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714 Evaluation and Assessment: Measure What Matters

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Thursday, April 13

Tracks: Data & Platforms

Series: Instructional Design Summit

You worked hard to create your course, but how do you know it was effective? In this session you’ll learn the difference between assessment and evaluation, and techniques to measure what matters in learner abilities and course effectiveness. We’ll examine what the research says about making learning transferrable and ways to let the learners authentically show what they know. You’ll also learn how to determine if the course met its intended goal and how to represent your data to your stakeholders as ROI (return on investment) or ROE (return on expectations).

In this session you will learn:

  • The difference between assessment and evaluation
  • How to define the target goal so you know what you’re aiming for
  • How to create authentic assessments so learners can show what they know
  • What to ask in evaluations to get the data you need

Jean Marrapodi

Chief Learning Architect

Applestar Productions

Jean Marrapodi, PhD, CPTD, has been designing and developing eLearning for over 20 years in a variety of industries and higher education. Named a Guild Master in 2016 by the eLearning Guild, she is considered an industry thought leader. Over the last 10 years, Marrapodi has presented more than 75 workshops and webinars for industry organizations and has taught over 40 graduate and undergraduate courses at New England College of Business, where she served as director of eLearning. Her expertise lies in her ability to make the complex simple, and pinpoint client needs to drive to business outcomes. She is a soup-to-nuts eLearning designer, with the ability to single-handedly build a project from idea to rollout, as well as work in a specific role on a project team. She is the chief learning architect at Applestar Productions, providing targeted eLearning and custom workshops for her clients.