Evaluation of Training Methods Project

This year-long study of training opportunities offered through the Delaware T2 Center revealed that evaluation of T2 courses, while of interest, is unlikely to have any impact for Delaware employees because of the long period of time before those same courses are again offered in the State of Delaware. Therefore, the focus shifted to the selection of courses/topics, choosing the optimum course format and schedule, comparing participant reactions to the various courses, and identifying ways to help Delaware's transportation employees understand what they can gain from a given course and then assess how they put their new knowledge to use. Tools developed for future use include an Excel program for comparison of Reaction Survey scores from various courses, as well as three revised surveys (one for use pre- and post-class to measure learning, one to measure participant reaction, and a third to use three months following the class to measure behavior and ultimately return on investment). A recommendation to examine web-based software tools, including "Friday 5s", developed by Fort Hill Co., is also made as a more sophisticated tool for measuring return on the investment made in training.

    Language

    • English

    Project

    • Status: Completed
    • Sponsor Organizations:

      Delaware Department of Transportation

      P.O. Box 778
      Dover, DE  United States  19901
    • Project Managers:

      Klepner, Larry

    • Performing Organizations:

      Delaware Center for Transportation

      University of Delaware
      Newark, DE  United States  19716
    • Principal Investigators:

      Werrell, Cathy

    • Start Date: 20030701
    • Expected Completion Date: 0
    • Actual Completion Date: 20040930
    • Source Data: RiP Project 17748

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    Filing Info

    • Accession Number: 01459895
    • Record Type: Research project
    • Source Agency: Delaware Department of Transportation
    • Files: RiP, STATEDOT
    • Created Date: Jan 3 2013 1:14PM