MTA: Why the Kirkpatrick Model Works for Us

CLO Magazine

As he settled into his new job, Wiedecker read Jim and Wendy Kirkpatrick’s book, “Training on Trial,” which inspired him to implement the Kirkpatrick training evaluation model at the MTA. The four levels of training evaluation Don Kirkpatrick put forth first in the 1950s are well known to learning leaders. Implementing the Kirkpatrick Model. The methodology to implement the Kirkpatrick Model is straightforward.

Weighing the Options: Different Schools of Thought

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The framework for learning evaluation and measurement embraced by most in the industry starts with Kirkpatrick. The framework for learning evaluation and measurement embraced by most in the industry starts with Kirkpatrick. Kirkpatrick is now retired and the honorary chairman of Kirkpatrick Partners LLC, a learning and evaluation consultancy led by his son, James, and his daughter-in-law, Wendy.

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Social, Informal Learning Can Be ?Measured

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Further, the traditional Kirkpatrick measurement levels still apply. After six consecutive impact analysis studies showed a 2-to-1 benefits to cost ratio result for the program, executive sponsors suggested it was no longer necessary to conduct future ROI studies, saying they “got it.” Key performance indicators for social and informal learning identify knowledge hubs and lead to better results.

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Revamping 70-20-10

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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. But the specific ratios break down under close scrutiny. The 70-20-10 model for professional development is a valuable but dated approach in need of a checkup.

The Ultimate Glossary of eLearning Terms

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CLO (Chief Learning Officer). The CLO is an executive-level employee in an organization who defines and leads the company’s learning and development strategy. Kirkpatrick Model. A common business term, in eLearning ROI, references a ratio of the profit accrued by an investment versus the cost of the investment. From Agile to xAPI and everything in between, there are a lot of eLearning terms to get your head around.