The following article was recently featured on eLearningIndustry.com... Reasons Why You Should Measure Training We all have limited resources and a lot of important problems to solve. We already give people some sort of credit for what they've done once they've done it. Why should we take the time and energy to try to measure the work we've already done? To make a decision about the continuation of that work, or about how to do better and similar work in the future. And only when the value of this decision is greater than the cost of making the measurement. That's pretty much it. For those of us in Learning and Development, there is no other justifiable use case. Measurements of anything that happened
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Sam Rogers, President of Snap Synapse (and also Project Coordinator for The Digital Learning Asset Framework) is featured on the newest episode of Learning Now Radio! Click below to listen: It's also live and listenable wherever fine podcasts can be found: Listen on iTunes Listen on Stitcher Listen on Soundcloud Listen on PlayerFM In this 29-minute discussion with Framework signatory (and host) Lisa Minogue-White, you'll hear the reasons why a Digital Learning Asset Framework was created, and where it goes from here. Enjoy!
Last Tuesday, I visited the headquarters of The eLearning Brothers to do a webinar for them about LMSs. It's the kind of agnostic LMS presentation that I've never seen anyone else do. In it we focus on bridging the gap between administrators and developers of content. It's really about making your content play nicely with you LMS, and making the experience transparent to your learners. If you missed it live, you can still watch the recording for free below. Also be sure to visit the eLearning Brothers website for your download of the free handout that accompanies this session. Enjoy!
Learning and Development holds the keys to the kingdom. No other part of the organization has more insight into the problems of the employees, the flaws in the processes, the bugs in the systems, the quirks of the culture, or resistance of the entire organization to change. No other part of the organization is more critical to surviving change, or better yet thriving within it. Every internal shakeup involves learning to adapt. Every external challenge requires learning faster and better than the competition. No other part of the organization is more directly responsible for attracting & retaining the very people who make or break the success of the organization: the talent who cares enough to develop, to innovate, and to advance.
Bryan Jones of eLearningArt.com recently conducted an eLearning Trends survey found that video was the second most highlighted trend of 2018 (after Microlearning). To follow up, he reached out to Video eLearning provider Snap Synapse, interviewing Sam Rogers about advice for those just getting started. Here's the 23-minute video interview: If you'd like the read the excellent summary (and enter the $500+ giveaway) head on over to eLearning Art and check it out! https://elearningart.com/blog/elearning-video/
As President of Snap Synapse, I was recently asked for my Speaking Resume. "Sure!" I replied, "I'll send it your way tomorrow." Only then did I get busy making one. I did a couple quick searches for what other speakers are using, but little was revealed. I considered asking friends who are professional keynote speakers, but figured I didn't have time to wait for them to get back to me. I knew I wanted to scope something only for Learning & Development, and that I would not include any other speaking experiences. No one in this world will care about my experiences speaking about music or journalism or the internet or that 3rd place public speaking award I won in