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October 22, 2016

Big Data In eLearning: Relevance, Importance, And Opportunities

eLearning has experienced a lot of momentum, largely as a result of a number of technological breakthroughs. Newer eLearning authoring tools have been developed, and more sophisticated Learning Management Systems (LMSs) have been deployed. eLearning course developers are also using new multimedia approaches for course delivery, as well as leveraging social media platforms and other online forums to disseminate information about eLearning, as well as to deliver the courses themselves. All of that results in a lot of data! In this article, we will talk about using Big Data in eLearning.
by Marina Arshavskiy
January 20, 2016

What Is The Role Of Big Data In eLearning?

I’m not sure everyone will agree with me, but I have this theory about our eLearning industry. My, entirely personal, view based on the completely unscientific sample of what I have seen and heard over the years is that we take to new technology just that shade suspiciously. Once the initial acceptance is in place, though we go about adopting it quite enthusiastically. A glance at the adoption curve of mLearning will probably substantiate what I mean. There is another technology trend that has been sweeping the world for a few years now but has only just started appearing more commonly in eLearning – Big Data.
by Anand Timothy
March 5, 2015

Data’s Dirty Secret: Is Your e-Learning Getting Results?

According to Jack Welch, the former CEO of General Electric, “An organization's ability to learn and translate that learning into action is the ultimate competitive advantage.” Is your e-Learning getting results? Well, first let’s talk about what kind of results you’re looking for. Ultimately, e-Learning isn’t just about reducing the cost of training—although that’s a nice benefit too! e-Learning is about driving business results by improving employee knowledge and performance.
by Stephanie Ivec
November 13, 2014

The Importance of Data Reporting in Learning Management

The world generates over 2.5 quintillion bytes of data every day. Your learners are generating a tiny percentage of that data. However, that tiny percentage of the whole world’s data is actually a big percentage of your organization’s knowledge. “The definition of what is data has changed,” said David Dietrich, advisory technical education consultant at EMC.
by Stephanie Ivec
January 20, 2014

Cloud-Based LMS: Is Your Data Safe In The Cloud?

Cloud-based Learning Management Systems are quickly growing in popularity. We trust our most sensitive information to our Learning Management System, including our courseware and learner information. But how safe is that data in the cloud? How much do you know about the security of your cloud-based LMS provider?

by Ryan Moore