Best Practice: How to assess effectiveness of a learning event
Participant learning and acquisition of competencies may be assessed through tests such as:
- Written exams
- Results of exercises during the event
- Results of cases
- Results of group work.
Assessment tools may be combined. Tests may be of individuals or of groups, rewarding groups for their results collectively.
If a course is accredited and rewarded by a diploma or recognised certificate, tests are a requirement in order to ensure objectivity and fairness.
For minor learning events tests should be kept simple and quick.