Adaptive Learning: Five Common Misconceptions

The article was published with the purpose of translation into Russian language
Original:  https://www.learningsolutionsmag.com/articles/2399/adaptive-learning-five-common-misconceptions/pageall

 Copyright 2017 Learning Solutions Magazine

“Course completions and hours spent in training are no longer sufficient measures for success, and employees now have the resources to look elsewhere for development opportunities that meet their individual needs. Adaptive learning can enable L&D to address these needs, articulate the value of their work, and ultimately transform the business through rapid capability growth.”

Employee capability is now THE differentiator in modern business. Companies can no longer compete based solely on familiar factors, such as product or price. It takes skilled people to foster the innovations and experiences that help your organization stand out in a crowded marketplace. But, in an environment where organizations are evolving constantly and employee needs are a moving target, how can L&D keep pace with the speed of business? This is why, as a modern L&D leader, you must begin to integrate adaptive learning principles into your workplace learning strategy.

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Collaborator 1.31.0 – New in “360 Polls”, list of the nearest Birthdays, notifications to managers about tasks of subordinates

Recently we released Collaborator v. 1.31.0.

We present list of the nearest Birthdays and notifications to managers about tasks of subordinates as well as updated chat and changed map of user sessions, and much more.

  1. “Manual” selection of respondents in 360 polls
  2. Separate page for “Birthdays” and automatic dispatch of birthday greetings
  3. We keep managers informed about tasks of subordinates
  4. New analytics – user behavior map
  5. Recognizing of time zones in Webinars
  6. Updated chat – capability to add several Moderators
  7. Cancelling of task on user’s choice only before completing
  8. “Confidentially” option in Polls
  9. Receiving notifications by e-mail about updates in Knowledge Base

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Collaborator 1.30.0 — Tool for checking of SCORM-resources, Task calendar and modification of News

Collaborator 1.30.0 — Tool for checking of SCORM-resources, Task calendar and modification of News

Today we released Collaborator v.1.30.0.

We added filtering and news archive functions, validation of SCORM-resources for operability, calendar of assigned tasks. The experimental function of managing activities by objectives has been developed. In addition, modifications and improvements have been made to polls, voting, webinars and much more.

In this release:

1. Validation of SCORM-resources — functioning test of interactive SCORM-course
2. Task calendar – the first stage in planning of training
3. “Management by objectives” – tool for employee engagement
4. News archive
5. News types
6. “Refuse” function in tasks on user’s choice
7. Modification and improvement in polls, voting, workshops, webinars and resources:
7.1 Applying of style for webinars, meetups, and workshops
7.2 Follow-up mailing of login details
7.3 Automatic mailing of notices
7.4 Inserting of webinar into Program structure

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Collaborator: training as part of the job

Nowadays only few people will be surprised by online courses or online lectures – anyone can open browser and find lesson, book or educational film that is interesting for them. Self-development and self-education are gaining momentum, and therefore, distance-learning systems are constantly being improved and updated.

Executives are interested in quality work of the company and do everything they can to achieve this goal. They organize online trainings for individual employees or the whole team. At the same time, employees should perceive training as part of their work – not a compulsion. The main task of the manager is to prepare high-quality materials and strategies for employee training.

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Collaborator 1.29.0 – Checklists, Contacts and Simplified access to course materials

The next 29th version of the e-Learning and staff development platform “Collaborator” is released.
We improved the internal mechanisms of the platform, created two new functions – Checklists and Contacts. Furthermore, we changed access to additional course materials and made many other improvements.

In this release:

1. Checklists – a tool for verification and evaluation
2. Contacts – a contact directory of your organization
3. Change of access to additional course materials
4. Creation of notices for webinars
5. Birthdays widget – changed appearance
6. Chat – sending of mp3 files is enabled
7. Changing in titles of Wiki articles
8. Checkpoints in Working Tasks
9. Prevention of autonomous password change
10. Optimization of courses, tests and complex tests

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Collaborator Road Map – Part 1. Start of the way

We are beginning the way to the implementation of distance learning. You have already established personal contact with employees and correctly presented them the need of training, and your coaches are ready to create and update educational content.

What is next? Should you straightway admit everyone to the system or is it better to “prepare the ground” first? What information should you submit first? Where to start in order to interest everyone?
We will share with you simple, but very important recommendations, as well as small tricks about how and where to start, so that the learning process at once will become an easy and useful habit for your employees.

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Collaborator 1.28.0 — Updating of Programs, Tracking of Emails, and Speeding up of Performance

We continue teaching Collaborator with new functions and improving the old ones. New Collaborator 1.28.0 helps to track history of all sent emails, adding Meetups to Programs and, if necessary, update Tasks with such Programs for those who have already passed them. In addition, many other improvements made work of the platform faster and more convenient.

In this release:

  1. Tracking of email dispatch
  2. Updating of Learning Programs in Tasks
  3. Group assigning for roles
  4. Speeding up of Performance in Tests, Webinars, and Meetups
  5. Autosearching of Resources by name
  6. Description of Program elements
  7. Adding Meetups into Programs
  8. New option for birthday greetings
  9. Active Directory synchronization

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Collaborator Road Map. Five steps prior to eLearning implementation

If you have already been thinking about eLearning as an economical and effective form of staff training, but still stand at the parting of the ways and do not know where to go – the Collaborator Roadmap will help you. These are practical steps for the harmonious and effective implementation of the distance-learning platform, which we are developed based on our own experience in implementation of educational portals for various companies.

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Collaborator 1.27.0 – Long Read editor, convenient webinars and many other updates

We regularly expand the capabilities of our platform and offer innovations in corporate training. Every month, we “teach” Collaborator something new. In Collaborator 1.27.0 we added a new type of information resource (Long Read), which will be interesting even for the most passive employees.

In this release:

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