Training Diagnostics to Improve Learner and Class Outcomes

 
Sponsored by: Special Operations Forces Language Office, USSOCOM; Prepared by: ALPS Insights Raleigh, NC

Introduction

Since 2007, ALPS Solutions has worked closely with training programs within the Special Operations Forces (SOF) community to evaluate training effectiveness and identify areas where interventions by program administrators and instructors can have a positive impact on learner- and class-level outcomes. While much of that effort has focused on evaluation of instructor behaviors (see Evaluating Instructional Behaviors for Improved Training Outcomes), many other components and characteristics of the training process and environment have been shown to influence outcomes. The ultimate goal of our research related to training diagnostics was to provide program managers with an evidence-based, easy-to-use tool to monitor learner and instructor issues during training and initiate results-focused interventions during training – as it is too late to help current learners and maximize the training investment after the class is completed.   … Read more by downloading the PDF.

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