This book Performance-Focused Smile Sheets completely reimagines the smile sheet as an essential tool to drive performance improvement. Traditional smile sheets (i.e. learner response forms student reaction forms) don't work! Decades of practice shows them to have negligible benefits. Scientific studies prove that traditional smile sheets are not correlated with learning results! Yet still we rely on smile sheets to make critical decisions about our learning interventions. In this book Dr. Will Thalheimer carefully builds the case for a new methodology in smile-sheet design. Based on the learning research Performance-Focused Smile Sheets shows how to write better questions more focused on performance. The book also shows how to deploy smile sheets to our learners to get valid feedback-feedback that can be used to help us as trainers instructional designers teachers professors eLearning developers and chief learning officers build virtuous cycles of continuous improvement.
Will Thalheimer PhD has worked in the learning-and-performance field for almost 30 years-as a trainer instructional designer simulation architect project manager business product line manager speaker writer researcher and consultant. Forming Work-Learning Research in 1998 to build bridges between research and practical wisdom Will works to provide the workplace learning-and-performance field with research-based information simultaneously helping clients create and deploy radically more effective learning interventions.
"Refreshing worthwhile and actionable too!"-Judith Hale PhD CPT ID (SEL ILT JA+) Co-founder Institute for Performance Improvement
"Will Thalheimer PhD is one of the definitive myth busters in our field and he does it with great precision but also humor." -Patti Shank PhD Author and Learning Analyst PattiShank.com
"Sexy and exciting&hellip You'll find yourself turning the pages and laughing along the way."-Ryan Watkins George Washington University
"Finally a book that acknowledges and addresses the dirty and widespread problem with smile sheets."-Steven W. Villachica PhD Associate Professor Boise State University
"An excellent resource for all Learning Professionals!"-Guy W. Wallace President EPPIC Inc.
"An approach that delivers concretely actionable design insights and educates learners/sponsors about what really matters in learning."-Adam Neaman PhD former Manager of Technology-Enabled Learning Design Mckinsey & Co.
"This book oozes with mind blowing radical myth-busting research-proven takeaways from the master of learning research Will Thalheimer."-Jeff Hurt EVP Education & Engagement Velvet Chainsaw Consulting
"This is evidence-based practice at the master level."-Julie Dirksen Author of Design For How People Learn