Although it’s likely that most readers are familiar with Kirkpatrick’s four levels of evaluation, a review is sometimes in order. Here’s a look at the advantages and limitations of each level, as well as a case study.
Level 1: Reaction
Level 1 is simply the learner’s reaction to the training. It can be useful to get the learner’s reaction because it can offer insight about what is working in the course, as well as how to improve the overall training or e