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. Behavior: To what degree did the learners apply what they learned back on the job?

To “Kirkpatrick” or not to “Kirkpatrick”, that is the Question (or is it?)

Learning Rebels

To “Kirkpatrick” or not to “Kirkpatrick”, that is the question. Many a person has debated the Kirkpatrick evaluation taxonomy. To name a few: Dan Pontefract: Dear Kirkpatrick’s: You Still Don’t Get It (a personal favorite).

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Evaluating ELearning ROI with Kirkpatrick

LearnDash

Most business make decisions based on how it will impact their bottom-line. Businesses that do this well stay in business. Using The Kirkpatrick Model. One of the more well known ways to measure elearning and training initiatives is with the Kirkpatrick evaluation model.

Kirkpatrick Revisited | Social Learning Blog

Dashe & Thomson

I have included Kirkpatrick’s Four Levels of Evaluation in every proposal I have ever written, and I wanted to hear from Kirkpatrick himself regarding his take on the current state of evaluation and whether his four levels are still viable. Level 3: Behavior.

Kirkpatrick’s Four Levels of Evaluation

Learnnovators

It was while writing his thesis in 1952 that Donald Kirkpatrick became interested in evaluating training programs. The four-level model developed by Kirkpatrick is now universally used in gauging training effectiveness.

KIRKPATRICK’S FOUR LEVELS OF EVALUATION

Learnnovators

It was while writing his thesis in 1952 that Donald Kirkpatrick became interested in evaluating training programs. According to Kirkpatrick, evaluating training programs is necessary for the following reasons: 1.

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.

Training Evaluation Beyond Kirkpatrick

Training Industry

Because showing the return on investment from training involves many components and metrics that are not readily measurable, such as the behavioral changes in the learner’s day-to-day work as a result of the training they attended. Today, when we discuss training evaluation, we likely reference Kirkpatrick’s model with the familiar four levels: reaction, learning, behavior and results. First, true learning implies change, in this case of behavior.

Kirkpatrick's Four Levels of Training Evaluation: A Critique

The Performance Improvement Blog

At the end of Dan McCarthy’s blog post , “How to Evaluate a Training Program”, in which he explains his pre-post, survey approach to applying the Kirkpatrick four levels of training evaluation , he asks: Has anyone used a system like this, or something better?

The Kirkpatrick-Phillips Model – Part 4

CommLab India

In the third part of this series, we looked at the advantages and disadvantages of the Kirkpatrick Model of Evaluating a training program. I mentioned the Kirkpatrick-Phillips Model of Evaluation in passing, and promised you more on this “ evolved ” model. Kirkpatrick Model.

Kirkpatrick’s Model: How to Calculate eLearning ROI

LearnUpon

Calculating eLearning ROI using Kirkpatrick’s Evaluation Model. To do this, you’ll need to use Kirkpatrick’s Model of Training Evaluation for the ROI calculation. What is Kirkpatrick’s Model of Training Evaluation? Level 3 – Behavior.

50 Years of the Kirkpatrick Model

Upside Learning

In the fifty years since, his thoughts (Reaction, Learning, Behavior, and Results) have gone on to evolve into the legendary Kirkpatrick’s Four Level Evaluation Model and become the basis on which learning & development departments can show the value of training to the business.

How to Evaluate Learning: The Kirkpatrick Model for the 21st Century

Dashe & Thomson

Kirkpatrick’s revised “Four Levels of Evaluation” model, what we need to do is find out what success looks like in the eyes of these senior managers and stakeholders and let them define their expectations for the training program. Behavior).

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

InfoPro Learning

Empowering leaders is the key for organizational success in the cut-throat competitive business environment of today. For modern businesses, the key to successful leadership development is achieving an appropriate balance between knowledge-exchange, action and reflection.

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. Assessing the gain for business. What Is Kirkpatrick’s Model Of Training Evaluation? Level 3: Behavior.

Kirkpatrick’s Model of Evaluation – the Very Basics of the Model: Part 2

CommLab India

According to Dr. Don Kirkpatrick, there are three reasons to evaluate a training program: To know how to improve future training programs. In my previous blog, I presented a brief introduction to the Kirkpatrick’s Model of Evaluation and its impact on training 1.

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.

Become a Strategic Partner Through Effective Training Evaluation #ASTD2014 @Jim_Kirkpatrick

Learning Visions

James Kirkpatrick, Senior Consultant Kirkpatrick Partners Sometimes we have to do the politically incorrect thing. We have to choose to take the disruptive, high road of business partnership instead of the easy road. What are the business reasons?

Kirkpatrick's Revised Four Level Evaluation Model

Big Dog, Little Dog

I had an interesting discussion with Clark Quinn on using Kirkpatrick's model in learning processes other than courses. Clark argues that use of Kirkpatrick’s model is only for courses because training is the dominant discussion on their web site. Performance, Not Behavior.

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

Adobe Captivate

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. The measurement of ROI of eLearning needs an integrated approach that should begin during the Training Needs Analysis or TNA phase and should successively build up right up to the determination of its impact on business. Assessing the gain for business. What Is Kirkpatrick’s Model Of Training Evaluation?

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Free Webinar: The New World Kirkpatrick Four

Take an e-Learning Break

Think you "know Kirkpatrick"? Attend this session and be among the first to see the latest adaptation of the Kirkpatrick Four Levels TM. Thursday, February 17, 2011 Speakers: Donald Kirkpatrick, Ph.D., Author, Speaker, Thought Leader, Kirkpatrick Partners James Kirkpatrick, Ph.D.,

Flipping Kirkpatrick

Big Dog, Little Dog

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

Grow multicultural leaders with coaching, not just business English

CLO Magazine

As workforces continue to grow more diverse, human resources and learning and development teams have embraced language training programs, such as Business English and ESL, for multicultural employees. Leadership Development business english multicultural leadership

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. What on-the-job behavior/performance change will this require?

How to Measure Online Course Effectiveness

CourseArc

Every course or training initiative has at least one of two goals: to bridge knowledge gaps , and/or to transform the learner’s behavior. Kirkpatrick’s Four-Level Approach to Assessing Training Outcomes. LEVEL 3: Behavior. to reward behavioral change.

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.

Business Impact of Learning: What is Customer Experience Worth to You?

Talented Learning

For years, I’ve said that connecting employee learning with business impact doesn’t have to be a mind-bending challenge. In both cases, learning also affected business outcomes, but not in the same way. Winery Visit 1: Near-Term Business Impact.

Kirkpatrick’s Model of Evaluation – Making Maximum Use of Evaluation: Part 1

CommLab India

Kirkpatrick’s Model of Learning Evaluation. Of these four models of evaluation, the most successful one is the Kirkpatrick’s Model of Learning Evaluation (In fact, the Anderson’s Value of Learning Model is based on Kirkpatrick’s Model of Learning 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. Behavior – How well the new knowledge, skills, and attitudes are applied on the job. 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.

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Can you attribute business results directly to training?

Axonify

Yes, it is possible to directly attribute changes in business results to specific training activities. We can all recite the four levels of the Kirkpatrick Model (reaction, learning, behavior, results), but we still can’t prove the impact of training on business results.

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 3: How did the learners ’ behavior change after attending training? Level 4: What business results can be attributed to the training?

Don Kirkpatrick’s Contribution to Learning & Development

CLO Magazine

So, he created an approach to measure reaction, learning, behavior and results holistically. 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.

How to Prove Training ROI for Your Business

Appsembler

The reality, however, is that increased training opportunities can create substantial opportunities for the business as a whole. Not only does offering training increase the odds that your business will be able to keep competent employees, but it also increases the capability of existing employees, allowing them to take on new tasks and challenges and better manage the company’s position within the industry. The Kirkpatrick Model.

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Measuring Training Effectiveness Through Gaming

Dashe & Thomson

Should we sit the client through a well-worn PowerPoint covering Kirkpatrick’s method, knowing that by the time the project is nearing its completion there will most likely be neither time nor budget for such frivolousness? So did Skyrim -as-training score well on the Kirkpatrick model?

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Re-evaluating Evaluation | Social Learning Blog

Dashe & Thomson

Hardly ever do they use “Level 3: Behavior,” and they never use “Level 4: Results.” And as time has gone by, I have started to wonder about the validity of Kirkpatrick in today’s world. What I liked was that McGoldrick didn’t critique the Kirkpatrick model.

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. Level 3: Behavior.

It’s Time to Rethink the Value of Training and Development

CLO Magazine

The business and technology training and development market is booming. Many rely on the Kirkpatrick Model , which offers four levels of evaluation: Level 1: Reaction – The degree to which employees find the training favorable, engaging and relevant to their jobs.