What Do You Do With Your Evaluation data?

Donald Kirkpatrick created the four-level model for training evaluation, which most organisations claim to cherish. For those unfamiliar, the four levels are as follows.

  1. Reaction – this answers the question what did the learners think about the training. We measure reaction through surveys conducted towards the end of training (sometimes called smile sheets)
  2. Learning – this answers the question what did the learners learn during or immediately following the instruction. We measure learning most often through a quiz or a skills demonstration
  3. Behaviour – this answers the question did the learners implement their new knowledge or skills back on the job
  4. Results – this answers the question what impact did the training have on the organisation. We measure results most often with financial reports. However, results can also be things like customer satisfaction.

In my last full-time job (before I became a freelance designer/developer), the facilitator or designer/developer would review his or her level 1 evaluations and retain this data for their semi-annual review. Occasionally the team manager would look at them, but more often than not, the team administrator would stuff them in a file cabinet, never to be seen again.

As a designer, I would look at the odd results from our level 2 evaluation reports. Unfortunately, our LMS wasn’t sophisticated enough to tell me which questions were proving to be difficult for my students. Had I known those types of results, I would have looked more closely at first the course content that would affect those problem questions and secondly I would review the question itself. I would ask myself was it written in such a way that could make it difficult for students to answer correctly?

I’m afraid to say that in my previous organisation we didn’t perform any level 3 or level 4 evaluations at all. There just was no demand for this information and very little time to conduct the research needed to get these results. Instead, our executive was more concerned about completion reports.

When I started working alongside Adobe, they granted me a complimentary license for Adobe Captivate Prime for a period. I was impressed with the simple yet effective level 3 evaluation tools built into the LMS. Each time an employee completes online training from Adobe Captivate Prime, the employee’s manager will receive a notification at a later time asking them to evaluate the on the job performance. Level 1 and 2 evaluations are great but what matters are behaviour and results. If you can combine the level 3 results provided from this LMS along with your company’s financial reports, you could say without too much uncertainty if your company’s learning strategy is effective.

Shortly after I trialled Adobe Captivate Prime I created the following video. It’s a couple years old now, but I think it’s still an accurate assessment of Adobe’s LMS product and how effective your learning can be.

Adobe Captivate Draft – Open Storyboards in Captivate 2017

I created a video tutorial on Adobe Captivate Draft last week that was well received, however, one of my viewers on my YouTube channel wanted to know the process of getting Captivate Draft files into Captivate 2017. In today’s video, I show everyone exactly how to do that.

Click on the following link from your iPad to install Captivate Draft.
Adobe Captivate Draft

#eLearning #LIVESTREAM Publishing Your Project – 10/16/2017, 16:00 EDT

In this video tutorial, I show you how you can publish your Adobe Captivate project. We will spend most of the time on SCORM 1.2, however, we will touch on the other eLearning formats.

As per usual, I will also be taking questions if time permits so get your Captivate Questions ready for the Live Chat.

Follow the link right now to set up a reminder to get notified when this event becomes live on October 10th, 10 AM EDT.

#eLearning #LIVESTREAM Publishing Your Project – 10/16/2017, 16:00 EDT

If you enjoy my LIVE STREAMS, please share them with your colleagues and don’t forget to subscribe to my YouTube channel to make sure you’re notified of all my upcoming events. If you subscribe to my YouTube channel you will receive my Adobe Captivate 2017 – Responsive Custom Quiz Questions online course from Udemy for only $10 (a $50 value).

Adobe Captivate Draft 1.0.5 (235)

About two years ago I was scheduled to go on vacation but also had to get started on one of my projects. I took this opportunity to use the newly released Adobe Captivate Draft to begin the storyboarding process and get a jump start on my development as well. In this video tutorial, I walk you through the process of creating a storyboard using Adobe Captivate Draft. I also discuss that Draft is not just for storyboarding but can be for content gathering as well. For this demonstration, I’m using my iPad Mini 2, but it is compatible with any iPad on the market today. A longer tutorial but I tried to find the right balance between comprehensive and concise. I hope I was successful in achieving that.

Download Adobe Captivate Draft – Adobe

#AdobeCaptivate #eLearning #Livestream – Making An Awesome Title Page 10/10/2017 10 AM EDT

In this Adobe Captivate eLearning Livestream, I will share with you some of my best practices for creating a really great title page for your eLearning project.

As per usual, I will also be taking questions if time permits so get your Captivate Questions ready for the Live Chat.

Follow the link right now to set up a reminder to get notified when this event becomes live on October 10th, 10 AM EDT.

#AdobeCaptivate #eLearning #Livestream – Making An Awesome Title Page

If you enjoy my LIVE STREAMS, please share them with your colleagues and don’t forget to subscribe to my YouTube channel to make sure you’re notified of all my upcoming events. If you subscribe to my YouTube channel you will receive my Adobe Captivate 2017 – Responsive Custom Quiz Questions online course from Udemy for only $10 (a $50 value).

Shared Actions for Easy Navigation Controls

I record Adobe Captivate tutorials on procedures I use myself. One such topic that I haven’t covered before now is shared actions. I simply haven’t had a reason to use them in my everyday work. I would use “advanced actions” for the navigation controls I would put at the beginning of my course and display for the rest of the project. One problem is that you can’t have items displayed for rest of project and contained in a non-static fluid boxes. I solve this problem using a shared action in this video tutorial.

 

 

Replacing the Text Expand Icons in Your Captivate Responsive Design Projects

In this Adobe Captivate tutorial, I show you how you can replace the text expand icon used in your responsive design projects for something else. I used a grey icon of a book so as to match more eLearning designs, however, you are free to use whatever style you wish.

If you wish to use my icons you can download them for FREE here: Replacing the Text Expand Icons in Your Captivate Responsive Design Projects

#eLearning #LIVESTREAM – Your First Advanced Actions 09/25/2017, 16:00 EDT

The first few years in Adobe Captivate I played it safe. I stuck with the default functionality and got very good at convincing people that they didn’t need a custom solution to any eLearning situation. Finally one day my manager insisted that I change the default functionality to something unique. I had no choice but to figure out advanced actions. In this live stream, I will be sharing some of the first advanced actions that I learned using Adobe Captivate.

As per usual, I will also be taking questions if time permits so get your Captivate Questions ready for the Live Chat.

Follow the link right now to set up a reminder to get notified when this event becomes live.

#eLearning #LIVESTREAM – Your First Advanced Actions 09/25/2017, 16:00 EDT

If you enjoy my LIVE STREAMS, please share them with your colleagues and don’t forget to subscribe to my YouTube channel to make sure you’re notified of all my upcoming events. If you subscribe to my YouTube channel you will receive my Adobe Captivate 2017 – Responsive Custom Quiz Questions online course from Udemy for only $10 (a $50 value).

#eLearning #LIVESTREAM – Designing for the Unknown Device – 09/18/2017, 16:00 EDT

Manufacturers are coming out with new smartphones, tablets and other devices all the time. A skill set that is still relatively new for eLearning designers is designing for responsive design. This Livestream will attempt to uncover some of these secrets and make it easy for you to develop responsive projects in the future.

As per usual, I will also be taking questions if time permits so get your Captivate Questions ready for the Live Chat.

Follow the link right now to set up a reminder to get notified when this event becomes live.

#eLearning #LIVESTREAM – Designing for the Unknown Device – 09/18/2017, 16:00 EDT

If you enjoy my LIVE STREAMS, please share them with your colleagues and don’t forget to subscribe to my YouTube channel to make sure you’re notified of all my upcoming events. If you subscribe to my YouTube channel you will receive my Adobe Captivate 2017 – Responsive Custom Quiz Questions online course from Udemy for only $10 (a $50 value).