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eLearning is broken - Agile Evaluation and the Feedback Loop

  • 18 Feb 2015
  • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
  • Webinar
  • 49

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Julie Dirksen, Instructional Designer and Consultant will be presenting a presentation titled:

“eLearning is broken - Agile Evaluation and the Feedback Loop”

Learning and development, and particularly eLearning, has a broken feedback loop, and it's holding us back as a field. Because we usually can't see our products being used, we lack the most basic information necessary to improve what we do. Traditional evaluation at best is costly and difficult to measure, and at worst ignored all together, or implemented in such a superficial way that it's meaningless. Even good evaluation measures are not granular enough to inform future design decisions.

Agile evaluation methods will look at what we can learn from the field of software usability, and what practices we need to add to that to ensure successful e-learning design. Practitioners need to ensure they also have a feedback loop in order to move forward as designers and developers of e-learning.

Julie Dirksen is a consultant and instructional designer with more than 15 years’ experience creating interactive e-Learning experiences for clients ranging from Fortune 500 companies to technology startups to grant-funded research initiatives. She loves brains, and games and evidence-based practice. Her MS degree is in Instructional Systems Technology from Indiana University and she’s been an adjunct faculty member at the Minneapolis College of Art and Design. She wrote the book Design For How People Learn and she’s happiest whenever she gets to learn something new. You can find her at www.usablelearning.com.

Contact information:

Julie Dirksen
julie@usablelearning.com / www.usablelearning.com

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