Learning about learning
As an elearning manager, I have reviewed a lot of elearning during my career. Much of it dumps content out there followed by multiple choice questions. If training is learning new skills, then why aren't we testing the skills they are supposed to learn in our programs? What is the difference between what we do and what marketers do in content marketing? As Harold Stolovich would say, "Tellin' ain't trainin' and trainin' ain't performance."
After considerable noodling, I've come up with four reasons why we assess learning so poorly.
How do we Fix it?
For more ideas, check out the presentation I did for the eLearning Guild at Learning Solutions 2016, or connect with me and let's noodle together.
What other ways can we authentically assess our learners? I'd love to hear your ideas. Share your thoughts in the comments section below.
Teacher by training, learner by design.