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. 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.

Re-evaluating Evaluation | Social Learning Blog

Dashe & Thomson

Social Learning Blog Training and Performance Improvement in the Real World Home About Bios Subscribe to RSS Re-evaluating Evaluation by Barbara on March 16, 2011 in Project Management/Project Delivery For years, I have dutifully included a description of Kirkpatrick’s Four Levels of Learning Evaluation in every proposal for every company I have worked with. In a column entitled “How to Evaluate e-Learning,” she says Kirkpatrick’s model focuses on final outcomes.

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Evaluating eLearning

Web Courseworks

Often times I am asked by training managers to evaluate their eLearning initiatives and specifically, types of eLearning courseware. At first, it may seem like a simple task in the broad view of it, but when you begin to scratch the surface, you find there are a lot of nuances that go into the evaluation. This leads me to begin by asking a few questions: what is the purpose of the evaluation, who are the key stakeholders, and how extensive should the evaluation be?

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. Evaluation is not only a way to judge the quality of the learning intervention; it is essential for retaining learning and being able to apply that learning when it is needed. Tags: Evaluation Training Impact evaluation forgetting learning retain

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. Even the tools specifically designed to determine compliance aren’t necessarily reliable when it comes to evaluating your efforts. A Section 508 Web Accessiblity Success Story.

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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. There are certain types of disabilities and impairments which designers are focusing on to achieve universal web accessibility: Visual Impairment. How to Make Your Web Design More Inclusive and Accessible.

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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.,

Using Heuristic Evaluation to Craft the Perfect Learner Journey

Origin Learning

‘Heuristic evaluation’ was pioneered by Jakob Nielsen and Rolf Molich in 1990. This is the definition of the term from their website – Heuristic evaluation is a usability engineering method for finding the usability problems in a user interface design so that they can be attended to as part of an iterative design process. Visualizing Heuristic Evaluation.

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. Evaluation tells you whether training is working—whether it’s moving the metrics you need to move, whether it’s making people more proficient at what they need to do. Evaluating training effectiveness is a complex topic.

eLearning Authoring Tools Comparison: 6 Notable Perks Of Using Web eLearning Authoring Tools

Dan Keckan

Once you get past your misgivings—which are often misconceptions—toward rapid eLearning authoring tools, you have a "web vs. corporate server" to contend with. What are the positives of web eLearning authoring tools and are you sure they eclipse the negatives? eLearning Authoring Tools eLearning Authoring Tool Evaluation eLearning Authoring Tools Comparison eLearning Development Best Practices eLearning eBooks

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.

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 social networks. Evaluation for Learning. Evaluation instruments. Cycle of Design & Implement –> Evaluate & Reflect –> Design & Implement etc.

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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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. Chances are that you (and your spouse, mom, and perhaps dog) have an account on one or even both.

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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How to Create Your Own Own Program On Gnowbe Web

Gnowbe

This allows you to evaluate your employee’s skills and performance anytime by accessing real-time data, assessments, and analytics. With this action, users are able to search the web for an image or take their own images to increase their engagement. Web Link. The difference between Web Link and External Web Link is that when “Web Link” is used, the website will open up within Gnowbe. External Web Link.

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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. So, it’s time we brought our evaluative frameworks up to date. What is it: These aspects of evaluation are built into the learning content. How do you measure it: An effective macro evaluation relies on careful pre-planning.

Yahoo’s Proactive, User-Centric Approach to Web Accessibility

3Play Media

While government entities are working hard to legally require that public and private organizations make their web content more accessible to people with disabilities, many companies aren’t waiting around. To accomplish this, they’ve opened up two accessibility labs where different teams can simply walk in and test their products to either simulate a user-experience (with technology and actual users) or evaluate their product for accessibility.

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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. Almost everyone, it seems, is using some element of social media in the planning, development, delivery, management or evaluation of teaching and learning. Essentially, Web 2.0 The Web is constantly changing, but it is also a change agent.

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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.

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 users can take a quiz on their iPad and access ProProfs Quizzes on Chrome Web Store. Knowledge evaluation helps to identify the gap areas.

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. Their handbook, edited by one of the founders of HRD, Leonard Nadler, uses Kirkpatrick's four levels as one of their main evaluation models. For more information see Formative and Summative Evaluations.

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. So, it’s time we brought our evaluative frameworks up to date. What is it: These aspects of evaluation are built into the learning content. How do you measure it: An effective macro evaluation relies on careful pre-planning.

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. As for the rest, we hope that by the end of this blog post we’ll have them convinced, if not to immediately adopt eLearning, at least to start evaluating the available options. Offline training is hard to evaluate.

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.( Evaluation Organizational Learning Post-Secondary Education Training Training Impact classroom education elearning online training Web-basedOnline college courses are being promoted as the panacea for producing more college graduates and strengthening the workforce.

How to Level Up Your Marketing, Web Design, and Photography with Consultant and Business Coach Jean Perpillant

LifterLMS

Learn how to level up your marketing, web design, and photography with consultant and business coach Jean Perpillant in this LMScast hosted by Chris Badgett of LifterLMS. So if you don’t do the photography piece, all that other stuff is not there, or if you do the web design, and the good photography but you don’t have a solid marketing strategy, it’s just suboptimal.

Yahoo’s Proactive, User-Centric Approach to Web Accessibility

3Play Media

While government entities are working hard to legally require that public and private organizations make their web content more accessible to people with disabilities, many companies aren’t waiting around. To accomplish this, they’ve opened up two accessibility labs where different teams can simply walk in and test their products to either simulate a user-experience (with technology and actual users) or evaluate their product for accessibility.

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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. The Social Web promotes collaboration Collaborative forms of learning are becoming increasingly popular methods of adult education, because they involve all students in the process of learning.

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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). Choosing a rapid e-learning authoring tool that suits your training needs completely can be quite a challenging task.

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! Evaluation Gaming Theory evaluation feedback gaming Kirkpatrick user adoption

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Kirkpatrick Revisited | Social Learning Blog

Dashe & Thomson

Social Learning Blog Training and Performance Improvement in the Real World Home About Bios Subscribe to RSS Kirkpatrick Revisited by Barbara on April 18, 2011 in Instructional Design After I finished my post a few weeks ago on Reevaluating Evaluation , I found out that Donald Kirkpatrick , the granddaddy of the Four Levels of Evaluation, was taking a farewell tour before his retirement and would be presenting a workshop at the American Society of Training and Development (ASTD) in Minneapolis.

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. If you’d like the full evaluation worksheet, post a comment here asking for it and I’ll send your way. emerging trends and technologies evaluation implementation Tools Web 2.0

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. Evaluation module. In this module, the trainer evaluates individual performance towards achieving pertinent business goals.

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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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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. If you make changes based on evaluations, share this with the learners so they take them more seriously. After a conference, how should you go about evaluating and measuring 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'.

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). Web Courseworks has created eLearning software for corporations, national associations and medical societies since 1979. The program is set up for a learner to move through a list of activities in order to evaluate pre and post performance of the learner.

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. Susan adheres to 5 levels of feedback, comprising Kirkpatrick’s four levels of evaluation, plus the calculation of return on investment (ROI). evaluation m-learning social media virtual classrooms web 2.0

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. Webinars – participating in a Web-based program using video conferencing software; usually a one-session offering by an expert on a specific topic. (My apologies to Paul Simon.). In a learning culture , formal training is just one of many methods used to facilitate employee learning.

Open Source E-Learning Development 10: Joomla! CMS

The E-Learning Curve

Tags: constructivist learning environment content delivery content management system e-learning elearning content information sharing technology learning resources open e-learning environment open standards technology in education web based training web-based learning CMS cms evaluation Drupal e-learning content joomla open source