Evaluating Informal Learning

Dashe & Thomson

My colleague, Andrea May came back from ASTD International Conference & Exposition (ICE), which was held in Dallas in May of this year, raving about a presentation on “Evaluating Informal Learning.” She knows that I have been blogging about learning evaluation for the past couple of years—mostly Kirkpatrick but also [.] The post Evaluating Informal Learning appeared first on Social Learning Blog.

Evaluating Informal Learning

Dashe & Thomson

My colleague, Andrea May came back from ASTD International Conference & Exposition (ICE), which was held in Dallas in May of this year, raving about a presentation on “Evaluating Informal Learning.” She knows that I have been blogging about learning evaluation for the past couple of years—mostly Kirkpatrick but also [.] The post Evaluating Informal Learning appeared first on Social Learning Blog. Evaluation Informal Learning

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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.

How to Evaluate Learning: The Kirkpatrick Model for the 21st Century

Dashe & Thomson

Recent research by ASTD and REED Learning indicates that the top skills desired by Learning & Development departments are measuring and evaluating training. Even though many Learning and Development organizations find it a challenge to prove training’s effect beyond how learners react to the training and whether they have learned the training content, senior management and business stakeholders are more and more interested in metrics that show the impact on the organization.

Why you should start measuring informal learning today

Docebo

That most organizations simply don’t have a mechanism in place for measuring the ROI of informal and social learning in the workplace is more than just a matter of being “behind the times.”. It’s that some teams are missing a critical opportunity to harness all the invaluable knowledge hidden just below the surface — and just out of reach of many learning strategies. Overall, organizations aren’t so great at measuring learning.

eLearning Cyclops: Informal learning. Maybe I Can Informally.

eLearning Cyclops

Informal learning. Maybe I Can Informally Assess Its Impact #LCBQ. This months Big Question at Learning Circuits is regarding assessing the impact of informal learning. Or more specifically: How do you assess whether your informal learning, social learning, continuous learning, performance support initiatives have the desired impact or achieve the desired results? Oops, easing into Kirkpatricks model, but if you can, you can.

Can We Align Kirkpatrick’s Guidelines & NonFormal Learning?

The E-Learning Curve

Kirkpatrick's guidelines are incompatible with the assessment of non-formal learning in three ways. Can We Align Kirkpatrick’s Guidelines & NonFormal Learning? is a post from: E-Learning Curve Blog.

Evaluating Non-Formal Learning in the Context of Kirkpatrick’s Four-Level Model

The E-Learning Curve

The Four-Level Model is incompatible with the assessment of non-formal learning. Evaluating Non-Formal Learning in the Context of Kirkpatrick’s Four-Level Model is a post from: E-Learning Curve Blog. Tags: e-learning evaluation formal learning informal learning Kirkpatrick knowledge workers non-formal learning nonformal learning organizational learning workplace learning

Kirkpatrick's Revised Four Level Evaluation Model

Big Dog, Little Dog

I had an interesting discussion with Clark Quinn on using Kirkpatrick's model in learning processes other than courses. 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. Learning - What knowledge, skills, and resources do they need in order to perform?

Evaluating Non-Formal Learning using Kirkpatrick’s Four-level model: More…

The E-Learning Curve

How to use the 4 Level Model to evaluate non-formal learning Evaluating Non-Formal Learning using Kirkpatrick’s Four-level model: More… is a post from: E-Learning Curve Blog. Tags: e-learning evaluation formal learning informal learning Kirkpatrick knowledge workers non-formal learning nonformal learning organizational learning workplace learning

Evaluating Social Learning

Dashe & Thomson

There are people looking at applying the Kirkpatrick model, there are people measuring the use of social learning tools, and there are people talking about something similar to Brinkerhoff’s Success Case Method. In the spirit of my blog posts on Re-evaluating Evaluation and Revisiting Kirkpatrick , I decided to start with Don Clark ?Big and his take on using Kirkpatrick’s four levels to create and evaluate social learning. Learning Process.

How to evaluate social and informal learning

Jay Cross

Dan Pontefract had a great post on TrainingWreck about the inadequacy of the Kirkpatrick model in a world where learning is increasingly collaborative and networked. Dan takes the logic further than I did last week in my post on how to assess learning initiatives. In brief, the Kirkpatrick levels are good for events, not processes. Increasingly, learning is migrating from events (think “workshop&# ) to processes (think “social learning&# ).

Social, Informal Learning Can Be ?Measured

CLO Magazine

Key performance indicators for social and informal learning identify knowledge hubs and lead to better results. Just as social learning and technology have modernized the way learning occurs in companies today, they also have made a mark on the key performance indicators learning leaders should capture and measure. Where the changes show up is in the data points companies analyze in conjunction with social and informal learning.

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8 Dirty Words

Jay Cross's Informal Learning

L ast year I led workshops in London, Madrid , San Jose, Quebec, and Berlin on how to sell social networking and informal learning to senior management. Kirkpatrick levels, Gagne, kinesthetic) when talking to executives. Here we go: Learning is a dirty word because executive managers have a hard time hearing it. Learning taints the conversation. I changed the name of my new book from Informal Learning in the Cloud to Working Smarter.

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Measuring the Learning Effect of Non-Formal Learning

The E-Learning Curve

I have asserted that non-formal learning (NFL) is located on a continuum between so-called informal and formal learning Measuring the Learning Effect of Non-Formal Learning is a post from: E-Learning Curve Blog. Tags: e-learning evaluation formal learning informal learning Kirkpatrick knowledge workers non-formal learning nonformal learning organizational learning workplace learning

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. Some companies will use “Level 2: Learning” to measure whether the learners have mastered the training course content.

Evaluating Non-formal Learning: Validity in Research

The E-Learning Curve

When considering research designs to evaluate the effectiveness of learning it's important to consider the types of data that you have access to. Evaluating Non-formal Learning: Validity in Research is a post from: E-Learning Curve Blog. Tags: e-learning evaluation formal learning informal learning Kirkpatrick knowledge workers non-formal learning nonformal learning organizational learning workplace learning

Approaches to Evaluating Non-Formal Learning: the Case Study

The E-Learning Curve

I consider a case study methodology to be the most effective strategy to use when evaluating non-formal learning. Approaches to Evaluating Non-Formal Learning: the Case Study is a post from: E-Learning Curve Blog. Tags: e-learning evaluation formal learning informal learning Kirkpatrick knowledge workers non-formal learning nonformal learning organizational learning workplace learning

Evaluating Non-Formal Learning Programs – Table of Links

The E-Learning Curve

To wrap up this series of posts on the E-Learning Curve Blog, here is the complete table of links to each post in the series 'Evaluating Non-Formal Learning.' Evaluating Non-Formal Learning Programs – Table of Links is a post from: E-Learning Curve Blog.

Capturing non-formal learning-related data

The E-Learning Curve

This is the methodology I use to collect data on non-formal learning programs. Capturing non-formal learning-related data is a post from: E-Learning Curve Blog. Tags: e-learning case study evaluation formal learning informal learning Kirkpatrick knowledge workers non-formal learning nonformal learning organizational learning qualitative research design workplace learning

Evaluating Non-formal Learning: Using ‘tests of rigor’ for validation

The E-Learning Curve

Evaluating Non-formal Learning: Using ‘tests of rigor’ for validation is a post from: E-Learning Curve Blog. Tags: e-learning evaluation formal learning informal learning Kirkpatrick knowledge workers non-formal learning nonformal learning organizational learning workplace learning Without rigor research is worthless becomes fiction and loses its utility.

Using Kirkpatrick's Four Levels to Create and Evaluate Informal & Social Learning Processes

Big Dog, Little Dog

In my last post, The Tools of Our Craft , I wrote how the Four Level Evaluation model is best used by flipping it upside down and that it can be used to evaluate informal and social learning. In this post, I want to expand on the second point—evaluating informal and social learning. Learning - What must they learn to be able to perform? The measurements we obtain gives us information to help base our judgment on. Learning.

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Using Quantitative Data when Evaluating Non-Formal Learning

The E-Learning Curve

Using Quantitative Data when Evaluating Non-Formal Learning is a post from: E-Learning Curve Blog. Tags: e-learning case study evaluation formal learning informal learning Kirkpatrick knowledge workers non-formal learning nonformal learning organizational learning qualitative research design workplace learning

Non-Formal Learning – Evaluation Considerations

The E-Learning Curve

Workers are required to learn new skills, in the context of their functional tasks: they do not necessarily have the time to take formal training courses. Non-Formal Learning – Evaluation Considerations is a post from: E-Learning Curve Blog.

Donald Clark on training departments…

Jay Cross's Informal Learning

If you want to learn what is really going on in learning and development while rolling on the floor laughing, you’ve got to read Donald Clark. I argued that training is mired in old, faddish theory; Bloom, Gagne, Maslow, Kirkpatrick – train the trainer courses are still full of old behaviourist theory (killed stone dead by Chomsky in 1959) trapping us in 50 year old theories that holds the industry back. Kill Kirkpatrick before he kills you.

Yet more on Evaluating Non-Formal Learning

The E-Learning Curve

The non-formal methodology I’m describing is a generalized account of the type work I carry out when developing and implementing non-formal learning initiatives in organizations. The type of learning interventions being discussed here are what [.] Yet more on Evaluating Non-Formal Learning is a post from: E-Learning Curve Blog.

Top Six E-Learning Tools for 2015

eLearning 24-7

Qualifications for e-learning tools. Thus, I decided to identify some e-learning tools that I think are unique, probably unheard of in the industry (in some cases) and offer folks some very cool capabilities. Always get a trial on any e-learning tool. The top three e-learning tools out there are listed below. That said, it is a very cool e-learning tool. #2 A true e-learning developer who gets it. Rather total e-learning tool here. .

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Measuring And Evaluating Learning – The Top Skill For L&D Teams

Upside Learning

Recent research by ASTD and REED Learning reveals that measuring and evaluating learning is the top-most skill L&D teams are looking for. Measuring & Evaluating Learning. Delivering Learning. Designing Learning. Even though it is a challenge to prove training/learning’s effect beyond Kirkpatrick’s level 1 & 2 -senior management continues to ask for numbers so here we are – the L&D folks want that skill the most.

Measurement?

Clark Quinn

First, if you haven’t seen it, you should check out the debate I had with the good Dr. Will Thalheimer over at his blog about the Kirkpatrick model. He’s upset with it as it’s not permeated by learning, and I argue that it’s role is impact, not learning design (see my diagram at the end). In particular, for informal learning when we’ve got folks successfully developed as effective self-learners and a good culture, we don’t need to measure.

Instructional Design: The Process – 1

Origin Learning

There have been all types of blend in learning, using all possible avenues from brick-and-mortar classrooms, virtual classrooms, eLearning, digital tutorials, videos, to xAPI tracking all forms of social or informal learning. Instructional Design (ID) is a process or systematic approach to developing the various learning courses or programs. A new ID has to figure this out from the ocean of information available. What do we mean by learning styles?

Boost your L&D visibility & credibility – The Annual Learning Report

Learning Wire

Both desk research and recent interviews with 50+ CLOs underline that even today, many of the biggest corporate learning functions struggle to show their added value. This article enables you to create your own Annual Learning Report, offering an opportunity to boost your credibility and visibility for key business stakeholders. Critical remarks have been placed at commonly used models to capture the added value of L&D, as Kirkpatrick’s model. The Annual Learning Report.

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5 Tips To Maximize The ROI Of Online Training

Adobe Captivate

In this article, I outline a popular ROI methodology (using Kirkpatrick’s model of evaluation), and 5 tips that you can use to maximize ROI in corporate training. Most of us are familiar with the Kirkpatrick’s model of evaluation. This is how this combination would work: After establishing the gain through the 4 levels of Kirkpatrick’s model of evaluation, we can monetize it (that is, associate a monetary value to it). Level 2: Learning. Social learning.

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Social Media Metrics

Clark Quinn

I continue to get asked about social learning metrics. Until we get around to a whitepaper or something on metrics, here’re some thoughts: Frankly, the problem with Kirkpatrick (sort of like with LMS’ and ADDIE, *drink*) is not in the concept, but in the execution. This is true whether you’re talking about formal learning, informal learning, or whatever.

Why Companies Should Spend More on Social Learning | Social.

Dashe & Thomson

Social Learning Blog Training and Performance Improvement in the Real World Home About Bios Subscribe to RSS Why Companies Should Spend More on Social Learning by Paul on May 5, 2011 in Informal Learning , blended learning , social learning Companies are spending next to nothing on social learning, and their frugality is going to come back to haunt them. The slow adoption of social learning is not localized to Minnesota and North Carolina.

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Blooms Taxonomy: The Science of Learning Objectives – Part 3

CommLab India

In my earlier blogs, Learning Objectives – What They Are and Why You Need Them and The Science of Learning Objectives – Part 1 and Part 2 , we have seen what learning objectives are and why they are important. At this level, the learner must be able to make assessments about the information learned in the training program. Examples of learning objectives at this level are: The learner would be able to justify the expenditure incurred on the project.

ADDIE Backwards Planning Model

Big Dog, Little Dog

Note that the Learning Platform (Implement) rests on the Analysis, Design, Development, and Evaluation Phases. The steps in the Analysis Phase closely align with Phillips' Needs Model and Kirkpatrick's Four Levels of Evaluations. Business Needs - how a learning initiative will support the organization's initiatives, strategies, or goals. Training Needs - define appropriate performance, instructional, and informational material (includes both formal and informal ).

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Learning and Development Glossary

Petra Mayer

Therefore, the idea of this blog is to provide an easy reference around the varied concepts in learning and development. Take this as your Learning and Development Glossary, if you may, to stay up-to-date with the times. Agile Learning. Asynchronous Learning.

Learning to Learn from Evaluation of Learning

The Performance Improvement Blog

The Kirkpatricks have four levels, the Phillips have ROI, and Brinkerhoff has the Success Case Method. Each approach to evaluation of training has something to contribute to assessing the impact of formal training on employee learning. The real value is in organizational learning from evaluation. In a learning culture, employees are continually acquiring knowledge and skills not only from training but also from a myriad of other formal and informal learning interventions.

Social Media: The Virtual “Over-The-Partition” Learning Network.

Dashe & Thomson

Social Learning Blog Training and Performance Improvement in the Real World Home About Bios Subscribe to RSS Social Media: The Virtual “Over-The-Partition” Learning Network by Jolene on April 28, 2011 in Informal Learning , Instructional Design , Training Development , Video , social learning According to the 1996 report from the U.S. While I haven’t seen more recent data, my experience is that the informal learning trend holds true today.

Learning Measurement: A Work in Progress

CLO Magazine

Learning evaluation, metrics and measurement are not where they need to be, but some companies have made progress. The learning and development industry has advanced significantly in the past decade. Content has become more targeted, delivery methods have expanded, and the classroom has changed into a more collaborative, supplemental learning space. Advancements in technology also have accelerated learning thanks to social media, e-learning, game-based and mobile learning.