Evaluation Strategy

There will be times where we will need to prove the effectiveness of our learning.

Management, stakeholders and our learners will all want to see if the learning solution has in fact been effective and the time, costs and resources invested have been worth it.

There are various ways we can measure success and the method that we adopt will depend on the type of metrics that our stakeholders require. I have seen measures of success based on the dollars spent developing the solution in-house compared to outsourcing the development to an external vendor.

Being prepared for how success will be measured, will help define our learning design as we can implement triggers within the solution to capture success.

eLearning Course Evaluation: The Ultimate Guide For eLearning Professionals

You have spent a great deal of time and money while developing your eLearning course. But how can you know if it is effective? eLearning course evaluation allows you to assess the effectiveness of your eLearning deliverable and to keep improving it in order to offer your learners a powerful and memorable eLearning experience.

This article provides the basics of what ROI is (definition as well as costs and returns). It also outlines the most popular ROI methodology (Kirkpatrick’s model of evaluation). It takes you through a step-by-step approach to measure ROI, providing 6 tips that you can use to maximise your ROI and create a positive impact.

This article explores the Brinkerhoff Success Case Method, an evaluation model that can be used in the evaluation of any learning event.

SME Review Checklist

The following checklist provides a guide as to what you should be reviewing as an SME.

Please review the following:

Key outcome Yes No

  • Are the instructions for completing the course clear?
  • Is it clear to the learner what they will learn in the course?
  • Are the video demos correct? (they demo the correct steps/procedure and
  • display the correct settings, environment etc)
  • Are the video demos placed in the correct location throughout the course?
  • Are the video simulations correct? (they test the correct steps/procedure and display the correct settings, environment etc)
  • Are the video simulations placed in the correct location throughout the course?
  • Is the content relevant to the target audience?
  • Are the examples or practice scenarios realistic and representative of day-to-day situations?
  • Is there enough information to absorb on each screen (not too little and not too much)?
  • Do the graphics enhance, not detract, from the content on each screen?
  • Is it easy to navigate through the course?

This template is optional and can be sent to SME’s to guide them in reviewing your e-learning project.

Additional comments:

Guidelines for evaluating eLearning lessons

Lesson title:

Questions

  • Does the lesson fulfil the goals set in the Welcome topic, specifically:
  • If you answer this question with No, please use the Comments section below to enter your comments.  
  • Does the lesson provide information about <……> that you and your colleagues can apply in your daily work? If you answer this question with No, please use the Comments section below to enter your comments.      
  • Are the examples easy to understand? If you answer this question with No, please use the Comments section below to enter your comments.
  • Are the examples relevant? If you answer this question with No, please use the Comments section below to enter your comments.  
  • Are there enough examples? If you answer this question with No, please use the Comments section below to enter your comments.  
  • Is there anything else you’d like to see added in this lesson? If you answer this question with Yes, please use the Comments section below to enter your comments. 
  • Is there enough information on each screen (not too little and not too much)?   
  • Is it easy to navigate through the course (easy to start, find your way to different topics and exit)?        
  • Language Clarity    
  • Additional comments    

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