training Zone

Jay Cross

Jay Cross, the man who coined the term ‘elearning’, believes the web is revolutionising the way we learn. Not through the kind of elearning of the 1990s but via the explosion of online communities which effectively democratise the way we learn. Cross believes the era of traditional course-led training is coming to an end and that informal, social learning is the way forward. Mike Levy interviews the guru of new learning approaches.

First Time Visitor Guide

Tony Karrer

Update 2/6/2008 based on recent Top eLearning Posts It can be daunting to visit a blog for the first time. Blog Description This blog covers trends in eLearning and more broadly the use of technology that aims to improve human performance. Of course, you'll get a better sense of this as you read through various post. Interaction I write this blog because it helps me think through and learn about the topics I write about. Topics eLearning 2.0 eLearning 2.0

iPad & eBooks: A Game Changer for Blended Learning

Xyleme

Home > Single Source , Standards > iPad & eBooks: A Game Changer for Blended Learning iPad & eBooks: A Game Changer for Blended Learning March 25th, 2010 Goto comments Leave a comment I was on Nigel Paine’s blog on Friday when I saw and commented on his post The Mash-up Begins. While training departments have been busy spending ridiculous amounts of time and money converting these training materials to e-Learning, Steve Jobs has (surprise!) Of course not!

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Connectivism & Connected Knowledge

Jay Cross

Home Speaker Contact internet time alliance Learnstream Resources Internet Time Blog from Jay Cross and Internet Time Group Connectivism & Connected Knowledge by Jay Cross on November 28, 2008 George Siemens’ and Stephen Downes’ online course, Connectivism & Connected Knowledge , has drawn to a close after a great twelve-week run. But we (and I mean all course participants, not just Stephen and I) managed to explore what is possible online.

ROI 90

Why Corporate Training is Broken And How to Fix It

Jay Cross

Where Corporate Learning Came From 3. Corporate Learning Today 5. Training is not the same as learning 6. Chief Learning Officers know training is not working 7. Real learning takes place elsewhere 8. Collaborative Learning 18. Traditional training departments cannot build courses fast enough to keep up with the speed of change. Where Corporate Learning Came From. Malcolm Knowles pointed out that adults learn differently than children.

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Learning Communities List

Tony Karrer

As we are wrapping up the week for Learn Trends , one of the questions we faced was what to do with the Ning community that sprung up to support the conference. I'm pretty sure we are going to leave it up, but I'm also pretty sure that it will sit fairly dormant until the next learning event. The discussion today suggested that it would be nice if there were a way to transfer the connections being made during the conference out to other networks or learning communities.

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My Moodle Test

Xyleme

Home > Learning Technologies , Standards > My Moodle Test My Moodle Test October 9th, 2009 Goto comments Leave a comment Talk has been heating up lately regarding the use of open source versus proprietary systems for learning. Having said this, the assertions stated above would lead us to believe that open source is the answer to all of our issues with standards in e-learning. So, open source Moodle does not export to SCORM, the most prevalent e-learning standard?

Decisions, decisions. Business decisions.

Jay Cross

Jay Cross examines decision making on learning at work, and gives the lie to some myths about the use of business metrics. It is equally vital to understand that different officers of your corporation will approach decisions about learning in very different ways depending on their circumstances. Every business decision is made with less than perfect information, and every decision entails taking a risk. Saying “We don’t have enough information” is not an acceptable excuse.

Dust-up at Training Zone

Jay Cross

Jay Cross, the man who coined the term ‘elearning’, believes the web is revolutionising the way we learn. Not through the kind of elearning of the 1990s but via the explosion of online communities which effectively democratise the way we learn. Cross believes the era of traditional course-led training is coming to an end and that informal, social learning is the way forward. Mike Levy interviews the guru of new learning approaches.

Dust-up at Training Zone

Jay Cross

Jay Cross, the man who coined the term ‘elearning’, believes the web is revolutionising the way we learn. Not through the kind of elearning of the 1990s but via the explosion of online communities which effectively democratise the way we learn. Cross believes the era of traditional course-led training is coming to an end and that informal, social learning is the way forward. Mike Levy interviews the guru of new learning approaches.

Dust-up at Training Zone

Jay Cross

Jay Cross, the man who coined the term ‘elearning’, believes the web is revolutionising the way we learn. Not through the kind of elearning of the 1990s but via the explosion of online communities which effectively democratise the way we learn. Cross believes the era of traditional course-led training is coming to an end and that informal, social learning is the way forward. Mike Levy interviews the guru of new learning approaches.

Contents of the informal cloud book

Jay Cross

Work Smarter: Informal Learning Enters the Cloud. Chief Learning Officer, 71, 78, 107, 192. Chief Learning Officer magazine, 192. Courses, 168, 169, 191. e-learning, 93, 147, 170, 171, 172. eLearning, 28, 55, 58, 97, 105, 106, 107, 124, 168, 170, 172, 177, 187, 191. Emergent Learning, 170. formal learning, 27, 33, 41, 100, 104, 105, 127. Implementing eLearning , 183, 187. Learning Light, 192. learning mixer, 104, 105.

100 Conversation Topics

Tony Karrer

Almost every time I have a conversation, I learn something new. Most of the time I learn something, I write a blog post. But I don't have nearly enough time to have conversations, learn and write blog posts. And since I'm sure I'd learn something, I'd likely write up a post about it. Also please include terms and a link that will help it get put into appropriate categories in the eLearning Learning Community. Here's my eLearning Authoring Method or Trick.

Last Year's Predictions For 2008, Reviewed

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

As for e-learning, 2008 was a year in which very little actually occurred(even in gaming, the headline reads Old Standby Back On Top ). Editor-in-Chief, eLearn Magazine , and Blog on education. Less-democratic processes will lead to a clearer distinction between expert-generated knowledge and the overwhelming quantity of information available everyplace, making it easier to discern information quality. The same with workplace learning and EPS systems.

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Working Smarter eFieldbook $12

Jay Cross

Point your smart phone at a QR code, and you’ll be led to a location on the net with more information. In this 2011 edition, we added a more lucid description of workscapes, streamlined the social learning chapter, updated the cheat sheets, and included a glossary. Knowledge work and learning to work smarter are becoming indistinguishable. It’s the platform where learning and work transpire. It’s an organization’s learning ecosystem. Informal Learning.

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2008 in retrospect

Jay Cross

Staying Alive appears in Link&Learn eNewsletter. Time to Change Centuries appears in Inside Learning Technologies. Keynoted Learning Technologies 2008 in London. Topic: Learning — All Change. I announced the Informal Learning 2.0 Information spreading through network connections empowers workers to make decisions and take responsibility for them. Learnscapes : where informal learning and knowledge work converge.

ROI 90