How to Evaluate Learning: Kirkpatrick Model for the 21st Century—A Revision

Dashe & Thomson

I was asked by Wendy Kirkpatrick to remove the copyrighted Kirkpatrick diagrammatic model from my original blog post, How to Evaluate Learning: Kirkpatrick Model for the 21st Century. Kirkpatrick calls this Return on Expectations, or ROE.

Getting To Know ADDIE: Part 5 – Evaluation


The next step was creating a prototype and getting busy developing the course itself. Now, we are at the end of our journey, and all that is left to us is to examine the final stage of the ADDIE framework - Evaluation. ADDIE instructional design elearning methodology


ADDIE Backwards Planning Model

Big Dog, Little Dog

The ADDIE Backwards Model is quite similar to most other ADDIE type models. The steps in the Analysis Phase closely align with Phillips' Needs Model and Kirkpatrick's Four Levels of Evaluations.


Avoid and Correct Employee Evaluation Pitfalls

CLO Magazine

The traditional ADDIE (analyze, design, develop, implement, evaluate) model of instructional design reinforces this damaging belief. To obtain Level 4 metrics, we align to the business and its needs. Kirkpatrick and Wendy K.

Deeper eLearning Design: Part 1 – The Starting Point: Good Objectives


Once we get the objective, we can start following a design process such as ADDIE or SAM, but to assume we’re ready to design a learning experience when we receive a request for a course is a mistake. Our successes should be business successes! This is the first post in a series of six that covers Deeper eLearning. The goal of this series is to build upon good implementations of instructional design, and go deeper into the nuances of what makes learning that really works.

Adapting 20th Century Training Models for the Future

Integrated Learnings

For example, does your organization have a preferred model such as ADDIE, Kirkpatrick.? We still use the ADDIE model. For proof, see the 2010 recap of this blog organized around ADDIE. The genius of the ADDIE model, in my opinion, is its adaptability. So we still use ADDIE; we just move through the phases on a compressed schedule. Never before have we been able to so quickly respond to business learning needs and create training programs.


Back To Basics: Instructional Design Terminology

Obsidian Learning

ADDIE: A conceptual and iterative application model for instructional systems design; the components include: Analysis, Design, Development, Implementation, and Evaluation. Analysis: First phase of ADDIE. In our first Back to Basics blog “What is Instructional Design?”

An Instructional Design Toolkit

Torrance Learning

Align with business goals. Cathy Moore’s Action Mapping approach is our go-to for aligning instruction and performance supports with business goals and tangible action on the job. Many instructional designers are familiar with Kirkpatrick’s Levels of Evaluation and that’s a great start.

Using Agile Learning Design to Align Training Programs with Business Objectives

Training Industry

One of the challenges that training professionals continue to face is how to align their learning programs with business objectives. Out of 96 Fortune 500 CEOs who participated in a study conducted by Fortune Magazine, 92 CEOs wanted to see proof that training solutions were aligned with business objectives. I realize, as an industry, it’s probably going to be a long time before we replace ADDIE with Agile.

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Instructional Design: The Process – 1

Origin Learning

If we were to attend a workshop on Instructional Design, I would envision it to look something like this: >ADDIE model has been listed again and separately because of its importance in the ID process. This series will focus on the ADDIE framework for designing learning solutions.

48 Books Every Aspiring Chief Learning Officer Should Read


Learning & business strategy books (4). Indeed, you’ll get valuable resources like principles of team-based learning design, as well as different models for building business simulations. Put you ADDIEs down. Kirkpatrick’s Four Levels of Training Evaluation by James D.

#ASTD2012 ICE: Recap of day 2 and 3

Challenge to Learn

Michael Allen – Leaving ADDIE for SAM. Amy Kirkpatrick – implementing the improved Kirkpatrick model A good presentation outlining the changes in the model to keep it up to date. These where two long days. I saw some great presentations and some that were not.

Evaluating Training Effectiveness and ROI


Luckily, there exists an all-purpose tool widely used by managers responsible for internal training processes - Donald Kirkpatrick’s Learning Evaluation Model. The Donald Kirkpatrick’s Learning Evaluation Model consists of four levels: Level 1.

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Are you a victim or a Learning Activist?

Spark Your Interest

When your business case for a program is rejected by an executive committee or the CFO snorts at your proposal, don’t give up. Recently @dpontefract wrote in CLO magazine about his feelings on the Kirkpatrick levels of evaluation. If it is increasing mobile learning, eliminating the next button or alternatives to ADDIE ( drink ), be true to your cause.

Measuring Learning Effectiveness: Beyond Training Happy Sheets & Memory Recall

Learning Cafe

Despite Learning measurement frameworks like Kirkpatrick and Philips ROI that have been around for so many years, defining meaningful measures still continues to be a big challenge for L&D. ‘E’ is the most ignored in ADDIE.

Measuring Learning Effectiveness: Beyond Training Happy Sheets & Memory Recall

Learning Cafe

Despite Learning measurement frameworks like Kirkpatrick and Philips ROI that have been around for so many years, defining meaningful measures still continues to be a big challenge for L&D. ‘E’ has become the most ignored in ADDIE.

What is an Instructional Design Model?

CommLab India

Organizations are realizing that a well-trained and efficient workforce is a decisive factor for business success. Some of them are: ADDIE Model. Models such as ADDIE and Kemp follow a linear approach where the completion of one step is logically followedby the next step.

Discussing the ASTD Handbook, eLearning, and Published Expertise with Elaine Biech

Web Courseworks

For example when contemplating the topic of evaluation several influential and respected names immediately come to mind: Kirkpatrick, Phillips, Brinkerhoff, and others. We all know that executives are very busy people. Is SAM really better than ADDIE?

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Social Media Metrics

Clark Quinn

Until we get around to a whitepaper or something on metrics, here’re some thoughts: Frankly, the problem with Kirkpatrick (sort of like with LMS’ and ADDIE, *drink*) is not in the concept, but in the execution. You might check not only key business metrics, but look for impacts on retention and morale as well, if the benefits of improving work environments are to believed (and I do). I continue to get asked about social learning metrics.

Procurement and the LMS – Friend or Foe?

eLearning 24-7

I mean, they must be well versed in the best methods for training/learning, what makes a successful trainer, how people learn, the Kirkpatrick thing (if you are still a fan of it), and oh, oh ADDIE. Yep, must be an expert, because otherwise, I’m lost – just as I suspect they would be if you asked them to define ADDIE. It shouldn’t be about the appropriate business process or in alignment with some other this or that.


The Ultimate Glossary of eLearning Terms


Here at LearnUpon, we’re all about helping businesses better understand eLearning so they can get better results from their training. ADDIE (Analysis Design Development Implementation). The ADDIE model is an acronym: Analysis, Design, Development, Implementation, and Evaluation.

LearnTrends: Backchannel

Jay Cross

Amy Graff: I teach students going into business (online). Holly MacDonald: We need to talk about outcomes and business results within our orgs/with clients, not focus on "how" - that is stuff that we talk about with each other. jadekaz: Addie tells us past.

How to build an effective online course

eLearning 24-7

Kirkpatrick? ADDIE? We didn’t have folks dressed in suits, nor business attire, because our target audience didn’t wear those types of clothes. I thought it would be easy. Easy to find information on how to build an effective online course (aka as WBT). I thought a few pages into Google and something would be viewable for everyone to understand. Then I did the search. And repeated it six months later. And what I saw, was poor. Theory was everywhere. Gagne?

The Effectiveness of Learning – deleting “instruction”

Learning Cafe

There are a range of ISD models, most of which revolve around the basic Analysis, Design, Development, Implementation and Evaluation (ADDIE) components. ID is where we essentially bolt down specific performance objectives, specific assessment items/approaches that relate directly to the outcomes inherent within the objectives, and specific teaching strategies (the Design phase of ADDIE).

How Can Infographics Produce Better E-Learning Courses?

Rapid eLearning

I like them because they remind me a little of I Spy where you get to explore a busy graphic and search for interesting nuggets of information. Understanding Kirkpatrick’s 4 Levels of Evaluation. The ADDIE Model: A Visual Representation. Infographics are the hot!

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Revamping 70-20-10

CLO Magazine

Many of these, such as the Kirkpatrick evaluation levels, carrot and stick motivational programs and the ADDIE model have been around since the 1960s. The Kirkpatrick framework made sense in a world based on courses and classrooms. Consider the ADDIE model today. The portfolio metaphor for talent development is useful because it exists in business and the arts. The 70-20-10 model for professional development is a valuable but dated approach in need of a checkup.

CLO Symposium

Jay Cross

This is a framework for reporting the business results of learning in a rigorous, structured manner. It replaces the inward-looking mumbo-jumbo of Kirkpatrick and the Phillips with business measures.

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10.2 Strategic Ways to Ensure Learning Begets Performance Improvement

Wonderful Brain

If you find this concept plausible, if the clarity with which business results are expressed, then the more accurate learning objectives can be formed. We follow ADDIE, or Gagne or Aldrich, et. Simple Things A Business Must Do To Ensure Learning Will Yield Quality Results.