EdTech Insights: Pros & Cons of Adaptive Learning

 

Moving beyond the hype- we are taking on a critical view of the biggest trend in Edtech today: Adaptive learning solutions. We are weighing in the pros and cons so that you can evaluate whether your company or institution should opt for an LMS that enables adaptive learning.


 

Adaptive learning makes the curating of individual learning tracks possible in real time; it is also referred to as individualised, personalized and non-linear using tools such as quizzes measure what employees already understand what employees can understand with support and what they do not understand.

 

What is adaptive learning?
Adaptive learning makes the curating of individual learning tracks possible in real time; it is also referred to as individualised, personalized and non-linear using tools such as quizzes measure what employees already understand what employees can understand with support and what they do not understand. Based on this, the materials and exercises are curated for each employee, assessing gaps in their knowledge and finding the most efficient way for competency growth and development.

Pros

For users:

  • Increased engagement: No time lost going through content already mastered.
  • Efficient training: A curated learning experience through personalised content, activities, quizzes, questions, etc.
  • Instant feedback: being able to identify gaps in one’s knowledge and keep track of personal growth and development.

For training managers:

  • Scalability: developing training modular programs that are automatically curated to keep the needs of an employees’ learning style and close gaps in their knowledge.
  • Data: accessing metrics that provide an overview of employees’ engagement and progress; providing insight on ROI and success of training program.
  • Satisfaction: ensuring employee engagement and holistic increase in organisation’s competences.

Cons

  • Understanding and trusting the technology behind adaptive learning.
  • Selecting the right content, resources and tasks meeting the needs of all users.
  • Scaling programs for company-wide development.
  • Making the most out of user data and metrics.
  • Evaluating the success of implementation.
  • Challenge of picking the right platform provider for your company.

Our take? Adaptive learning is disrupting corporate training and online learning- if it is used the right way it will revolutionize learning as we know it.

 

At CanopyLAB we’ve invested in the powerful impact of adaptive learning- curation and engagement is the key to a successful learning experience. Our take? Adaptive learning is disrupting corporate training and online learning- if it is used the right way it will revolutionize learning as we know it.

Pressed for time and need an overview of what to consider when choosing an adaptive learning platform for your organization? Check out CanopyLAB’s checklist for picking the right adaptive learning platform.

 


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