This week in IPT 536 we were tasked with creating a Level 1 evaluation or “smiles” sheet. Level 1 smiles give instructional designer insight into the participants “reaction” how effectively the content was delivered. Level 1 evaluations are opportunities for formative evaluation (improvements) in subsequent training sessions. By evaluating reaction, we can see “was the training motivationally appealing”.
In the previous we had to create a lesson plan applying Gagne’s 9 events of Instruction and Keller’s ARCS. Since ARCS focuses on improving the motivational appeal, it has applicability to Level 1 evaluations in other words, we are evaluating the participants reaction to the instruction. It was interesting to see that ARCS can be used in evaluations as well.
I have included my example from class (click the image for full evaluation). Please feel free to comment and share your thoughts on areas for improvement