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An Introduction to Kirkpatrick's Four Levels of Evaluation

Posted by InSync Training on Mar 21, 2019 9:00:00 AM

44606877_sMeasuring and evaluating training makes up a critical piece of the learning implementation process. Without it, we have no idea if our designs have the impact we are hoping for!

Thanks to one tried-and-true approach, getting started with an evaluation strategy does not have to cause stress. Our team has put together an overview of Kirkpatrick's popular (and proven!) Four-Level Evaluation Model. We hope you'll use it as a map to navigate the valuable exercise of evaluating your learning.

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Topics: Instructional Design, Assessment, Evaluation Strategy

Prove the Value of Training to the Business Through Evaluation

Posted by InSync Training on Mar 19, 2019 12:03:43 PM

104567696_sEvaluating a learning program is by far the best way to highlight its value to all business stakeholders. It also bolsters a culture of continuous improvement.

Without measurable results, it's hard to convince the business community that its learning and development (L&D) offerings are effective. Or even necessary.

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Topics: Assessment, Evaluation Strategy

Assessing Virtual Classroom Facilitation

Posted by Karen Vieth on Dec 5, 2018 10:44:30 AM

54881855_sSince virtual classroom skillsets are not as off-the-shelf as face-to-face training skills, we often wonder just how well we are doing at this virtual facilitation gig. Often, our only feedback comes from “smile sheets,” the surveys at the end of class to see what people thought of the program.

But how do these really help guide our professional development when only five out of 30 learners actually filled it out? How can we assess how things are really going in a virtual facilitation setting?

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Topics: Facilitation, Virtual Classroom - Facilitation, Assessment

Microlearning: The Assessment Factor

Posted by Michele Israel on Dec 26, 2017 1:00:00 PM

30724923_s.jpgThere are different points of view on how assessment in microlearning actually plays out. There are some variables to consider when sorting out what learners actually gain from these nuggets of information.

The good news is that microlearning is assessable. In fact, there's even research to prove it.

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Topics: Microlearning, Assessment

How to Conduct Productive Training Meetings At Work

Posted by Brigg Patten on Apr 20, 2017 1:05:00 PM

42369206_s.jpgTraining and development are extremely important components of employee satisfaction and engagement. Appropriate training and development opportunities also play a factor in your staff's ability to be productive throughout the day. In fact, a recent study found that 87 percent of Millennial-aged employees list opportunity for training and career advancement as extremely important in their job search.

Clearly, training plays a huge role in your company's success, but training sessions can quickly turn into a disaster if not implemented in a structured and professional manner. A training company can offer valuable structure to your training process and are highly skilled in engaging the audience in a way that is conducive to learning. Even if you don't seek the help of a professional company, here are some tips for conducting a productive training session with your employees.

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Topics: Engagement, Collaboration, Authentic Learning, Assessment

Keeping it Real - Ensuring Virtual Learner Success Through Assessment

Posted by Karen Vieth on Feb 21, 2017 12:01:00 PM

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55676429_s.jpgThe art in design is that of keeping learners accountable in authentic assessment that ensures students' success in the virtual classroom.  We know learners attain more when given the ability to learn in authentic ways, but we believe that assessment is a key piece in the art of keeping learners accountable. 

Last week in my blog we talked about keeping it about the people, interacting, providing opportunities to collaborate and how to hold learners accountable. Easy to say! Right?

But how do we REALLY maintain a culture of accountability without the benefit of eye contact and body language?  There is a real need for accountability when we ask participants to go out and do an independent and/or collaborative activity, but often in the virtual classroom we can’t find the way so we just instruct them or skip it all together. 

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Topics: Virtual Classroom - Instructional Design, 50 Modern Blended Learning Blogs, Assessment