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301 How Data Can Enable Learning Personalization
11:30 AM - 12:30 PM Wednesday, November 8
Learning personalization is a term that many in the L&D field are interested in. The problem is that, even if you are sick of the "one size fits all" approach to learning, you may not know where to start to work toward a more individualized approach. The engines that drive learning personalization feed on data, and that requires an organizational commitment and ability to generate that data, store it, and make it available.
This session will cover several approaches to leveraging data for learning personalization. You will explore simple techniques you can apply right now within a single authoring tool or your existing LMS, full-scale integration of training, HR and business data, and things that fall in between. These approaches will serve as a backdrop to a set of questions that you can use to assess your organizational readiness for personalization and what your next steps might be.
Megan Torrance is CEO and founder of TorranceLearning, which helps organizations connect learning strategy to design, development, data, and ultimately performance. Megan has over 25 years of experience in learning design, deployment, and consulting. Megan and the TorranceLearning team are passionate about sharing what works in learning, so they devote considerable time to teaching and sharing about agile project management for learning experience design and, of course, the Experience API (xAPI). TorranceLearning hosts the xAPI Learning Cohort, a free, virtual 12- week learning-by-doing opportunity where teams form on the fly and create proof-of-concept xAPI projects.