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SMEs take on the learning role
Instructional Design

Has the Learning Role Become A Side Job?

Does your organization employ full-time L&D professionals? I feel certain many of you answered no to that question. For many businesses, the learning role has become a side hustle rather than a full-time focus. I began thinking on this after reading The Future of Learning Careers in Chief Learning Office magazine. I wanted to touch

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using the learning object as building block of learning programs
Instructional Design

What Is A Learning Object And Why Does It Matter?

A learning object is the unit of measure for learning programs. Every learning professional needs to grasp this concept if they ever hope to create measurable learning programs. This is a simple concept but one many L&D pros struggle with.

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learning designers discussing design methods
Instructional Design

Let Data Drive Your Design Methods

Authoring tools help you create content and add visuals. LMS tools track courses offered and who has taken what course. Those tools provide support and info helpful to your L&D department internally, but they don’t offer what your stakeholders want: data. Business leaders are asking L&D to prove their design methods actually yield results. They

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business people listening
Instructional Design

Measurable Learning Speaks the Language of Business

Recently, I was a guest on The CLO Show. That’s a podcast produced by Riptide Software and led by moderator Patrick Hodgdon. Of course, we talked about one of my favorite topics: moving past the survey and learning how to measure by design. You can listen to that podcast here. Following A Familiar Path To

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business woman at work
Instructional Design

How To Deliver Performance Change Through Your Learning Programs

U.S. businesses spend billions on training programs each year. That’s no small expense. As a result, stakeholders are demanding proof that the training is worth it. They want hard and fast measures of performance change. They want evidence that performance is improving and that money spent on learning is worth it. Learning pros have been

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Business people in group happy
Instructional Design

Solving the Mystery of Training Results

Businesses spend billions on training every year. According to a 2016 training report, total U.S. training expenditures reached $70.65 billion. Despite all this money spent, learning professionals—and the companies that employ them—remain mystified about how to show measurable training results from these programs.

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Many learners think learning programs are awful. Here's how to change that.
Instructional Design

5 Reasons Why Learning Programs Are Awful…But Don’t Have to Be

A bore. A chore. Cringe-inducing. Hellish. I recently read this article: Why so many companies get training wrong. Those words above were used to describe learning programs. To hear the attendees talk, learning programs are awful. As a learning professional, this may match feedback you’ve received (but I hope not). If you attend learning programs,

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learning and outcomes are linked by measurement
Instructional Design

Measurement: The Missing Link Between Learning and Identified Outcomes

Learning and business outcomes. One should always lead to the other. As I said in my last post (Why Is Behavior Change the Key to Learning Measurement?), there is a deep connection between the work we do and business outcomes. Our goal is to make the business more capable through learning programs. We exist to

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learning professionals working on learning program
Instructional Design

Why Is Behavior Change the Key to Learning Measurement?

Measurement is a mystery to many people in our profession. That’s a shame because measurement is the only way learning pros can show their value to the businesses they serve. There is a deep connection between the work we do and business outcomes. At its most basic, learning adds capability to a business. It helps

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learning measurement success for learning and instructional design professionals
Instructional Design

Learning Measurement Success, One Client At a Time

It can be difficult to be the first in anything. The first person to push back on common practice often gets hit with a mountain of ridicule from those who have done the same thing forever. When you are the first, others tell you all the reasons why what you are doing is wrong. You

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