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PERSPECTIVES
KEN TAYLOR

LEARNING ANALYTICS:
TABLE STAKES FOR
BUSINESS SUCCESS

L&D HAS STRUGGLED
WITH THE COLLECTION
AND STRUCTURE OF
LEARNING ANALYTICS
SINCE THE BEGINNING
OF TIME.

Big data is here to stay. As a function,
learning and development (L&D) needs
to embrace it or fall behind the rest of
departments inside our organizations.
The struggle we are all facing is where
to find the skill set on our teams to
tackle the mounds of available data
- and put it to use to improve the
impact we make when training our
companies' employees.
L&D has struggled with the collection
and structure of learning analytics since
the beginning of time. For years, Training
Industry's research has identified it
as one of the top challenges learning
leaders face. It's about time that we
start to define the role of the learning
data scientist. To be successful, the
role will require a combination of skills
that go beyond data collection and an
understanding of the language of L&D.
But I think it goes beyond just defining
the role and brings us back to the
fundamentals that great training
organizations have embraced for years. The
best companies make clear connections
between training investments and their
intended impact. They ensure that their
training programs are specifically aligned
to the core objectives of the organization.
They think about measurement while
they're designing training programs,
not after they roll them out. They are
systematic in the implementation of
learning technologies to maximize their
technology stack for data trackability.
They are customer-focused and mindful

of the need to collect feedback from all
stakeholders in the roll-out of a training
program, not only the learners.
It might feel like a tall order for any
company's L&D team, but we must
drive in this direction to make sure that
we remain relevant and connected to
the businesses we support. Learning
analytics will help us make certain that
not a penny of the investment we make
in training is wasted. More importantly,
it will allow us to better monitor and
understand the value we bring to the
teams we support, which I believe is
table stakes in the environment of
scarce resources and escalating skillsrelated challenges that many companies
now face. As roles morph, corporations
are looking to reskill their employees.
The rate of change in skill requirements
continues to accelerate, and we need to
be ready.
The great news is that there are many
resources available to help with the
journey, and we are excited to add to
the resource pool with this edition of
Training Industry Magazine. As always,
we would love to hear your thoughts
about the perspectives shared in the
magazine. Please feel free to send
along any suggestion for future editions
of Training Industry Magazine for us
to consider.
Ken Taylor is president and editor in chief of
Training Industry, Inc. Email Ken

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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Training Industry Magazine - July/August 2019

Learning Analytics: Table Stakes for Business Success
Table of Contents
Let's Build a Measurement Practice for L&D
Brain-Based Learning Analytics and Evaluation Practices
Who [Else] Cares About Learning Impact Data
Justifying the Investment in Leadership Training
Is Training Analytics Smoke and Mirrors?
Leveraging Analytical Tools to Transform L&D
Levearging Learning Analytics to Improve Business Outcomes: Where to Start
Was It Worth It? Measuring the Impact and ROI of Leadership Training
How to Make the Transition to a Data-Driven Learning Culture
How Personal Skills AI Assistants Might Disrupt Corporate Training
Machines Are the Future of Training: How Data-Driven Feedback Is Fostering Improvement and Enhancing Human Relationships
Improving Instructor Impact on Learning with Analytics
A Year in the Life: Evolving L&D Metrics From a Reporting Managed Service to Business Insight Partner
Localizing E-Learning Programs for an International Audience
Learning Analytics Is More Than Data Collection
Using Business Data to Drive Training Objectives
Quality versus Quantity: How Analytics Can Improve Training Effectiveness
Coursera Reaches Unicorn Status and Accelerates Enterprise Product Innovation
Company News
Training Industry Magazine - July/August 2019 - Cover1
Training Industry Magazine - July/August 2019 - 2
Training Industry Magazine - July/August 2019 - 3
Training Industry Magazine - July/August 2019 - 4
Training Industry Magazine - July/August 2019 - Learning Analytics: Table Stakes for Business Success
Training Industry Magazine - July/August 2019 - Table of Contents
Training Industry Magazine - July/August 2019 - 7
Training Industry Magazine - July/August 2019 - 8
Training Industry Magazine - July/August 2019 - 9
Training Industry Magazine - July/August 2019 - 10
Training Industry Magazine - July/August 2019 - Let's Build a Measurement Practice for L&D
Training Industry Magazine - July/August 2019 - 12
Training Industry Magazine - July/August 2019 - Brain-Based Learning Analytics and Evaluation Practices
Training Industry Magazine - July/August 2019 - 14
Training Industry Magazine - July/August 2019 - Who [Else] Cares About Learning Impact Data
Training Industry Magazine - July/August 2019 - 16
Training Industry Magazine - July/August 2019 - Justifying the Investment in Leadership Training
Training Industry Magazine - July/August 2019 - Is Training Analytics Smoke and Mirrors?
Training Industry Magazine - July/August 2019 - 19
Training Industry Magazine - July/August 2019 - 20
Training Industry Magazine - July/August 2019 - 21
Training Industry Magazine - July/August 2019 - Leveraging Analytical Tools to Transform L&D
Training Industry Magazine - July/August 2019 - 23
Training Industry Magazine - July/August 2019 - 24
Training Industry Magazine - July/August 2019 - 25
Training Industry Magazine - July/August 2019 - Levearging Learning Analytics to Improve Business Outcomes: Where to Start
Training Industry Magazine - July/August 2019 - 27
Training Industry Magazine - July/August 2019 - 28
Training Industry Magazine - July/August 2019 - 29
Training Industry Magazine - July/August 2019 - 30
Training Industry Magazine - July/August 2019 - 31
Training Industry Magazine - July/August 2019 - 32
Training Industry Magazine - July/August 2019 - Was It Worth It? Measuring the Impact and ROI of Leadership Training
Training Industry Magazine - July/August 2019 - 34
Training Industry Magazine - July/August 2019 - 35
Training Industry Magazine - July/August 2019 - How to Make the Transition to a Data-Driven Learning Culture
Training Industry Magazine - July/August 2019 - 37
Training Industry Magazine - July/August 2019 - How Personal Skills AI Assistants Might Disrupt Corporate Training
Training Industry Magazine - July/August 2019 - 39
Training Industry Magazine - July/August 2019 - 40
Training Industry Magazine - July/August 2019 - 41
Training Industry Magazine - July/August 2019 - Machines Are the Future of Training: How Data-Driven Feedback Is Fostering Improvement and Enhancing Human Relationships
Training Industry Magazine - July/August 2019 - 43
Training Industry Magazine - July/August 2019 - 44
Training Industry Magazine - July/August 2019 - 45
Training Industry Magazine - July/August 2019 - 46
Training Industry Magazine - July/August 2019 - Improving Instructor Impact on Learning with Analytics
Training Industry Magazine - July/August 2019 - 48
Training Industry Magazine - July/August 2019 - 49
Training Industry Magazine - July/August 2019 - A Year in the Life: Evolving L&D Metrics From a Reporting Managed Service to Business Insight Partner
Training Industry Magazine - July/August 2019 - 51
Training Industry Magazine - July/August 2019 - Localizing E-Learning Programs for an International Audience
Training Industry Magazine - July/August 2019 - 53
Training Industry Magazine - July/August 2019 - 54
Training Industry Magazine - July/August 2019 - Learning Analytics Is More Than Data Collection
Training Industry Magazine - July/August 2019 - 56
Training Industry Magazine - July/August 2019 - Using Business Data to Drive Training Objectives
Training Industry Magazine - July/August 2019 - 58
Training Industry Magazine - July/August 2019 - Quality versus Quantity: How Analytics Can Improve Training Effectiveness
Training Industry Magazine - July/August 2019 - Coursera Reaches Unicorn Status and Accelerates Enterprise Product Innovation
Training Industry Magazine - July/August 2019 - Company News
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