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The Age of Adaptive Learning
The way we approach learning, as organizations, sets us up for failure. Training needs are changing rapidly, while our approach to training is stuck in the past. In learning, the only thing we can count on is that it will change again, leaving us with lower relevancy than ever before. Instead of trying to predict what content will be needed next, let’s ask what learning systems can be prepared for anything. Welcome to the Age of Adaptive Learning
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Can't Keep Students Engaged?
For any teacher, the hardest thing to keep is a student’s attention. In a world of Tik Toks and tweets, attention spans are at an all-time low, and the days of expecting students to read full chapters or watch documentaries at home are long over. Even getting a student’s attention in the first place can be an uphill battle. From Google Classroom to Canvas, students won’t log into anything unless prompted regularly. When tools work, teachers are forced to spend a lot of time and energy designing, deploying, and assessing learning. The tool itself shouldn’t become the lesson. Scott, a high school history teacher based in LA, understood this.
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Who You Gonna Call? Onboarding the Ghostbusters
Who you gonna call? If you're thinking "The Ghostbusters", you're probably familiar with the classic, crime-fighting group. As part of Arist's Text Message Course Competition, Ian Crook, an instructional designer at AWS, created a course for onboarding the Ghostbusters. The 10 day course covers every from Ghostbusters 101 to getting a team member set up on all things fighting ghosts.
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