Why Personalized Learning is the Future of Learning & Development

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Personalized learning ditches traditional learning tracks and promotes the idea that you should no longer be teaching everybody the same lesson at the same time. Instead, you should be customizing the learning for each person and develop individual goals.

Personalized learning has never been more important. Employees are more scattered than ever, they're at home, offices, on the road, or all of the above. Work schedules are ever-changing, and hiring is on the rise. Because of a combination of these factors, companies must deploy a personalized training strategy to meet employees where they are to ensure pertinent training is deployed in a way that is meaningful and results in true learning. 

The question is, how do you apply this to your own training plans? 

What is Personalized Learning?

Personalized learning ditches traditional learning tracks and promotes the idea that you should no longer be teaching everybody the same lesson at the same time. Instead, you should be customizing the learning for each person and develop individual goals.

You can do this in a couple of ways:

- Using technology to automate proficiency mapping, knowledge and skill gaps identification, and booster learning

- Allowing learners to set their own goals and work independently from the trainer. This way, they can learn at their own pace and take ownership of their learning progress

 

What are the Benefits of Personalized Learning?

This method of training can assist learners who are having trouble with specific concepts/training sections. It allows them to slow down and get used to one section before moving on to the next one to ensure they have a thorough understanding of what is being taught.

This system can also allow trainers to stay informed of the status of each individual they are teaching. If someone falls behind, their trainer, their manager, or the technology can identify and close gaps. 

Finally, building a culture around personalized learning improves employee experience. Everyone learns differently, and by meeting employees where they are you show that you care for them and their development at a personal level. It opens up opportunities for greater peer-to-peer learning, identifying subject matter experts, and increases the likelihood that your training will make an impact. 

How Can You Create a Personalized Learning Model?

 

There are several methods for creating a personalized learning model. None of them are mutually exclusive, so feel free to combine these methods in a way that works for you:

- Train the mentors/managers on how to judge each learner's needs and respond to them accordingly

- Use technology to easily scale your personalized learning and the analytics to prove it

- Allow learners to dictate their own learning process. Periodically collect feedback from your learners and their leaders to determine how their training is going, what processes should be changed, which learning content is confusing/unclear, and be open to changing your learning process for future learners.

- Create individual goals rather than group goals. A standard set of objectives can result in poor goal achievement, and as mentioned earlier, can help you understand where a learner needs more focused attention.

- Allow for and encourage self-learning at a learner's own pace, and make it easy for them to do! 

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