Investigating Performance: Designing For and From Data

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DevLearn 2017 Conference & Expo - October 25, 2017

Sean Putman

Partner
Learning Ninjas

Data continues to be a hot topic in L&D. The options for collecting data continue to grow, along with the potential for finding new insights for learning design. But in conversations with L&D professionals about the need for better data, it’s become clear that good design is not only about designing for data, but also designing from data.

In this session, you’ll walk through the strategies and activities that will help you get the data you need to evaluate both course and user performance, and to plan for meaningful analytics for your stakeholders. You’ll look at how to use data to improve learning approaches throughout the design cycle. Using a real-world learning scenario as a framework for the discussion, you’ll start with a brief baseline overview of xAPI and its usage and then move on to an exploration of data types, strategy, and the basics of data analysis—all with the goal of empowering you to gather and use your data in new ways.

In this session, you will learn:

  • How to use your data analytics to improve course design
  • How to design to gather meaningful data
  • About the potential pitfalls of data interpretation
  • Lessons from other fields (like business intelligence and web analytics) about how to apply data principles to learning design

Audience:
Novice to intermediate designers, developers, and managers.

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