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Instructional Design

The IMPACT of Data-Driven Performance Improvement

Improvement. For learning professionals, that’s our goal, both for ourselves and for the employees in our learning programs. We’re always on the hunt for effective and efficient ways to deliver that improvement. That was one motivation behind our development of Business Impact 2.0, a first-of-its-kind cloud-based software that is purpose built to link instructional design

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Instructional Design

Bloom’s Taxonomy Is Essential for Measurable Learning

Most learning professionals have heard of Bloom’s Taxonomy (BT), the set of three hierarchical models that classify learning objectives into levels of difficulty. The first volume of the taxonomy was published in 1956. Since that time, the three domains addressed in BT (cognitive, affective, and psychomotor) have been used in both traditional education and training

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Instructional Design

Learning Professionals, Own Your Expertise

“Expert skill or knowledge in a particular field.” That’s the definition of expertise. Many learning and development (L&D) practitioners landed in this profession because of their expertise. Companies often conscript people gifted in a certain area to become teachers and trainers of others. That mainly happens because learning programs are tied to a particular subject.

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Learning Measurement

Secure Your Annual Budget with Smart Learning Program Measurement

Play office politics. Use (other people’s) data. Stroke egos. Cater to pet projects. This was the advice that I read recently in an article aimed at learning professionals trying to secure their annual budget. There were a couple helpful nuggets in the article, but it mostly focused on the political side of the budget process.

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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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How to Transition from a SME to an Instructional Design Expert

L&D departments everywhere overflow with instructors who know their subjects. We often refer to these experts as a SME (or subject matter expert). In fact, many L&D practitioners entered the field because of their technical expertise. In a pinch, a SME is often recruited as training creator. Why? It’s often because a  company needs a

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See You in San Diego at the Upcoming Training Conference and Expo

The 2017 Training Conference and Expo is happening soon. From January 30-February 1 in San Diego, learn the newest approaches to training. At this conference, I’ll present the ROI By Design® model. If you have not already, please plan to join my 3-hour, hands-on clinic. In my session, you learn and practice the ROI By

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This Is Why Your Learning Budget Lands On the Chopping Block

Your personal budget woes can teach you a lot about your learning budget. When you run tight on funds, you get ruthless with your money. You divide your life into must-haves and nice-to-haves. Must-haves are those things you can’t run a household without. Mortgage payments. Power bills. Water bills. Phone charges. Your Starbucks lattes, craft-beer

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This Is How You Use Data to Tell Your Story

“We know our learning programs deliver results…we just need the data to prove it. That’s the only way to establish our value to the business.” Have you ever said these words or had these thoughts? Have you ever been pressed to use data to show your value? Why Learning Professionals Are Being Pushed to Provide

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From Design to ROI: How to Make Learning Measurable, Part 2

In part 1, we described how programs must be designed to create behavior change. In this part, we show how to connect behavior change to metrics and then to ROI. You’ll recall this pyramid design from part 1. Connect behavior change to metrics To connect behavior change to metrics, you must find the metrics in

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