Learning Evaluation & Pheromone Analytics

By Watershed Team | Oct 03, 2019

What do learning evaluation and ants have in common? Find out more about pheromone analytics and how they can help put learners on the right learning path.

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5 L&D Lessons from Stranger Things [No Season 3 Spoilers]

By Andrew Downes | Jul 24, 2019

The recently released third season of Stranger Things has been Netflix’s most successful original programming to date. And that’s no strange thing (pun absolutely intended), given the popularity and success of the first two seasons. That’s why we couldn’t resist writing a Stranger Things-themed blog post (just like Will Byers couldn’t resist The Mind Flayer). So expect tenuous links and terrible puns as we ask: What five things can this hit show teach us about Learning and Development?

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3 Essential Metrics to Improve Training Measurement

By Minh Poirier | Jul 31, 2018

As a solution architect, I help clients find the perfect match between the challenges they face, and the technologies available. Today, innovative learning programs include a suite of technologies, ranging from the learner experience to the administrative functions—often referred to as a learning technology stack. While Training Orchestra and Watershed support a number of business scenarios, the following metrics are the essential stepping stones to sound decision-making as it relates to measuring the effectiveness of your classroom training investment.

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What Is Learning Evaluation?

By Abbey Smith | Jun 04, 2018

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.

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How to Create a Learning Evaluation Strategy with xAPI

By Lizelle Holstein | May 15, 2018

Designing a learning measurement strategy with xAPI takes time and planning, but do you know where to start? In this blog post, we’ll explain the basics and give you a guide to get the ball rolling.

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Watershed's 7 Steps of Learning Evaluation

By Andrew Downes | Apr 11, 2018

Out of the dozens of different learning evaluation models currently in practice, which one is right for you? Turns out, you don't have to limit yourself to just one.  

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Explore Training Outcomes for Effective Learning Evaluation [Step 7]

By Andrew Downes | Apr 03, 2018

When it comes to learning evaluation, researching the successful and unsuccessful elements of a learning program is key to improving future efforts. Find out more, as we explain the last step in our "super method" for evaluating learning.

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Evaluate Learning Effectiveness to Improve Programs [Step 6]

By Andrew Downes | Mar 28, 2018

We've discussed all the steps leading up to evaluating your learning program—and now it's time to actually evaluate learning so you can determine what's working and what needs improvement.

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Monitor and Evaluate Learning Program Success Along the Way [Step 5]

By Andrew Downes | Mar 20, 2018

Now that your learning program is live, it's time to monitor the success and progress toward the program goals. Here's how to get started.

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Design Training for Effective Learning Evaluation [Step 4]

By Andrew Downes | Mar 08, 2018

In this installment of our seven steps for learning evaluation, we'll show you how to design the program itself—including how to capture, aggregate, display, and use data related to evaluation metrics.

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