105 Getting Radically Better Data from Your Learners
10:45 AM - 11:45 AM Tuesday, March 26
Data and Measurement
Bad data creates faulty decision-making. To improve your learning designs, you need good data. Unfortunately, many learning-evaluation methods are seriously flawed.
In this session, you’ll learn how to use a radical new research-inspired approach to getting feedback from your learners, whether in eLearning or in the classroom. This performance-focused approach will be introduced by its inventor, who will share the lessons he’s learned in implementing it at global corporations and not-for-profits. You’ll also examine a new model of learning evaluation, the Learning-Transfer Evaluation Model, which is designed to help your organization build a more effective learning-evaluation strategy.
In this session, you will learn:
- About the research that shows why you should stop using traditional evaluation methods
- Why Likert-like scales and numeric scales are harmful
- About the importance of measurement that reveals information about learning effectiveness
- About the Performance-Focused Smile Sheet methodology
- How to translate the new method for eLearning
- How to use the Learning-Transfer Evaluation Model to develop an effective evaluation strategy
Designers, developers, managers, and senior leaders (directors, VP, CLO, executive, etc.)
Will Thalheimer, the president of Work-Learning Research, is a consultant and research translator, providing organizations with services including smile-sheet rebuilds and research benchmarking. Will regularly shares his work and research through keynotes, free reports, workshops, and blog posts. Will is the compiler of the Decisive Dozen, author of the award-winning book Performance-Focused Smile Sheets, a co-author of the Serious eLearning Manifesto, and a founder of the Debunker Club.