We define personalized learning as using technology to give learners greater control over their learning experience.
Personalized Learning Empowers Learners
A report from the Aspen Institute recommends empowering learners to learn at "any time, any place, [and] any pace" for maximum impact. There are two common myths that impact personalized learning: the "Path" and "Pace" arguments.
The "path argument," states learners tend to learn more if they get to pick and choose what they learn. While the "pace argument," states participants in a reinforcement program will learn more when they have more power over when, and at what pace, they learn.
While the path argument goes against the concept of the nature of learning being cumulative. If you try to learn something high level but lack the building blocks to contextualize the information, the learning experience becomes frustrating.
Therefore, a leveled training approach is best so participants can learn the baseline, then "level up" as knowledge is acquired.
Many learners do not have the time to determine how a tack meshes with their individual learning needs. This means that learners often make poor decisions over what or when to learn, and fail to achieve the desired result.
Why Reinforcement Courses Should Guide Learners
Our brains are programed to avoid activities we perceive as unpleasant. In training circumstances, this could mean your staff actively avoid engaging in difficult programs. By using technology to guide learning and balance challenge versus satisfaction, you can encourage greater skills development.
For the same reasons, many learners will opt for a learning slow pace. Since the reinforcement course is one more deliverable in an already packed schedule, speeding the pace of the learning program may not make sense.
Mindmarker allows you to create guided personalized reinforcement courses for any skills you wish to foster. To learn more about our proven methodology download The Science Behind Mindmarker.