Automate the Kirkpatrick Model Using eSSential LMS

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Companies wanting to implement the Kirkpatrick Model of training evaluation can utilize a number of feature sets and functionality within eLogic Learning’s eSSential LMS to automate the process and make training evaluation more efficient.

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It’s critical that businesses are able to use evaluation models such as the Kirkpatrick Model to evaluate and report on training effectiveness. Our LMS makes that process (as well as reporting on training ROI) much easier.

To truly understand the effectiveness of its training programs, companies employ a variety of evaluation models and methods. One such model is the ever popular Kirkpatrick Model and using eLogic Learning’s eSSential LMS makes implementing it easier and automated.

The Kirkpatrick Model “is the worldwide standard for evaluating the effectiveness of training. It considers the value of any type of training, formal or informal, across four levels,” says the official definition of the Kirkpatrick Partners. It is comprised of four levels: reaction, learning, behavior, and results.

The creation, tracking and reporting of these evaluations can become time consuming and overwhelming depending on how many trainees need to be evaluated. However, eLogic’s eSSential learning management system (LMS) can simplify and automate the process making the evaluation process more effective and efficient.

Within the LMS, a variety of features and functionality can be utilized for each of the different levels of the Kirkpatrick Model. For example, in the reaction level of the model, a learner’s reaction to the training is evaluated. In this case, the LMS’s pre-training assessments and post-training evaluations can give valuable insights into training effectiveness. These surveys can be automated and set as mandatory in order to achieve training completion status.

Similarly, in other levels of the model, on-the-job skill/behavior application makes up the majority of the evaluation. In these instances, eSSential’s checklist feature allows managers and supervisors to check off whether certain criteria and outcomes have been met.

The emails and checklists sent out to these managers and supervisors can be automated as well via organizational hierarchy. Within the LMS, administrators can create an exact replica of a business’s organizational hierarchy and assign different levels to certain user groups. This makes automating post-training evaluation emails, notifications, checklists and surveys quick and easy.

While these features and functionality make implementing the Kirkpatrick Model much easier, they are not synonymous with every LMS on the market. In fact, the particular level of functionality needed for this process is available in feature-rich LMSs such as the eSSential LMS.

“Our client partners’ training success is of the utmost importance to us here at eLogic,” says Aaron Olney, VP of Sales and Marketing at eLogic Learning. “It’s critical that businesses are able to use evaluation models such as the Kirkpatrick Model to evaluate and report on training effectiveness. Our LMS makes that process (as well as reporting on training ROI) much easier."

For more information on how eSSential LMS can automate each level of the Kirkpatrick Model, read our How to Easily Implement the Kirkpatrick Model Using an LMS blog post.

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About eLogic Learning
A leader in the eLearning industry, eLogic Learning offers organizations world class, comprehensive LMS technology and content solutions that save costs and increase productivity. The eLogic eSSential LMS supports over five million monthly users and was named the #1 LMS by The Craig Weiss Group (formerly ELearning 24/7), #1 All-Purpose Extended Enterprise LMS by Talented Learning, and Top 20 by Capterra. The eSSential LMS makes it easy to manage eLearning, instructor-led and virtual training events, keep up with regulatory compliance requirements, analyze training usage and results, sell courses online with robust ecommerce features, and much more.

In addition to its Learning Management System, eLogic develops custom eLearning content and provides an extensive third-party courseware library. With a comprehensive turnkey approach to implementing learning strategies, eLogic offers professional services and proven expertise in content strategy, business process change and the development of corporate training programs.

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