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Dr. Chris Hardy Ph.D.

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Director, Global Learning and Tec...

Defense Acquisition University
9820 Belvoir Road
Fort Belvoir, Virginia 22060
United States

Company Description: The Defense Acquisition University (DAU) is a consortium of Department of Defense (DoD) education and training institutes and organizations. DAU provides a full...   more

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  • Ph.D. Director
  • Ph.D.
    Defense Acquisition University
  • Ph.D.
    Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
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Consequently, "we can benchmark against a ..., 18 Mar 2014 [cached]
Consequently, "we can benchmark against a decade of surveys, looking at courseware and facilities, and how individual courses affect the organization's performance," says Dr. Chris Hardy, director of Strategic Planning and Learning Analytics, DAU.
Hundreds of thousands of post-training surveys on course quality and instructor effectiveness are completed each year immediately after course completion and 60 days later to assess the effect of the course upon students' job performance and business outcomes. Key findings indicate that courseware quality is more important for younger learners-who prefer e-learning-and for those with some graduate-level education, than for older learners, who prefer traditional classrooms and effective instructors. Instructor effectiveness was earmarked for improvement because analysis revealed "a huge relationship between instructor effectiveness and courseware quality. By comparing benchmarked data, Dr. Hardy learned that DAU instructors are more influential at DAU than at other organizations. Guest speakers triggered higher levels of individual learning, which were reflected later in job impact and business results.
Dr. Hardy is advancing DAU's capabilities with a new learning analytics team that performs trends analysis across business lines. "Looking reactively, you don't see the trends," he says. "But when analyzing data for things such as graduates vs. return rates, perceived course quality, course location, business unit differences, etc., trends become evident. Then, their root causes can be identified and any issues can be addressed. For example, we used Knowledge Advisors' Metrics that Matter software to analyze why distance learning return rates were dropping. We learned the government shutdown and furloughs had lowered morale," so students weren't completing surveys or attending classes.
Currently, Dr. Hardy says, "we're connecting the system to the student information system to link business outcomes to training.
Global Council of Corporate Universities (GlobalCCU), 27 May 2014 [cached]
Chris Hardy Defense Acquisition University,
Chris Hardy, DAU, USA Chris Hardy, Ph.D., Director, Plans, Policy, and Leadership Support, is the Strategic Planner for the Defense Acquisition University, an award-winning corporate university serving a 128,000 corporate workforce. As such, Dr. Hardy helps set the direction for the university and recently implemented an in-depth strategic planning system to rapidly transform the DAU into a Premier Corporate University serving the Department of Defense. Included in this transformation is a unique enterprise-wide, performance based planning system supported by a technology drive business and learning analytic infrastructure that have repeatedly been recognized as a best-in-class practices throughout the public and private sectors. Dr. Hardy has a Ph.D. in Adult and Continuing Education from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University. Prior to his current position, he served both in government and recently private industry becoming Vice President, INNOLOG, Inc., a Global Supply Chain Logistics Company headquartered in McLean, Virginia.
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100: Creating Collaborative Environments? featuring Dr. Chris Hardy, Director of Global Learning Center for Defense Acquisition University.
November 29, 2010 « Engineering & Computer Simulations, 29 Nov 2010 [cached]
Dr. Chris Hardy, Director of the Global Learning Technology Center for DAU, stated "DAU saw the potential, took the lead, and invested into a Nexus Web capability.
Christopher R. Hardy, Ph.D., ..., 27 July 2011 [cached]
Christopher R. Hardy, Ph.D., Director, Global Learning and Technology Center, Defense Acquisition University How to Create an Effective Sim/Game Strategy
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