The reporting of learning can easily take over a lot of our time. Over the last 25 years, I must have encountered every issue and gremlin that can cause reporting difficulties. I’ve learned to plan reporting up-front and to not leave it as the after-thought and in the first of two posts I outlined some things to consider when developing your own reporting strategy and plan.
In this second post I will focus on the delivery of your reporting approach. I’ll be sharing the lessons I’ve learned – usually after-the-event – so that you can include them within your own plans. Forearmed is forewarned, as they say. Continue reading “Delivering a successful learning report”
If 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”