Developing your learning reporting strategy

dreamstime_s_71163608If there is one facet that has come to define the learning management system (LMS), it’s reporting.  Such is the high demand for data that it’s probably fair to say that a lot of the time that’s been saved delivering learning in a more cost-efficient manner has now been reapportioned to the work needed to collect and report on learning activity and the remedial actions needed to ensure the quality of this data.  Reporting issues top the list of things LMS administrators want to talk about and it’s often a high-level driver when choosing or replacing an LMS.

In my opinion, until we appreciate the scale of learning reporting and start thinking about reporting up-front – rather than as the after-thought once the content is created or the LMS procured – then we will always be chasing our tails.  In this first of two posts, I will look at the need to look at reporting as part of our strategy and planning.  In the second part, I will look at how we deliver our reporting activities. Continue reading “Developing your learning reporting strategy”

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Developing your learning reporting strategy

Rethinking compliance training

dreamstime_xs_84033412Love it or loathe it, most of us in L&D will get involved at some time with the design and deployment of compliance training for our organisations.  It’s often the first learning that a new starter experiences and the one piece of learning that distracts all employees every year or so when it comes to refresher time.  Gradually, over time, more and more stakeholders in the organisation believe that their part of the business must have some of its own compliance training that seemingly everyone in the business needs to do.  Eventually, compliance training turns into a mammoth of a beast that consumes extraordinarily large amounts of time and with what results?

“Only 26% think online compliance training is effective” (“The state of compliance training today”, Filtered, 2017)

But it can – and should be – very different. Continue reading “Rethinking compliance training”

Rethinking compliance training