October 2019

Presentation Links

From Carole Bagley – Download the PowerPoint

Monday, October 14, 2019
6:00 – 6:30 pm: Networking
6:30 – 8:00 pm: Business Meeting / Program

McNeely Hall, Room 106
2115 Summit Avenue, St. Paul

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Return on Investment (ROI) for Virtual environments and Gaming

How effective are virtual and gaming environments? Do they have an impact on the user’s learning, on their job or organization and/or do they have an impact on their daily life?

The presentation will include a discussion of Kirkpatrick – ROI levels 1-5 and how it is useful in the creation and evaluation of virtual gaming environments. Several virtual environments and games (Health Benefits, Pharmacy and Dentistry games for the Healthcare industry and a Tobacco prevention game for Middle school students) will be discussed and demonstrated and will describe how the evaluation results have impacted the effectiveness of the product and the user.

Participants who have conducted ROI evaluations will be asked to provide their product evaluation results and how it impacted the users. Participants who are interested in conducting an ROI evaluation will be asked to provide product descriptions and what results/proof they are looking for in conducting an evaluation.


This meeting will be available synchronously via Zoom.

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Carole Bagley, PHD, President, Consultant and Team Leader:  The Technology Group, Inc. and Distinguished Service Professor- prior full time position and currently adjunct.  With more than 30 years in the field of instructional technology, Dr. Bagley has made significant contributions to the field through her work with the Minnesota Educational Computing Consortium (MECC), Control Data Corporation – Plato project, MN Dept. of Corrections schools, Perfect Access Speer, Future Kids, ISPI, ASCD, ELearn, Serious Play, Mindquest Virtual School, numerous public, private & charter schools, US Govt., numerous corporations & law firms.  Dr. Bagley has provided e-Learning leadership, expertise in e-Learning and face2face learning design, technology integration, strategic planning, change management & workflow change, workshops, seminars, publications and keynote presentations for numerous professional organizations and school districts and internationally in Australia, Tanzania, Scotland &Russia.

Projects have included a $4M inter-agency blended/e-learning Pharmacy project with the DOD, a project that evaluated and selected a Virtual World platform for the US Dept. of Emergency Mgmt, a Health Benefits Advisor WBT Curriculum for the Health Eligibility Center with a level 2-3-4 evaluation that showed significant performance improvement, numerous on-line technology training products for law firms, and a Tobacco Prevention virtual environment/game for middle school students and ROI evaluation that showed significant performance improvement.