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Electronic evaluation


We would like to update our manual training application and evaluation form to an electronic version which we can use accross several sites. Ideally we would like to collect evaluations on a database. Does anybody have any experience or good examples?
Sharon Doggrell

6 Responses

  1. Easy, surely?
    All you need, presumably, is something on an intranet or a secured area of a public website that can talk to a database?

    Should be very easy. Feel free to contact me (020 7652 2221) if you need more information. Bear in mind Data Protection Act issues.

  2. More than technology to think about
    We have some experience in switching to both intranet and to extranet data collection. There are a few things that you need to think about when/if you make the switch:

    – Completion. When given a ‘happy sheet’ at then end of a programme participants will fill it in and hand it back before they go. If there is no compulsion then you will get a far smaller response percentage on line. Our experience is that you tend to get extremes of views, with most of the middle ground not getting around to submiting a response.

    – Objectivity. Rating scales are important on and off line. However, when participants have a trainer watching them complete forms they may rate up simply because they don’t want to hurt the trainers feelings. Putting some distance between the event and the feedback can mean the participants are more objective about what they learned and how transferable that learning is to their workplace.

    – Data security. People can feel more fearful of giving feedback electronically if they don’t know how the data will be used and who will have access to it. Anonymity is one option, but clear communication around data usage is important regardless.

    As ever, clarity about the feedback you want, and what you plan to do with it, is key to good form/ dB design.

    If you want to talk through any of the issues, please feel free to get in touch.

    [email protected]

  3. Training Evaluation – Using Forms in Word to collate data in an

    I have recently built a word form used to evaluate both the Learning level 7 the behaviours level of Kirkpatricks evaluation model for a stress awareness course.

    The results are automatically returned to a mailbox and can be imported into a database which marks the answers and builds various reports.

    If you would like some further advice and support, please mail me at [email protected]

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  4. Library & Evaluation
    Sharon, I noticed that you were recently also looking at an online library.
    It may be worth looking at a web site that enables secure log in by users or groups of users. In this way resources that you wish to make available to individuals or groups – pre-coure work, study materials, evaluation surveys etc can be profiled to different audiences including tutors and facilitators.

  5. Why not use Formic Software?
    I might just have the perfect solution for you!
    I am the training manager for a company that owns and deveops data capture software. The software not only enables the capturing of data from hard copy (paper) based documents but also from Internet or Intranet sites.
    Please contact me ([email protected])if you wish to find out more about Formic software or visit our web site:

    I look forward to speaking with you.


  6. How about using Formic software?

    I may just have the perfect solution!

    I work as the training manager for Formic Ltd a software house who specialises in data capure. Our software enables the capturing of data from paper based or inter/intranet forms. All the data is then stored in a database.
    Please look at our web site: or contact me: [email protected]

    Beth Neill


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