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.

Alternative to the Kirkpatrick Model of Training Evaluation

LearnDash

If you have been in the elearning (or training) industry for any amount of time, then you are most likely aware of the Kirkpatrick model of learning evaluation. One could write an entire book on the Kirkpatrick model and the different levels, but I am not going to get into too much detail.

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Measuring eLearning ROI With Kirkpatrick’s Model of Training Evaluation

Adobe Captivate

In this blog, I outline how you can use the Kirkpatrick’s model of training evaluation as a model to measure training effectiveness and impact. What is Kirkpatrick’s model of training evaluation? How can you use Kirkpatrick’s model of training evaluation to measure ROI?

Is Kirkpatrick’s Model of Evaluating a Training Program The Best? – Part 3

CommLab India

This is the third blog in the Kirkpatrick Model of Instruction series. In the first part of the series, I covered the need to evaluate any training program and the basics of the Kirkpatrick model of evaluating a training program.

Determining The ROI Of eLearning – Using Kirkpatrick’s Model Of Training Evaluation

EI Design

In this article, I outline how you can use the Kirkpatrick’s model of training evaluation to measure training effectiveness, its impact, and the ROI of eLearning. Training Needs Analysis (TNA). Assessing the gain for business. What Is Kirkpatrick’s Model Of Training Evaluation?

Measuring training effectiveness — the Kirkpatrick model

Matrix

So it is only natural for businesses to want be able to quantify the value that training sessions bring to the organization. Luckily, Donald Kirkpatrick created a training evaluation model that gives this process a clear structure.

Flipping Kirkpatrick

Big Dog, Little Dog

And I think the reason why is that because Kirkpatrick basically nailed it, but presented it wrong.

Top 5 Performance Support Apps for Learning Designers

Learnnovators

that creates high-level training designs based on the results of Allen’s proprietary Answer rapid needs analysis, thereby empowering learning designers to build engaging and impactful courses. Task Analysis Job Aid’ App. Kirkpatrick’s Evaluation Model’ App.

Free eBook: Practical Approaches To Determine The ROI Of eLearning – Using Kirkpatrick’s Model Of Training Evaluation

EI Design

This free eBook, Free eBook: Practical Approaches To Determine The ROI Of eLearning – Using Kirkpatrick’s Model Of Training Evaluation, provides practical tips that you can use to measure the effectiveness of online training, leading to the ROI on your training spend. Practical Approaches To Determine The ROI Of eLearning – Using Kirkpatrick’s Model Of Training Evaluation. What is Kirkpatrick’s model of training evaluation?

Alternatives to Kirkpatrick

bozarthzone

While the Kirkpatrick taxonomy is something of a sacred cow in training circles—and much credit goes to Donald Kirkpatrick for being the first to attempt to apply intentional evaluation to workplace training efforts—it is not the only approach. Apart from being largely atheoretical and ascientific (hence, 'taxonomy', not 'model' or 'theory'), several critics find the Kirkpatrick taxonomy seriously flawed. More later on alternatives to the Kirkpatrick taxonomy.

How to Build a Business Case for Learning Technology | A Business Value Flowchart

Degreed

Traditional learning measurement tools, like Kirkpatrick’s training evaluation model or Brinkerhoff’s success case method, don’t work for technology investments. Technology and business leaders don’t just look at hard costs and benefits, either.

TOP 5 PERFORMANCE SUPPORT APPS FOR LEARNING DESIGNERS

Learnnovators

that creates high-level training designs based on the results of Allen’s proprietary Answer rapid needs analysis, thereby empowering learning designers to build engaging and impactful courses. Task Analysis Job Aid’ App. Kirkpatrick’s Evaluation Model’ App.

Don Kirkpatrick’s Contribution to Learning & Development

CLO Magazine

The name evolved from the fact that they were published as four installments, each one adding another level to the analysis. The Business Of LearningI just saw an announcement that Don will retire from the speaking circuit this year. Few people have single-handedly made such an impact on our profession. I have known Don for years and his story is very interesting. Don got his start in learning when he was working on his Ph.D.

Online Courses Are Golden: Can an LMS Help Your Business Cash In?

Talented Learning

And if you already offer online courses, you’re probably looking for ways to expand this line of business. In the past, LMS vendors were staffed primarily with instructional experts who focused on challenges like the possibility of achieving Kirkpatrick Level 4 capabilities.

Kirkpatrick - misunderstood again

Learning Rocks

Acres of screen and print pages have been given over to the relevance or otherwise of Kirkpatrick's model of evaluation. Today a colleague received a request to make sure the course he was working on featured Kirkpatrick analysis. The client wanted a survey at the end of the course that addressed all four levels of Kirkpatrick in one go: what do you think of this training course? Still, being an elearning guy now does have its benefit - no more bloody business hotels.

Kirkpatrick - misunderstood again

Learning Rocks

Acres of screen and print pages have been given over to the relevance or otherwise of Kirkpatrick's model of evaluation. Today a colleague received a request to make sure the course he was working on featured Kirkpatrick analysis. The client wanted a survey at the end of the course that addressed all four levels of Kirkpatrick in one go: what do you think of this training course? Still, being an elearning guy now does have its benefit - no more bloody business hotels.

Conducting Post-Course Evaluations

CourseArc

The industry standard Kirkpatrick model measures training based on the four levels of analysis: Level 1: Did the learners enjoy training? Level 4: What business results can be attributed to the training?

What’s New In Enterprise Learning?

Dashe & Thomson

Kaufman’s model connects performance to expectation and includes analyses of available corporate resources, organizational payoffs, and a mega analysis of societal contributions. Does it improve on Kirkpatrick?

Podcast 32: Building a Customer Education Business Case – With Bill Cushard of Learndot

Talented Learning

It’s not just because it’s the hottest segment of the extended enterprise learning market, but because it’s a fascinating specialty that blends marketing, instructional design and business strategy. But eventually, I lost interest in being considered business “overhead.”

Measurement, Meet Management

CLO Magazine

Usually and apparently falsely attributed to management guru Peter Drucker, it nonetheless pops up in management speak and business circles far and wide. That disconnect between measurement efforts and business outcomes may help explain learning professionals’ general dissatisfaction.

How to Measure the Business Impact of Your Workforce Training Programs

EI Design

Given the significant investment on time and money organizations make on workforce training programs, there is an intrinsic need to ascertain its impact on business. Challenges in measuring the business impact of your workforce training programs.

More on Re-evaluating Evaluation – Jack Phillips and ROI

Dashe & Thomson

I have been blogging a lot about Training Evaluation this year—mostly Kirkpatrick , but also Brinkerhoff and Scriven. I just realized that I haven’t included a single word about Jack Phillips , who introduced Return on Investment (ROI) as Level 5 to Kirkpatrick’s Four Levels of Evaluation.

Impact and ROI of Learning: Worth Pursuing or Not?

CLO Magazine

Aligning learning to business goals and measuring levels 1 through 3 are always good ideas, so no disagreement there. In other cases, statistical analysis like regression may be used to estimate the isolated impact from the training.

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In Defense of the Four Levels

Integrated Learnings

Over the past year or so, I’ve noticed several comments about how Kirkpatrick’s model of four levels of evaluation is outdated. An initial gap analysis should identify specific business needs (level 4) and what is required to fulfill those needs (level 3). We talk a lot about the need for improved diligence in the field with measuring job performance and business results. Like any model, Kirkpatrick’s four levels has limitations. By Shelley A. Gable.

Are You Measuring the Business Impact of Your Employee Training Programs?

ePath Learning

Quite often, those executives that fund training budgets are eager to see the connection between investing in learning (including learning technologies) and business value. These training results constitute business impact. Define Business Impact Indicators.

How Employee Performance determines the Success of Your Training Program

eFront

It’s also an excellent way to gauge how employees are able to contribute to the business. And its best benefit – it is an avenue for rewards and recognition of the business’ top employee performance and thus, also an instrument for augmenting both employee morale and productivity.

Introduction to Evaluation in e-Learning

eFront

Evaluating e-Learning Development Searching & Evaluation Web Resources Undertaking a Needs Analysis for e-Learning e-Learning Concepts and Techniques: e-Learning Evaluation This e-book, e-Learning Concepts and Techniques, is the result of a collaborative effort by students in the Bloomsburg University, Department of Instructional Design spring 2006 e-Learning Concepts and Techniques online class as well as several guest authors and contributors from around the world.

Measuring the Success of Your E-Learning Modules – Three Essential Areas to Assess

Capytech

Training on topics like quality, communication, and leadership skills requires a much more subjective analysis of success. Kirkpatrick Model of Training Evaluation. It was developed in the 1950s by Dr Donald Kirkpatrick, an American university professor.

[Free Webinar] How to measure and maximize the ROI of eLearning

Adobe Captivate

This begins with the Training Needs Analysis, or TNA phase, and successively builds up right up to the determination of its impact on business. What is Kirkpatrick’s model of training evaluation? What is Kirkpatrick-Phillips evaluation model of training? •

48 Books Every Aspiring Chief Learning Officer Should Read

TalentLMS

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. Kirkpatrick’s Four Levels of Training Evaluation by James D. Kirkpatrick.

Workplace Learning 2025 – What is the ROI of learning and development?

Learning Pool

While ROI can be elusive, organisations that do it well are starting with the business metric and examining performance outcomes,” says CIPD head of L&D Andy Lancaster. But it is more useful to examine ROI through the lens of the business cycle.

The Top 7 Was You Can Utilize Your Remaining 2018 Training Budget

Coreaxis

Increase Advanced Core Skills – Strong core skills are vital to achieving business results. To truly measure the impact of learning, you need to build a complete evaluation strategy which incorporates the total continuum of Kirkpatrick (Reaction, Learning, Behavior, Results).

Boost your L&D visibility & credibility – The Annual Learning Report

Learning Wire

This article enables you to create your own Annual Learning Report, offering an opportunity to boost your credibility and visibility for key business stakeholders. Critical remarks have been placed at commonly used models to capture the added value of L&D, as Kirkpatrick’s model.

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ELM Expert Series: 3 Fundamental Pillars to Sales Training Success

eLearningMind

Instructional design uses analysis and instructional theory to ensure higher retention of information through intelligent program design. One of the more well-known methodologies for evaluating effectiveness is the “Kirkpatrick Model”. Business impact. What’s Your Foundation?

Learning Analytics: Advanced Evaluation Complexity

Watershed

We see this in our Learning Analytics Research Study data , where there isn’t one analysis type that has significantly more report views than the rest. Advanced Evaluation & Analysis Types. This process is loosely based on Kirkpatrick’s four levels of learning evaluation.

Instructional Design: The Process – 1

Origin Learning

Measure the learning effectiveness with Kirkpatrick’s Four Levels of Training Evaluation. Similarly, a blended learning mode uses a combination of digital and classroom learning in varying proportions, depending on the Learning Need Analysis (LNA).

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

Convergence Training

Industrial Training Tips for More Productive Employees & Better Business Performance. Tip 2: Understand Your Organization’s Business Goals. The Association of Talent Development (ATD) has created a six-step performance improvement model that includes: Performance analysis.