Measurement

The Roller-Coaster Ride of Momentum Investing

Momentum investing became very popular during the technology run of the 1990s, which ended with the dot-com bust. Momentum investors look for stocks in early stages of strong top-line and bottom growth that could continue based on fundamental business-mod

What Is Rapid E-Learning?

At a recent conference, while I stood at my exhibition booth, I overheard a conversation between my marketing person and a mid-level training manager. The conversation was about “rapid e-learning,” or what others might call “just-in-time training.” Rapid e-learning is…

Moving From Learning to Performance

A more effective way of transferring what was learned during training to on-the-job performance may require a change in the way we think about what learning is. For many, learning is defined as “acquiring new knowledge.” In today’s results-oriented world,

Training/Learning: What Fits Your Company?

Imagine being at the helm of a good-sized sailing yacht. The calm has given way to strong wind gusts, fog and stormy seas. You must rely on the skills of the crew, limited resources, navigation equipment and common sense to safely guide you and your crew

Measures of Learning Effectiveness

There is no question about it. Training and development is gaining attention in Corporate America. The industry is growing and changing to achieve a variety of goals, from satisfying immediate employment skill shortages to meeting organizations’ long-term

Ted Hoff: Leading IBM's Education Solutions

IBM is no stranger to the concept of corporate education. In fact, providing workforce development opportunities is part of the technology giant's corporate heritage, a time-tested effort to ensure market leadership through top-notch associates trained an

Web Resources

ROI Calculators That Are Really Cost-Savings Calculators: MediaPro Inc.: www.mediapro.com/html/resources/roi.html   Intellinex: www.intellinex.com/update/flash/index.htm    ROI Web Sites and Articles: ASTD Evaluation/ROI Community: www.astd.org/virtual_community/comm_evaluation/comm_top_page.html   E-Learning Centre: www.e-learningcentre.co.uk/eclipse/Resources/costs.htm   InternetWeek.com “IT ROI Metrics Fall Into Four Groups” by John Berry www.internetweek.com/netresults01/net071601-3.htm…

Ameren: Training Tomorrow's Leaders Today

In January 2002, Ameren, a large Midwestern utility, launched a new phase of its "Driving Shareholder Value" program, which helps the company's current and future leaders develop an understanding of the language of business. Root Learning Inc. and Towers

Stephen E. Scholl: Ensuring Allstate's Education

When Stephen E. Scholl graduated from Albright College in 1979, he was armed with a sociology degree and a healthy respect for education. And while he didn�t start out to be a teacher, a provider of educational opportunities is just what he became nonet