Evaluating Training Through Stories

The Performance Improvement Blog

She is quoted In an interview for a local magazine: "We call it ‘bottom line training,’ Bayless explains, “because we know that the purpose of Zingerman’s businesses isn’t to train staff. Participants rated the management training program 4.3 on a five-point scale.

Re-evaluating Evaluation | Social Learning Blog

Dashe & Thomson

My thinking about training evaluation was turned on its head by a presentation at the February 2011 MNISPI meeting by Beth McGoldrick of Ameriprise’s RiverSource University. In a column entitled “How to Evaluate e-Learning,” she says Kirkpatrick’s model focuses on final outcomes.

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Evaluating Sales Training Programs


But before you zero in on new training, consider the following when evaluating sales training programs. When evaluating sales training programs, there are two primary types: off-the-shelf and custom-built. Consider gamification when evaluating sales training programs.

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“E-Learning for All” — A TD Magazine Article

The Learning Dispatch

Microassist Senior Learning Architect Kevin Gumienny was recently featured in TD Magazine , ATD’s award-winning monthly magazine that covers learning and development industry best practices, emerging technologies, and trends.

eLearn Magazine 2008 Predications are Out!

Kapp Notes

You can see a longer list of predictions I made for 2008 at 2008 Predictions, Remembrance and Challenges Also, there was a little more pressure than usual this year as Stephen Downes evaluated last years predictions in an interesting blog posting Last Year's eLearn Magazine Predictions. You can see a discussion we had about the evaluations at 2008 Predictions: The Pressure is On! Lisa Neal has compiled her annual list of expert predication's.

Chief Learning Officer Magazine Announces 2013 LearningElite Finalists

CLO Magazine

19, 2013 — Chief Learning Officer magazine (CLO) has announced the 2013 LearningElite organizations. which publishes Chief Learning Officer magazine. "It The evaluation yields solid data that validates the impact important learning initiatives have on productivity, engagement, innovation and, ultimately, business results.". CONTACT: Sarah Kimmel Director, Research and Advisory Services Chief Learning Officer magazine O: 312.676.9900 x227 skimmel@hcmadvisors.com

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Insights: Evaluation and follow-up matters

Clive on Learning

This post completes my commentary to the Learning Insights 2012 Report produced by Kineo for e.learning age magazine. The tenth and final 'insight' is that ‘Evaluation and follow-up matters'. Successful learning departments are preparing a business case for projects and then evaluating the impact on performance.

The Democratization of Learning

Dashe & Thomson

Comprehension checks, post-course evaluations and surveys all shed light on learners’ behavior changes. Terrence Wing of Learning Solutions Magazine writes about this idea in an article entitled App Fusion: Learner Analysis 2.0.


Allison Rosset Guest Post: Evaluation—Words Into Action?

The Learning Circuits

The topic—evaluation. When workplace learning and performance (WLP) professionals are asked about the four levels of evaluation, in the USA and beyond, they respond in unison: “Level 1 is reaction, 2 is knowledge; 3 is behavior in the workplace; and Level 4 is results.” An ASTD benchmarking study looked at course evaluations by Kirkpatrick level. This is one of those topics that never goes away.

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Making Learning Evaluation Work – Lessons from Marketing. 1st Panel Discussion Webinar -Sept 29

Learning Cafe

The need to evaluate learning (outcomes, effectiveness, ROI) is not disputed and highly desirable. The reality is that evaluation costs money, takes time and requires specific skills. On the other side many business managers, consider evaluation as “history” and the money has been spent.In Are there lessons from marketing, where evaluation is key to justify spend. Topic – Making Learning Evaluation Work. Topic – Making Learning Evaluation Work.

Leadership Starts With Mom and Dad

CLO Magazine

Mike Prokopeak, VP, Editor in Chief of Chief Learning Officer magazine. Mike Prokopeak is vice president and editor in chief of Chief Learning Officer magazine.

Industry Report: Too Much Training; Not Enough Learning

The Performance Improvement Blog

Training magazine has published its 34 th annual Industry Report that is based on a survey of its database of organizations with 100 or more employees, asking them questions about training expenditures and activities. I welcome a different interpretation of Training magazine’s data.

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What Gets Measured Gets Done…Revisited Again

The Performance Improvement Blog

The phrase, "what gets measured gets done," has become a rallying cry for trainers and evaluators. Communication Customer Service Evaluation Training Impact Jane Bozarth We use this to justify our work and convince CEOs that they should invest in performance measurement.

Data is Not Knowledge

The Performance Improvement Blog

Online newspapers, magazines, and social media smother us in sense and nonsense. Communication Evaluation Organizational Learning data information knowledge listening presentation storytelling

Learning Your Way Out

CLO Magazine

A case study of the team conducted by Thomas Johnson and colleagues attributed the team’s 75 percent winning record in test matches over a 100-year period to its leadership, which produces a team commitment to total honesty in self and team evaluation and reflection.

What’s New In Enterprise Learning?

Dashe & Thomson

Dianne Rees’s post is an interesting take on the Instructional Design Evaluation. For those traveling on Delta this week, take a peek at Sky Magazine’s lengthy look into the virtual classroom in corporate training.

A tribute to Dr Donald Kirkpatrick, pioneer and veteran of Instructional Design

Origin Learning

A professor emeritus at University of Wisconsin and the creator of the Kirkpatrick Four-level Evaluation Model , Dr. Kirkpatrick passed away on May 9, 2014 at the age of 90. Facebook 1 Twitter 5 Google+ 0 LinkedIn 1 Pinterest 1 Origin Learning mourns the loss of a great innovator.

SCORM and xAPI LMS in a Learning Culture

The Performance Improvement Blog

Steve Foreman, in an article for Learning Solutions Magazine , describes XAPI this way: The xAPI operates based on activity streams, a model that uses software to track things people do. Evaluation Learning Culture Organization Culture Organizational Learning Training

Measurement Efforts Don’t Quite Measure Up

CLO Magazine

Learning professionals have been using Donald Kirkpatrick’s training evaluation model, or some variation of it, for 60 years, since it was first introduced in 1959. Measurement evaluation learning and development learning leaders measurement technology

Three Challenges Faced by Today’s L&D Leaders

Your Training Edge

According to Training Magazine’s 2016 Training Industry Report, the average training budget at midsize companies is $1.4 Measurement & evaluation – implement a framework to align learning to company goals, agree upon and measure impact, and deliver planned results. Training Magazine. eLearning Featured Featured Posts Leadership Learning & Development Talent Management Training evaluation learning learning transfer measurement modern learning

What do we know and how do we know it?

The Performance Improvement Blog

He writes in the New York Times Magazine : …do we hold an outsize belief in our ability to gauge complex phenomena, measure outcomes and  come up with compelling numerical evidence? Brinkerhoff has developed a method that uses success stories to evaluate the impact of training and development programs. to evaluate the progress of disease prevention programs.     Tags: Evaluation Organizational Learning evaluation learning measurement research

The Vision Thing

The Performance Improvement Blog

Ari Weinzweig explains the usefulness of having a vision in the February 2011 issue of Inc magazine. Evaluation Leadership Organization Culture Inc. Many companies, departments, and teams don’t know where they’re going.

Measurement Efforts Don’t Quite Measure Up

CLO Magazine

Learning professionals have been using Donald Kirkpatrick’s training evaluation model, or some variation of it, for 60 years, since it was first introduced in 1959. Measurement evaluation learning and development learning leaders measurement technology

Can a Question Demonstrate the Value of Learning?


To learn more about this approach, take a look at our new article in CLO Magazine on the value of documentation: [link].

Which came first, management or impact?

The Performance Improvement Blog

Tags: Evaluation Leadership Organizational Learning Blue Avocado Compasspoint double-loop learning Hildy Gotlieb impact Jan Masoaka management nonprofit

Business Results from E-Learning

The Performance Improvement Blog

Sean Murray and I wrote about this issue in an article titled, Getting Business Results From E-Learning , published in the January 25 issue of the online magazine Learning Solutions. Tags: Evaluation Training Impact 5As business results e-learning

Want to Learn More About Beta Testing?

eLearning Cyclops

Benjamin Martin has published " Beta Testing an Online Course " in Learning Solutions Magazine. You will need to subscribe to Learning Solutions Magazine or have a membership to the e-Learning Guild to read the article in its entirety. ISD Evaluation e-Learning e-Learning GuildIt details his approach to beta testing online courses and provides practical advice for what is a very important stage of e-learning development.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Lance Dublin: Formalizing Informal Learning

Learning Visions

Presented by Training Magazine Network Diagram of the learning process: Input: you can get input in lots of ways Organize Apply Evaluate (in a wheel – each of these is a subprocess) Looking first at learning. Cammy Beans Learning Visions Musings on eLearning, instructional design and other training stuff. Tuesday, September 15, 2009 Lance Dublin: Formalizing Informal Learning [My notes from a webinar. Missed the first 20 minutes…sorry!]

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Brent Schlenker: Marketers and Game Developers Know More About Learning Than We Do!

Learning Visions

hosted by Training Magazine Network. ** Disclaimers: “I am not a marketer or a game developer.&# (Although he plays a LOT of games). L2 is great for short term evaluation of the product, but falls short over time as a good measure. Hi, Cammie - To me, and that's who I think the label campaign is most important to at this point of exploration and evaluation, a campaign doesn't imply simply learning type solutions.

I Need an LMS. Where Do I Start?

Experiencing eLearning

Five Steps to Evaluate and Select an LMS: Proven Practices is the first in a series of five articles on how to select and implement an LMS. Start with Getting Started in eLearning: Learning Management Systems , then read Evaluating and Selecting a Learning Management System.

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10 Guidelines to Help Your Learners Find Credible Online Sources


As a result, I grew up learning how to find information the traditional way—in books, magazines, and even microfilm newspapers. Teach your learners to look to the publication date, and use it to evaluate whether their source is still relevant.

ID and e-Learning Links (7/27/14)

Experiencing eLearning

Five Steps to Evaluate and Select an LMS: Proven Practices by Steve Foreman : Learning Solutions Magazine. Series of articles on LMSs. Selection, implementation, operation and governance, and the future of LMSs with xAPI. tags: lms xAPI TinCanAPI. Summertime Tips for Parents Who Work From Home – E-Learning Uncovered. Practical tips for juggling a work schedule and kids when working from home.

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I Need an LMS. Where Do I Start?

Experiencing eLearning

Five Steps to Evaluate and Select an LMS: Proven Practices is the first in a series of five articles on how to select and implement an LMS. Five Tips and an RFP Template : Choosing the Right LMS is another article from Learning Solutions Magazine with tips for selecting the right LMS.

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ADDIE or Agile? A false dichotomy

Torrance Learning

This article in Learning Solutions Magazine goes into more depth, but here’s the gist of it. ADDIE stands for Analyze, Design, Develop, Implement, Evaluate. When you Implement and Evaluate, you are taking the next steps toward Analyzing. There’s a lot of buzz these days about whether we should abandon the training industry’s go-to model, ADDIE, for an Agile approach. The discussion has been rich, with elegant arguments made on both sides.


10 Helpful Resources for Online Course Designers


Graphics for Learning: Proven Guidelines for Planning, Designing, and Evaluating Visuals in Training Materials (Ruth C. Lеаrnіng Solutions Magazine – This is the ISD industry’s oldest source of practical information.