For any business endeavor to be justified, business leaders ask their management teams to provide concrete facts and figures, in terms of Return On Investment (ROI), that show beyond doubt that the proposed initiative is worth undertaking. Similarly, once the project has been commissioned, senior management and project sponsors need to know whether their investment was justified – in hindsight. Therefore, to rationalize eLearning projects prior to development, Instructional Designers and project managers need to collect, evaluate, and report on specific Key Performance Indicators (KPIs). How Key Performance Indicators Help In Justifying Αn eLearning Investment If an eLearning initiative offers a better return than the outlay (dollars, time, effort, inconvenience factor) needed, then it is likely to be approved. However, when judging an eLearning projects’ ROI, business leaders expect to see tangible performance results following the implementation of the training program. These metrics … [Read more...] about How to Measure ELearning Effectiveness: Using key performance indicators to validate investment decisions
5 Parts Of Corrective Feedback In ELearning
As an instructional designer, I know that Level 2 evaluation plays a significant role in ensuring that learners truly understand the presented material. While most e-Learning courses contain some type of test or quiz, many do not bother to provide adequate feedback. In fact, feedback, plays a crucial role in helping learners progress towards their goals and understand whether they have mastered the content from the course. The main goal of corrective feedback is to provide remediation and promote learning. The feedback that learners receive can be either intrinsic or indirect or extrinsic or direct. The type of course, presentation methods, and assessment instruments chosen determine the type of feedback you provide. For example, while extrinsic feedback may be a good choice for multiple-choice questions, it may not work well for a game. Instructional designers should carefully construct corrective feedback for each question to ensure that it covers all objectives of the … [Read more...] about 5 Parts Of Corrective Feedback In ELearning
Kirkpatrick’s Levels Of Evaluation- Why We Should Evaluate?
According to Donald Kirkpatrick, there are four levels of evaluation: Reaction, Learning, Behavior, and Results. If measured correctly, all of these levels should help organization reach the desired outcomes. The problem, however, is that most instructional designers only evaluate the first two levels and avoid the most important ones - behavior and results. The reason these two levels are so important is because in reality training, even the best kind, does not have any value if the business goal has not been achieved. Measuring learners’ reaction to the training is easy. You can do this by putting together a short survey asking questions about learners’ thoughts on the course. The problem is that most learners do not take time to go through each question and provide sincere answers to each one. While there is no best way to eliminate this problem completely, you can try asking more open-ended as opposed to multiple-choice questions. This approach will force learners to read and … [Read more...] about Kirkpatrick’s Levels Of Evaluation- Why We Should Evaluate?