Bryan Chapman, Chapman Alliance, provides another great research service for the workforce learning professional in reporting development times across ILT and elearning for 2010. Contrasting this with the 2007 report [note you’ll need to scroll down for the 2007 data], I would have thought that we’d see the average flat versus more improve numbers.
In 2007 “average” ILT ratio was 34:1 (low range 10:1 to 72:1) versus in 2010 of 43:1 (low 22:1 to high 82:1). Note that these are development hours needed for one hour of delivery.
So what’s up here?
- Are the training issues tackled in the classroom more complex leading to higher development ratios?
- Or staff has been cut and drawn too thin leading to the higher ratio?
- Or something else?
BTW – The 2010 survey had nearly 2 x participants than the past survey.
Lessons: Internal groups should be aware of these studies and certainly have some measures in place that track effort and “explain” variances from this data.