1. Review the evaluation tasks associated with implementation.
Donald Kirkpartick broke evaluation into four levels:
- Level 1: Reaction
- Level 2: Learning
- Level 3: Behavior
- Level 4: Results
Level 1: Reaction- This level evaluates the learners reaction to the lesson or training. This level is to discover the learners’ reaction to the thematic unit, lesson, training, etc. Reaction evaluation needs to happen immediately following the training in order for data to be accurate and to get learners immediate reaction and feedback.
Level 2: Learning- This level evaluates the learning tasks and objectives tied to their unit. These are the assessment and evaluations methods that match the learning objectives and assess learning. I found it surprising that less than a quarter of trainings evaluate learning.
2. Evaluation is a vital element in the implementation phase of ISD. Why do you think that a majority of education and training courses are never reviewed in a way that allows for improvement of the course.
In my opinion a large factor is time. Not that teachers and facilitators don’t always have the time but they often don’t take the time. If how one is going to assess and evaluate learning isn’t well thought out and prepared then it can be more time consuming. However, like any task, if evaluation is well planned, organized, and thought out it can be an easy process that help construct a more effective and efficient final product.