This is the 2nd in a 3 part series addressing the impact of personalization in the education and training markets. In the first post, I addressed the application of personalization in K12. In this post I address use cases that apply to a high-skilled knowledge workforce.
Personalization for the high-skill knowledge worker
Personalized learning has different applications for different audiences. In the previous post, I discussed how personalization is a key plank in the educational reform movement.
Over the next weeks, I will be writing about personalized learning and how that applies to different learning populations. At first I’ll address K12 learning, then I’ll address how personalization affects a high-skill knowledge workforce, and a service workforce.
It seems that, for years, people have been writing obituaries for the corporate Learning Management System (LMS). Just do a quick search for “LMS is dead” and you’ll find many blog posts, articles, webinars and conference presentations discussing its demise. Some people, myself included, have even been actively working towards this end trying to hasten its death through carefully worded argument and debate. The trouble is that many organisations have invested heavily in their LMS. Somehow that investment needs to be recouped.
In our first post on agile development from January (http://bit.ly/I67W8Q), we discussed the basics of the Agile software development process and why it is good for software vendors and their customers. This article looks at what makes a good User Story – the core of defining requirements.
Today, the expectations of learners are much different than they were only a few years ago. Much of what is currently rolled up monolithic, one-size-fits-all courses must give way to small but relevant content updated and delivered continuously to learners based on their individual profiles or needs. In other words, learning needs to go Agile.
Brent Schlenker is a recognized eLearning Industry Leader with over 12 years of experience implementing eLearning technologies across the globe. He is the DevLearn Program Director & New Media and Emerging Technologies analyst at The eLearning Guild. Blogging since 2004, Brent writes on corporate eLearning strategies and development, and aims to explore the crossroads of technology and learning.