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713 Using Practical Technology for a 360-degree Practicum

8:30 AM - 9:30 AM Friday, October 31

Data and Measurement

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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.

Kythrie Silva

Sr. Consultant, eLearning Development

Cardinal Health

Kythrie Silva, senior consultant of instructional design and eLearning developer for Cardinal Health, has been designing, developing, and advocating for the innovative use of technology in teaching and learning for the past 15 years. Kythrie has particular expertise in all levels of training assessment and evaluation. Currently she is responsible for building training and eLearning that produces measurable business impact. Previously Kythrie worked in an academic setting at Ohio State University helping to support the mathematics and statistics faculty to research and evaluate new teaching and learning technologies and designing learning environments.

Barbara Davis

Consultant, eLearning Development

Cardinal Health

Barb, a consultant for eLearning development for Cardinal Health, was educated as a wildlife biologist but fell in love with teaching during graduate school. She now has more than 25 years’ experience leading teams and bringing projects to successful completion. She is an expert in producing training courses and learning solutions for delivery to internal and external users, and is dedicated to assisting and supporting others with their project deliverables. Barb is talented with researching, analyzing, and developing subject material using a variety of media. She is passionate about instructional design because it keeps you on track with “need to know” and identifies “nice to know.”

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