When learners are geographically dispersed, and the training is completed, it is difficult to know if the skills were transferred back on the job. In addition, it is difficult to observe the learner performing a new task, and to provide feedback for improvement and/or reinforcement of what was done well. We need to find ways to use technology to enable us to effectively evaluate learners’ ability to apply what they learn in training.

In this session participants will explore two real-world case studies, demonstrating the design and technology considerations applied to implement two 360-degree practicums. You will discuss key considerations for getting buy-in from evaluators. You will examine the communications used, review examples of templates and how-to aids on using software applications, and see samples of the resources provided to both learners and evaluators.

In this session, you will learn:

  • Creative ways to leverage technology in order to implement remote skill assessment
  • Considerations for getting buy-in and involvement from the evaluators
  • A framework to give to the evaluators so they are confident with how and what to assess
  • Planning steps for how to support the knowledge needed by the learners for them to be successful in the assessment
  • How to measure success

Intermediate designers and developers with some experience with online survey tools, HTML coding, and awareness of Kirkpatrick levels of evaluation.

Technology discussed in this session:
SurveyGizmo, video conferencing (Lync), mobile phones, LMS.