Is It Time for a New Learning Evaluation Model? Yes!

Lambda Solutions

In his talk on Getting Radically Improved Data From Learner Evaluations at the start of the conference, Dr. Will Thalheimer, PhD, President of Work-Learning Research, Inc. challenged the Kirkpatrick-Katzell 4-level learning evaluation model, citing that it is now decades old (over 60 years old, before the computer age) and the principles on which it was developed was before cognitive psychology revolutionized the learning field. learner engagement learning evaluation

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That’s why Instructional Design Guru defines terms from Instructional Design, Cognitive Psychology, Social Media, Multimedia, Technology and Law. It is powered by a glossary that carries over 450 terms on subjects related to learning design (including Cognitive Psychology, Instructional Design, Learning Theory, Online Learning, Multimedia Development and Social Media), along with definitions. Kirkpatrick’s Evaluation Model’ App.


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Introduction to Evaluation in e-Learning


Evaluation is the key component of any e-Learning course or program that focuses on continuous improvement. Several professionals involved in the e-Learning industry asked me to provide them a set of resources around the evaluation in e-Learning. Evaluation enables us to: determine the quality, effectiveness, and continuous improvement of the e-Learning, understand the pros and cons of the e-Learning courses or programs, and make improvements.



That’s why Instructional Design Guru defines terms from Instructional Design, Cognitive Psychology, Social Media, Multimedia, Technology and Law. It is powered by a glossary that carries over 450 terms on subjects related to learning design (including Cognitive Psychology, Instructional Design, Learning Theory, Online Learning, Multimedia Development and Social Media), along with definitions. Kirkpatrick’s Evaluation Model’ App.

How a Well Thought Out Evaluation Strategy Will Yield Better Training Results


Organizations spend countless dollars and hours developing and implementing training programs aimed at improving the bottom line but often drop the ball when it comes to precisely evaluating the ROI. You have to have a well thought out evaluation strategy. One of the most popular evaluation strategies is to send a follow up survey to glean insights from the participants themselves. Interested in learning more about how to create an evaluation strategy for your organization?

Commonly Used Training Evaluations Models: A Discussion with Dr. Will Thalheimer

Convergence Training

And that’s especially true when it comes to issues regarding learning evaluation. We were excited to be able to talk with Dr. Thalheimer about four common learning evaluation models, and we’ve got the recorded video for you below. If you prefer your learning evaluation information in written form, just scroll down for the transcript of our discussion. Many thank to Will for participating in this discussion on learning evaluation and for everything he does.

Starting from the end

Clark Quinn

Week before last, Will Thalheimer and I had another one of our ‘debates’, this time on the Kirkpatrick model (read the comments, too!). The reason I like the Kirkpatrick model is it emphasizes one thing that I see the industry failing to do. The problems with Kirkpatrick are several. Finally, too often Kirkpatrick is wrongly considered as only to evaluate training (even the language on the site, as the link above will show you, talks only about training).

Blooms Taxonomy: The Science of Learning Objectives – Part 3

CommLab India

We have also seen the first four levels of the cognitive domain of Bloom’s taxonomy, which provides the basis for describing the desired performance of the learner after completing the course, i.e. Remembering, Understanding, Applying and Analyzing levels. Evaluating and Creating. Evaluating level. The learner would be able to evaluate the effectiveness of the two business processes. Evaluate. Example of learning objectives at Evaluating level.

A Look Back At The Years Best From Learning Science And Instructional Design

Mike Taylor

Simplifying Cognitive Load Theory. Adam Boxer ( @adamboxer1 ) takes a stab and simplifying the cognitive load theory. John Sweller’s Cognitive Load Theory (CLT) may be the single most important thing for teachers to know, but it was not necessarily designed with teachers in mind. The product of lab-based randomized controlled trials, it is a theory from the specific academic discipline of Cognitive Science. Be sure to catch here point about reducing “cognitive leaks”.

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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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Instructional Design: The Process – 1

Origin Learning

Many educators, education psychologists and behaviourists have researched the cognitive science of learning at various times, developing approaches to find better ways of transferring learning. Measure the learning effectiveness with Kirkpatrick’s Four Levels of Training Evaluation. The five phases of ADDIE – analysis, design, development, implementation and evaluation – provide a systematic approach to creating effective learning.

Corporate Learning Trends 2021 – How to Embrace New Normals


Evaluate how your org is doing today in creating a learning culture: To what extent have you prioritized it, made it possible, celebrated it, and modeled it? The Kirkpatrick model of measurement has been around for more than 50 years.

How to Measure the Business Impact of Your Training and Development Programs

EI Design

The correct way forward is in combining the evaluation through L&D metrics as well as business metrics. A good approach is the adaptation of the Kirkpatrick’s model of training evaluation to measure not only training effectiveness but also its impact on business.

Interactivities in E-Learning – Part 1

CommLab India

When content is presented in the form of plain text, learners face cognitive overload. The same when presented with embedded interactivities is a sigh of relief for the learners as a click-on-tab, a drag and drop, or a simulated interactivity reduces cognitive overload by appealing to the senses. Related Posts Is Kirkpatrick’s Model of Evaluating a Training Program The Best?

How Can You Measure The Learning Effectiveness Of Online Courses And Create A Positive ROI?

Adobe Captivate

The scope of learnability evaluation can be looked at in two ways: Initial Learnability: Initial Learnability applies to the performance over a single, short term usage period. Most of us are familiar with Kirkpatrick’s model of evaluation as shown here: Level 1 – Learner Reaction – Was the course relevant, useful, and worth my time? Did the course meet the required cognition level? Metrics 3: Content Structuring (to meet the required level of cognition).

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

Convergence Training

Evaluation & measurement. Evaluate–Determine if the training was effective or not. There are multiple models for doing this, but the Kirkpatrick model is the most common. Avoiding cognitive overload.

4 Ways Assessments Can Measure Learning Effectiveness

CommLab India

Assessments also help enterprises evaluate learning outcomes in a consistent manner and ensure quality in training, as learning objectives are set right at the beginning. Professor Donald Kirkpatrick’s ‘Levels of Training Evaluation’ is one of the best models to assess training outcomes. Assessing Cognitive Learning. Assessing Cognitive Learning. Cognitive assessments help to know whether learners have understood the concepts.

Brain and Memory with Arthur Kohn #astdtk13

Learning Visions

Fulbright Professor of Cognitive Science. the brain attaches both cognitive and emotional tags to information. Half of us wrote down whether we thought it was a good or bad company (making it emotional); the other half were asked to evaluate the letters in the logos. Those who made an emotional evaluated remembered more logos. --. so here's the return on investments, here's your Kirkpatrick.).

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


For example, taking a lengthy synchronous course and digitizing it into a series of micro-length eLearnings can ensure that even a complex topic, previously only suited to ILT, is accessible and provides the appropriate cognitive load while ensuring a safe environment in which to apply the newly learned skills. Evaluate Your LMS – Are you getting the most out of your LMS?

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Limestone Learning

Some are threatened by this reality, while others have been tasked with quantifying and evaluating it. In this webinar, with Jim Kirkpatrick, Ph.D., You’ll hear how you can evaluate and report the impact of both formal and informal learning.

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Join Me At Learning Solutions 2020!

Tim Slade

Are you attending Learning Solutions 2020?! If so, can you believe we’re only a month or so away! Learning Solutions is one of my favorite conferences to attend. In fact, it was the first conference I ever attended back in 2010, and the first conference I ever spoke at in 2013.

6 Tips To Maximize The Online Training ROI

EI Design

Instead, they need to be an integral part of the cycle that begins with your Training Needs Analysis (TNA), determining the training format (online, blended, or ILT), learning strategy, and evaluation. 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. ROI of online training is a hot topic right now.

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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. Cognitive Strategies: Specific methods used to solve problems, including reasoning, planning, rehearsal of newly learned information, and relating newly-learned information to existing knowledge. Includes both Formative and Summative Evaluation. Also, the second phase of summative evaluation.

eLearning Process Survey results!

Clark Quinn

It turns out that experts don’t typically show the underlying cognition, and yet it’s really valuable for the learning. We should be evaluating what we do. So, a few weeks ago I ran a survey asking about elearning processes*, and it’s time to look at the results (I’ve closed it). eLearning process is something I’m suggesting is ripe for change, and I thought it appropriate to see what people thoughts.

Learning and instructional design strategies for adult learners


It is imperative for instructional designers today to re-evaluate traditional learning theories and design iterations to match the needs of current adult learning requirements. It is critical to have the learners evaluate their readiness to learn and adapt the content to what they know when the learning process begins. Kirkpatrick’s Levels of Evaluation. Learning and instructional design strategies for adult learners.

What Is Evidence-Based Training?

Convergence Training

Training evaluation models, such as Kirkpatrick’s four-level model. And it doesn’t mean you shouldn’t try to evaluate the effectiveness of your own training using something like Kirkpatrick’s or one of the other training evaluation models out there. Avoiding cognitive overload.

Effective Learning – Musings from the UnConference

Learning Cafe

Evaluation and Measurement – Bob Spence. It was agreed that evaluating the success of learning is something we know should be done but, in reality, it’s rarely completed well. The Session participants noted that the most common form of “evaluation” was the completion of “smile sheets” by participants which typically provide some vague and thinly veiled opinion about the training session just attended.

A Day in the Life of a Learning Objective

CLO Magazine

Bloom conceived the six levels of cognition and associated hierarchy to categorize instructional objectives based on specificity and complexity. For example, in the launch of a new product the learning objectives for client-facing roles may look something like: the account executive will be able to describe at least three of the product features, evaluate the product features that meet the client’s needs, be able to compare the product’s benefits with competitive solutions.

Free L&D webinars for January 2018

Limestone Learning

Thursday, January 11, 2018, 9AM – 10AM PT: Kirkpatrick Training Evaluation Doesn't Have to Be As Formal As You Think Is training evaluation a topic that strikes fear in your heart? In this webinar, the Kirkpatricks will present easy things that any training professional can do to gather training evaluation data. If you are an experienced learning and performance professional, you can assess whether your training evaluation practices should be updated.

The Ultimate Glossary of eLearning Terms


The ADDIE model is an acronym: Analysis, Design, Development, Implementation, and Evaluation. Assessments often take the form of a test included at the end of a course to evaluate learner performance. Cognitive Load. Involves applying a methodology based on cognitive psychology and instructional theory to create learning content. Kirkpatrick Model. This model is the standard used for analyzing and evaluating the results of training programs.

Free L&D webinars for August 2018

Limestone Learning

Wednesday, August 8, 2018, 9AM – 10AM PT: 5 Things Every Training Professional Should Know About Evaluation – A Conversation with Jim and Wendy Kirkpatrick Many training professionals are generalists who are required to know a little bit about a lot of different topics. In this program, Jim and Wendy Kirkpatrick will share the most important evaluation considerations that should be built into every mission-critical program.

Top 70 eLearning Posts for June and Hot Topics including iPad and Mobile Learning

eLearning Learning Posts

20 Facts You Must Know About Working Memory - The eLearning Coach , June 2, 2010 Without adapting learning experiences to the learner’s cognitive architecture, instructional design is hit or miss. Evaluating Non-Formal Learning in the Context of Kirkpatrick’s Four-Level Model - The E-Learning Curve , June 7, 2010 The Four-Level Model is incompatible with the assessment of non-formal learning. Best of eLearning Learning. June 2010.

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