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Instructional Design

3 Things that Drive Behavior Change

There are two ultimate goals for learning and development in an organization. One is to provide employees with new skills, and the other is to enact behavior change. Learning professionals can encourage behavior change by providing knowledge and experiences in learning programs. Additionally, they can influence behavior change by engaging employees in the learning process.

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Instructional Design

What’s Ahead for eParamus & You in 2020

A New Book, New Website, & New Offerings Around here, we’re excited about what’s ahead for eParamus in the coming year. If you’re visiting eParamus for the first time, take a look around. Learning leaders look to us to help them make that essential link between their training programs and business results. We’ve refreshed the

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Learning Measurement

Lack of Learning Measurement Standards Drives Confusion

The confusion and noise surrounding learning measurement often creates frustration in learning professionals. Personally, I believe the inability of learning leaders to agree on clear learning measurement standards is an embarrassment to the industry. Don’t we know enough about our discipline, methods, and impact, to convey our results in a creditable way? Sadly, our reliance

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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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Instructional Design

5 Ways L&D Leaders Lose Respect — And How to Win It Back

In business, respect is currency. Without it, no one takes you seriously. With it, you gain opportunity and play a crucial role in business success. Because of this need, raising the professional profile of our customers is a main goal of eParamus. We’ve seen many L&D leaders lose respect when they fail to fulfill the

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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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learning professionals focus on data to do their jobs
Learning Measurement

Learning Professionals Focus on Data—But the Wrong Kind

Over the past several years I have noticed an increase in roles responsible for the evaluation and analysis of learning programs. This change reflects how learning professionals focus on data more now than ever. L&D job titles like Learning Analytics Director, Learning Measurement and Evaluation Analyst, or Learning Impact Director have become commonplace. I attribute

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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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