Personalization is the Future of Learning

Personalization is the Future of Learning

Personalization is the Future of Learning

In today’s complex and fast-moving world, the speed of business is only a result of the integral processes that define it. Your organization’s workflow and processes are unique and your approach to learning has to reflect the same.

As the learning environment can differ from organization to organization, simply giving learners autonomy with their learning experience will gain higher traction, especially for those that know the material and want to test out of the content. Sifting through hours of training content just to get to the test can be daunting and a serious drain on time management. That said, busy professionals just want to prove their competency and get back to work. Well, enter the test-out approach to learning. This personalization of learning is the future of training and development.

So, how do you know you have taken the right approach? It’s fairly simple. Think about common learning strategies. How effective are they? Most people are used to the standardized, and traditional model of learning. Have the learner review and absorb materials, and then take an assessment showing they have achieved competency of that particular subject. As good as this approach is, it has a few flaws. First, what about the learners who are already familiar with the topic? Pulling them away from their everyday jobs reduces overall output and efficiency. So why pull them away for a long-drawn-out “refresher” just to make them go in and test out anyway? 

Why not take the most direct route and give them the opportunity to test out and get back to what they do best?

Personalization is the future of training. Whether it be an adaptive learning approach or a simple test-out option, learning can be taken to the next level and hit the hardest facet of learning to be achieved. Maximum learner engagement! Below you see the adaptive learning approach and how it feeds into the test-out methodology. Regardless of industry, leaders around the globe are constantly looking for ways to reduce time in training while maximizing learning retention overall competency. 

eLearning Flowchart

Can you pass the test and prove you know what you need to know? 

If so, take the test and move on. If not, take the course. Adaptive learning will bring forward the concepts that need to be refreshed and have the user take that route if needed. No sense in taking extra time to review the information that is simply not needed. Move forward quickly and confidently and know that you can adapt your learning to what you need. 

Adaptive learning concepts such as test out are important factors to making your eLearning courses much more effective and engaging. These hands-on learning experiences require the learner to think and engage with the content, and most importantly jump to the assessment and test out should they feel confident enough to do so.

Click here to see a quick demo of our test-out approach in action! 

eLearning has an upfront cost but it has a very high ROI in the long term. To ensure that your eLearning material remains effective for a long time, regular modifications to accommodate workflow changes or software updates are of utmost importance. However, it’s about the learners and how they approach their own learning. 

Providing your learners with training that is engaging, yet offers a level of personalization will behoove anyone and work to create a sustainable and personalized culture of learning within the organization. 

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