LS805 Panel: What’s Wrong with Evaluation?
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM Thursday, March 23
Data and Measurement
Most eLearning designers and developers are starved for information about the efficacy of their solutions. Many of the existing models for evaluation and measurement aren’t easy enough to implement; and when they are implemented, they aren’t providing quality data.
In this session, you’ll learn more about why evaluation isn’t as effective as you want it to be and what you can do to improve it. This panel of experts and practitioners will look at the shortcomings of current evaluation models, discuss practical alternatives and solutions that can work right now, and debate what L&D professionals can look to do differently in the future.
In this session, you will learn:
- Why evaluation is so difficult right now
- What methods can be applied immediately to improve the feedback loop
- About evaluation options provided by new technologies and new methodologies
Novice to intermediate designers, managers, directors, and senior leaders (VP, CLO, executive, etc.).
JD Dillon (Host)
Chief Learning Architect
JD Dillon is an expert on frontline enablement, as well as one of the most prolific authors and speakers in the workplace learning community. For 20 years, JD has worked in operations and talent development with some of the world's most dynamic organizations, including Disney and Kaplan. He is now chief learning architect with Axonify, where he builds technology, content, and services that enable frontline employees around the world to do their best work every day. JD is also the founder of LearnGeek, a workplace learning insights and advisory firm.
Will Thalheimer, the president of Work-Learning Research, is a consultant and research translator, providing organizations with services including smile-sheet rebuilds and research benchmarking. Will regularly shares his work and research through keynotes, free reports, workshops, and blog posts. Will is the compiler of the Decisive Dozen, author of the award-winning book Performance-Focused Smile Sheets, a co-author of the Serious eLearning Manifesto, and a founder of the Debunker Club.
Julie Dirksen, a learning strategist with Usable Learning, is a consultant and instructional designer with more than 15 years’ experience creating highly interactive eLearning experiences for clients ranging from Fortune 500 companies to technology startups to grant-funded research initiatives. She’s interested in using neuroscience, change management, and persuasive technology to promote sustainable long-term learning and behavior change. Her MS degree in instructional systems technology is from Indiana University, and she’s been an adjunct faculty member at the Minneapolis College of Art and Design. She is the author of Design For How People Learn.
Steve Foreman is the author of The LMS Guidebook and president of InfoMedia Designs, a provider of eLearning infrastructure consulting services and technology solutions to large companies, academic institutions, professional associations, government, and military. Steve works with forward-looking organizations to find new and effective ways to apply computer technology to support human performance. His work includes enterprise learning strategy, learning and performance ecosystem solutions, LMS selection and implementation, learning-technology architecture and integration, expert-knowledge harvesting, knowledge management, and innovative performance-centered solutions that blend working and learning.
Megan Torrance is CEO and founder of TorranceLearning, which helps organizations connect learning strategy to design, development, data, and ultimately performance. Megan has over 25 years of experience in learning design, deployment, and consulting. Megan and the TorranceLearning team are passionate about sharing what works in learning, so they devote considerable time to teaching and sharing about Agile project management for learning experience design and the xAPI. She is the author of Agile for Instructional Designers, The Quick Guide to LLAMA, and Making Sense of xAPI. Megan is also an eCornell Facilitator in the Women's Executive Leadership curriculum.