What’s All the Buzz About the Tin Can API?
What is the Tin Can API? Well, in a nutshell, the Tin Can API (a.k.a, Experience API or xAPI) is a new specification for learning technology that makes it possible to collect tons of data on just about anything somebody does either on a computer or not on a computer (e.g., attending a seminar, took a basket weaving class at church). It’s sponsored by the Advanced Distributed Learning Co-lab who issued a Broad Agency Announcement (BAA) asking for great ideas. Enter Tin Can - the newest specification that takes us beyond the Shareable Content Object Reference Model (SCORM) for online learning.
Learning ROI, Part Two: Revenue & Happiness
In the first part of this series on the ROI of employee learning, I discussed the importance of asking the right questions starting with why you wish to procure an LMS and why you will want to document your answers. Answering these questions will properly start you on the path to a successful implementation, provide legitimacy for your reasoning through solid documentation that specified how you will measure success over time, and ultimately, validate the rationale for your investment.
Learning ROI, Part Three: Performance & Compliance
Welcome back to our ongoing series on the ROI of learning programs. In Part One, I discussed the importance of asking the right questions starting with why you wish to procure an LMS and why you will want to document your answers as it relates to how to measure return on investment. In Part Two, I focused on non-mathematical ROI considerations and examined the "employee happiness factor" as a possible key consideration for asking the right questions in terms of ROI. In review, my last blog discussed possible reasons for why you are procuring an LMS. Are your reasons:
Your Most Pressing Questions About Microlearning Answered
A few months ago, we held a lively discussion with content experts from TED, Grovo, PowerForward and CyberU about how companies can adapt their learning content strategies to meet business and talent needs. There were so many excellent questions that came up that we decided to answer them here.
Learning ROI: Starting with the "Why" Questions
There has been much debate over learning ROI (return on investment). In a corporate setting, it usually comes up around content or the learning management system renewals or during budgeting time. Executives will ask, and rightfully so, "are we getting our money’s worth?" It’s a fair question. But when the question is asked after implementation or when a training program is in full swing, it often throws the training or learning manager into a tail spin.
Why You Should Handle Your Talent Management Budget Like a Retirement Fund
Ah, yes, my favorite time of the year, tax season (NOT). During this season, all of us are thinking about our finances with a big picture view. Part of that picture is thinking about our retirement plans. There's nothing as ubiquitous as planning for retirement. Whether you're just starting in the corporate world or have a very short horizon to exit it, retirement is one of those goals that we all have embedded in our minds. The specifics of your retirement plan will change as you get older and your appetite for risks will change, but you'll still be thinking about retirement.