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How To Adopt a Lean Learning Analytics Approach

“It is a capital mistake to theorize before one has data.”Sherlock Holmes, From “A Study in Scarlett” (Sir Arthur Conan Doyle)

The popular fictional private detective character, Sherlock Holmes, was a master of observation and relentlessly dug for the facts to solve cases. L&D professionals can take a page from this infamous sleuth to deeply understand their learning programs with the goal of optimizing courses for maximum learner engagement and effectiveness.

Is It Time for a New Learning Evaluation Model? Yes!

97% want to improve the way they gather and analyse data on learning impact¹.

Following our attendance at ATD2018, one of the sessions attended by our VP of Product has further sparked our interest and we wanted to bring this insight to our readers. In his talk on Getting Radically Improved Data From Learner Evaluations at the start of the conference, Dr. Will Thalheimer, PhD, President of Work-Learning Research, Inc. challenged the Kirkpatrick-Katzell 4-level learning evaluation model, citing that it is now decades old (over 60 years old, before the computer age) and the principles on which it was developed was before cognitive psychology revolutionized the learning field. Now that the training field has transformed from one that focused on the classroom learning experience to one geared toward work performance, it’s been long overdue to update the model to one that spurs us toward greater learning effectiveness.

5 Reporting Strategies for Moodle You Need to Know

As your courses run and your students participate, Moodle LMS tracks and stores a treasure trove of data that is as insightful as it is actionable.

Leveraged properly, this data can help effect change that will positively impact training programs. But all too often, organizations do not make full use of the information stored in Moodle. The abundance of data can be intimidating, and causes many Learning & Development (L&D) departments to fall back on superficial metrics like course completion rates.

3 Elements of Great Dashboard Design

Every picture tells a story. As busy, visual beings, we want information, quickly. And we don’t want to have to work at understanding it. Don’t make us think, just give it to us on a silver platter.

Learning management systems (LMS) house mountains of learning data. Making sense of it all can be daunting. In fact, with only 4,000 learners, an LMS can easily generate over 6 million records!

How to Use Reinforcement to Increase Learner Engagement

Behavioural science has inspired new ideas to increase the stickiness of your content and promote learner engagement. It doesn’t matter if you are a chief learning officer, trainer or instructional designer, creating engaging content can be a moving target.

How to Maximize Your Business Operations with Moodle LMS

If you’re using the Moodle learning management system (LMS), you’ve discovered how powerful it is for job skills training. But if that’s all you’re using it for, you’re missing out on opportunities to maximize nearly every area of your business operations.

Moodle’s flexibility and powerful features make it a valuable tool to improve your company’s productivity and the overall growth of your organization. Let’s explore three ways you can adapt Moodle to maximize your company’s operations.

Evaluating the Impact of Corporate Training on the Bottom Line

As a Learning & Development (L&D) professional, you know that corporate training is valuable to your organization. After all, talent matters more than ever, and L&D programs are critical to building a skilled workforce.

The good news is that your top leaders also agree. In fact, a 2014 PwC study found that 64% of CEOs consider building a skilled workforce a top priority. And in most organizations, this commitment has been reflected in the expansion of training budgets over time.

Capturing Data to Improve the eLearning Experience with Learning Analytics

Whether you work in industry or education, your training initiatives should have well-defined goals, and produce measurable outcomes, for example, using learning analytics and data from your Moodle LMS.

By clearly establishing objectives, collecting data and analyzing trends, you will obtain a much clearer understanding of how well your training programs are performing. This will allow you to see which programs are working, what you need to improve, and how best to implement that change.

LMS eLearning: How To Engage Learners to Fall in Love with Learning

So your company has taken the plunge and made a huge investment in a learning management system (LMS). Finally, learning programs are all set up in your LMS and staff members are engaged in learning and training. But are they really engaged? We’ve all seen the signs that make you wonder. Learners who appear bored and detached. Who don’t complete courses. Who, if questioned, come away not knowing any more than they did before they had the training.

It’s called D-i-s-e-n-g-a-g-e-m-e-n-t, with a capital D. In the realm of learning, this dreaded condition affects productivity, not to mention a company’s bottom line.


Your Three-step Framework to Drive Learner Engagement

Reinforcement, the process of strengthening a behaviour, is a crucial guiding concept for your learning management system (LMS) content. You can't expect your audience to change the way they do things on a daily basis if you simply present information to them. You need to adopt an approach that addresses the four reinforcement gaps and that follows a three-step framework to improve learner engagement rates.

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