Kirkpatrick Revisited | Social Learning Blog

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Social Learning Blog Training and Performance Improvement in the Real World Home About Bios Subscribe to RSS Kirkpatrick Revisited by Barbara on April 18, 2011 in Instructional Design After I finished my post a few weeks ago on Reevaluating Evaluation , I found out that Donald Kirkpatrick , the granddaddy of the Four Levels of Evaluation, was taking a farewell tour before his retirement and would be presenting a workshop at the American Society of Training and Development (ASTD) in Minneapolis.

Give User Adoption the Respect it Deserves | Social Learning Blog

Dashe & Thomson

Social Learning Blog Training and Performance Improvement in the Real World Home About Bios Subscribe to RSS Give User Adoption the Respect it Deserves by Paul on May 17, 2011 in user adoption User adoption is the single biggest challenge when implementing new technology – it is now and it has been for 15 years. Features are rarely the driving force behind successful user adoption. Many companies don’t take user adoption into account when designing their applications.


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Measuring Training Effectiveness Through Gaming

Dashe & Thomson

Evaluation Gaming Theory evaluation feedback gaming Kirkpatrick user adoptionA very common question that Instructional Designers field from clients goes something like this: “The training plan looks great; now how will I be able to tell if it has an impact?” While this is a perfectly natural question – after all, why else would one buy training – it can be a particularly difficult [.] The post Measuring Training Effectiveness Through Gaming appeared first on Social Learning Blog.

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Measuring Training Effectiveness Through Gaming

Dashe & Thomson

For instance, the vaunted Kirkpatrick model (covered with great erudition in a series of posts by my colleague, Barbara Camm), which has been the gold standard of project assessment for over fifty years, requires a good deal of time to implement correctly across all four levels – the kind of time that rarely seems to exist in real-world corporate training. To see what I mean, let’s take a look at the four levels of the Kirkpatrick method: Now think of your favorite video-game.

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What is the Kirkpatrick Model of Learning Evaluation?

Growth Engineering

So, learn from the sagely wisdom of Donald Kirkpatrick – a hero of learning evaluation. So, you can use the leader board to see which learners have truly adopted new behaviours. If you do, you need Kirkpatrick’s model. Do you evaluate your learning’s return on investment? Most learning managers agree that they spend too much time on delivery and nowhere near enough time on learning evaluation.

Why Adopt Microlearning – 15 Questions Answered

Adobe Captivate

This article addresses 15 questions on microlearning covering its definition, benefits, usage, impact, and why you should adopt it. Why Adopt Microlearning? Their widest adoption continues to be as Performance Support Tools or PSTs (just-in-time leaning aids). Let’s take a look at the impact on ROI that microlearning creates in the light of Kirkpatrick’s model of evaluation.

Measuring Success (ROI) of a Training MOOC, Part 1

Your Training Edge

The most widely used (at least in theory) method of evaluating training programs is the four-level model developed by Donald Kirkpatrick. In the next post, I’ll explore some specific recommendations for how the tools and principles behind MOOCs can be used to assess the impact of training on the different levels in Kirkpatrick’s model. Featured Posts Learning & Development MOOC Training behavior Kirkpatrick model learning Reaction results training roi

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Measuring Success (ROI) of a Training MOOC, Part 2

Your Training Edge

In the previous post, I outlined the four-level model of evaluation developed by Donald Kirkpatrick. Measuring success at this level is easily adopted into a MOOC, with the opportunity to collect much, much more data. The goal of these two articles has been to explore a way to meaningfully assess the value of training MOOCs, a topic that will have increased relevance in the near future as more companies adopt this new format and the evaluation tools improve.

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eLearning ROI Case Study: How To Maximize Your Returns

Dan Keckan

This demonstrates how you can maximize the ROI by adopting our approach, based on Kirkpatrick’s model of training evaluation. I share an eLearning ROI case study that demonstrates how L&D teams can improve and maximize the ROI of corporate training. This post was first published on eLearning Industry. Corporate eLearning Corporate eLearning Best Practices Corporate Learning And Development Corporate Training eLearning ROI

Falling Head Over Heels for Online Learning: The 5 Love Languages of the Instructional Designer


These folks LOVE online learning and you can too by learning and adopting the 5 Love Languages of the Instructional Designer. Online learning can conjure some strong love-hate emotions in learners everywhere.

Falling Head Over Heels for Online Learning: The 5 Love Languages of the Instructional Designer


These folks LOVE online learning and you can too by learning and adopting the 5 Love Languages of the Instructional Designer. Online learning can conjure some strong love-hate emotions in learners everywhere.

The Power of Simplicity

CLO Magazine

Don Kirkpatrick gave his farewell presentation on the four levels at ASTD’s annual International Conference & Exposition in Orlando last week. He believes the four levels have been so widely adopted because they are easy to understand and easy to implement. The Business Of Learning Kirkpatrick scorecardsHe led two sessions, which were overflowing, and there was a long line at the bookstore to get his autograph. At 86, he is retiring from the speaking circuit.


Training: The Value of Assessments

The Logical Blog by IconLogic

Kirkpatrick and Wendy Kayser Kirkpatrick, published in 2010, makes this case. According to their scheme, which they call the Kirkpatrick Business Partnership Model, there are four levels of results that can be assessed: Reaction, Learning, Behaviors, and Results. Have they adopted new behaviors? If you have an opinion on the Kirkpatricks' work or on other aspects of how and whether we need to do assessments of training success, we would love to hear from you.

Business-aligned strategies for Leadership Development: An Interview with Dr. Yvonne Catino, VP, Leadership and OD, Infopro Learning

Infopro Learning

Also, the benefit of adopting virtual environment for training is very evident in the current business scenario. More and more employees are now willing to adopting a virtual, boundary less organization – and that has been the greatest shift for the global workplace.

Measuring The Effectiveness of Your Blended Learning Program

Obsidian Learning

You are likely familiar with Kirkpatrick’s model 1 of the 4 levels of evaluation: The higher you go up the levels, the more time and resources required, but the better the information you obtain. Kirkpatrick & Kirkpatrick (2005) suggest that placing a dollar value on the benefits of training for non-skills-related topics is impossible. The adoption of assessment methodologies is thus imperative for businesses and training organizations.

Insurance Agent Training Delivers Sales Results for Aflac

dVinci Interactive

Deidre points out that catering to the general characteristics of salespeople with techniques like gaming has led to greater adoption, engagement and success. To evaluate training effectiveness, Aflac uses the five levels of the Kirkpatrick evaluation model. Video interview with Aflac’s Product Training Manager. At the Training Industry Conference and Expo (TICE), I had the opportunity to speak with Deidre Williams, Aflac’s Product Training Manager.

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Corporate Learning Trends 2021 – How to Embrace New Normals


The Kirkpatrick model of measurement has been around for more than 50 years. A handful of other measurement models have emerged over that time, many attempting to expand on Kirkpatrick and address some of its limitations. Corporate Learning Trends 2021 – How to Embrace New Normals.

Stop Evaluating Training!

Upside Learning

Kirkpatrick’s evaluation model has long been the holy grail of training effectiveness measurement to businesses. My response to clients has typically been: If you are referring to Kirkpatrick Levels 1 & 2 it’s not very difficult; ‘smiley sheets’ will tell us about Reaction, and ‘assessments’ can help determine Learning. "So how do you evaluate the success of eLearning that you create?"

Big data challenges: Tackling 5 bear-traps in learning analytics (and how to avoid them)

Learning Pool

In addition, the training world has amassed over the last sixty years numberless refinements to, and revisions of, its own popular four-step model for learning evaluation created by Kirkpatrick and Katzell. To combat bunker mentality adopt an agile mindset.

eLearning ROI Case Study: How To Maximize Your Returns

EI Design

This demonstrates how you can maximize the ROI by adopting our approach, based on Kirkpatrick’s model of training evaluation. While we use Kirkpatrick’s model of training evaluation and Kirkpatrick–Phillips evaluation model of training as the baseline, we have enhanced this further through a combination of practical approaches and tips highlighted in the eLearning ROI case study given below.

5 Best Employee Training Books

WalkMe Training Station

Transferring Learning to Behavior: Using the Four Levels to Improve Performance, by Donald L Kirkpatrick and James D Kirkpatrick, 2005. In 1959, Donald Kirkpatrick changed the way we think about training course evaluation with his four-level model – reaction, learning, behavior, and results. This book explores the relationship between behavior and learning, and applies it using Kirkpatrick’s defining theory.

The Essential Guide to Learning Analytics in the Age of Big Data

Lambda Solutions

The widespread adoption of digital technology has created an explosion of data. The Kirkpatrick Evaluation Model and the related Phillips’ Model (see the next chapter) were developed to evaluate the effectiveness of online learning based on the impact it has on your organization.

Predictions for 2009

eLearning Cyclops

Regard m-learning, Apple iPhone and Blackberry will finally adopt Flash Lite with many other phones following their lead. Finally, after too many training departments are downsized, we will read Kirkpatrick's 4 Levels of Evaluation , again! My predictions for 2009: With the continued economic difficulties, e-learning will grow due to its cost efficiency, or at least its perceived cost efficiency.

Whatever Happened to Simulation in eLearning?


At the same time, the adoption of authoring tools like Captivate and Storyline, while opening up eLearning “programming” to non-programmers, further limit interactive options to those that each respective tool supports without custom coding. Now, where is your evaluation potential on the Kirkpatrick chart?

7 tips for developing a successful learning analytics strategy post-Covid

Learning Pool

A particular initiative needs to be evaluated (usually after the fact), and the methodology to be adopted is specific to that program.

5 Tips To Maximize The ROI Of Online Training

Adobe Captivate

In this article, I outline a popular ROI methodology (using Kirkpatrick’s model of evaluation), and 5 tips that you can use to maximize ROI in corporate training. Most of us are familiar with the Kirkpatrick’s model of evaluation. This is how this combination would work: After establishing the gain through the 4 levels of Kirkpatrick’s model of evaluation, we can monetize it (that is, associate a monetary value to it).

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Evaluating Training – Capturing the Benefits Aspect of ROI

Obsidian Learning

In this context, the adoption of assessment methodologies becomes a critical imperative for businesses and training organizations. In the L&D world, we are all familiar with Kirkpatrick’s Four Levels of Evaluation. Learning objectives map to Kirkpatrick’s Levels 1 and 2. Application and impact objectives map to Kirkpatrick’s levels 3 and 4, respectively. New post Evaluating Training – Capturing the Benefits Aspect of ROI on Obsidian Learning.

Free L&D webinars for January 2021

Limestone Learning

You Can Evaluate Soft Skills Training with the Kirkpatrick Model Have you been tasked with showing the value of a major soft skills initiative, such as leadership development, onboarding or change management? “ Winter, landscape, snow ” by Michael Gaida is licensed by Pixabay.

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Is the Recession Bad for Effective Learning Solutions?

Upside Learning

This mix of cost pressure and need to still keep an eye on training to survive and grow beyond the recession phase, in my belief, started the second wave of adoption of eLearning. In the last few months (6 to 9 months) we (as a solutions provider) have seen an increase in inquiries focused on adopting eLearning primarily to compensate for the budget cuts and to reduce overall training costs.

How To Measure The ROI Of Online Training?

Adobe Captivate

As traditional eLearning moves towards mobile learning or mLearning and provides learners the flexibility to learn on the device of their choice (notably tablets and smartphones), the eLearning adoption is gaining further momentum. Let’s begin by re-looking at the gains most organizations seek when they adopt eLearning and see how many of these translate to reduction in costs and hence improvement in returns. Most of us are familiar with Kirkpatrick’s model of evaluation.

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Learning Measurement: A Work in Progress

CLO Magazine

Learning evaluation and measurement have come a long way since Donald Kirkpatrick, widely credited as a trailblazer in the field, first introduced his four levels of learning evaluation in 1959. Some learning practitioners are stuck on the basic levels of the Kirkpatrick taxonomy, while those who have ventured into the deeper levels struggle to determine impact and results. On one hand, learning leaders strive to adopt methods to help them understand how to improve programs.

The other 5 principles of learning reinforcement


Retention, engagement and adoption rates grow when there is a high degree of satisfaction. These should be set by starting with the fourth level of the Kirkpatrick model – the impact that should be observable at the end of the learning and reinforcement process. On his quest to find the best way to reinforce organizational learning, Anthonie Wurth identified seven principles for achieving this.

6 Tips To Maximize The Online Training ROI

EI Design

This is Kirkpatrick’s model of evaluation. You will note that each of these tips will influence different levels of Kirkpatrick’s model of evaluation. Adopting the right learning strategy to craft the online trainings. Once you have selected the project that has high-leverage, the focus moves to adopting the right learning strategy and creating courses that are effective. Adopting an effective assessment strategy. ROI of online training is a hot topic right now.

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Free eBook: ROI On Training – How Can You Measure It And Maximise It

EI Design

I have highlighted the usage of Performance Support Tools (PSTs) to push the application of learning as one of the “easy to implement” approaches you can adopt to maximize your ROI. How can you practically apply the methodology (Kirkpatrick’s model)? You will also find our other free eBooks interesting reads: Why You Should Adopt Microlearning Based Training. Why You Should Adopt Social Learning.

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Learning at Large Ep1: Building a learning culture for 45,000 salespeople


Paul and his team support over 45,000 salespeople with personal learning programs, adopting a strong design approach and a focus on tangible learning outcomes. But let’s use Kirkpatrick’s as an example. Simon: I’m just dropping in here to quickly explain what the Kirkpatrick model is. The Kirkpatrick model, which was developed by Donald Kirkpatrick in 1955, is one of the most commonly used methods to evaluate the effectiveness of learning solutions.

Why Companies Should Spend More on Social Learning | Social.

Dashe & Thomson

It sounds like Weejee is growing quickly with Ian and Tracy at the helm, but they too are frustrated with the slow adoption of informal learning. The slow adoption of social learning is not localized to Minnesota and North Carolina. Sohaib Athar (@ReallyVirtual) Either companies are afraid to be early adopters or they’re trying to scrimp.

7 Industrial Training Tips: Get Better Job Performance from Better Training

Convergence Training

Tip 4: Adopt a Human Performance Improvement (HPI) Approach. There are multiple models for doing this, but the Kirkpatrick model is the most common. Industrial employers want excellent performance, including efficiency and even innovation , from their work forces.