4. Use data to make continuous improvements
Data is a super powerful tool to help you continuously improve training and equip employees with new skills. During the learning journey, ask your employees what they found helpful, what wasn’t clear, and what information may be redundant.
This is where the Kirkpatrick Model of training evaluation is so useful. It is based on collecting data around 4 levels:
- Reaction to training material
- Retention of information
- Impact on behavior
- Results of changed behavior
When it comes to helping employees learn new skills, and doing it quickly, having comprehensive data around learning is invaluable. The Kirkpatrick Model recognizes that it isn't enough to just set up great training - you have to measure outcomes, too.
So, how does data help people learn faster?
Let’s say you just published a new course. After a week of people taking the course, you might notice that on one of the videos 15 people expressed the feedback that they just didn’t get it, or that it was a little confusing. Now that you’re aware of this, you can go back, edit that material, clear up the confusion, and make sure that every single learner is making the most of their time!
This is the purpose of the reaction bar that exists at the bottom of every activity in 360Learning. It gives your audience an opportunity to let you know what works, and what doesn’t. This is a crucial part of continuous improvement.