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Dr. Chris R. Hardy Ph.D.

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Director, Global Learning and Tec...

Phone: (703) ***-****  
Email: h***@***.mil
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

Employment History


  • Ph.D
    Defense Acquisition University
  • Ph.D.
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Their research study was the first ..., 29 Sept 2014 [cached]
Their research study was the first of its kind in government to successfully illustrate training (DAU) impact to actual performance outcome data - statistical correlations between workforce factors (such as DAU courses, technical background, certification levels, and experience) and outcomes on programs and activities," said Dr. Christopher Hardy, Director of Strategic Planning and Learning Analytics at DAU.
In the session Empowering Enterprise ..., 1 June 2014 [cached]
In the session Empowering Enterprise Technology, Dr. Chris Hardy, Director, Defense Acquisition University, Department of Defense, usually lead the panel inside a conversation of how workplace efficiency is spurred by ever changing technological advances. Enterprises are embracing brand-new technologies inside internet, social, video plus mobile. These efficiency motorists are improving profits plus competitive might.
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100: Creating Collaborative Environments? featuring Dr. Chris Hardy, Director of Global Learning Center for Defense Acquisition University.
Come share your best practices and ..., 30 Jan 2015 [cached]
Come share your best practices and learn from the very best," invites Dr. Christopher Hardy, Strategy Director, Defense Acquisition University.
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.
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