M113 - Getting Radically Improved Data From Learner Evaluations

Mon, May 07 | 1:00 PM - 2:15 PM | Room: 15

Smile sheets (learner-feedback questions) are by far the most common method we use in determining the success of our learning programs. Yet, many of us are suspicious of the data we get from our smile sheets. Science confirms our suspicions. Traditional smile sheets tell us nothing about learning effectiveness. Fortunately, a radical new method for smile-sheet questions has been developed and tested in top-tier organizations. In this session, the speaker will share wisdom from his experiences helping companies build these improved learner-feedback questions, based on his award-winning book. In this session, you'll learn about the science that slams our current smile sheets. You'll also learn how to create effective smile-sheet questions, illustrate your results with visuals that pop in clarity, and get data that help you make decisions to improve learning design and delivery.

Application on the Job:
Avoid the most common mistakes in the creation of learner-feedback questions.
Write radically improved smile sheet questions.
Provide your organization with data that can be used to make decisions about learning designs.

Type: Education Session

Tracks: Learning Measurement & Analytics

Learning Approaches: Innovation/Trend

Topics: Training Evaluation

Target Audiences: Director/Manager, Executive/Decision Maker

Session Services: ATD Store Companion Book, NOT Recorded


Thalheimer, Will

Thalheimer, Will


Work-Learning Research, Inc.