How to Get the Greatest ROI from eLearning


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? Not every type of ROI is measurable. The first step in measuring eLearning’s ROI is determining what the initial investment will cost. This, too, should be scrutinized during the investment-assessment step of the ROI equation. This can have a sizeable effect on an ROI. What is the ROI of eLearning?

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My Moodle Test


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. Sophia Peters provides another interesting post entitled Deciding Between Open Source and Proprietary Software? once people get past their initial fears and the stigma, the Open Source learning development community will grow exponentially.”


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Thoughts on measurement

Harold Jarche

SteveKLabnik – “We used to think Open Source was enough to save us, but it’s control of the network that really matters.” ” “I don’t measure ROI” – Romesh Wadhwani. “If I invest $100 million, create 10,000 startups, a few more thousand jobs and several other indirect jobs, I have no way to measure what the ROI is. Here are some observations and insights that were shared on social media this past fortnight.

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e-Clippings (Learning As Art): "Did You Know 2.0" (shifthappens)

Mark Oehlert

Put aside all thoughts of SCORM, or templates or Likert scales or ROI or alignment or LMS or whatever for the 8 minutes and 15 seconds it takes to watch this video and understand that we work in the learning field.that is a powerful place to be and there is great potential in the skills and knowledge you all have.

Edge Perspectives with John Hagel: Community 2.0

John Hagel

Well, a couple of weeks ago I had the pleasure of delivering the opening keynote presentation at the Community 2.0 To make it easy, I keep the same acronyms – ROA, ROI and ROS - but just attach different meanings. The key question for community participants is: Of the total attention I allocate to this particular source, what is the productivity of that attention in terms of value received for effort and time invested? Besides, ROS has better symmetry with ROA and ROI.

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Top 100 eLearning Items

Tony Karrer

My Top 25 blogs for 2008 Blogging as Reflective Practice The Elearning Apprentice Part 2: A four-level framework for evaluating social network ROI. 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. -

Business or Pleasure? - why not both: The product-to-service.

Martijn Linssen

In big IT companies, there isnt much enthusiasm to be found for selling Open Source products. It's really hard to measure it all, and it doesn't help that SAP and Oracle offer what i call "future lock-in": the money spent on it all runs in the millions and all that won't even start to pay back or ROI well within years from now. Even if you are implementing an Open Source the cost is very high because the projects have the same kind of problems.

Social (hiccup) CRM tools

Martijn Linssen

Nimble pretty much functions like Saurons eye and even then offers plug-ins for various blog platforms so they are easily Nimble-ised Im missing the integration to the existing CRM systems but thats what all three share - maybe Im just an old-fashioned guy, but then again none of the old-fashioned ones is open or stable enough to allow for long-lasting integration. Business or Pleasure? -

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First Time Visitor Guide

Tony Karrer

Point Solutions vs. Suites and Composition Facebook Facebook as a Learning Platform Facebook Platform Other Popular Articles Horizontal Learning Web 2.0 - Consumer vs. Enterprise Use Video Format Comparison - Flash - WMV - Quicktime - Real eLearning Defined ROI and Metrics in eLearning eLearning Design - Posts about Designing eLearning Significant Work Needed to Help Instructional Designers Is Your eLearning Broken?

Web 2.0 Applications in Learning

Tony Karrer

Then, maybe open it up to subject matter experts. Wouldn't you rather have it out in the open? I've not really seen good examples of business cases (future ROI) for using these tools. Open up editing slowly. Last week I presented a session at ASTD TechKnowledge entitled eLearning 2.0 - Applications and Implications. It could just as easily have been called Web 2.0 Applications in Learning.

Last Year's Predictions For 2008, Reviewed

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Predicted: The "middle path"—proprietary lock-in services, like Vista, iTunes, Facebook, and Second Life, will be abandoned for more open commercial alternatives rather than free and open source software and content. Personal networks" will be created by individuals to manage and share their contacts and information sources; people will "peer" into each others' networks or subscribe to filtered versions of each others' network feeds.

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Edge Perspectives with John Hagel: Creation Nets

John Hagel

We’re excited about it because it represents an opening salvo in a new wave of research we’re pursuing into methods for organizing innovation activity beyond existing institutional boundaries. First, we tackle the popular topic of open innovation. Serious analysts of open innovation generally tend to focus on one specific slice of open innovation. Read More] Tracked on May 05, 2006 at 05:31 AM » Accelerated change threatens eLearning ROI.

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Dave Snowden

ABB wanted to open it up in a profitable way. OK I'm hoping we get back on track, so now we have Gabriele Ruffatti on open source between innovation and pre-adapation over market mechanism in the knowledge society. Gabriele is a practitioner in a research and innovation team of a large services company, working in open source. Sees open source as an eco system. Lunch : Ravioli della casa, Vitello tonnato, Verdure al vapore, Insulta & Frutta.

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''m only going to say this about 1,000 more times.

Mark Oehlert

This misunderstanding has led us to countless, pointless discussions about lots of issues but ROI makes a great example (you cant really measure whats going on in someones head can you? - Open Source. e-Clippings (Learning As Art). Subscribe to e-Clippings (a division of blogoehlert). Facebook Profile. flickr. flick This is a Flickr badge showing public photos from UX Week 2007. Make your own badge here. Me in Second Life. My latest additions to

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e-Clippings (Learning As Art): Day 3 - Forecasting the Future: Predicition Markets and MMOGs

Mark Oehlert

I think the visualization aspect is interesting but I havent deceided yet if the ROI from that aspect is worth the effort. e-Clippings (Learning As Art) Home Archives Subscribe About My Social Networks « Flash and Silverlight Content becoming Searchable - Kinda. Main | Lets go ahead and solve the future of publishing right now. » July 16, 2008 Day 3 - Forecasting the Future: Predicition Markets and MMOGs Day 3 of the Blog-a-thon.and they said it wouldnt last!

Intelligent Communities Summit - Day One

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Robert Bell, Executive Director, Intelligent Community Forum , opening keynote. 2006, opened up. It's the 'valley of death' - between the sources of funding - the founders, etc, IRAP, similar small-scale funding. And we have recently opened our first PEI location. Today, technology allows us to open the doors to franchising. Each will speak for 15 minutes, then after that I will open the floor for them to challenge each other.

Edge Perspectives with John Hagel: Unanswered Questions at Supernova 2007

John Hagel

In looking for early indications of what these architectures might look like, the richest sources of institutional innovation will be China and India, not the U.S. We need a new set of leading indicators tied to two sources of power within networked economies – talent and customers. A lot of work has been done on governance mechanisms in open source software, but there’s a lot of uncertainty about how broadly these governance mechanisms might be applied beyond open software.