When it comes to the training program, everyone wants to create the perfect one for their organization. It doesn’t matter if your organisation uses classroom training or eLearning, tracking learning outcomes and engagement is highly essential to gauge the effectiveness of your training. The only way to know how effective and enjoyable your eLearning programs are is to engage in robust evaluation.
According to Forbes, in 2018, 27% of companies surveyed were spending more on training and development, and more than half were using eLearning or online training. And yet, 92% of executives can’t see the return on their investment in employee learning on their bottom line.
eLearning courses offer far better tracking options than a classroom session.
Your LMS should provide accurate and automatic tracking of competition data and robust, customisable reporting capabilities for strategic business units and cross-departmental groups. This enables trainers to gain complete visibility on how effective the programs are, identify weaknesses in the learning chain, and prevent learning tasks from being forgotten by learners.
- Smart Predictions
With a digital learning program, you can go a step ahead of just passively tracking your learner activity. You can gather all the data points from your LMS and create insightful learner trends. By analysing the areas where your learners need improvement, you can throw up useful course suggestions for improving their knowledge and skills. If you see a progressive trend in a learner group, you can pave the way for further studies by giving them courses that are more advanced.
- Feedback Forms
This is perhaps the most basic form of obtaining engagement statistics from your learners. By giving learners a short feedback form at the end of the training program, you can easily gauge what went right or wrong with it.
Ensure that feedback forms are not filled with long and tedious questions as it will further strain the mind of an employee who has undergone a training. Just keep it short, relevant, and interesting for the best results.
- Test Scores
Each training program is accompanied by a quiz or test. The score of such tests is a very important data point to track the outcome levels of your employees. Scores directly reflect the amount of information absorbed by your employees and acts a dual gauge for learners’ as well as the course’s performance. If you find the scores are consistently low among various learner groups, then it would be a good idea to revise your content.
- Time Spent on Modules
The beauty of going digital with your training program is that it comes with powerful software applications such as the Learning Management System. An LMS comes with advanced tracking features that lets you to know the precise time learners spend on different learning modules. This data can provide you with a lot of insights into how engaging or boring the module is.
If there is a test that follows the module, you can cross-reference the scores with the time spent, giving you a better idea of its effectiveness. Also, with an online course, various interactive, gamified assessment types are available – which can be used to make tests stress-free and engaging.
Game-based content is one of the most interactive digital learning strategies. If developed the right way, you can track almost all learner actions throughout such games. Right from the number of clicks, to the ‘wrong’ or ‘right’ choices made, and the result of the game, everything can be tracked. Since such games have your subject matter embedded in them, each of these components is important from the learning point of view.
With Tempus, educators, facilitators, and learners can track progress and completions at a course level with an array of options for tracking, allowing continuous monitoring and communication. Further, auto-marking functionality collates the student’s results in the back-end, freeing up time for the educators to better tailor the course where needed.
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