3 Practical Approaches For eLearning Evaluation—Infographic
Evaluating training effectiveness is important because it sheds light on the following aspects. Based on a publication in eLearning Guild, there are 3 approaches to consider.
1. Learner-Based Evaluation
Data needs to be captured from participants at 4 different points during the learning process:
Do participants find the training satisfactory, engaging, and relevant to their jobs?
Have participants acquired knowledge, skills, attitude, confidence, and commitment after completing the eLearning course?
Have learners been able to apply what they have learned during training on the job?
Have the targeted outcomes been achieved by the eLearning course?
2. Manager-Based Evaluation
Data collection points similar to the learner-based approach. But additionally, the learner's manager is considered an important data point.
3. Analyst-Based Evaluation
For organizations that do not want to invest in extensive analytics, the Learning Management System (LMS) is a tool that can be leveraged to provide simple analytics in the form of reports based on the learners' progress in training programs.