Related posts:No related photos. Previous Article Next Article Comments are closed. Professional dilemmasOn 1 Jun 2003 in Personnel Today Can you give me any tips on evaluating how successful an e-learningprogramme has been with the workforce? Expected outcomes should be clearly defined and agreed from the beginningand key performance indicators established. Whatever performance criteria used,it must measure an important business benefit. Dr Donald Kirkpatrick developed a four-level approach to training evaluationwhich captures the key elements to consider. In essence it recommendsevaluating: i) reaction – did the learners like the training? ii) learning –what knowledge skills and attitudes have been understood and absorbed? iii)behaviour – the impact of the training on performance and iv) results – has itmade a difference to business performance? Quantitative data is also useful. How many learners are registered on thesystem, for example? What are the most popular courses? But be wary of puttingtoo much emphasis on completion rates. E-learning is designed to be accessed asthe learner needs it, not necessarily studied from beginning to end. And if youare comparing drop-off rates of e-learning and classroom training, remember itis not socially acceptable for learners to leave a classroom session if it isnot meeting their needs. Test learners regularly via interactive exercises throughout the course. Atthe end they should complete an online questionnaire. Managers should observe learners’ performance back in the workplace. Ase-learning should meet an identified need, the transfer of learning ought to beevident. Wider performance feedback comes over a period of time. It may be apparentin faster production runs, higher sales volumes, improved mystery shopperresults or a higher percentage of accredited staff Focus groups can also be invaluable. Speak to those who have used the course– what did they learn, like or dislike? Speak to those who have not accessede-learning. How can they be encouraged? Staying in touch gives a real insightinto what learners really need and want. Response by Steve Dineen, CEO and founder of Fuel, www.fuel-europe.com
During the Austral summer of 2001/02 exceptionally heavy sea ice conditions were experienced over the eastern Weddell Sea. Satellite microwave imagery showed that large negative (positive) ice anomalies were present from October 2001 to January 2002 over the north-western Weddell Sea (off the coast of Dronning Maud Land). These were a result of anomalously high (low) atmospheric pressure over the South Atlantic (southern Weddell Sea and Bellingshausen Sea), which gave strong north to north-westerly cyclonic flow over the northern and eastern Weddell Sea. This resulted in convergence of sea ice into the southern Weddell Sea and inhibited ice advection along the coast of Dronning Maud land. The atmospheric anomalies around the Weddell Sea were part of an Antarctic-wide amplification of the mean wavenumber 3 pattern resulting in more intrusions of mid-latitude air into the interior of the continent, giving rise to near-record warm temperatures at several locations.
British Baker is delighted to announce that TV presenter Kate Thorton will be presenting this year’s Baking Industry Awards, to be held on September 15 at London’s Grosvenor House hotel.Starting her career in journalism, she became the youngest editor of Smash Hits magazine, before going on to write for The Daily and Sunday Mirror, The Sunday Times and Marie Claire.Her presenting roles feature many popular TV shows, such as The X Factor and Top of the Pops, and she has hosted larger events such as The Brits, Comic Relief and The Royal Variety Performance.To book a place at the ceremony please call Liz Ellis on 01293 846593 or email [email protected]