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Effective training

Assessing training effectiveness

Since our spiritual development takes place in part through training, being able to determine what does and does not work in our training is critical.

Designing surveys  top^

Data Collection Tips: Developing a Survey

An overview of some common issues in constructing a survey.
Innovation Network, linked 08/16
http://www.innonet.org/client_docs/File/Survey_Dev_Tips.pdf

Survey Design

A brief introduction to survey design for those new to survey research.
Creative Research Systems website, linked 08/16
http://www.surveysystem.com/sdesign.htm

SurveyMonkey

A web tool to enable anyone to create professional online surveys quickly and easily.
Website, linked 08/16
http://www.surveymonkey.com/Default.aspx

Evaluating learners  top^

Align Assessments with Objectives

Provides examples of the kinds of activities that can be used to assess different types of learning objectives, and the ways that we can analyze or measure performance to produce useful feedback for teaching and learning.
Carnegie Mellon University, linked 08/16
http://www.cmu.edu/teaching/designteach/design/assessments.html

Bloom's Taxonomy

A categorization of types of questions that can be asked to assess learners, created by Benjamin Bloom, that is useful for developing both learning exercises and tests of knowledge acquisition.
University of Victoria Counselling Services, linked 08/16
http://ltc.uvic.ca/servicesprograms/documents/BloomsTaxonomy.pdf

Formative Assessment in the Classroom

An overview of formative assessment strategies - i.e., ongoing, repetitive measures designed to provide information to both the instructor and students concerning students' understanding of small segments of course material.
University of NC, website, linked 08/16
http://www.learnnc.org/lp/pages/5212

Summative Classroom Assessment

An overview of summative assessments as outcome measures that emphasize student achievement rather than aptitude or effort.
University of NC, website, linked 08/16
http://www.learnnc.org/lp/pages/5233?ref=search

Evaluating training delivery  top^

10 Tips on Creating Training Evaluation Forms, with Samples

Provides ten simple design tips and also includes two sample training evaluation forms to give you templates to follow.
Dorothy Riddle, Service-Growth Consultants Inc., Copyright 2008, linked 08/16
http://servicegrowth.net/documents/10 Tips on Creating Training Evaluation Forms.net.pdf

Kirkpatrick's Four Levels - Assessing Training Effectiveness

An excellent summary of the types and timing of training evaluation.
NYCI website, linked 08/16
http://www.youth.ie/sites/youth.ie/files/Kirkpatrick%20Evaluation.pdf

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Monday, May 29, 2017