The eLearning Guild Getting Started series of reports will help you understand the concepts common to e-Learning design, development, and delivery. We base each report on eLearning Guild member data and the experience and insights of many people and organizations including this report’s author. Guild members with more experience have learned important lessons along the way that will be helpful to you as you get started. Each report will help you make sense of the options and evaluate both your and your organization’s needs.

Measuring instructional results is about determining the extent to which goals for instruction have been met. The process of measuring results typically follows the following steps: Determine what results are important to measure, determine how to measure these results, collect results data, analyze the data, and report the results. While this sounds simple, determining what results are important to measure and how to measure them typically takes more consideration than might be expected.

This report discusses ways to measure the success of your e-Learning programs. It lists the questions you should ask yourself before, during, and after development in order to determine what to measure, the types of measures typically used when measuring instructional results, and Kirkpatrick’s four levels of instructional measurement. The report provides information about why and how Guild members measure instructional results and the challenges they face.

Find out more about "Measuring Success" in this groundbreaking report.