Recent changes in the way we work, interact, and communicate have create a new set of challenges for organizations today. There is a higher demand for learning and development programs and at the same time delivering quality training has become more difficult due to recent events and the Covid-19 virus. Fortunately, there are a number of eLearning solutions organizations can use to continue training their workforce today.
One the more recently popular training strategies you often hear about is adaptive learning. Industry leaders have begun to use this strategy to create more effective engaging online learning experiences for their employees. To better help you understand the role adaptive learning plays in human capital transformation we have shared some of the most important details in this article.
What is Adaptive Learning?
Adaptive learning is growing in popularity due to its effectiveness, but what is it exactly? Adaptive learning is when a training program is designed to deliver highly personalized learning paths for individual learners. This is done by using AI and assessments to gage a participant’s skill level. An adaptive system uses information about the learner’s role, preferences, patterns and needs to create a specialized training plan for each individual.
This approach to learning and development addresses some of the most pressing training challenges in human capital management today.
How an Adaptive Strategy can Help Your Organization Drive Transformation
Today’s L&D professionals are looking for ways to train employees who live in different parts of the world, have different backgrounds, skill levels and learning preferences.
Unfortunately, a one size fits all training program is the one of the fastest ways you can lose the interest of employees. Using an adaptive learning strategy can help your organization deliver high quality learning experiences that both engage and transform your workforce. There are 4 different ways an adaptive strategy can improve your employee training initiatives.
- Delivering Personalized Learning Experiences
As the global workforce continues to expand the need for more personalized learning experiences continues to grow as well. An adaptive training program can easily provide more personalized experiences without adding additional work for your human resources teams.
In the past one of the best ways to deliver personalized learning was to provide one on one training sessions. These sessions were a great time to quickly provide coaching and feedback. An adaptive learning program can provide the same kind of experience with near instant feedback without the need for in person instruction.
- Utilizing a Competency Based Approach
In a one size fits all training program where all participants take the exact same learning path employees often struggle with information overload. They can also lose interest quickly if they feel they are already familiar with the topic.
Adaptive learning typically starts off with quick assessments to gage what the learner already knows and what they still need to learn. This saves time, prevents information overload and helps to keep learners engaged.
- Speeding up the Training Process
An adaptive learning strategy speeds up the training process in a few ways. As mentioned earlier an adaptive program eliminates irrelevant content from the training program. If the learner already knows a skill or a particular course is irrelevant to their role it will not be included in their learning path.
Adaptive learning programs are also a form of eLearning. This adds the value of convenience. Employees can take a course whenever they can squeeze it into their busy schedules. Online programs can also be accessed from just about anywhere which particularly useful for remote teams.
- Increasing Employee Engagement
Low levels of employee engagement have been a challenge for organizations in just about every industry for quite some time. The adaptive learning strategy was designed to directly remove some of the main causes of disengagement. The adaptive learning strategy focuses on providing relevance, feedback and provides content in the learners preferred format.
The most effective training strategies today address and prevent the most common and modern training challenges organizations face. Today’s L&D teams are focused on finding learning solutions that will help them quickly and efficiently train diverse teams that are often distributed across the globe.
An adaptive learning strategy can help your organizations engage and develop employees at every stage of development no matter their learning preferences or the employee skill level. Adaptive learning speeds up the training process, delivers personalized content and increases engagement. Learn more about adaptive learning and watch the webinar replay Leveraging Learning Experiences to Create a Personalized Growth Journey.