Articles & Resources
LEARNING DEVELOPMENT GETS A BAD RAP AND WE’RE PARTLY TO BLAME
OCTOBER 12, 2017
This article examines why many organizations do not value or maximize learning development resources, part of which falls back on the practitioners themselves.
WHAT DOES AN INSTRUCTIONAL DESIGNER DO?
AUGUST 27, 2017
This article outlines the many competencies instructional designers must develop in order to deliver meaningful training. It considers the role from both a historic and modern perspective.
A QUICK INTRODUCTION TO LMS STANDARDS
AUGUST 24, 2017
This article explains the purpose of LMS standards and reviews three that have supported the learning industry: AICC, SCORM, and xAPI. The article also introduces a fourth standard, cmi5, which attempts to blend characteristics of both SCORM and xAPI.
DOES eLEARNING WORK? WHAT THE SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH SAYS!
AUGUST 18, 2017
This paper evaluates the effectiveness of eLearning in comparison to other modalities, as well as identifies effective practices that transcend learning vehicles entirely.
HOW TO SPEAK ABOUT TRAINING ROI WITHOUT DEVOLVING INTO BULLSH*T!
JULY 12, 2017
This article describes how learning professionals can speak about training ROI in a meaningful and honest manner to demonstrate the value of learning initiatives without overstating results and thereby discrediting the industry.
MEASURING THE BUSINESS IMPACT OF LEARNING
Piers Lea and Donald H Taylor
JUNE 29, 2017
This paper evaluates the In this conversational interview, Piers and Donald, two industry professionals, discuss the growing call to demonstrate the ROI of corporate learning initiatives and the thinking driving this movement.
5 HIGHLIGHTS FROM LINKEDIN’S 2017 WORKPLACE LEARNING REPORT
APRIL 24, 2017
This past October LinkedIn assembled the 2017 Workplace Learning Report to provide an overview of industry statistics, trends, and recommendations. This article summarizes the second half of the report titled “How to Succeed in the Future State of L&D”.