Category: Learning Analytics

Surveys Don’t Get Degrees

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 […]

Design Analytics: Translating Learning Objectives into Business Outcomes

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. […]

The Essential Need For Feedback in Learning and Behavior Change

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 […]

Connecting Learning to Metrics

Connecting Learning to Metrics

Over the past several years I have noticed an increase in references to business metrics from learning professionals. At first, it was encouraging to hear my peers using metrics to describe the outcomes from their work. It showed an understanding of training as a business function. But, on closer inspection, I had a realization. Many […]

The Emotional Connection Behind Data

The Emotional Connection Behind Data

How Data Forms An Emotion Connection For over 15 years we have been breaking new ground with employee development data. eParamus was the first to provide business data on specific skills employees have, and which ones they need. We specialize in providing learning’s impact on business results. We have logged thousands of examples of how […]

Let Data Drive Your Design Methods learning designers discussing design methods

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 […]

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 […]

Training Impact — Is It About Isolating the Effect of Training?

“Isolating the impact of training programs is nearly impossible, as well as counterproductive.” That statement was a true/false item in a quiz presented by the Kirkpatrick Partners. Yep, those Kirkpatricks, the ones responsible for Kirkpatrick’s Model. Of respondents, 73% marked this statement as false. However, Kirkpatrick Partners and the other 27% of respondents say this […]

Learning Analytics — Transforming Traditional Training

Typical training doesn’t work for today’s businesses. Markets move too fast. Just-in-time training is needed more than ever. Training pros must prove value with hard data. They must show results that add to the business bottom line. Learning analytics is the answer to that need. Learning Analytics Defined So what are learning analytics? Learning analytics […]