What Is Learning Evaluation?


Knowing how to aggregate and evaluate all types of learning is a priority for many learning and development practitioners. In fact, many say there's a growing demand from their organizations to show L&D’s impact across the organization. But due to challenges, such as employees using multiple avenues for learning, many practitioners find it challenging to measure and communicate the value of their learning programs.

Transform Learning, Transform Business

What is learning evaluation?

Technologies are becoming available that enable L&D professionals to aggregate, evaluate, and measure many types of learning data in one place. That means it’s learning’s turn to prove its worth with evidence-backed facts and figures—which will help transform learning and, ultimately, transform business goal alignment.

This series is ideal if you're new to learning measurement and evaluation, need a refresher on evaluation theories, need help deciding which evaluation theories best suit your needs, or are simply interested in understanding how technology, xAPI, and measurement fit into the evaluation of learning.

Key Learning Evaluation Takeaways

So, what is learning evaluation? We'll explain how you can effectively evaluate your learning and development process from design through implementation.

In particular, we'll focus on the following topics while exploring established models of learning evaluation, review emerging technologies to support training evaluation, and explain our own seven-step guide to help you implement an evaluation process to measure the impact of learning programs.

Watershed's Seven Steps of Learning Evaluation

eBook: Essentials of Learning Evaluation

Take this series with you and download this free eBook that walks you through each evaluation model in detail. 

eGuide: Essentials of Learning Evaluation
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