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

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).

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

Dashe & Thomson

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.

Beyond Kirkpatrick

Allison Rossett

Tweet Recorded class session from San Diego State University. Click thumbnail to view video. Media Videos Analysis

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.

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

Dashe & Thomson

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.

Measuring eLearning ROI With Kirkpatrick’s Model of Training Evaluation

Adobe Captivate

In this blog, I outline how you can use the Kirkpatrick’s model of training evaluation as a model to measure training effectiveness and impact. What is Kirkpatrick’s model of training evaluation? How can you use Kirkpatrick’s model of training evaluation to measure ROI?

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MTA: Why the Kirkpatrick Model Works for Us

CLO Magazine

As he settled into his new job, Wiedecker read Jim and Wendy Kirkpatrick’s book, “Training on Trial,” which inspired him to implement the Kirkpatrick training evaluation model at the MTA. Implementing the Kirkpatrick Model.

Donald Kirkpatrick was NOT the Originator of the Four-Level Model of Learning Evaluation

Work Learning

Donald Kirkpatrick (1924-2014) was a giant in the workplace learning and development field, widely known for creating the four-level model of learning evaluation. Will’s Note: Kirkpatrick was slightly inaccurate here. Kirkpatrick’s Dissertation. Kirkpatrick, D.

The Kirkpatrick-Phillips Model – Part 4

CommLab India

In the third part of this series, we looked at the advantages and disadvantages of the Kirkpatrick Model of Evaluating a training program. I mentioned the Kirkpatrick-Phillips Model of Evaluation in passing, and promised you more on this “ evolved ” model. Kirkpatrick Model.

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.

Applying the Kirkpatrick Model to Adult Learning with technology

Adult Learning with Technology

Recently I stumbled across the Kirkpatrick model for evaluation of training. The following is an extract from [link] The Kirkpatrick Model is the worldwide standard for evaluating the effectiveness of training. Adult Learning Apps and Tools for eLearning eLearning education Instructinal Design Models instructional designer Kirkpatrick Model Learning styles Technical Challenges

Applying the Kirkpatrick Model to Adult Learning with technology

Adult Learning with Technology

Recently I stumbled across the Kirkpatrick model for evaluation of training. The following is an extract from [link] The Kirkpatrick Model is the worldwide standard for evaluating the effectiveness of training. Adult Learning Apps and Tools for eLearning eLearning education Instructinal Design Models instructional designer Kirkpatrick Model Learning styles Technical Challenges

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.

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.

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.

Buzzword Decoder: Kirkpatrick Levels of Evaluation by Pamela S. Hogle

Learning Solutions Magazine

The Kirkpatrick levels of evaluation offer L&D teams and managers a way to determine whether eLearning is effective. Kirkpatrick level 5 to measure ROI. Training Strategies

Measuring training effectiveness — the Kirkpatrick model

Matrix

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.

Using Your LCMS to Save Kirkpatrick

KnowledgeStar

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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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 Model Good or Bad? The Epic Mega Battle!

Work Learning

In this third installment of the series, we''ve engaged in an epic battle about the worth of the 4-Level Kirkpatrick Model. Will: I want to pick on the second-most renowned model in instructional design, the 4-Level Kirkpatrick Model.

Alternative to the Kirkpatrick Model of Training Evaluation

LearnDash

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.

Why Is It Important To Benchmark Training?

Origin Learning

Donald Kirkpatrick’s four levels of evaluating training provide a useful framework to set benchmarks. “True genius resides in the capacity for evaluation of uncertain, hazardous, and conflicting information ”. Winston Churchill.

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.

Time to retire Kirkpatrick?

From the Coleface

When you first turned your thoughts to evaluating training, it’s odds-on that a colleague or consultant recommended you to have a look at the Kirkpatrick model. There is a commonly held misconception that you need to do Kirkpatrick Level 1 first and then Level 2 etc. Anyone who pretends that Kirkpatrick is the whole answer to evaluation should take some time to re-evaluate.

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 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).

Overview of Kirkpatrick's 4 Levels of Evaluation

eLearning Cyclops

Here is a nice, quick overview of Donald Kirkpatrick's Four Levels of Evaluation provided by Kirkpatrick Partners, LLC. Also a nice addition to the Free e-Learning page. Update on 1/26/2010 - the slides are no longer available online. Sorry for the inconvenience Slide 12 have a helpful matrix of tools that can be used for measuring each level. ISD Evaluation e-Learning

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.

Is It Time To Kill the Kirkpatrick Model?

Trivantis

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.

What is the Kirkpatrick Model of Learning Evaluation?

Growth Engineering

So, learn from the sagely wisdom of Donald Kirkpatrick – a hero of learning evaluation. If you do, you need Kirkpatrick’s model. Do you evaluate your learning’s return on investment?

What's the problem with Kirkpatrick?

Clive on Learning

While acknowledging that Kirkpatrick's four levels of evaluation had proved valuable over more than thirty years in helping to measure instructor-led, content-based 'training' interventions, Sloman felt that a new approach was necessary to support a more self-directed, work-based 'learning' process. It's worth checking first of all whether Kirkpatrick's model is still useful for evaluating the top-down stuff. So does Kirkpatrick's model apply as well in a learner-centred context?

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

Learning Visions

James Kirkpatrick, Senior Consultant Kirkpatrick Partners Sometimes we have to do the politically incorrect thing. These are my live blogged notes from a concurrent session (W104) at the ASTD International Conference & Expo, this week in Washington, D.C.

Using The Kirkpatrick Model to Evaluate Employee Training

Designing Digitally

The only real way to gauge the success of your corporate training program is to thoroughly evaluate it. Getting feedback from employees is a helpful tool, of course, but there is a method that is more extensive and goes a little deeper