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Bjarne Wahlgren

Conference Evaluation Focusing on Learning and Transfer

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This article presents the results of using a model for evaluation of conferences; a model focusing on learning and transfer. Many conferences are evaluated using participant-satisfaction surveys, but satisfaction is a diffuse concept and is linked to many factors other than learning. In connection with four conferences in 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2013, using a survey-based evaluation model, it was examined how participants assessed the relevance of the content of a number of workshops, how much they had learned from the workshops and whether they had used what they had learned. This study shows that the percentage of conference participants who experience relevance, learning and transfer from the conferences only varies marginally from year to year, while this percentage varies particularly between the individual workshops. There is a statistically significant connection between learning and satisfaction as well as between transfer and satisfaction, but satisfaction is a weak indicator for learning and transfer.
TidsskriftJournal of MultiDisciplinary Evaluation
Sider (fra-til)34-50
Antal sider17
StatusUdgivet - 2015
Eksternt udgivetJa


  • Evaluation, Conference, Workshop, Learning, Transfer, Adult learning, Voksenlæring, Læring, Evaluering

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