1. "Personalization": Learning Theme & Challenge! Here is the second of the Learning Themes and Challenges to focus the work of The MASIE Center and as a core thrust at Learning 2012. A key theme for 2012 is:
"Personalization of Learning"
When was the last time that you, as a learner, were able to truly personalize your experience in an organizational delivered learning event? Very often, as we are explaining the latest in a new business process, skill set or technology, a good percentage of our learners already know some, much or almost all of the content. Yet, the ability for a learner to have a personalized learning experience is quite rare. How do we better focus learning moments and expenditures on the content that our workers need to know and accelerate or skip them through the stuff that they already know or will never encounter.
Personalization is a growing conversation in the world of K-12 education, a disruptive element of innovation in the Higher Education space and will surface much larger in the Corporate and Organizational Learning and Training arena in 2012 and beyond.
Imagine if a learner could be rapidly assessed (by self-report, peer/manager report or by testing) on which elements of a program they needed to "take" and which elements could be skipped, at least at this moment. Imagine if the learner could get deeper learning and performance support for the elements that were difficult/problematic. And, what if our Learning Systems could track, manage and facilitate the personalization of learning - by the learner and by the job role.
What do you think?