Adaptive Learning

Adaptive learning is the term for e-learning which adapts to its user’s needs. The idea is that learning becomes personalised, so that what you are taught and how you are taught it is relevant to you.
Rather than having a rigid course in which every learner is taught the same thing with the aim of reaching a specific learning goal, the needs of each learner are picked up by the system and the content of the course is adapted appropriately for each learner to reach that goal.

Learning Light

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What role should employers play in skills and education? And what role will e-learning possibly play?

As we have noted in the previous blog post, the UK government is giving increasing prominence to employer led training with now two rounds of “Employer Owned Pilots” – meaning large employers or groups of employers are developing courses to skill up their workforce. The work is being piloted with employers by UK CES and we are seeing an impressive raft of projects emerge, you can see the range of projects here Some of the highlights are offered in summary, but it is a change from a Push model of training to a Pull model of training. A Policy synopsis of sorts! In short employers directly are taking responsibility for delivering training with funding being directly allocated to them, and not to colleges or training providers. Government thinking is quite straightforward, employers have complained for too long that newly recruited workers (students and others) are ill equipped when entering the workplace and the courses pushed at them by colleges and other funded training providers do not meet their specific needs. Consequently the government’s attitude is to turn the problem round on the employer in a very direct way, bypassing Colleges and Sector Skills from the “Push” factor of courses and curriculum. In effect saying OK employer…..you decide; you put the “Pull” on the provider.  These are still pilots but likely to develop beyond the second round it appears. Joint funding The employer is also responsible for funding a significant proportion of the training costs, giving additional incentive to ensure alignment of the training provision to their operational needs. This is designed to move beyond qualification collection to actual impact...

PIXELearning

The blog is written by various members of the team at PixeLearning and features different aspects of game-based learning in mainly business and commercial contexts. Well worth checking it out if you want to keep up with the role of simulations and context-based learning and training. Sadly no longer kept up to date, but still with some useful resources and the team are now at Totem...

Making change

Cathy Moore’s blog has a range of practical, common-sense posts on all aspects of e-learning and instructional design. What is refreshing is her mission to do away with the soul-destroying, text-laden, formal e-learning courseware which has rightly given some online learning a bad name. Follow her on Twitter too,  @CatMoore and for daily, pithy tips on the...

Cammy Bean’s Learning Vision

Musings on eLearning and instructional design from Kineo’s VP of Learning Design. Always worth a read. Follow her on Twitter:  @cammybean as well.