Learning Accelerators Receives JOSCAR Accreditation

Learning Accelerators is now registered under JOSCAR, the accreditation scheme for suppliers in defence, security and aerospace. Registered buyers in the following organisations can now engage us more quickly and easily: Babcock International Group BAE Systems General Dynamics UK Limited Leidos Leonardo UK MBDA Meggit NATS QinetiQ Roke Rolls-Royce UK Ministry of Defence Learning Accelerators

Do 70% of transformations fail?

What evidence is there this is actually true? This week’s ‘Caveat Emptor’ investigation probes the murky world of research into organisational transformation. Is it really true that ‘70% of organisational transformation efforts fail’? The claim initially attracted the attention of our investigators because this tripped three separate alarms we  apply when assessing ‘suspicious’ statistics.  Firstly, the research

Out of the Woods!

Out of the Woods! Why debate the effectiveness of different learning formats when all the reliable gains arise from improved efficiency? Earlier today, someone I respect immensely reached out via LinkedIn mail to make the following comment about one of my LinkedIn Posts: ‘Ironically, the reality is that ultimately we all learn in a blend that


Moonrakers! So the moon really is made of cream cheese? Wiltshire once lay on the secret smuggling routes from the coast of England.  Some local men had hidden contraband barrels of French brandy in a village pond. While trying to retrieve these with rakes at night, they were caught by the revenue men. However they

RIA Window

“RIA Window” – a mystery thriller! Issue 2 – 2019 Does e-learning improve knowledge retention to 25-60% compared to 8-10% for face-to-face training? We investigate! Have you ever read these  words before? – “The Research Institute of America reports that learning retention rates improve from 8 to 10 percent for face-to-face training to 25 to

Caveat emptor!

Let the buyer beware Headlines on vendor sites across the web are currently screaming:  “Every dollar invested in eLearning results in $30 of increased productivity!” However a  Learning Accelerators investigation reveals absolutely no evidence that these claims can be substantiated.  The precise wording varies slightly from vendor to vendor, but as  in the examples shown here

Why we are all Learning Accelerators!

Will Thalheimer enjoys my deep respect because he is very rarely wrong.  This is why I have been following his recent debate about selecting a new job title for learning professionals with special interest! Will’s Heated Debate! Will’s engaging and funny exploration of this subject has considered all the leading contenders for our new job

The mythical 10%…

“Some studies have shown that only 10% of corporate training is effective“ Professor Michael Beer – Forbes, July 25, 2016 I have read many versions of the comment above, written various ways, over the last 30 years. Over the weekend I intervened in a LinkedIn discussion thread, headed with the quote above, which has so far

Unpacking the Experience API

I recently put together a brief explainer for those unfamiliar with the concept of API’s in general and the xAPI in particular, prompted by a great question from Sam Rogers. I thought it might be helpful to share this here. API simply stands for Application Programming Interface, a software intermediary layer that allows two applications