Measure continuous learning engagement

Track metrics to measure continuous learning engagement in your organization

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In Cronycle, admins can now measure continuous learning engagement with Metrics, and assess how information is being reviewed, read and saved, within the organization. This is also useful for other use cases such as monitoring news.

Learning organizations

Cronycle feeds deliver updated filtered content to individuals and small teams, helping them learn and reconsider mental models, in particular with external information. Cronycle Topics also filters relevant information related to any of 80k+ subjects, making it easier to navigate fields, grow knowledge and expertise.

Boards are a great collaborative space to collect and discuss information, thus empowering teams to build a shared vision. Boards can also be shared to subscribers within the organization (in Cronycle), or many integrations such as Microsoft Teams, supporting team learning.

Mental models, shared vision and team learning cover three of the five characteristics described by Peter Senge in his book The Fifth Discipline, the foundation for learning organizations.

With the addition of metrics in Cronycle, organization admins can now measure learning engagement.

What continuous learning engagement does Cronycle measure?

In this first version, organization admins can check the following three metrics:

  • Feed visits
  • Content read in feeds
  • Content pinned to boards

In all these cases, the metrics show the actions done by users within your organization. It does not show data about external users accessing your publications.

Measure continuous learning engagement with metrics - overview

Access Metrics by clicking on the organization avatar and name in the top left corner.

The default time period in metrics covers the last 7 complete days (d-1 to d-7). You can change the dates – simply click on dates near the top right, and use the calendar. The time filter remains in place while you stay in the metrics section, going from Visits to Reads and Pins. Note that the oldest data available is June 17th, 2020.

Let’s dive deeper into each set of metrics provided.

Feed visits

Measure continuous learning engagement with metrics - feed visits

Total feed visits correspond to each time a user in your Cronycle organization opens a feed – whether on the web or iOS app. With your cursor, you can show the number of visits per day. The same logic applies to all the graphs.

Below the main graph, the “Top Feeds” table shows the feeds ordered by amount of feed visits (descending). Feeds without any visit do not appear. Note also that we do not differentiate the time when a feed did not exist from a feed with no visit.

The table also shows how many unique users viewed the feed, who owns the feed, the type of feed, and the name of the organization (to spot followed feeds from outside).

You can click on any row in the table to show additional details about that feed.

feed visits details

A side panel opens with the rank in the table, feed information, and two graphs. The first is the number of visits for that feed and the second amount of unique users. Both show these numbers over the same time period as set on the other pages. The number in the top left corner of these graphs shows the total in the time period.

Reads from feeds

When looking at measuring continuous learning engagement, mere visits is not enough. You probably want to know if users find relevant content. There are two ways to know that, the first being reads from feeds.

Measure continuous learning engagement with metrics - reads from feeds

This metric shows each time a user clicked on an individual item in any feed, to read it in Cronycle or in the original source. We have no proof that the content was actually read, but a good signal it was intriguing enough.

Like for feed visits, you can see a graph, this time with reads per day, followed by a table. Rather than showing feeds, this table shows the most read content, in an ascending order.

Clicking on any row shows the side panel with details.

read from feeds details

At the top, you can see the rank, content information (including excerpt and domain with original link) and amount of unique readers. Below, a graph shows reads over time, and how many happened within Cronycle vs outside (opening original source). Finally, the detail view shows a list of feeds this content was read from.


The most telling sign of engagement we can measure is pinning. When a user pins (ie saves) a piece of content from a feed to a board, it clearly tells that this item has enough value to come back to later or to be used.

Measure continuous learning engagement with metrics - pins from feeds

The pins metrics page shows again a graph with amount of pins from feeds to boards over time, and the list of top feeds in terms of pin production.

The details panel shows the pins and unique users over time, and a graph detailing per type of content.

pins from feeds details

There are two categories of content in feeds:

  • Articles & videos – usually the bulk of content
  • Twitter conversations – threads in Twitter involving at least two topical influencers

Below the graph, check the list of boards content was pinned to (from this feed), with the amount of items pinned, and pins per type.

Try metrics today to measure continuous learning engagement!

This concludes the first version of Cronycle metrics. We believe this will help you measure continuous learning engagement in your organization (or measure how news are being monitored).

We’ll continue adding more views to include how information flows across teams on boards, content added and read on boards, etc.

To start using metrics, you’ll need an Enterprise account. Please meet with us to arrange a demo.

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