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User Generated Content Unlocking Your Potential

User Generated Content (UGC) is a tricky piece of business for L&D professionals.  The idea behind incorporating UGC in your training is that the dynamic nature of the modern workplace makes developing training a very fluid affair. Many big name companies are turning to UGC to help them keep up with those changes, particularly when training budgets and staff shrink.  It is  incumbent on cou...
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Success Metrics–Data Analytics (Part 2)

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What are success metrics? In our previous article we discussed the four types of learning analytics tools that can be used to produce a better eLearning product:  descriptive, diagnostic, predictive and  prescriptive.  But what do these tools actually measure?  How can they be whittled down to achieve success? We're going to turn to the professional association, eLearning Guild, for some exampl...
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Getting A Handle on Learning Analytics

We are awash in data which is being parsed, categorised, analysed, and filed away for future use, and this applies to learning analytics. Like most data, learning analytics have become more sophisticated and can tell you a great deal about how your users are responding to your eLearning. And like most analytics, there is a method for putting those numbers to good use. The way it works follo...
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Good Instructional Design

When U.S. Supreme court Justice Potter Stewart was in his office contemplating his decision on an infamous pornography case in 1964, his clerk advised Stewart that he would know it [hard-core pornography] when he sees it. His opinion on whether a motion picture was pornographic was summed up in his famous quote:  “I know it when I see it, and the motion picture involved in this case is not that.”...
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