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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. In the second part of this series, I delved into each level of the Kirkpatrick model. Here’s what we know about the benefits of the model: The model can be used to evaluate classroom training as well as eLearning.

Employee performance goals; Choosing the right training evaluation model

Learning Pool

Since the four-step Kirkpatrick/Katzell model of learning evaluation was first introduced some sixty years ago there have been numerous revisions and new versions, each of which takes it in a slightly different direction. Evaluation projects don’t all have the same aims.


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Three Superheroes of Training Evaluation

Growth Engineering

Everyone wants to be the best version of themselves that they can, which is why training matters so much. Well, let’s look at the heroes of training evaluation and how they helped make sense of training evaluation! First came Donald Kirkpatrick. Followed by Roger Kaufman and then Jack Phillips. This trio laid the foundations that help you evaluate your training. Hero Profile 1: NAME: Donald Kirkpatrick. Hero Profile 3: NAME: Jack Phillips.

Watershed's 7 Steps of Learning Evaluation


Out of the dozens of different learning evaluation models currently in practice, which one is right for you? Meet our "super method" for learning evaluation. We've been using Watershed Insights to dig into several models of learning evaluation in light of what's possible with modern technologies such as xAPI. Here's an overview of our practical seven-step evaluation process that you can implement in your organization: Step 1: Align learning program evaluation with priorities.

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.

Unlocked Learning—Training analytics made easy


Then online training took those same practices and created virtual versions of them. The earliest and most widely accepted and formalized training assessment process was the Kirkpatrick Model by Dr. Donald Kirkpatrick. Dr. Kirkpatrick was one of the presidents of the American Society for Training and Development, now known as the Association for Talent Development (ATD). In 2003, Dr. Jack Phillips introduced the fifth level as the return of investment for the training.

Instructional Design Basics: What Is ADDIE?

Convergence Training

ADDIE is an acronym that stands for each of the steps of the model–analyze, design, develop, implement, and evaluation (or you might see it listed out as analysis, design, development, implementation, and evaluation). Evaluation. Evaluate or Evaluation.


Free L&D webinars for May 2018

Limestone Learning

Show you how to leverage Kirkpatrick’s model of assessment and create a targeted strategy around level three and four assessments. This webinar will explain: The seven categories of knowledge and skills identified in the Competencies (and how this version differs from the one published in 2010). How managers might use these competencies to write job descriptions, and as the basis of performance plans and evaluations. Develop evaluation instrumentation.