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. The good news is that there are clear-cut answers to most questions regarding the confusing subject of ROI of eLearning. Does eLearning have a good ROI? These are questions that should be explored before a company puts much time and financial resources into eLearning. eLearning is not free.

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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. In many cases, there can be significant work to design that kind of learning experience.

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Crowdsourcing the Future of eLearning

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

one of the things that is not done well in course design is formative evaluation, and maybe there are ways to enable students to support this. Martin makes a plug for the survey module, which is not widely and effectively used. will all be on the same system - eLearning will make no sense in the future, it will be standard learning with content, etc., Based on points submitted beforehand, and the discussion at the final plenary.

ID - Instructional Design or Interactivity Design in an interconnected world?

Charles Jennings

Instructional design is not only seen as a core competency for learning and development/training specialists, but it’s a huge industry, too. Most learning vendors tout their ‘expertise in instructional design’ as a key reason as to why we should engage them to produce learning content. Let’s Forget About Events Undoubtedly instructional design is crucial if the mindset is learning events – modules, courses, programmes and curricula.

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Text-to-Speech vs Human Narration for eLearning

Tony Karrer

Some challenging questions are being raised in this month’s Big Question - Voice Over in eLearning. This post is part of the series on Text-to-Speech (TTS) for eLearning written by Dr. Joel Harband and edited by me. The other posts are: Text-to-Speech Overview and NLP Quality , Digital Signal Processor and Text-to-Speech , Using Text-to-Speech in an eLearning Course , and Text-to-Speech eLearning Tools - Integrated Products. eLearning Technology.

How Long Should an eLearning Course Be?

Tony Karrer

Interesting question posed in eLearn Magazine article: How Long Should an E-learning Course Be? Interestingly the author chooses to sidestep the question he poses and instead gives a direct answer to a different question (focusing on modules that are parts of a course): What is a good length for a module? Through countless hours of instructional design, field testing, and client feedback, I have found that 30 minutes is about the maximum, and less than 15 is too short.

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Another model for support

Clark Quinn

For each, my role was to lead the design. In one case, it was for a series of elearning modules. In a more recent instance, it was on a specific focus, but there were several modules that used a similar structure. And in the latter case, though they’d read the Deeper eLearning series, they got a lot more out of working it through with me. (And, design strategy

Can Learning Management Systems Foster Experiential Knowledge in the Workplace?

TOPYX LMS

Telerobotics, gamified learning technology, simulation technology, and eLearning technology, for example, can augment the effects of experiential learning and further its cause. According to The Gwenna Moss Centre for Teaching Effectiveness, simulation technologies are “ common in a number of educational fields and are specifically designed to allow for ‘real-life’ training and practice in a low-risk environment. In fact, eLearning and experiential learning have a lot in common.

Driving a 75% Reduction in Translation Costs at Ford Motor Company

Xyleme

They were specifically focused on streamlining the way they designed, developed and produced translatable learning content, in order to reduce translation time and generate significant cost savings. CUSTOMER STORIES. Driving a 75% Reduction in Translation Costs at Ford Motor Company.

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Can Learning Management Systems Foster Experiential Knowledge in the Workplace?

TOPYX LMS

Telerobotics, gamified learning technology, simulation technology, and eLearning technology, for example, can augment the effects of experiential learning and further its cause. According to The Gwenna Moss Centre for Teaching Effectiveness, simulation technologies are “ common in a number of educational fields and are specifically designed to allow for ‘real-life’ training and practice in a low-risk environment. In fact, eLearning and experiential learning have a lot in common.

The High Value of Learning Paths

TOPYX LMS

Corporate leaders would do well to remember this when designing employee-training programs. More specifically, they don’t ensure that eLearning modules are broken down into segments that are small enough for the learning to be retained. In his article How Smaller Learning Can Make Your Learning Smarter and More Effective , Kasper Spiro wrote, “ One of the most common mistakes in eLearning is that authors create modules that are way too large.

“How do I get my Word content into XML?”

Xyleme

Home > Instructional Design , Single Source > “How do I get my Word content into XML?&# “How do I get my Word content into XML?&# My latest talk is “Designing Content for Reusability Across Multiple Audiences and Contexts.” You just need to organize the content into modules, lessons, topics or chapter and topics as you see fit. Home About Podcasts Videos Xyleme Inc.

It’s Only 65% !

Charles Jennings

Training describes a structured set of events that when designed and assembled carefully can provide an effective way to help people accelerate learning (learning = behaviour change). I don’t want this post to be a criticism of an individual survey design, but I do think that the designers of data-gathering surveys such as these need to think about the terminology they use carefully. The results of yet another 70:20:10 survey were published recently.

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The High Value of Learning Paths

TOPYX LMS

Corporate leaders would do well to remember this when designing employee-training programs. More specifically, they don’t ensure that eLearning modules are broken down into segments that are small enough for the learning to be retained. In his article How Smaller Learning Can Make Your Learning Smarter and More Effective , Kasper Spiro wrote, “ One of the most common mistakes in eLearning is that authors create modules that are way too large.

Content as a Service

Xyleme

As instructional designers, we create our learning products, package them up with all the content and media, wish them well, and ship them off to the LMS’s – never to be seen again. The courses are monolithic; not designed for rapid access, and don’t work the way we’d hope on our beloved mobile devices. It takes months to create big monolithic eLearning courses that we lose control of once we ship to an LMS.

The Knowledge and Learning Transfer Problem

Charles Jennings

The overwhelming majority of staff development budget is spent on the acquisition, design, development and delivery of formal development in the form of programmes, courses, and eLearning modules. This approach needs a detailed understanding of the issues to be addressed, the ability to architect and create solutions that stretches well beyond instructional design, and the trust of stakeholders so they play their part in the process.

Start with the 70. Plan for the 100.

Charles Jennings

10 solutions include training and development courses and programmes, eLearning modules and reading. The ‘10’ has primarily involved designing, developing and implementing structured training and development interventions. In other words, do we develop class/workshop or eLearning. Plan for the 100 The key for effective 70:20:10 design is to plan for the 100. As such, it is important to design with both the result in mind and with the ‘100’ in mind.

The Best of Times, The Worst of Times: opportunities and challenges for the L&D profession

Charles Jennings

ON THE SURFACE THERE IS GENERAL SATISFACTION WITH EXISTING LEARNING INTERVENTIONS The vast majority of people attending learning events or learning interventions (classroom training, eLearning modules, virtual sessions) reported that they were satisfied with the event or intervention (in the survey 84% declared they were satisfied or very satisfied). Expertise in instructional design and programme development and delivery is not going to be enough.

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A ship without sails: Why single source is integral to blended learning

Xyleme

According to eLearning Industry, blended learning is a formalized framework that integrates online components along with offline resources. Embracing blended learning modalities: Organizations leverage Web-based delivery through online modules and social collaboration resources through which peers, SMEs, and learners all connect. What''s your reaction when you hear about climate change? Is it a predictor of worldwide Armageddon?

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Nothing Has Changed. Everything Has Changed.

Charles Jennings

This was little like the uptake of online courses and eLearning. Winchester is one degree 19 minutes west of Greenwich, the point designated as ‘absolute zero’ in terms of longitude. We produced smarter modules and courses, better learning pathways, or integrated new technologies but the overall outcome was to make the learning landscape more complex and full of ‘busy work’. A Revolution or a Slow Demise?

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The Need to Adapt to the Speed of Change or Die: lessons for L&D from the retail industry

Charles Jennings

L&D specialists should be focusing on understanding critical business problems that are being caused by underperformance and then working with stakeholders to design the best ways to solve them. This may, or may not, involve designing, developing and delivering physical or virtual training, eLearning or some other intervention. There is a lesson in Schmidt’s advice for specialist learning technology interface designers, although it may come too late for some.

Managing Learning?

Charles Jennings

The management modules of Systems such as PLATO (arguably the first LMS) the Computer Assisted Instruction system which was developed at the University of Illinois in 1960 (and finally shut down in 2006), were developed to support automated teaching operations (the ‘ATO’ part of the name) in a world where standardisation and automation were the primary goal. Donald Taylor recently published an article titled ‘ What does ‘LMS’ mean today ?’.

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The Only Person Who Behaves Sensibly Is My Tailor

Charles Jennings

We measure how many people have attended a class or completed an eLearning module, or read a document or engaged in a job swap or in a coaching relationship. Attending a course or completing an eLearning module tells us little apart from the fact that some activity occurred. than others who may have integrated training activities more closely with the workflow (eLearning, ‘brown bag lunches’, on-the-job coaching etc.).

The Age of “Lean Manufacturing” in Learning Content Management Systems

Xyleme

Home > Instructional Design , Learning Content Management > The Age of “Lean Manufacturing” in Learning Content Management Systems The Age of “Lean Manufacturing” in Learning Content Management Systems September 27th, 2010 Goto comments Leave a comment Guest Post by Mark Hellinger, Xyleme President & CEO We all have read about how traditional manufacturing jobs are rapidly disappearing in the U.S. It’s about designing and building content components.

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Five Barriers to Effective Learning in Organisations

Charles Jennings

David Wilson, managing director of the excellent UK corporate learning analyst company, elearnity first explained this conspiracy to me. The L&D manager, knowing that designing, developing and delivering training courses is the key part of their job, agrees to the task. Modules, courses, programmes are the one-trick pony. The training is designed, developed and delivered with great care and attention. do you feel the module/course/programme met your needs?).

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What is the future of the Learning & Development department?

Trends in the Living Networks

Last Friday I gave the keynote for the first breakfast seminar run by CADRE , a leading elearning design company, for senior executives of its clients. In learning there has been a long-standing shift to generating learning modules, which are content that can be delivered across a variety of platforms, and hopefully as close to the point of need as possible.

Real learning – let’s not confuse it with completing templated exercises

Charles Jennings

Learning professionals spend a significant amount of their time (maybe even the majority) designing and delivering content and then evaluating completions and short-term memory outputs from structured mandatory and compliance training modules and courses. LMS seems to be a tool designed and adapted for a world of reasonably neat formal event-based learning, not a messy world of informal process-based learning.

VizThink and Visual Thinking and Learning - Still Not Sure

Tony Karrer

He has a wonderful background including being director of eLearning at Root Learning and working for Masie organizing events. All that said - I'm still not sure I really get the connection between visual thinking and eLearning. When creating an e-learning module, there are dozens, maybe even hundreds of pages of material required to document what is to be created. to help focus the design effort, but that's design 101, not really visual thinking.

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My Moodle Test

Xyleme

SCORM is only one of 12 standard learning modules in Moodle. Home About Podcasts Videos Xyleme Inc. 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. For example, if you check out Michael Hanley’s blog , you’ll see that he’s dedicated most of his recent posts to this subject.

Making Your L&D Department Meaningful & Relevant

Charles Jennings

In many cases this simply doesn’t happen and any value that may have come form a workshop, programme or eLearning course disappears without trace. If they stick to dedicating most of their time to designing learning events they are unlikely to be adding real value. requires specialist L&D skills and a basic L&D module in your HR qualification isn't going to equip you to do the job properly.

performance.learning.productivity: Getting to the Core of Learning Content in the Internet Age

Charles Jennings

The ‘learning’ referred to here is what we know as formal structured learning activities - classes, courses, programmes, and eLearning. Traditional Model – Content-centric learning The standard approach has been to expect people to learn all the content in a structured learning event – whether it’s an ILT or eLearning module, course or programme. Most people who sit down to design learning experiences (even trained ‘instructional designers’) think first about the content.

Learning Outcomes

Tony Karrer

The focus of the post is really about the design of informal / social learning experiences and my belief that they need to have context for what I call Directed Learners. Michele pretty much lands right there: In designing informal learning activities, we may need to get better at helping directed and flow learning people forge a learning path for themselves to navigate the social learning space. eLearning Technology. Browse eLearning Content

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Data Driven

Tony Karrer

The system is designed to run along 3 month cycles with store managers and district managers targeting improvements for particular metrics. For example, two interventions were designed to help store managers improve the scores around "knowledge of store layout." The other intervention used a series of scavenger hunts designed to teach associates product location in a fun way. For example, several of the games or contests we designed didn't work out as anticipated.

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The Future of Online Learning: Ten Years On

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Downes, 1998) At the time, I was working as a distance education and new media design specialist at Assiniboine Community College, and I wrote the essay to defend the work I was doing at the time. “We Computer programs are being designed to run in ‘virtual machines’ which can be carried from one hardware platform to another without adaptation. And specialized computer languages, such as Erlang, are designed to operate in multiple processor environments.

e-Clippings (Learning As Art): "New JKO Portal to Offer Joint Online Training" (Defense Link News)

Mark Oehlert

New JKO Portal to Offer Joint Online Training By Donna Miles American Forces Press Service WASHINGTON, April 27, 2007 – A new system unveiled today is designed to better prepare servicemembers to operate with other services, government agencies, foreign militaries and non-governmental organizations while reducing the time they spend away from home or their units for military classes.

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Ethical Codes and Learning Analytics

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

And, as he notes, ““There is one and only one social responsibility of business – to use it[s]resources and engage in activities designed to increase its profits so long as it stays within the rules of the game, which is to say, engages in open and free competition.”