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7 Key Learning Indicators Your CEO Really Needs to Know
In the past, training was seen as a preventive action or default activity. Then learning came into the forefront as a proactive initiative that was more

learning measurement  change from training to learning has created a new awareness of measurement that chief executive officers (CEO) need to take note of. Discover the 7 key learning indicators that can get you started on the right path.

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Learning Management Suite (LMS)

These are tools for managing, creating, scheduling training or learning in your organization. The terminology varies from vendor to vendor. Learning management systems (LMS) typically help to manage both classroom and on-line learning. They do not normally include content creation or management tools but may in some cases. Some LMSs may manage just classroom or just e-learning rather than both. Some LMSs may also include content authoring and managment and virtual classrooms. Learning content management systems (LCMS) emphasize the management of content for courses/training/learning. In most cases, they include content authoring tools. In some cases, they may also include some of the features of LMSs. Content authoring tools are often provided as part of an LCMS. They may also be stand-alone products. Virtual classrooms (web conferencing tools) normally are separate third party offerings but may be included as part of a suite of tools. Suites of tools include features of at least two or more of the above categories. While some companies offer just LMS or LCMS systems others offer suites of products, which provide all or most of the features of the other tools. Suites combine several capabilities of learning management--usually two or more of the following: learning management, classroom training management, e-learning management, custom content creation, learning content management, learning object repositories, or virtual classrooms.  

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Reporting Value of IT Services with Balanced Scorecards


A balanced scorecard is a measurement system for management that provides real insight into the status of a business or some part of it. Developed by Kaplan and Norton in the early 1990s, balanced scorecards provide a control system that helps ensure the right balance between different, and often times conflicting, perspectives. For example, an insurance company may increase profitability by offering incentives to claims assessors for taking a tough stance on payout, but will soon find dissatisfaction among its clients that may lead to lost business. Scorecards help ensure this balance and are an improvement over more traditional single dimension approaches that tend to be based purely on expense management and business growth.

learning measurement  and rework. Innovation and learning perspective provide insight into the current capability of the enabling infrastructure (typically worker skills). This is undoubtedly the hardest perspective to enumerate because it is very soft in nature. Metrics here could include employee skills index, employee satisfaction, and ease of access to information. A balanced scorecard is typically implemented as a digital dashboard. An example of a dashboard scorecard for an insurance company is shown in Figure 2. Read More

Desire2Learn’s Shift to a Learner-Centric Learning Ecosystem


In 2001, Computerworld’s Kym Gilhooly wrote that a learning management system (LMS) “goes beyond basic content delivery to offer course administration, registration, tracking, and reporting and skills gap analysis.” This description of LMS underlines the fact that not all that long ago, LMS functionality was modeled around the course entity. Since then we have witnessed the social revolution

learning measurement  Analytics component of their learning suite offers reports and predictive models meant to sustain these goals, as they measure students’ retention and outcomes. By employing these measurement tools professors may reach out to students in an individualized manner, acknowledging the uniqueness of each encounter between a person and his or her academic undertakings. Furthermore, the solution integrates digital textbooks and content on all devices and platforms (laptops, desktops, and all types of Read More

E-learning Benefits and ROI Comparison of E-learning versus Traditional Training


You’re considering a move from traditional training to e-learning, but you’re not sure if the returns will be significant. In fact, employees are better able to retain and transfer what they’ve learned with Web-based training (WBT) and computer-based training (CBT). And typically, with these methods, the time a worker spends being trained is reduced by about 40 percent. Learn more about how e-learning can benefit you.

learning measurement  Server Installation ' Web-based learning management systems can have greater security because they can be installed on private networks and secure servers. (23) Linking with other Training Systems - E-learning programs can link with other human resource development systems or training systems. (24) ROI Comparison of Traditional Training vs. E-Learning (25) Our ROI comparison of traditional training vs. e-learning must begin with some constructs: Classroom (traditional custom training) Traditional Read More

Integrated Learning and Performance: Essential to a Talent Management Strategy


Companies once responded to tighter labor markets with a greater emphasis on recruiting. Today, more firms are focusing on engagement, retention, and driving better performance from their existing workforce while still looking out for talent from the outside. And investing in employees’ training and development can provide big rewards. Learn about the benefits of an integrated learning and performance management system.

learning measurement  side, the integration of learning management with performance measurement and management, promises to help organizations understand which training and development initiatives boost performance and productivity and which do not. Karen S. Brethower, in Maintenance Systems: The Neglected Half of Behaviour Change, argues that: “Failure looms for programmed instruction projects in which there is an inadequate consideration of maintenance systems. What happens to the trainee after training via programmed Read More

The Value of a Learning Management Compliance Solution


Companies spend millions each year conducting mandatory training. Whether triggered by an audit, the risk of non-compliance, bad PR, or internal training requirements, achieving compliance can be difficult and costly. One of the biggest challenges that organizations face today is reducing costs from fines and lawsuits. Download this white paper to find out how a learning management compliance solution can help manage your compliance requirements.

learning measurement  Value of a Learning Management Compliance Solution Companies spend millions each year conducting mandatory training. Whether triggered by an audit, the risk of non-compliance, bad PR, or internal training requirements, achieving compliance can be difficult and costly. One of the biggest challenges that organizations face today is reducing costs from fines and lawsuits. Download this white paper to find out how a learning management compliance solution can help manage your compliance requirements. Read More

OutStart TrainingEdge.com Learning Management System Certification Report


The OutStart product TrainingEdge.com is now TEC Certified for online evaluation of learning management systems in the Human Capital Management (HCM) Evaluation Center. The certification seal is a valuable indicator for organizations relying on the integrity of TEC research for assistance with their software selection projects. Download this report for product highlights, competitive analysis, product analysis, and in-depth analyst commentary.

learning measurement  TrainingEdge.com Learning Management System Certification Report The OutStart product TrainingEdge.com is now TEC Certified for online evaluation of learning management systems in the Human Capital Management (HCM) Evaluation Center. The certification seal is a valuable indicator for organizations relying on the integrity of TEC research for assistance with their software selection projects. Download this report for product highlights, competitive analysis, product analysis, and in-depth analyst Read More

LyondellBasell: Centralizing Processes To Improve Learning and Development


With 17,000 employees in plants worldwide, LyondellBasell Industries is one of the world’s largest polymers, petrochemicals, and fuels companies. To develop and retain talent, the company standardized its learning and development processes for employees. Learn how LyondellBasel implemented its new learning solution in more than 25 manufacturing sites throughout the United States, Netherlands, and France.

learning measurement  Centralizing Processes To Improve Learning and Development With 17,000 employees in plants worldwide, LyondellBasell Industries is one of the world’s largest polymers, petrochemicals, and fuels companies. To develop and retain talent, the company standardized its learning and development processes for employees. Learn how LyondellBasel implemented its new learning solution in more than 25 manufacturing sites throughout the United States, Netherlands, and France. Read More

Training for the Many… Learning for the One: How Successful Organizations Recognize the Difference and Use Technology to Deliver Both


Winston Churchill once said, “Personally, I’m always ready to learn, although I do not always like being taught.” Formal training and informal learning can be combined to create powerful education opportunities for groups and for individuals. Include personalization in the mix and you have a recipe for almost certain success. It sounds straightforward, but is the implementation of such programs as simple as it seems?

learning measurement  for the Many… Learning for the One: How Successful Organizations Recognize the Difference and Use Technology to Deliver Both Winston Churchill once said, “Personally, I’m always ready to learn, although I do not always like being taught.” Formal training and informal learning can be combined to create powerful education opportunities for groups and for individuals. Include personalization in the mix and you have a recipe for almost certain success. It sounds straightforward, but is the Read More

Social Learning for Field Service Employees


Although learning might be a top priority for companies who rely on field service employees to sustain their operations, ensuring the ongoing training of these employees can be a challenge. Technology, standards, workflows, etc. that affect the performance of field technicians and agents change frequently; and consequently, companies need to ensure that accurate knowledge reaches their remote

learning measurement  Learning for Field Service Employees Although learning might be a top priority for companies who rely on field service employees to sustain their operations, ensuring the ongoing training of these employees can be a challenge. Technology, standards, workflows, etc. that affect the performance of field technicians and agents change frequently; and consequently, companies need to ensure that accurate knowledge reaches their remote employees. Mobile workers cannot be easily tracked down to attend Read More

Electrical Efficiency Measurement for Data Centers


Data center electrical efficiency is rarely planned or managed. The unfortunate result is that most data centers waste substantial amounts of electricity. Today, it is both possible and prudent to plan and measure data center efficiency. In addition to reducing electrical consumption, efficiency improvements can bring higher IT power densities. Learn how to describe, measure, and evaluate data center efficiency.

learning measurement  Efficiency Measurement for Data Centers Data center electrical efficiency is rarely planned or managed. The unfortunate result is that most data centers waste substantial amounts of electricity. Today, it is both possible and prudent to plan and measure data center efficiency. In addition to reducing electrical consumption, efficiency improvements can bring higher IT power densities. Learn how to describe, measure, and evaluate data center efficiency. Read More

Saba People 2013-Of Learning & Development Cloud Platform


I must admit that I was pleasantly surprised by the energy and mood permeating the Saba People 2013 event. I had expected a somber mood in light of the founder and chief executive officer (CEO) Bobby Yazdani’s ousting on Friday, on the very eve of the conference. Indeed, how often does a CEO (willingly or not) step down on the eve of an important annual user conference? This issue was briefly

learning measurement  People 2013-Of Learning & Development Cloud Platform I must admit that I was pleasantly surprised by the energy and mood permeating the Saba People 2013 event. I had expected a somber mood in light of the founder and chief executive officer (CEO) Bobby Yazdani’s ousting on Friday, on the very eve of the conference. Indeed, how often does a CEO (willingly or not) step down on the eve of an important annual user conference? This issue was briefly addressed after the conference kickoff video featuring Read More

Learning Management Systems (LMS) Showdown: Saba vs. Sumtotal


I’m Larry Blitz, editor of TEC’s Vendor Showdown series. Today’s Showdown pits two major learning management system vendors against each other, head-to-head: Saba Software and SumTotal Systems. I hope you find this LMS Showdown helpful and informative. I welcome all your comments and questions at showdown@technologyevaluation.com.

learning measurement  Showdown: Saba vs. Sumtotal Learning Management Systems (LMS) Showdown: Saba vs. SumTotal I'm Larry Blitz, editor of TEC's Vendor Showdown series. Today's Showdown pits two major learning management system vendors against each other, head-to-head: Saba Software and SumTotal Systems. I hope you find this LMS Showdown helpful and informative. I welcome all your comments and questions at showdown@technologyevaluation.com . The Two Vendors at a Glance … Saba vs. SumTotal These two vendors have similar Read More

Delivering Employee Compliance Training Online to Reduce Costs and Increase Productivity


Pacific Life needed to bring enterprise-wide learning technology into the company to ensure the success of compliance training. So it implemented a strategic compliance training initiative powered by SumTotal Learning Management to deliver critical online training and to streamline learning management across the enterprise. Find out the results of this initiative, including a shortened compliance training cycle by 82%.

learning measurement  needed to bring enterprise-wide learning technology into the company to ensure the success of compliance training. So it implemented a strategic compliance training initiative powered by SumTotal Learning Management to deliver critical online training and to streamline learning management across the enterprise. Find out the results of this initiative, including a shortened compliance training cycle by 82%. Read More

Learning in the Cloud: 10 Factors to Consider


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learning measurement  “in the cloud.” For learning professionals, cloud-based solutions provide a wide range of benefits from cost savings to decreased delivery time, to global reach. Before selecting a cloud-based learning provider, you should understand all the benefits and be prepared to ask potential providers critical questions regarding the architecture and management of the service you are considering. Read More