What it Means to Your Organization

What does Metrics for Learning Mean to Your Organization?

As with any business decision you have to ask yourself “What’s in it for me?” Consider your organization’s expenditures on education or training.

Ask yourself these questions:

  • Do our learners really experience increases in knowledge?
  • Does our educational content increase learners’ confidence in themselves or in our product or services?
  • Do our learners become more competent? Do they plan to and actually improve their performance?
  • Can we easily identify our “Return on Education”?

To help you answer these questions you need evidence-based metrics. Contact us for a free preliminary consultation.

Differentiate your educational products

The assessment of changes in learners’ knowledge, confidence, and competence from education is uncommon within many industries. Metrics for Learning reports can help you differentiate your educational products from your competition by providing tangible evidence of effectiveness. When used to identify new training needs and leveraged to demonstrate superior education, assessment results put you ahead of the competition.

Retain clients

If your organization faces competition of any kind, it is likely you have to leverage every resource available to get and/or keep a client. Having evidence of greater educational effectiveness is a good way to do just that.

Validate your assumptions regarding educational need

If your educational content is too basic or covers information learners already know well, you will see high pre-program assessment scores. This means the material covered was not challenging enough and presented few new ideas, knowledge, or challenge to the learners. And you will have spent money on education that is not meeting learners’ needs. Metrics for Learning conducts analyses that help validate the degree to which your assumptions regarding educational need are on target.

Improve your content for future training

Pre- and post-program assessment results also help identify areas of strength and weakness in the effectiveness of your content. They can be used to adjust, improve, and better target your educational content to better address learner needs in future education.

Mitigate risk and decrease liability

Uneducated employees or associates can damage the credibility and reputation of your organization, even exposing it to serious risks. If your learners are not knowledgeable, lack confidence, or are incompetent, your organization is exposed. One way to mitigate risks and limit liability is to increase and document your learners’ knowledge, confidence and competence. The best way to accomplish that is to make accurate assessments, improve educational content, and consistently measure outcomes. Simply obtaining satisfaction scores at the end of a training session is insufficient.

Document compliance

Certain government and professional organizations require compliance with educational and critical competence regulations. Metrics for Learning reports not only show that training occurred, but they also document evidence of your organization’s compliance and effectiveness for submission to regulatory bodies.

Other Benefits

  • Justify educational investments with upper management
  • Optimize your limited budget—spend money on the most effective education
  • Benchmark educational and professional effectiveness over time to track improvements