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How to Harness and Focus Informal and Formal Learning Data

Wednesday, June 15, 2016 2:00pm - 3:00pm EDT  
Host: Association for Talent Development
By: Robert Schaefer, Program Manager, Raytheon

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With many learning organizations facing the challenge of managing and optimizing an increasing amount of learning data, how do they harness - but not control - data related to the informal side of learning to drive learning effectiveness? How do they optimize the value of formal learning data - the 10 in 70-20-10?

What role does the LMS play? What about the xAPI standard and where does it fit?

This webcast will address:

  • signs and causes of the deluge of learning data 
  • 4 steps to make informal learning visible and insightful. 
  • 4 steps to identify, clean, and harness data for formal learning 


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Robert Schaefer
Robert Schaefer

Program Manager, Raytheon

Robert Schaefer is a program manager and learning leader for Raytheon Professional Services, a unit of Raytheon Company. He possesses more than 20 years of experience in the field of learning and development; for the past 15 years, he has worked with companies to identify, develop, and implement learning management system (LMS) applications. Bob has led numerous LMS implementations, consulted and developed curriculums, managed training administration teams, and helped manage and develop two training software applications. Additionally, he has led multiple teams in analyzing and developing projects to migrate multiple learning systems into one common talent management system. He has also helped customers cleanse their learning data to better optimize the user experience. Bob’s industry experience includes technology, defense, financial, utilities, and healthcare customers.

Bob is a certified Program Management Professional with more than 3,500 hours of project management. He received a bachelor’s degree from the University of Wisconsin.


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