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.

Evaluation Is Not Complicated

The Performance Improvement Blog

In his blog post , “Stop Evaluating Training!”, Garg relates Brinkerhoff’s comments to the challenges of measuring the effectiveness of elearning programs. Garg writes: So how do you evaluate the success of eLearning that you create?"

Evaluating Informal Learning

The Performance Improvement Blog

But how do you evaluate something that is as unpredictable and serendipitous as informal learning? The following post first appeared on this blog in November 2010. . Kirsten Ellenbogen describes some of these methods on the American Evaluation Association blog.

Evaluating Training Through Stories

The Performance Improvement Blog

Participants rated the management training program 4.3 What do we know about effectiveness of the program? We cannot determine from this data if the management training program made a difference for the organization. He writes: Stories are the building blocks of understanding.

12 Ways to Get the Most Out of Your Authoring Tool

Google AI Blog (2014), ‘A picture is worth a thousand (coherent) words: building a natural description of images’ 4 Give Your Video. the chance to write their answer in a text box. Where learning and development programs used to be seen as. 12 Ways to Get the Most.

Evaluation Reinforces Learning

The Performance Improvement Blog

Evaluation of training and other learning interventions (e.g., coaching, Web-based programs, mentoring, internships), when done well, enhances learning. Carey writes: No one knows for sure why. This observation argues for follow-up evaluation.

Online Tools for Evaluating Informal Learning

The Performance Improvement Blog

Kirsten Ellenbogen describes some of these methods on the American Evaluation Association blog. She writes about “embedded evaluation”: Embedded evaluation integrates “invisible” tools for evaluation into the existing program activities. For example, in a youth program that has a focus on interactive media, the projects produced by youth are posted to online environment. These evaluation tools could easily be applied in work settings.

How to Write an RFP for LMS Vendors

Web Courseworks

When every organization or product you are considering follows the same guidelines, answers the same questions and provides the same materials, it is easier for you to compare them and determine which best suits your eLearning program goals.

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Education Programs Prepared With Purpose

Association eLearning

Then take a good look at the action verbs you used to write the objectives. In those cases, the learner needs to Evaluate the content. Evaluating : Learners use sets of standards or requirements to judge whether something is relevant, good quality, etc.

Making the Best Use of Learning Objectives for Training Evaluation

CommLab India

How can you evaluate the participants of your online course? remembering, understanding, applying, analyzing, evaluating, and creating. Use the information presented in the training program in their jobs. Analyze the information acquired through the training program.

7 Simple Steps to Write Targeted Learning Objectives

LearnUpon

Can you write targeted learning objectives that will help you determine whether your corporate learners have actually benefited from your online training course? A Step-By-Step Guide to Writing Learning Objectives. Evaluation: case studies and review. Blog Course Content How To

How to Build a Mobile-Ready Training Program for Pharmaceutical Industry

Kitaboo

It is the result of well-designed training programs that employees working in the pharmaceutical industry have knowledge of all the products and we get medicines that fit our needs. On the other hand, creating a mobile-ready training program for pharmaceutical company and employees will give them access to training materials at any time, via any device and multiple number of times. A mobile-based training program can help provide just-in-time information whenever there is a need.

How To Write Effective Learning Objectives To Support Your Blended Learning Strategy

Obsidian Learning

Blended learning programs can include many deliverables. Assuming that preliminary analysis resulted in concrete goals for the program, converting those goals into actual, measurable learning objectives specific to each deliverable is critical for the success of the blended learning strategy.

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

Learning Visions

These are my live blogged notes from a concurrent session (W104) at the ASTD International Conference & Expo, this week in Washington, D.C. Why evaluate? Training effectiveness = maximizing organizational results and demonstrating program value.

6 Steps to Start Making a Video Tutorial Program

TechSmith Camtasia

Creating a video tutorial series is a great go-to strategy for any training program and when done right, it creates a more manageable learning experience, with content that’s easily reusable. To get started, check out our six steps to start making a video tutorial program. #1

6 Steps to Start Making a Video Tutorial Program

TechSmith Camtasia

Creating a video tutorial series is a great go-to strategy for any training program. To get started, check out our six steps to start making a video tutorial program. #1 With your audience established, you’re next big task is to identify how your audience uses your program.

The Top 4 Constraints of Corporate Learning and Ways to overcome them

G-Cube

There are multiple steps within the development cycle of a training course – Assessing learning needs and identifying objectives, design and development, piloting, evaluation and so on. The stakeholder can also help in identifying learning objectives for the program.

The Role of e-Learning in Building and Managing Organizational Talent: A Case Study

G-Cube

Here are some of the strategies we implemented to create an impactful training program for effective talent management: Owing to the vastness of the information to be shared, the course was broken down into two distinct modules. For any organization, its ‘people’ are its greatest asset.

8 Elements of Writing Strong Questions for a Test

eFront

Writing strong questions to test learners’ capability is both a skill and a talent! Rest assured, with regular practice using these 8 elements, writing strong questions will soon be your talent! Authentic assessments are measurable with the aid of rubric or evaluation indicators.

What Gets Measured Gets Done.Revisited

The Performance Improvement Blog

One of the most frequently visited posts on this blog is “ What Gets Measured Gets Done…or Not.” He writes : The thing is, I am a proud member of the “if you can’t measure it, you can’t manage it“ school of business.

Bad News is Good News

The Performance Improvement Blog

When evaluating programs and organizations, bad news can be good news. He writes: The N.C.A.A. Dave Pickle, a long-time employee of the NCAA, wrote a blog post about Nocera titled, “News not fit to print.”.

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By the Numbers

The Performance Improvement Blog

Alina Tugend writes in the New York Times about our society’s preoccupation with counting things as if assigning a number to something makes it valuable. In evaluating the effectiveness of financial management training, managers might look at expense-revenue ratios.

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Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Writing Less Objectionable Learning Objectives

Learning Visions

Friday, January 25, 2008 Writing Less Objectionable Learning Objectives My recent post on alternatives to listing out learning objectives generated a lot of interest and a good conversation. ( I totally agree with Will Thalheimer about writing WIIFM (Whats In It For Me) Objectives.

Writing True/False, Matching, Drag and Drop, and Short-Answer Questions for Workforce Training Tests

Convergence Training

Recently we’ve written a series of articles about writing effective test questions for workforce training assessment. In this article, we’ll give you a few general tips for writing specific types of questions. Writing reliable and valid test questions. How to write multiple-choice questions. Keep your eye on the blog for a future post on creating assessments that evaluate how well employees perform specific job tasks and/or demonstrate job skills.

50 Ways to Lever Learning

The Performance Improvement Blog

Webinars – participating in a Web-based program using video conferencing software; usually a one-session offering by an expert on a specific topic. Daily log – individual employees writing or recording learning from each day of work and then discussing their observations with co-workers.

Doing Good Effectively

The Performance Improvement Blog

She writes that the best organizations…. This is the hardest point to assess, but it asks whether the group has the program on the ground to use your money well, and whether your donation will make something happen that otherwise wouldn’t. It’s that giving time of year again.

There They Go Again: Bashing Brainstorming

The Performance Improvement Blog

Jonah Lehrer writes in the January 30 issue of The New Yorker: Typically, participants leave a brainstorming session proud of their contribution. As I wrote in a previous blog post , “I believe the problem is in the implementation, not the method.”

The Training Manager’s Guide to Accessible Elearning

The Learning Dispatch

For those who create training or administer training programs, that means considering and meeting the needs of learners with disabilities. A Guide for Creating and Buying Accessible Online Training within Your Organization’s Training Program. Is the evaluation plan accessible?

The Training Manager’s Guide to Accessible Elearning

The Learning Dispatch

For those who create training or administer training programs, that means considering and meeting the needs of learners with disabilities. A Guide for Creating and Buying Accessible Online Training within Your Organization’s Training Program. Is the evaluation plan accessible?

Evidence-Based Management: What Else Is There?

The Performance Improvement Blog

They write…. The Independent Evaluation Office of the IMF studied events and actions leading up to their failure to anticipate the 2008 world financial crisis and concluded that the IMF was operating on a strong confirmation bias during this period.

Year in Review - 2013

The Performance Improvement Blog

Throughout 2013, I used this blog to illuminate important leadership and management issues. The topics ranged from changing organizational culture to evaluating training programs to making managers responsible for employee learning to creating a learning culture. As a way of review, I’ve selected five blog posts from the past year that seem to have had the most interest for readers.

48 Books Every Aspiring Chief Learning Officer Should Read

TalentLMS

Evaluation & Feedback books (4). Includes best practices for how to use visuals, audio, and text in your content; design examples and exercises; and an evaluation of simulations and games that are relevant to learning goals. Evaluation & Feedback books.

Favorite 2009 posts on Informal Learning Blog

Jay Cross's Informal Learning

Here are the most popular posts on the Informal Learning Blog in 2009. Help me write the next installment. ADDIE (analyze, design, develop, implement & evaluate) made it possible to manage the process of creating useful training programs systematically.

Instructional Design, Crowdsourcing, Audio, Typography, Blogs, & Psych

Big Dog, Little Dog

These days a good ID needs to be able to write instructional objective. Write a criterion referenced test Create a shared collaborative experience and measure its impact. Administer a blog. Program in Actionscript 3. Write a report.

What Instructional Designers Really Do

Association eLearning

I write about instructional design (ID) all the time but I’ve never stopped to explain what Instructional Designers really do. Writing. Many instructional designers also help build eLearning courses, so they also need programming or rapid content authoring tool skills.