In the world of Learning Management Systems, what keeps you ahead in the game is constant evolution according to ever-changing conditions and dynamics. Good players such as Paycom App are constantly evolving to accommodate new requirements that arise. All the players require actionable feedback which can come only from assessment.
● LMS Metrics –
Online training also needs to have its performance assessed. Different ways that the training can be assessed can be accumulated to reach the holistic assessment that is required to understand different aspects of training performance. Major assessment points are discussed below-
LMSs have not only made training the employees a lot easier but also helped in making the assessment process a lot easier and accurate. The metrics of LMS serve the purpose of assessment for a large part of the training. It generates quantifiable data and big data which in tandem with other assessment sources can be used to make required decisions.
● Feedback from trainees-
Another major portion of assessment comes from the feedback of the trainees. The honest feedback can help gauge the shortcomings of the course and that of trainers. When processed as directed can help avoid mistakes in the future.
● Assessment Results-
The results of the training activities and exercises are the quantifiable data that can be checked for the deviation from the expected outcome and the steps can be taken to correct the said deviations.
● Deviation from objectives-
The training course is generated using the objectives once set. All the training-based decisions consider the said objectives when undertaken. If the final assessment is not as expected, a proper analysis of the situation is warranted. Any deviation from the objectives is taken seriously and corrected in any way it is feasible. And if even after regular tries and using all permutations and combinations possible, the expected results elude, the objectives are given a serious thought about change.
● The learning curve of trainees-
The learning curve of trainees, which used to be this elusive entity that everybody talked about, but had no definite form has been made a reality by the modern LMSs. This tangible form of assessment showing the real-time progress of the trainees helps understand the actual learning journey of the involved learners and their progress can be easily tracked.
● Utilize social learning-
Utilizing the social aspect of learning can go a long way for your training. It can not only be used to create the desired buzz and help trainees bond with each other, it can even be used to build the confidence of the learners and reiterate the facts as well as have a healthy discussion on the side. Social learning can also be used as a tool, for example, by asking your star training performer to speak as an instructor at a few sessions they aced. This will not only boost their confidence, but also can inspire others to be able to do the same, and gain the coveted position of the star. This performance can also speak for the amount of learning done by the speaker.
● Use of different simulations and scenarios-
Different simulations and scenarios can be used to determine the level of learning of trainees, using gamification and Artificial Intelligence. Why not put your available resources to good use?
● Return on Investment-
One of the most logical criteria of training for an organization is the return on the investment of the training. Was it worth it? Were all the costs covered by the amount you earned back? It can even be in the form of fewer customer complaints.
A holistic view of the training assessment can be used to make ground-breaking decisions. The above-mentioned pointers give a glimpse of the actual training performance.