How Long Does It Take To Create an Hour of Learning #ILT #VILT #eLearning #blendedlearning

Bryan Chapman created two great resources on the cost of developing one hour of learning. They are from a few years ago but still provide great information. They are located here:

To find out more about Bryan Chapman and the Chapman Alliance please visit:

Other resources that discuss the same topic are:

Note: These articles are dated but the hours should still be valid. Adjust the rates to what is applicable in your business.


Citing Sources When Blogging

I ran across a great article on how to cite sources when blogging. The main point is that you should quote, give attribution, and link back.

“But there’s still some internet etiquette that goes along with quoting someone other than just throwing some quotation marks around their statement. Here’s an internet-friendly way to quote someone in your content (taken from an old blog post of ours)” See the link below for the blog post

Corey Eridon, HubSpot Blogs, How to Cite Sources & Not Steal People’s Content on the Internet, Follow Corey on Twitter.

Reading Big Data: A Revolution That Will Transform How We Live, Work, and Think by Viktor Mayer-Schönberger and Kenneth Cukier

I am reading Big Data: A Revolution That Will Transform How We Live, Work, and Think by Viktor Mayer-Schönberger and Kenneth Cukier. I am learning a lot in the book about topics such as velocity, value, correlation, causation, and datafication. I will share more on this over the next few weeks.

In addition to this book, I finally looked at the Privacy episode of CNN’s Morgan Spurlock Inside Man. A portion of the show is embedded below.

It was interesting to learn that New Yorkers might have 25 or more cameras on them but also it was interesting to learn about Tweet Metadata. After seeing the episode, I decided to lookup Tweet Metadata. I found multiple articles but this one, The Anatomy of a Tweet: Metadata on Twitter was pretty good. If you read the article download the PDF so that you can see the graphic in full size. That tweet that we send has so much more data attached to it than the 140 characters. 

I am totally interested in Big Data, but definitely there is a side to big data that will not be the most ethical if it is abused. I hope that if I am ever able to move into Big Data that wherever I am, it is done right and ethically.