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Learner Validation: Why Guess When You Can Measure

  • 21 Sep 2012
  • 8:00 AM - 10:00 AM
  • Midlands Technical College- Northeast Campus
  • 72


  • Unable to physically attend the meeting? We now offer online access. It is limited to the first 25. Online particpants will receive a separate email with link 2 days prior to the scheduled meeting.

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Session Title: Learner Validation:  Why Guess When You Can Measure

Presented by: Dick Handshaw, President at Handshaw, Inc.


Many people shy away from measuring learning after the fact because it is often time-consuming and difficult.  Why not measure the results of your learning while you develop it using a low cost method of validation with actual learners?

In this session, Dick Handshaw will share his process for prototype creation and testing.  Participants will learn the keys to gathering usable data for making revisions or design decisions.  Dick will share his first-hand experience with participants to help them learn how to measure results that lead to solid improvements to the final product, with no “guesswork” involved..

Participants will be able to...

·         Get “buy-in” from learners and sponsors

·         Select a prototype for a Learner Tryout

·         Select sample learners for a Learner Tryout

·         Observe and collect data during a Learner Tryout

·         Observe and collect data during a Field Test

·         Make appropriate revisions based on the data collected

Speaker Bio:

Dick Handshaw, President at Handshaw, Inc., is a consultant, speaker, and champion for real innovation and quality in instructional design. He is a pioneer in the field, with more than 30 years of experience as a learning and performance improvement professional and entrepreneur. Dick has served as a consultant for many organizations to help them establish a results-oriented learning strategy, methodology, and practice. Dick is a respected thought leader and has presented at various international conferences such as American Society for Training and Development (ASTD) and International Society for Performance Improvement (ISPI).

Contact Dick

Email: Dick.handshaw@handshaw.com

Website: www.dhandshaw.com

Twitter:  @dickhandshaw



Mailing Address:
ATD South Carolina, P.O. Box 512, Columbia, SC 29202 


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