How to Evaluate Learning: Kirkpatrick Model for the 21st Century—A Revision

Social Learning

I was asked by Wendy Kirkpatrick to remove the copyrighted Kirkpatrick diagrammatic model from my original blog post, How to Evaluate Learning: Kirkpatrick Model for the 21st Century.

How to Evaluate Learning: Kirkpatrick Model for the 21st Century—A Revision

Social Learning

I was asked by Wendy Kirkpatrick to remove the copyrighted Kirkpatrick diagrammatic model from my original blog post, How to Evaluate Learning: Kirkpatrick Model for the 21st Century. Kirkpatrick calls this Return on Expectations, or ROE.

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To “Kirkpatrick” or not to “Kirkpatrick”, that is the Question (or is it?)

Learning Rebels

To “Kirkpatrick” or not to “Kirkpatrick”, that is the question. Many a person has debated the Kirkpatrick evaluation taxonomy. To name a few: Dan Pontefract: Dear Kirkpatrick’s: You Still Don’t Get It (a personal favorite).

Evaluating the Impact of eLearning - Kirkpatrick's Model

Lambda Solutions

We teamed up with Limestone Learning on Wednesday to deliver a webinar on Measuring the Value of Training, and Turning Kirkpatrick’s Four Levels of Evaluation Upside Down.

Kirkpatrick Revisited | Social Learning Blog

Social Learning

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.

Training Evaluation Beyond Kirkpatrick

Training Industry

Today, when we discuss training evaluation, we likely reference Kirkpatrick’s model with the familiar four levels: reaction, learning, behavior and results. Most of the models expand upon the Kirkpatrick model and try to address some of its limitations, including criticisms by researchers that the interdependence and implied causality of each of the four levels has not been proven by empirical research.

Donald Kirkpatrick’s four levels of training: Lessons from a Legend

Origin Learning

Kirkpatrick , Professor Emeritus, University Of Wisconsin first gave his ideas for a series of articles to be published in the Journal of American Society of Training Directors in the year 1959, hardly had anyone anticipated that this was to be the stuff of legend. When Donald L.

Evaluating ELearning ROI with Kirkpatrick


Using The Kirkpatrick Model. One of the more well known ways to measure elearning and training initiatives is with the Kirkpatrick evaluation model. The point here is that Kirkpatrick emphasizes five different evaluation methods.

Vale Don Kirkpatrick

Clark Quinn

Last week, Don Kirkpatrick passed away. Kirkpatrick rode this tool for the rest of his career, created a family business in it, and he wasn’t shy about suggesting that you buy a book to learn about it. Still, Kirkpatrick could’ve renumbered the steps, or been more outspoken about the problems with just step 1. Known for his four ‘ levels ‘ of measuring learning, he’s been hailed and excoriated.

Alternative to the Kirkpatrick Model of Training Evaluation


If you have been in the elearning (or training) industry for any amount of time, then you are most likely aware of the Kirkpatrick model of learning evaluation. One could write an entire book on the Kirkpatrick model and the different levels, but I am not going to get into too much detail.

Donald L. Kirkpatrick, 1924 - 2014

The Peformance Improvement

Kirkpatrick died. It seems like every training, HRD, and HPI manager knows the Kirkpatrick Model even if they don’t know the name of the model or who invented the four levels. However, this criticism doesn’t diminish my admiration for Kirkpatrick. Kirkpatrick

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

Origin Learning

Dr. Donald Kirkpatrick is one of those few people that have achieved eternity by virtue of their contribution. 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.

Evaluating Training with Kirkpatrick's Four-Level Model

Designing Digitally

Kirkpatrick's Four-Level Training Evaluation Model is an excellent model to help analyze the impact of training on the organization. . Donald Kirkpatrick , Professor Emeritus at the University of Wisconsin, first published the Four-Level Training Evaluation Model in 1959.

Measuring training effectiveness — the Kirkpatrick model


Luckily, Donald Kirkpatrick created a training evaluation model that gives this process a clear structure. As Kirkpatrick explains, every program should at least have this degree of evaluation in order to gather some information that will lead to the improvement of the learning experience.

Is It Time To Kill the Kirkpatrick Model?


The Kirkpatrick Model for training evaluation is kind of like Old Faithful. Here is the model as described by the Kirkpatrick Partners: But is the Kirkpatrick Model still valid? However, not everyone hates the Kirkpatrick Model.

Kirkpatrick’s Model of Evaluation – Making Maximum Use of Evaluation: Part 1

CommLab India

Kirkpatrick’s Model of Learning Evaluation. Of these four models of evaluation, the most successful one is the Kirkpatrick’s Model of Learning Evaluation (In fact, the Anderson’s Value of Learning Model is based on Kirkpatrick’s Model of Learning Evaluation).

Kirkpatrick's Four Levels of Training Evaluation: A Critique

The Peformance Improvement

At the end of Dan McCarthy’s blog post , “How to Evaluate a Training Program”, in which he explains his pre-post, survey approach to applying the Kirkpatrick four levels of training evaluation , he asks: Has anyone used a system like this, or something better?

Kirkpatrick’s Model of Evaluation – the Very Basics of the Model: Part 2

CommLab India

According to Dr. Don Kirkpatrick, there are three reasons to evaluate a training program: To know how to improve future training programs. In my previous blog, I presented a brief introduction to the Kirkpatrick’s Model of Evaluation and its impact on training 1.

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

Social Learning

Kirkpatrick’s revised “Four Levels of Evaluation” model, what we need to do is find out what success looks like in the eyes of these senior managers and stakeholders and let them define their expectations for the training program.

Is Kirkpatrick’s Model of Evaluating a Training Program The Best? – Part 3

CommLab India

This is the third blog in the Kirkpatrick Model of Instruction series. In the first part of the series, I covered the need to evaluate any training program and the basics of the Kirkpatrick model of evaluating a training program.

Kirkpatrick’s Four Levels of Evaluation


It was while writing his thesis in 1952 that Donald Kirkpatrick became interested in evaluating training programs. The four-level model developed by Kirkpatrick is now universally used in gauging training effectiveness.

How to Use the Kirkpatrick Model to Measure eLearning Effectiveness by Hannah Brenner

Learning Solutions Magazine

The basic Kirkpatrick Model outlines four levels of evaluation; here’s a more effective way to use it. As a training professional, you spend hours focusing on the best ways to prove the value of your eLearning, not only to your directors but to employees. You may be looking for a better approach to evaluating those programs and demonstrating just how valuable your work is. Measurement Professional Development Training Strategies

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.

Using Your LCMS to Save Kirkpatrick


Forget about this Kirkpatrick level four,” he said. “It’s Forget About Level 4? Never! Not too many years ago I remember the words of an L&D VP to whom I reported. We were talking about measuring the effectiveness of a very expensive training program we just delivered. Just focus on the first three. It’s too hard […]. Learning




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In Memoriam: Dr. Donald Kirkpatrick by Bill Brandon

Learning Solutions Magazine

Donald Kirkpatrick, professor emeritus, University of Wisconsin, and creator of the Kirkpatrick. Four-level Evaluation Model, passed away May 9, 2014 at the age of 90. We remember his life and. his contributions to the field of workplace learning. Instructional Design Management Measurement Professional Development

Evaluating Informal Learning

Social Learning

She knows that I have been blogging about learning evaluation for the past couple of years—mostly Kirkpatrick but also [.] Carliner Evaluation formal learning Informal Learning Kirkpatrick non-formal learning social learning

Ongoing Evaluation


apply Kirkpatrick’s Four Levels of Evaluation to your course design. identify the relationship between needs analysis and Kirkpatrick’s Levels of Evaluation.

More on evaluating NFL using Kirkpatrick’s Four-level model

The E-Learning Curve

I’m going to begin this post by mentioning Donald Clark’s view on Donald Kirkpatrick’s model – the post has the tongue-in-cheek title Donald Talks Bollocks, and it gives an alternative view on the four levels; have a read, it’s good stuff. However, as Mr. Clark points out, rejecting Kirkpatrick doesn’t provide a answer to how […] More on evaluating NFL using Kirkpatrick’s Four-level model is a post from: E-Learning Curve Blog.

Flipping Kirkpatrick

Big Dog, Little Dog

And I think the reason why is that because Kirkpatrick basically nailed it, but presented it wrong.

Top 5 Performance Support Apps for Learning Designers


Kirkpatrick’s Evaluation Model’ App. The Kirkpatrick’s Evaluation Model app is another support app from Orion Beadling that is designed to act as a convenient job aid to reference the core elements of Kirkpatrick’s Model of Evaluation.

How to Measure Online Course Effectiveness


Kirkpatrick’s Four-Level Approach to Assessing Training Outcomes. Since Kirkpatrick’s approach is based on a graduating scale of precision and complexity, you should begin with Level 1 measurement and work toward Level 4.

The Learning Alliance and the Four Levels of Training Evaluation

The Peformance Improvement

In response to my blog post titled, “Kirkpatrick’s Four Levels of Training Evaluation: A Critique” , Wendy Kirkpatrick wrote a comment directing me to a white paper that she co-authored with Jim Kirkpatrick, "The Kirkpatrick Four Levels: A Fresh Look After 50 Years 1959 - 2009."