LS302 Measurement Matters: The How and Why of eLearning Metrics
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM Wednesday, March 16
Data and Measurement
Too often, learning is evaluated based upon one of two measures: whether learners like it, and/or how much it costs to produce. Unfortunately, the former isn’t useful, and the latter isn’t critical. Yet, increasingly, actions will have to be documented, and measurement is key. There are meaningful metrics for learning, but they should be about whether they are helping the organization. Kirkpatrick, ROI, impact—to make sense of these, you need to know some core concepts.
In this session, you’ll learn the basic models of measurement, and point out some of the common flaws observed. You will learn what makes sense for measuring learning, and the steps that are required. You’ll better understand the major terms and measures, including both formal and informal, and provide guidance about how to get started and the usefulness of the xAPI. Some new initiatives will also be looked at that can give valuable input in a strategic sense.
In this session, you will learn:
- Why smile sheets aren’t useful
- What makes a meaningful measure
- How to get concrete about measuring informal learning
- Where xAPI comes into play
Intermediate and advanced designers, project managers, managers, and directors.
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Clark Quinn, PhD has been innovating for business, education, government, and the not-for-profit sectors for over 30 years. Integrating creativity, cognitive science, and technology, he delivers engaging and effective solutions to learning, knowledge, and performance needs. Dr. Quinn has led the design of elearning, mlearning, games, and adaptive & performance support systems. An internationally known speaker, consultant, and author with five books, he has served as an executive in online and elearning initiatives. He works on behalf of clients through Quinnovation.