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Learning Analytics

How do you know your vendor created an effective learning course?

Outsourcing the development of learning courses has become a savvy business decision Some people choose to outsource custom learning development because they do not have the expertise in-house to create ILT, VILT, or e-learning programs. Others, use outsourcing partners because they do not have the bandwidth with internal resources. In fact, when you factor in

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Instructional Design

Operationalize the Kirkpatrick model using ROI by Design

If there is one learning measurement model that has stood the test of time, it has to be the Kirkpatrick model. This article touches on the concepts behind the Kirkpatrick model and how eParamus helps you measure and reach learning goals.

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Learning Analytics

Surveys Don’t Get Degrees

The Survey Proposal A few weeks ago, I was sitting in class going over details of our upcoming exam. One of my fellow classmates asked our professor how the exam would be graded. My professor responded, “How about I just give you all a survey asking how well you think you’re performing in the class

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Learning Analytics

Design Analytics: Translating Learning Objectives into Business Outcomes

One of the biggest challenges for L&D is showing how we contribute to business success. Often business leaders have difficulty understanding our contribution. This is because they do not understand, or relate to, the terms used by learning professionals. In other words, business leaders do not know how to interpret learning results as business results.

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Instructional Design

The Essential Need For Feedback in Learning and Behavior Change

Have you ever found yourself doing something, only to learn later that it was not beneficial (or even harmful) to you? I am sure at some point in your life you have made a remark like “why didn’t someone tell me” or “who knew”. In times like these, we become reminded of the value of

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there is a process to integrate SMEs into L&D
Instructional Design

How to Successfully Integrate SMEs into L&D Roles

I’ve talked on this site many times about SMEs—the subject matter experts that L&D teams often rely on for content. I’ve also discussed how SMEs, due to their topical expertise, frequently are absorbed by L&D departments, becoming key players or team members. These folks provide rich wells of content that benefit learners, so the progression

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rollercoaster as metaphor for tight labor market
Instructional Design

4 Ways a Tight Labor Market Empowers L&D

L&D leaders and their teams have been on a roller-coaster ride since (at least) 2008 and the Great Recession. When the economy pulls back, training and development are often the first casualties. L&D budgets and staff get cut when short-sighted companies believe learning to be a luxury. However, just like a roller coaster, once an

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young woman leading team of learning professionals to create measurable learning
Instructional Design

To Create Measurable Learning, What Do I Measure?

What do I measure? For even the most experienced learning professionals, this question is the sticking point. It’s where most L&D professionals struggle when they try to create measurable learning. This question has been and remains a source of confusion for so many in our profession.

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