In some cases, participants’ levels of knowledge can differ from topic to topic. This difference can be huge. Some participants will already be familiar with everything that they need to know, while others will have a lower level of knowledge of the topic. Where this is the case, you can offer everyone all of the knowledge they need, or give each participant specific content.
Test participants’ knowledge at the outset
The first stage of a FASTLANE is the adaptive intake test. At the start of their e-Learning programme, a participant can decide whether to work through the entire program (a new employee, for example) or to first take an intake test. The intake test determines which exemptions the participant can be granted.
The aim is to gain insight into the participant’s initial level of knowledge, so there’s no pass or fail. If the participant has a low initial level of knowledge, the intake test will quickly identify this so that it doesn’t take an unnecessary amount of time.
Exemptions for participants with a higher level of knowledge
Exempted program components do not need to be completed, so a participant with an advanced level of knowledge can work through the program at a faster pace. And if a participant fails the final test? The program overview will show which areas they can view again before having another go at the test.