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406 How to Map Out Learning Analytics During the Front-End Analysis

3:00 PM - 4:00 PM ET
Tuesday, December 5

Modern learning solutions can yield powerful analytics that strengthen the connection between performance and business outcomes. The worst time to determine if your analytics answer strategic questions or demonstrate performance improvements is once you begin authoring the solution. Instead, begin designing your desired end-state analytics during front-end analysis.

In this session you’ll learn how to pinpoint learning analytics during your front-end instructional analysis. Using multiple design frameworks, we’ll explore how to create a complete learning analytics picture from the beginning and start executing on it when you develop instructional interactions, assignments, or instructor-led training. To go beyond common L&D metrics and make the most of modern technologies (e.g., xAPI, HRIS), you need a clear roadmap for how learning data is sequenced and streamlined early in the design process. This session will use case studies to demonstrate the approach. We’ll also discuss the key questions to ask and methods to use to collaborate with SMEs and stakeholders and gain their valuable insight into learning data and analysis.

In this session you will learn how to:

  • Assign relevant metrics to knowledge and skills outlined in Tiemann and Markle and Mager’s instructional design frameworks
  • Match analytic needs to instructional methods
  • Ask specific questions of SMEs and stakeholders during discovery to identify meaningful learning metrics before design and execution begins

Adam Hockman

Chief Learning Architect

ABA Technologies

Adam Hockman is chief learning architect at ABA Technologies. There, he helps clients build learning systems that enhance the capabilities and achievements of their people to positively impact strategic outcomes. Adam has worked in corporate learning, clinical autism services, healthcare, education, and the performing arts. He is also on the faculty of the Heifetz International Music Institute, where he teaches practice and performance analytics to classical musicians.

Prior to ABA Tech, Adam worked as research associate to Dr. Francis Mechner at The Mechner Foundation. He is an advisor to the Cambridge Center for Behavioral Studies and former editor of Standard Celeration Society. In 2023, Adam initiated Wider Reach, a writing incubator for behavior analysts interested in publishing their work outside of the behavior analysis community. The project is generously funded by the Society for the Advancement of Behavior Analysis. Adam frequently writes and speaks about learning science, instructional design, and measurement. His undergraduate studies and graduate training were in communication sciences and disorders, behavior analysis and instructional design, and health professions education (simulation operations). Adam is also a member of the Learning Guild’s 2023 Thirty Under 30 cohort.