With FASTLANE, you can create adaptive e-Learning programs designed around individual participants’ levels of knowledge.
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.
Adaptive means having the ability to modify to suit changing conditions. Adaptive learning means that the subject matter is adapted to the level and or needs of the participants.
With adaptive learning, participants’ knowledge level dictates what and how they learn. No one is the same and one size doens't fit all. So why offer 1 learning program to all those unique participants of your organization?
Adaptive learning, or personalized learning, is based on the knowledge level of each individual and adjusts the range of mandatory modules accordingly. If your participants are proficient in a certain topic, they can put their time and efforts into something other than the offered training module. On the other hand, you want to give people who are less knowledgeable about a topic the opportunity to learn at their own level and pace.
With digital learning, we often think that the "personal" touch disappears. Yet we can ensure that a participant receives a unique, personalized learning experience with adaptive programs. These programs are about tailoring the learning process to each individual.
With the right adaptive learning software, the program will start with an intake test where the participants’ knowledge is tested by topic. After taking the intake test, the modules of the programs which were identified as "lacking in knowledge" are flagged as mandatory for participants. Participants who scored high for certain modules, are exempt to follow them. At the end of the program the participants start a final knowledge test.
Choose software which makes it easy for you to set up an adaptive program. If you find the right tool, adaptive learning is a good solution for a personalized learning path in a digital program.
Adaptive learning can be a manual action or automated by software. In a manual action:
When adaptive learning is automated, the software uses a test with questions to determine which learning path to follow.
There are several situations in which adaptive learning can be used. One of them is refresher courses. Think of a compliance or privacy module which needs to be repeated annually. Some participants like new employees probably need to go through the complete course, while other participants save time and will only be informed on the things they forgot.
The ways you can implement adaptive learning in your e-Learning program, depends on the software tool you use. With FLOWSPARKS you can implement adaptive learning by choosing the Smart Programs FASTLANE or CROSSROADS.
A participant can exit the program early and resume it at a later point in time. They can see progress, as the platform makes it visually clear what content has already been completed or which exemptions have been granted. This visual overview helps your participant to keep track of progress and encourages them to successfully complete the course.
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