How to Get the Greatest ROI from eLearning

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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.

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Learning by Osmosis

Dan Pontefract

I liken learning in an organization to osmosis. Learning therefore is part art and science. Learning by osmosis permits employees the opportunity to allow new ideas and concepts to fill our gaps through any type of passage or membrane. And most importantly, learning should be thought of as pervasive. We — as workers in the organization — learn by doing not by rote memorization. We must instil pervasive learning as our new mindset.

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An LMS Provides Solutions to Your Company’s New Year’s Resolutions

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These often-elusive concepts known as New Year’s resolutions can be fulfilled when the right support system is in place, namely a social learning management system (LMS). If so, know that an eLearning system can provide the solutions to your company’s New Year’s resolutions. Did you know that a social learning management system can lower an organization’s bottom line? Strengthen Your Workforce with an eLearning System. LMS & eLearning

An Updated Business Model for Training Vendors

Dan Pontefract

Learning 2.0, for me, is the switch from a ‘training is an event’ culture, to a ‘learning is a collaborative, continuous, connected and community-based’ culture. There are few training vendors out there, in my estimation, that are making the shift to becoming a Learning 2.0 ILT courseware/delivery options as well as eLearning). There is more to this Learning 2.0 Become a virtual extension of our communities, learning org, etc.

Can Learning Management Systems Foster Experiential Knowledge in the Workplace?

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In your personal opinion, what type of value does experiential learning hold? Before you answer, there are two things you must have understanding of: what this type of learning is and what it can accomplish. First, experiential learning is a process that facilitates the acquisition of specific knowledge and skills through real-life experience. What is your estimation of experiential learning’s value now? What Does Experiential Learning Look Like in the Workplace?

Can Learning Management Systems Foster Experiential Knowledge in the Workplace?

TOPYX LMS

In your personal opinion, what type of value does experiential learning hold? Before you answer, there are two things you must have understanding of: what this type of learning is and what it can accomplish. First, experiential learning is a process that facilitates the acquisition of specific knowledge and skills through real-life experience. What is your estimation of experiential learning’s value now? What Does Experiential Learning Look Like in the Workplace?

4 Online Learning Trends That Will Impact the Future of Corporate Learning

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Trends exist in nearly every industry imaginable—especially the eLearning industry—and they directly impact corporations and businesses. Because eLearning and corporate learning are often so interwoven, online learning trends shape the arena of corporate learning in particular. Some eLearning trends may be negatively affecting corporate learning, but many are making a positive impact on the way corporations train their employees.

The Standalone LMS is Dead

Dan Pontefract

Those organizations (and frankly public learning institutions) that are clinging to their standalone learning management systems as a way in which to serve up formal ILT course schedules and eLearning are absolutely missing the big picture. This is the nuclear fault of the LMS itself and of anitquated thinking from our learning leaders; it encourages standalone learning by driving people to register for an event … be it an ILT class or an eLearning module.

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The High Value of Learning Paths

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This is not just a metaphor for life; it is also one for learning. If learning is anything, it is a journey. At least, true learning is not. Many companies train their employees in the same manner they did 5, 10, even 20 years ago: using a classroom-style, traditional model of learning. This style of learning isn’t bad, but it isn’t always adequate. Only about 10 percent of what people learn from books is retained , provided the book is read only once.

Start with the 70. Plan for the 100.

Charles Jennings

Checklists to rate your own organisation’s ability to deliver the critical tasks supporting 70:20:10 Nine ‘cameos’ written by leading thinkers and practitioners including Dennis Mankin (Platinum Performance), Nigel Harrison (Performance Consulting), Clark Quinn (Quinnovation), Jane Hart (Centre for Learning & Performance Technologies), Bob Mosher (APPLY Synergies), Jack Tabak (Chief Learning Officer, Royal Dutch Shell), Jane Bozarth (US Government) and others.

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

Charles Jennings

These are the words of Charles Dickens, 19th century English writer and social critic, writing in his epic novel set in England and France at the time leading up to the French Revolution. It really is the best of times and the worst of times for learning professionals. The findings make salutary reading for any CLO, learning leader or L&D professional. Stick with a one-eyed focus on designing and managing ‘learning’ and irrelevance and oblivion will surely follow.

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Managing Learning?

Charles Jennings

Learning can only be managed by the individual in whose head the learning is occurring. Of course external factors – such as other people (especially your manager and your team), technology, prevailing culture, general ‘environmental’ factors, and a range of different elements – can support, facilitate, encourage, and help your learning occur faster, better, with greater impact and so on. But they can’t manage the learning process for you.

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

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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. Learn more about Dawn here.

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Why Online Learning is the Best Type of Learning for Employees

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These company leaders should know that online learning is the best type of learning for employees. Why Online Learning is the Best Type of Learning for Employees. Online learning, also known as eLearning, is computer-based learning that is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to employees. Strategies for Nurse Managers published an article about the benefits of computer-based learning (i.e., It said that computer-based learning is….

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

Xyleme

More importantly you can also reuse content across different types of outputs (e-learning, classroom, performance support and even mobile). You just need to organize the content into modules, lessons, topics or chapter and topics as you see fit. Learning Pulse Learning Pulse RSS feed Google Youdao Xian Guo Zhua Xia My Yahoo! Learn more about Dawn here. Home About Podcasts Videos Xyleme Inc.

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

Charles Jennings

I read a piece written by Kate Graham of e2train on Thursday and it started me thinking about the ‘real learning versus managed learning’ debate. I just think that she has got it wrong in this piece as to what real learning is and the role that LMS and ‘social learning’ have to play in the mix of building workforce capability and effectiveness in organisations. Can We Really ‘Manage’ Learning? Even your friendly learning professional.

My Moodle Test

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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?

Learning Outcomes

Tony Karrer

My post on learning goals has some great feedback via comments and a couple of blog posts. 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. Particularly, there still needs to be Learning Outcomes defined. But please don't read Learning Outcomes to mean Learning Objectives. We aren't sure what they will learn."

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Ethical Codes and Learning Analytics

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Abstract The growth and development of learning analytics has placed a range of new capacities into the hands of educational institutions. The ethics of learning analytics will therefore need to be developed on criteria specific to education. It may be argued that the relation between ethics and law is such that in a treatment of the ethics of learning analytics we ought also to be concerned with the law in relation to learning analytics.