101 Investigating Performance: Designing For and From Data
10:45 AM - 11:45 AM Wednesday, October 25
Data and Measurement
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
Novice to intermediate designers, developers, and managers.
Sean Putman, a partner in Learning Ninjas, has been an instructor, instructional designer, and developer for over 15 years. He has spent his career designing and developing training programs, both instructor-led and online, for many different industries, but he has had a strong focus on creating material for software companies. Sean has spent the last few years focusing on the use and deployment of the Experience API (xAPI) and its effect on learning interventions. He has spoken at industry conferences on the subject and is co-author of Investigating Performance, a book on using the Experience API and analytics to improve performance.