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Early results from our learning impact measurement research

In January we will publish the research we’ve been carrying out alongside Watershed and the iVentiv network to discover the appetite from business for learning impact measurement.

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We know there is a large amount of value in workplace learning, yet people rarely get around to measuring and understanding the true impact that it’s having on business. We wanted to know why. What are the challenges? What are the opportunities for the future?

Below are some headlines from the results of the research:

  • There is a strong response to show that business believes it’s possible to demonstrate learning impact.
  • The vast majority of respondents feel strongly that they want to use analytics to improve learning.
  • There is a fairly consistent view across US and European audiences.

We’ll be digging down into these responses and the wider outcomes of the research, and what they mean for the future of learning measurement, early in the new year.

We’re looking forward to using the results to better inform our work and help our clients by setting up measurement strategies and learning intervention processes, and sharing the stories for all to learn from. To do this we will be working across Learning Technologies Group, with Rustici in the US and with Mike Rustici at Watershed. We will be mixing the best of strategic theory with practical solutions based on deep understanding of xAPI (the emerging standard by which to measure all learning activity) and the systems to make the output useful as management dashboards.

We really hope that this data can benefit everyone and ultimately maximise cost performance and businesses impact across many organisations now and in the years to come.

Be sure to check back for the full results, and follow us on Twitter and LinkedIn for updates and insights.

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