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Adaptive learning experiences can be a game-changer for employee engagement in your elearning courses.

What’s adaptive learning you ask? Grab your favourite beverage and join us for a chat. I’ve got mine – it’s a tasty cup of decaf Earl Grey tea. In today’s episode my friend and “episode partner-in-crime” Simon Blair and I talk about his experience building an adaptive learning experience for a workshop he presented at DevLearn17.

What’s in this Episode

We discuss:

  • What adaptive learning is
  • Why and how you can use adaptive learning
  • Basics of designing an adaptive experience using Storyline (or for me, Lectora)
  • The difference between adaptive and responsive (and how to stop referring to “responsive” out of context)
  • Perils of country living in a digital world

Who is Simon?

Simon is an evil genius and all-around great guy. He’s also funny as heck, and if you don’t follow him on Twitter you NEED to! Go do it now!

As an eLearning specialist, he has developed eLearning and associated apps, spearheaded quality and efficiency initiatives, and is a go-to source for all things LMS and eLearning technology, supporting colleagues around the globe.

At various points, he has also been a software developer, a teaching assistant on back-country camping courses, a technical trainer, and a facilitator of virtual and in-person training across North America.  He also facilitated a hands-on session on building an adaptive course in Storyline at DevLearn 2017 (the eLearning Guild’s premier industry conference).  In the next few weeks he’ll be appearing on the TLDCast as well, so keep an eye out for that.

Links from this Episode

My big take-away from today was not to be afraid to try something new and outside the box – sometimes, the only way we can get to a conference is to have a speaking submission accepted. Conferences are an expensive investment, but always worth it. If conferences aren’t in your budget, maybe you should do what Simon did – lose the fear, create a great proposal for an amazing talk (we all have something we can share) and share your knowledge, skill and expertise.   Connecting this idea of adaptive learning to another concept, like that of confidence based assessments can elevate the experience for your learners, add more of a true “learner at the centre” focus, and also provide you with some statistics to help you design and build future learning experiences.

So much to think about – I’d love to hear how you are using adaptive learning approaches to solve your business problems.

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