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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