Learn What Design Methods Do And Don’t WorkUsing BI 2.0 makes the work of L&D transparent. It shows the connections between design decisions and business outcomes so teams can easily see which design components work and which don’t. It reveals to students, designers, managers, and senior stakeholders which specific learning activities influence results. Our customers have used the BI 2.0 platform for years. This gives us excellent data on how effective certain design decisions are. Here are some of the lessons we’ve learned from our data: Use better objective-to-time ratios. Some programs use poor objective-to-time ratios. This often happens when no one measured earlier learning programs to find the right ratio. Programs that allow at least a 10 minute time frame per objective increase student ability to reach the objective by 85%. Evaluate students at the level you expect them to perform. In evaluations, there are recognition questions (multiple choice, true/false) and recall questions (open ended, checklist, matching). On average, students succeed at recognition at high rates (65-90). Yet, students recall at much lower rates (25-50). Our job as learning professionals is to prepare learners to improve job skills. Because of that, consider evaluating students at the level you expect them to perform. If students can’t recall what they have learned without a prompt, then are they really prepared to apply what they’ve learned on the job? Give managers the tools to help. When assessments from learning programs are given to the managers of the students before the class, there is a 64% increase in successful transfer! This clearly indicates that managers, when given the right information, are ready, willing and able to support learning application. Managers reported getting both the pre- and post-class data helped them feel more involved in creating the changes they need. These results verify that the language of managers is behavior change (not learning objectives). Therefore, when discussing your intentions and results with your managers you should refer to your behavior objectives that target job tasks.
Design Methods Improved By Business Impact 2.0The Business Impact 2.0 platform aids learning professionals in three key areas: Instructional Design
- Standardize design to enable real-time collaboration between designers
- Automatically analyze program design quality with the quality index measure
- Use the platform to generate training requests, course descriptions, outlines, facilitator guides, etc.
- Easily track all design activities and program quality
- Measure classroom gains, job transfer, and impact on the organization
- Deliver student tests online or interface with your LMS to capture student data
- Show employee capability added to the organization through learning programs
- Calculate true learning program ROI by comparing program costs and benefits
- Automatically calculate development and delivery costs
- Use simple wizard tools to determine dollar value of benefits
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