Learner needs are changing fast. Training Industry identified all the ways learner needs will influence corporate training delivery methods in 2018. First on their list: personalized learning is in high demand, pushing the corporate training function to catch up.
Personalized Learning Does Away With the One-Size-Fits-All Trend
The traditional approach to e-learning takes every learner on the same linear path through course content. Known as one-size-fits-all, at Area9 we call it one-size-fits-none because while traditional e-learning attempts to meet the needs of every learner, it falls short. This leaves learners feeling unengaged, and frustrated that learning is a “check the box” exercise. You might see low engagement in the form of diminished productivity, making it difficult to prove your training’s efficiency and relevance.
In 2018 and beyond, learners want training that:
- Meets them where they are, and
- Meets the specific needs of their job
How to Make Learner Needs a Corporate Training Reality
The path to personalized learning requires a shift from designing learning programs to creating customized learning paths. These paths must start when an employee enters a new position and continue until they reach mastery.
Adaptive Learning provides the personal experience learners crave, at the scale your business needs. Adaptive Learning takes a “biological approach” to learning by allowing instructional designers to create one set of training content while asking the adaptive technology to detect what learners already know and where their knowledge gaps lie. This allows learners to skip over the things they already know instead of being forced through the learning content by an inflexible learning system.
Get on Trend
Check out how you can bring a personal learning experience to your corporate e-learning with this infographic, as well as how Adaptive Learning:
- Improves retention
- Reduces training time, and
- Finds previously unknown gaps in learner knowledge