Evaluating Informal Learning

The Performance Improvement Blog

But how do you evaluate something that is as unpredictable and serendipitous as informal learning? Kirsten Ellenbogen describes some of these methods on the American Evaluation Association blog. These evaluation tools could easily be applied in work settings.

Offer a More Accessible UI & UX with Inclusive Web Design

Your Training Edge

But it is not yet applicable to the creative field as of yet, especially web design. UI and UX in Inclusive Web Design. Involving marginalized groups in evaluating whether a site is accessible or not before it is made live. The Focus of Web Accessibility.

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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.

Evaluating eLearning

Web Courseworks

Often times I am asked by training managers to evaluate their eLearning initiatives and specifically, types of eLearning courseware. Defining the type of eCourse to be evaluated. design eLearning Evaluating Instructional Interactivity Interface Production Quality Standards

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. This observation argues for follow-up evaluation.

5 keys for Section 508 Compliance and Web Accessibility

Web Courseworks

If web accessibility issues for disabled users aren’t accounted for and addressed at the outset of the design process, the back end of a project can morph into an imposing labyrinth of alt-text, tabbing, transcript, and template color contrast nightmares.

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3 Essential Elements for Evaluating Training Effectiveness

The Learning Dispatch

Here’s guidance on evaluating your workplace training and ensuring training effectiveness. Evaluating Your Workplace Training. And the way to determine whether your class, course, or program is effective is through evaluation. Is your training working? How do you know?

The Semantic Web cometh

Upside Learning

A simple search of the web using a search engine like Google reveals a fantastic array of information. This sort of rudimentary search and pray approach isn’t effective, and grows more ineffective by the day with the growing size of the web. It can – Web 3.0 or the Semantic Web holds that promise. The current web is organized around mostly around HTML. Web 3.0 Users of web 3.0 Ultimately, Web 3.0 The level of data integration web 3.0

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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. These evaluation tools could easily be applied in work settings. Employee teams could post the progress and results of their projects on a Web site (e.g.,

TCC09: Evaluating Social Networking Tools for Distance Learning

Experiencing eLearning

This paper explores the range of current social networking choices and argues that like any tool, it should carefully evaluated in terms of affordances and course goals. Several different tools are reviewed, and questions that might be useful for evaluation are discussed.

Evaluating Facebook and Twitter for e-Learning

eFront

The two biggest social sites on the web at the moment (there’s also Google+, but that’s for the most part a wasteland analysts say). The post Evaluating Facebook and Twitter for e-Learning appeared first on eFront Blog. Facebook and Twitter.

Introduction to Evaluation in e-Learning

eFront

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.

The changing Web

Learning with e's

The web is constantly changing. Social media - often referred to as Web 2.0 , or the participatory Web - is shaping up to be one of the most important tool sets available to support the promotion of change in education. Essentially, Web 2.0 Web 2.0 Web 2.0

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The Semantic Web Cometh – 2

Upside Learning

In my last post ( Semantic Web Cometh ), I mentioned how the underlying principles of the Semantic Web should make it highly inclusive and provide a uniform descriptive language across all sorts of media and technologies and consequently let users spend more time immersed meaningfully in the learning process. In the current scheme of the web, we spend inordinately long amounts of time finding information to use and little time using and interacting with it.

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The Training Evaluation Framework of the Future: The GEvaluation Framework

Growth Engineering

When Donald Kirkpatrick first formed his training evaluation framework, it was 1964 and the world was a very different place. Even though a lot has changed in half a century, the models we use to evaluate our learning haven’t. Online Learning Evaluation ROI

Effective Web Conferences – 41 Resources

Tony Karrer

28 Web Conference Training Tips - eLearning Weekly , July 10, 2009 Learning to use web conferencing technology is pretty easy, but there is a lot more to training via web conference than just putting on a headset, dialing up an audio-conferencing bridge, and logging onto the application. When developing PowerPoint slides to use in web conference training follow these guidelines: Simplify content. Conference Survival Guide for the Web Worker.

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ProProfs Quizzes: An iOS App for Evaluating Knowledge, Abilities & Performance

ProProfs

While there’s no denying that evaluation is a key part of the learning process, the methods that are followed may not always offer an accurate representation of the learner’s skills. This free quiz application takes the guesswork out of the evaluation process and lowers the risk of errors.

The survival of higher education (3): The Social Web

Learning with e's

Below are four reasons why the Social Web and associated media are changing higher education. Firstly.the Social Web connects people together At Plymouth University, we very quickly began to explore the ways Social Web tools could support our students.

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Kirkpatrick's Revised Four Level Evaluation Model

Big Dog, Little Dog

Clark argues that use of Kirkpatrick’s model is only for courses because training is the dominant discussion on their web site. So after some heavy reflection I did a rewrite on my Kirkpatrick web page and have listed some of the highlights below.

The Training Evaluation Framework of the Future: The GEvaluation Framework

Growth Engineering

When Donald Kirkpatrick first formed his training evaluation framework, it was 1964 and the world was a very different place. Even though a lot has changed in half a century, the models we use to evaluate our learning haven’t.

Implementation: Evaluating Collaboration

Kapp Notes

One of the goals of Web 2.0 One of the major issues with collaboration in an academic or even a corporate setting is determining how to evaluate each individual's contribution to the overall collaboration. Collaboration Rubric 1 Collaboration Rubric 2 Collaboration Rubric 3 None are perfect but they can be the basis for building your own tool that begins to approach the concept of evaluating collaboration within your classroom or organization.

What's Better: eLearning or Classroom?

The Performance Improvement Blog

We need to examine the proliferation of Web-based education before it gets out of hand (It may be too late.). Putting a course on the Web or on a CD-ROM does not ensure performance improvement.(

Can web training software replace your offline training?

TalentLMS

Not all of them, of course, and not in equal measure in different parts of the world, but any business that has seen the advantages that web based LMS platforms bring to the table in terms of time, cost and training efficiency is not going back anytime. Offline training is hard to evaluate.

Storyline, Captivate, Lectora – An Evaluation Checklist of 3 Rapid Authoring Tools

CommLab India

We will now evaluate the 3 widely used rapid authoring tools – Articulate Storyline 2 , Adobe Captivate 9 , and Lectora Inspire 16 , based on the features listed by the report. Can link to external or web video files. Can publish to mobile web (ex: HTML5).

3 Key Modules of Mobile LMS Portal to Drive Workforce Performance

Your Training Edge

Management tools help to effectively store and retrieve information while distribution tool helps to disseminate information via web serves and databases. In this module, trainers provide online quizzes and assessments to evaluate the performance of intended learners.

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Measuring Training Effectiveness Through Gaming

Dashe & Thomson

Not only will you give the learner a welcome break from the usual classroom and web-based training routine, you’ll actually receive clear evidence of how well your training is doing – all without a single test or questionnaire in sight!

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Technology and learning: From cooooool to implementation

Bottom-Line Performance

There are a couple of consequences to this behavior: Our stakeholders think that we don’t possess evaluative, decision-making skills. Create a concrete implementation plan including how it will be used, by who, and how you’re going to evaluate it’s success.

Kirkpatrick Revisited | Social Learning Blog

Dashe & Thomson

I have included Kirkpatrick’s Four Levels of Evaluation in every proposal I have ever written, and I wanted to hear from Kirkpatrick himself regarding his take on the current state of evaluation and whether his four levels are still viable.

4 Pillars of Training Effectiveness – Leading Learning Podcast

Web Courseworks

Thalheimer has spent over 30 years in the performance and learning field and is an expert on post – learning evaluations. Thalheimer suggests the number one thing to do: encourage learners to take evaluation forms seriously and to ask good questions.

Brandon Hall: The History Behind the Award

Web Courseworks

Web Courseworks received a bronze in Excellence in Technology for Best Advance in Performance Management Technology. The award was given to Web Courseworks’ Quality Improvement Education program (QIE). Learn more about Web Coursework’s Quality Improvement Education program here.

LearnX Asia Pacific 2009 - Day 1

E-Learning Provocateur

How to capture evaluation data to prevent costly e-learning deployment failures: Susan Pepper, Managing Director of the ROI Institute of Australia , reinforced the need for rigorous evaluation to ensure the success of e‑learning.

50 Ways to Lever Learning

The Performance Improvement Blog

Instructor-centered class (virtual) – similar to classroom except instructor delivers instruction via the Web and class can be synchronous or asynchronous. (My apologies to Paul Simon.). In a learning culture , formal training is just one of many methods used to facilitate employee learning.

Evaluating Learning, Knowledge, Blackboard, & Ubiquitous Computing

Big Dog, Little Dog

The value of learning: a new model of value and evaluation - CIPD. A look at the role of learning and training in creating value in organisations and at how that role can be analysed, measured and evaluated. Jury Supports Blackboard Patent - Stephen's Web. The paper is located here. THE KNOWLEDGE PARADOX - Bangkok Post. Radical contradictions drive the success of Toyota, which regards itself as being in the 'knowledge industry'.

e-Learning Acupuncture: Definitions: Web-courses

E-Learning Acupuncture

Monday, July 16, 2007 Definitions: Web-courses John Gedeon , an Educational Technologist from the University of the West Indies (Trinidad and Tobago), recently contacted me with a question about my opinion regarding the definitions for courses that have different degrees of web-involvement. In my mind, there are only 3 types of web courses: 1. Web-enhanced F2F. This web-page houses content and resources that support the F2F onsite course. Web-based Online.

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Customer Satisfaction: Gaming the System

The Performance Improvement Blog

Times, writes: In the auto industry, which tries to measure customer satisfaction at every possible stage, from the first tentative Web search to the last service visit, the assessment ritual can become a kind of performance.

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