How to Get the Greatest ROI from eLearning

TOPYX LMS

A number of these company leaders are interested in investing in eLearning, or online learning. What holds them back is the unknown about eLearning’s return on investment. Does eLearning have a good ROI? Measuring the Initial Investment of eLearning.

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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. Support - ROI Calculator Training & Support Return on Investment Calculator Investing in Learning: Consider Value, Not Just ROI ROI, or return on investment, is king in today's business world.

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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. eLearning was going to make email look like a rounding error. First-generation eLearning was a flop.

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. Introducing The Conversation Prism eLearning Trends 2007 and 2008 TechCrunch White Label Social Networking Platforms Chart How to Insert YouTube Videos in PowerPoint Presentations LinkedIn Tips and Tweaks: Do More with your LinkedIn Account Introduction to Wikis, Blogs, Social Bookmarking, Social Networking and RSS Corporate Policies on Web 2.0

Learning Content Management Systems (LCMS) for Managing Course Assets

Tony Karrer

I received an inquiry from a reader at a large company that is continuously working on large projects with lots of course content running around. They have Articulate courses, classroom courses, SharePoint sites, etc. Of course, it’s still a bit of a mess. We need to set up a process to determine all courses the information will impact. This is exactly what I discuss in eLearning Strategy. What’s the ROI for spending time doing this?

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

Nancy White

Nancy’s Note: In June I was lucky to help facilitate a couple of events for UN University at eLearning Africa in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. Adejare’s role was to illuminate how business can be part of innovating in eLearning in Africa.

Top eLearning Posts

Tony Karrer

Post Views Comments Bookmarks eLearningTechnology 18,308 247 What is eLearning 2.0? 6,890 16 152 Rapid eLearning Tools 4,337 11 35 First Time Visitor Guide 2,345 17 67 LMS Satisfaction Features and Barriers 1,988 6 40 eLearning Trends 1,820 9 24 Software Simulation eLearning (w/ links to Tools) 1,724 2 11 Personal Learning for Learning Professionals - Using Web 2.0 and eLearning 2.0 Start-Up Guides 1,368 1 22 eLearning 1.0 Tools 1,140 9 43 eLearning 2.0

[from gminks] Social Learning Measurement : eLearning Technology

Tony Karrer

eLearning Technology Tony Karrers eLearning Blog on e-Learning Trends eLearning 2.0 eLearning Solutions Enterprise 2.0 I like what Kevin Jones talked about in Objection #13: How Do You Measure ROI? Rachel Happe suggested some measurements of ROI. eLearning Technology - 6:09 AM 7 comments links to Social Learning Measurement Permalink: Social Learning Measurement Bookmark this page at: 7 Comments: At 4/15/2009 08:37:00 AM , Will Thalheimer said.

Why Online Learning Is Important In the Workplace  

TOPYX LMS

It’s more accurate to exclaim that online learning, or eLearning, is indispensible in the corporate world. When company leaders spend this kind of money on training, they rely on a good return on investment (ROI). This is because eLearning keeps employees engaged with training.

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5 Defining Characteristics of a “Next Gen” LCMS

Xyleme

Facilitates exporting of LRS data so it can be combined with other business data to paint a complete ROI story. . Learning organizations understand that they must evolve with the rapidly changing modern learning ecosystem.

8 Dirty Words

Jay Cross's Informal Learning

Despite growning evidence that eLearning can produce results superior to those from the classroom, early failures sullied its reputation. eLearning circa 1999 was for the most part deadly dull and uninspiring. Completing an eLearning course was the exception rather than the rule.

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Pick of the month: October 2012

Jane Hart

There’s not data to support social learning, and no way to show ROI. Of course, a student still needs a knowledge base. 8 - Learning at the speed of links and conversations - Jon Husband, elearn magazine, October 2012.

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Good Posts from Last Week

Tony Karrer

So here's what came up via eLearning Learning from last week. Twitter Job Aid - work in progress - Adventures in Corporate Education , April 12, 2009 Reduce Searching Start Talking - eLearning Technology , April 14, 2009 Solve problems with screencasting - eLearning Acupuncture , April 14, 2009 Augmented Reality in Learning - Upside Learning Blog , April 15, 2009 Top Other Items The following are the top other items based on social signals. Browse eLearning Content

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

Dan Pontefract

Learning is not merely a classroom event or an eLearning course, and training isn’t learning. Jane reports that 68 per cent of those working in HR or L&D consider formal training and eLearning “to be of little or no value for them in the workplace.”

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. Topics eLearning 2.0 Starting Point: What is eLearning 2.0? eLearning 2.0 - An Immediate, Important Shift eLearning 1.0, eLearning 2.0

Alternative Views of Blog Content

Tony Karrer

When someone misses a broadcast they wanted to hear, their dismay is ameliorated with, "I can always access the podcast" Of course, this event rarely actually happens. Sue Waters responded previously: Most of the time they are a lot of work for minimal return so you really do need to consider whether the time spent is good R.O.I. Get that into eLearning Learning. Thus, the ROI becomes high because the Investment is small (zero). eLearning Technology.

Connectivism & Connected Knowledge

Jay Cross

But we (and I mean all course participants, not just Stephen and I) managed to explore what is possible online. Those that observed (or lurked as is the more common term), hopefully found value in the course as well. I am listening to George’s mid-course video message.

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TOPYX Topics – Social Learning Newsletter – July 2016

TOPYX LMS

How to Get the Greatest ROI from eLearning. How Effective are Video-Based Training Courses? GrowFL Company to Watch. Interactyx: A 2016 Florida Company to Watch Finalist.

iPad & eBooks: A Game Changer for Blended Learning

Xyleme

While eBooks of course aren’t new, the iPad now affords training departments the opportunity to add dynamic and interactive media to textbooks and other traditional learning media. The industry is rapidly reaching a point where eLearning is no longer the center of the universe.

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When Do Learning Games Make Business Sense?

Tony Karrer

Last year in Training Method Trends I showed some data from the eLearning Guild that had games and simulations decreasing as a modality. The Upside Learning ( disclosure ) white paper Do You Need Games In Your eLearning Mix? But transfer does not equal ROI. eLearning Technology.

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Why Corporate Training is Broken And How to Fix It

Jay Cross

Traditional training departments cannot build courses fast enough to keep up with the speed of change. Standardized courses and workshops multiplied. eLearning was born. Many of the corporations that adopted eLearning fell under the same mistaken spell that beguiled investors.

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Working Smarter eFieldbook $12

Jay Cross

ROI is in the mind of the beholder 159. Network Era Productivity: Not Your Father’s ROI 194. Traditional ROI 195. Donald Clark: 10 ways to shorten courses 215. Five Ingredients of Making eLearning Work 228. We just cut the price of the eBook to $12.

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Decisions, decisions. Business decisions.

Jay Cross

I don’t mean to insult your intelligence, so permit me to explain that I didn’t understand the difference between profit and revenue until I took a correspondence course in accounting five years after graduating from college. Without eLearning, we’ll never become an eBusiness.

Time Is Money

Jay Cross's Informal Learning

Sun was bringing 120 new salespeople a month to a one-week immersion course in Santa Clara. Instead of coming to Santa Clara cold, new hires would henceforth take eLearning to get up to speed on hardware and specs. Chief Learning Officer, April 2010. Time Matters.

Learning Communities List

Tony Karrer

Assessment, benchmarking, competencies, content development, course development, e-learning, EPSS (electronic performance support systems), evaluation, instructional systems design (ISD), job aids, knowledge management, learning characteristics, learning outcomes, learning styles, needs assessment, objectives, performance improvement, return on investment (ROI), strategic analysis, task analysis, tools for training and learning, train-the-trainer, training and development. (E-)learning

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How Nonprofits Benefit from a Learning Management System

TOPYX LMS

Benefits of eLearning revealed the incredible costs of traditional training: “For any organization that conducts regular training, it is mandatory to maintain fully furnished training rooms at all the facilities where it needs to conduct training. eLearning, or LMS-based learning, is another story. As we mentioned earlier, a learning management system trains a nonprofit organization’s members, volunteers, and employees through online courses.

Let's just call it what it is.it's a brand name.not learning

Mark Oehlert

The venerable and ancient eLearning. The same way that the fiction of Dale''s Cone of Experience (w percentages of course) creates false expectations - the same way that the mythical story that a Hall of Fame hockey player would ever skate to where the puck isn''t creates an illogcial structure for performance - these things just aren''t wrong or misunderstood - they make our jobs harder. . Well describe the ROI of learning. mLearning. sLearning.

Contents of the informal cloud book

Jay Cross

Courses, 168, 169, 191. eLearning, 28, 55, 58, 97, 105, 106, 107, 124, 168, 170, 172, 177, 187, 191. Implementing eLearning , 183, 187. ROI, 29, 31, 78, 79, 80, 81, 83, 128, 129, 130, 131, 132. Work Smarter: Informal Learning Enters the Cloud. 19.95. Index.

Let's just call it what it is.it's a brand name.not learning

Mark Oehlert

The venerable and ancient eLearning. The same way that the fiction of Dale's Cone of Experience (w percentages of course) creates false expectations - the same way that the mythical story that a Hall of Fame hockey player would ever skate to where the puck isn't creates an illogcial structure for performance - these things just aren't wrong or misunderstood - they make our jobs harder. . Well describe the ROI of learning. mLearning. sLearning.

100 Conversation Topics

Tony Karrer

Also please include terms and a link that will help it get put into appropriate categories in the eLearning Learning Community. Here's the eLearning Authoring Tool we chose to use and approach we used to evaluate and decide. Here are the surprises we found after we chose our eLearning Authoring Tool. Here's my eLearning Authoring Method or Trick. Topics 1, 2, 3 for LMS , LCMS , Audio , Virtual Classroom Tool , Screencast , Wiki , eLearning Game Tool , etc.

He Had a Bad Day

Tony Karrer

This misunderstanding has led us to countless, pointless discussions about lots of issues but ROI makes a great example (you can't really measure what's going on in someone's head can you? - I'd personally rather have us talk performance, but the industry has landed on learning, e.g., CLO, LMS, WLP, oh and eLearning. Of course, when I think about it, we should be talking outcomes.

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My Moodle Test

Xyleme

Now I’m realizing that it is NOT scorm compliant – moodle can import courses but not export them in scorm. The point that I am trying to make is that standards and breadth of functionality are hugely important and to make the assumption that the term ‘open source’ automatically translates into these can lead to uninformed decision-making and projects that don’t reach their expected ROI. Home About Podcasts Videos Xyleme Inc.

2008 in retrospect

Jay Cross

eLearn magazine publishes Learnscape Architecture. But training departments rely on offering workshops and courses, and CLOs fixate on “learning management systems.&# Discussed ROI of Learning at CLO Symposium in San Diego. Podcast with Kineo on implementing eLearning. Online sessions on eLearning with Diageo. Disowned inventing term eLearning. I’m closing the chapter on 2008 and gearing up for 2009 and beyond.

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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. Cross says: “The question is not; which course do I go on?

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. Cross says: “The question is not; which course do I go on?

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. Cross says: “The question is not; which course do I go on?

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. Cross says: “The question is not; which course do I go on?

Web 2.0 Applications in Learning

Tony Karrer

Last week I presented a session at ASTD TechKnowledge entitled eLearning 2.0 - Applications and Implications. This is something that gets discussed as emergent: see Emergent Knowledge Management , Direction of eLearning - Emergence or Big System , and Future Platforms for eLearning. And, of course, part of the scattering is that people in different kinds of organizations are going to have different needs. eLearning Trends Enterprise 2.0

Last Year's Predictions For 2008, Reviewed

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Editor-in-Chief, eLearn Magazine , and Blog on education. And we saw attempts, at least, to popularize 'less democratic' processes in the writings of Andrew Keen , the growth of Citizendium and, of course, the Britannica Blog. A recent two-part story on NPR reported that one in five students is now taking courses via distance learning. The content can be incorporated into class-based or distance-based courses. Incorporating open learning content into courses?

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