How to find the right KPIs for your e‑learning course?


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How to find the right KPIs for your e‑learning course?


This is a dif­fi­cul­ty often encoun­tered by e‑learning pro­fes­sion­als… How­ev­er, ana­lyz­ing key per­for­mance indi­ca­tors (KPIs) is a very impor­tant step in set­ting up an e‑learning course with­in a com­pa­ny. In this arti­cle, dis­cov­er the key points to ana­lyze in order to deter­mine the effec­tive­ness of your e‑learning course.

What are the KPIs to analyze in an e‑learning course?

KPIs pro­vide clear, quan­ti­fied data on the effec­tive­ness of an e‑learning course. Each com­pa­ny will have its own KPIs and they will have to be adapt­ed accord­ing to the com­pa­ny’s train­ing projects.

There are some fig­ures that are not dif­fi­cult to obtain… The cost of a train­er for a day of train­ing, the pur­chase of e‑learning soft­ware, the time spent cre­at­ing an e‑learning mod­ule… But the KPIs must be cal­cu­lat­ed on the basis of cause and effect. Dis­cov­er some notions to help you iden­ti­fy your KPIs.

KPIs related to the concepts learned during the e‑learning module

Each train­ing mod­ule will nec­es­sar­i­ly have a spe­cif­ic objec­tive. An acquired objec­tive should log­i­cal­ly allow the employ­ees to be more effi­cient and/or effec­tive. If you train your employ­ees on a new prod­uct, you can, for exam­ple, ana­lyze the sales fig­ures for the fol­low­ing months.

Is there variable data to determine the KPIs to analyze?

KPIs are not only based on train­ing data. There are also vari­able data that can be tak­en into account. If a big adver­tis­ing cam­paign was launched right after the prod­uct release, sales will nat­u­ral­ly increase and the influ­ence of the e‑learning train­ing will be tempered.

Calculate KPIs before training

To see how ben­e­fi­cial a train­ing was, it is impor­tant to make a before/after com­par­i­son. This will allow you to quan­ti­fy the progress of employ­ees after their train­ing. This is a very impor­tant key per­for­mance indi­ca­tor that will allow you to improve the train­ing and the train­ing materials.

Calculate the gap between the KPIs after the training

The last KPI is one of the most impor­tant! It will allow you to know the mon­e­tary val­ue of your train­ing. By recal­cu­lat­ing all the KPIs after the end of the train­ing, you will be able to cal­cu­late the dif­fer­ence and thus see an increase in pro­duc­tiv­i­ty (thus time saved for oth­er projects) for exam­ple, an increase in sales…

To know which are the poten­tial KPIs that will allow you to eval­u­ate the effi­cien­cy of an e‑learning course, you can dis­cuss with all the com­pa­ny’s stake­hold­ers in order to not for­get any ele­ment and thus accu­rate­ly eval­u­ate the effi­cien­cy and the return on invest­ment. What are your key suc­cess indi­ca­tors? We would be delight­ed to dis­cuss them with you!

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