I’ve been developing learning programs for a while now and one thing I’ve learned is you have to incorporate your evaluation into the design. I use the Analysis, Design, Development, Implementation, and Evaluation (ADDIE) method with a bit of agile added for flavor (see what I did there), but that’s just my preference. You may use Successive Approximation Model (SAM) or go strictly agile, but whatever process you use the program needs to be evaluated.
That’s where Kirkpatrick comes into play. Level 1 smile sheets and Level 2 tests or quizzes are a breeze. It’s levels three and four that are tough to measure, but if you design the program with those evaluations in mind things get easier. Continue reading “Flipping Kirkpatrick in Learning Program Design”