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Datafication: Using Data and Analytics to Drive Performance in L&D

Posted by Lambda Solutions on Aug 8, 2018

Datafication of Learning and Development

How do you measure the effectiveness of your learning and development program? Most organizations look at costs, revenues, and user feedback from employees. However, this approach doesn't track engagement, employee success which will affect the business results in the long term.

Learning Analytics in L&D

Modern learning analytics technology brings datafication to learning and development. You can use a tool like Zoola Analytics to extract data and compile detailed reports from a Learning Management System (LMS) such as Moodle or Totara Learn.

A tool like Zoola Analytics can centralize learning and development data from several sources, including your LMS, HR and other business systems. This approach will give you more visibility over learning and development, including the completion of programs, time spent learning and even build instructor dashboards so you can quickly identify potential problems or opportunities that will affect the bottom line.

 

Features and Benefits of Zoola Analytics

Zoola Analytics makes data accessible to course designers and HR personnel thanks to customizable dashboards and visualization features. You can easily keep track of learning completion, employee progress, and the amount of time spent on sessions. You can gain visibility over employee engagement and motivation, which is difficult to assess without relying on advanced analytics.

You can also gain visibility over your workforce as a whole by reviewing reports that compile data from grades, quizzes, assignments and feedback from employees. Using a centralized analytics solution for data linked to learning and development will help you assess the strengths and weaknesses of your workforce and improve your programs in the long term.

 

How does Datafication Benefit Learners?

Leveraging data informs your design of learning programs meaning that you can potentially increase engagement from learners. You can also be more proactive by being able to pinpoint the issues before they arise or access real-time data to quickly pivot and address issues.

Gaining more visibility over learning and development helps you assess and track engagement. You can keep an eye on how often learners log in, and use data from quizzes to determine how well learners retain information. From there, you can use the data to pinpoint where learning experiences needs extra attention and ultimately improve the eLearning experience of learners.

Data can also be used to gain insight into the strengths, weaknesses and interests of each learner. This could help you deliver more customized content or identify the best learning path. Datafication is the best way to assess the impact and value of training and development.

Instructors and course designers can also benefit from datafication. Remote instructors often have a hard time assessing how responsive and engaged their audience are since they aren't teaching in person, but analytics will provide them with answers to these questions and pinpoint what can help them develop more engaging learning experiences.

Introducing analytics to your learning and development programs can be confusing. Lambda Solutions can help with this transition and walk through how to get the most out of a tool like Zoola Analytics so you can gain visibility over the impact of your learning and development programs. Get in touch with us to find out how your organization will benefit from LMS reporting and analytics solutions!

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Topics: Analytics, Learner Engagement

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