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Doing Stuff with Your Data

“We don’t have access to the learning data trapped in our LMS.”

Too often we’re hearing of organizations implementing costly learning solutions – a Learning Management System (LMS), for example – that collect an amplitude of learning data but fail to acquire the analytics tools necessary to help them make sense of it.

With thanks to a little something called the Experience API (xAPI), every learning activity completed creates a statement which represents a log, or history, of a learners’ journey. This, not only enables the learner to track their progress throughout a specific course, but allows different systems to communicate this learning data securely and efficiently.

Many organizations are still failing to see the importance of collecting, storing and analyzing this data, but for some, xAPI data is being used as an insight into the success of a course, informing future learning designs.

Crucial factors in data

Factors Instructional Designers and other L&D professionals are able to determine using xAPI activity statements.

Access to your learning data enables your organization to determine the Return on Investment (ROI) of the workplace learning initiative implemented, determining whether it has been a success and what elements should be removed/introduced going forward.

I hear what you’re saying, the LMS doesn’t allow for this kind of analysis and not everyone has the budget to implement a Learning Record Store (LRS)… But as we enter the era of the Learning Experience platform, organizations can easily vanquish their struggles, gaining seamless access to the rich learning data produced by their learners.

Learning Pool (formerly HT2 Labs)’ first ever Open Learning Experience (OLX), ‘Data, Nudges and Learning: A Guide to Enhancing Engagement’ commences on Monday 29th April. Over the course of 3 2-week instalments, the free course aims to guide data enthusiasts through how to effectively harness applied analytics principles to create engaging, compelling learning design.

During these 6 weeks, the OLX will cover the influence data can have on 3 separate aspects of implementing and maintaining a workplace learning program; Nudge Theory, Course Design and the Business Benefits.

If you’d like to learn more about using your data to create meaningful learning experiences, enrol to our ‘Data, Nudges & Learning: A Guide to Enhancing Engagement’ 3-part Open Learning Experience.

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