When peers are moving at different paces, the slow learners will inevitably fall behind those who are moving through the reinforcement course more quickly. This can leave learners engaging in different behaviors due to training gaps, which can cause confusion and hinder training results.
In a worst case scenario, the slow learners could eventually "switch off" over frustration with the learning process. This could be avoided by personalizing your program and guiding your learners through an adaptive reinforcement course. Here are 10 reasons why personalized, adaptive reinforcement programs are beneficial to your training and your learners:
1. Learning Becomes PurposefulWhen the course is organized in a modular fashion, learning is given a purpose.
3. Capacity to Learn is the FocusRather than focusing on the ability to "be taught," a personalized reinforcement course places the capacity to learn front and center.
reinforcement program allows learners to measure progress, track goals, and plan their day in an informed manner.
5. Self-Efficacy is ReinforcedAs learners move through the training focused on completing training, not on figure out what or when to learn, self-efficacy is reinforced. This can result in greater skills retention and a more positive attitude.
6. Learners Take OwnershipWith the ability to choose the fast track or slow track removed, the learner must take ownership for completing courses in a timely manner.
7. Decision Making is KeyAlong the same lines, learners are gently encouraged to make responsible choices and "show up" for reinforcement learning.
9. Self-Management is EncouragedBy nurturing employees to consume reinforcement course material, this approach encourages self-management.
10. Independent Learning Skills are FosteredThe natural outgrowth of this approach is more independent learning skills.
When done correctly personalized learning can benefit and truly engage the learner. Learn more about how to determine your reinforcement objectives in our step-by-step guide. Download the 10-Step Guide to Determine Your Reinforcement Objectives.