Pre-Conference Workshop A9
Getting Radically Improved Data from Learner Feedback
Date Wednesday, Dec 5 Time – Room Charlottenburg II Price: 95.00 € Status: places available
Work-Learning Research, Inc., USA
Will Thalheimer, PhD, does research-based consulting focused on learning evaluation in workplace learning. He’s available for keynotes, speaking, workshops, evaluation strategy, smile-sheet rebuilds, and research benchmarking. Founder of The Debunker Club (Debunker.Club), author of the award-winning book Performance-Focused Smile Sheets (SmileSheets.com), and creator of LTEM, the Learning-Transfer Evaluation Model (WorkLearning.com/LTEM). Will tweets as @WillWorkLearn and blogs and consults at Work-Learning Research (WorkLearning.com), where he also publishes extensive research-to-practice reports—and makes them available for free.
Getting feedback from our learning evaluations is critical. It helps us show impact, improve our learning designs, and avoid wasting money. Unfortunately, most of our learning evaluations are completely ineffective in giving us valid data. Research from over 150 scientific studies shows that our learner-feedback approaches are virtually uncorrelated with learning results. In this Pre-Conference Workshop, Will Thalheimer, author of the award-winning book, Performance-Focused Smile Sheets, will share the research and lessons learned from several years of working with organisations improving the feedback they get from learners. He will also show and describe the Learning-Transfer Evaluation Model (LTEM) and how it can be used to revolutionise your organisation’s approach to learning evaluation.
Intended for experienced practitioners, plus academics and others interested in innovative ideas in learning evaluation.
This Workshop is designed to introduce two innovative frameworks for learning evaluation, (1) a new approach to learner-feedback questions that enables a focus on learning effectiveness, and (2) an evaluation model inspired by science-of-learning fundamentals and designed as a significant improvement over the dominant model used in workplace learning, the Kirkpatrick-Katzell Four-Level Model of Training Evaluation. Delegates will leave the session with a firm foundation of each—enough to be inspired and enabled to learn more, and capable to introduce these new tools to their organisations.