Learning Scale is a quick activity to measure how participants felt after attending a knowledge-sharing session, such as a presentation or training.

Running the activity:

  1. Draw a vertical line with five grades (from 1 to 5) on it and write the following sentence on top: “My grade as I enter this meeting.”
  2. When participants enter the room for the given session, ask them to select their place on a scale from 1 to 5, where 1 represents “I don’t know anything about this subject,” and 5 refers to “I consider myself an expert in this area.”
  3. After the session is done, draw a second vertical line with grades and the following sentence: ‘My grade as I leave this meeting.”
  4. Ask participants to do the same, but in the second grading line.

Although this activity is not an accurate measure of how much participants effectively learned in that session, it shows how they felt about it. They may have been exposed to how much they still need to learn about that subject, or they may have learned something new and actually improved their knowledge.


Remote-team advice: This activity works well for remote teams. Use a remote board of your choice.