An evaluation of e-learning in industry at Level Three based upon the Kirkpatrick model
Dorothy Carole Yaw, Indiana State University, United States
Indiana State University . Awarded
In this study, the researcher examined the effectiveness of e-learning in the industrial setting at Level 3 based upon the Kirkpatrick model and compared e-learning to traditional classroom learning. An experimental research study was conducted at a Midwestern manufacturing facility with the researcher designing, developing, and evaluating an OSHA safety training program. The Human Resource/Safety Manager facilitated the training for all employees with one-half taking the training as e-learners and one-half taking the training as classroom learners. After the training was completed, the evaluations were analyzed by the researcher using the Windows® version 13 of the Statistical Package for the Social Sciences (SPSS). Statistical analysis of the data collected consisted of an analysis of variance (ANOVA) and an Independent Sample t-test. The results were reported in chart and graphical form.
Level 3 evaluation was conducted one month post-training using a Supervisor focus group. The statistical analysis of the data indicated that e-learners were transferring the training 79.63% of the time while classroom learners were transferring the training 80.46% of the time. The statistical analysis further indicated that there was no significant difference in transfer of training at Level 3 between e-learners and classroom learners.
Yaw, D.C. An evaluation of e-learning in industry at Level Three based upon the Kirkpatrick model. Ph.D. thesis, Indiana State University.
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