How Technology Makes Learning Faster
How did you learn to walk and talk? You taught
yourself. New learning technology
is bringing back the way we learn best:
What Slows Down Adult Learning?
“I Can’t Learn!”
Many adult learners have a self-perception that they are not successful learners. Turning around adult learners’ poor self-images about learning can have a huge impact on their learning. So how can new generation learning technology change core self-esteem attitudes?
Small Learning Victories
Success is everything. It’s one of the strongest motivators there is. Our innovative learning technology gives the student hundreds of small victories that distinctly demonstrate successful learning and real progress toward tangible goals. Students learn faster because they see concrete examples of how they can be successful.
“I Don’t Get It!”
Adults understand best when they can control their own learning. If we force them to move in lockstep as a herd, we limit their ability to use the learning skills they bring on their own. And worse, we limit their ability to develop lifelong learning skills they will need after they leave the adult education classroom.
A Better Strategy
Helping learners learn better accelerates their learning. This is our secret to moving adult learners four and five grade levels of achievement in months rather than years. We teach them how to learn while teaching them what they need to know. It’s a simple solution to a nagging problem.
“I Can’t Manage!”
Adult learners often do not have adequate study skills to make the most of their learning time. They are poor note-takers and have difficulty prioritizing. They have difficulty putting the chunks of instruction together into meaningful wholes.
Our learning scaffolding system gives our adult learners the structure they need to put things together, but even more important, it teaches them basic management and organization skills so they can apply them outside of the academic environment. We build a self-supporting learning ecosystem around your students that helps them connect the dots and build independent learning skills that last a lifetime.
“Feels Like High School Deja Vu!”
Adult learners are not grown up high school students, yet that is how we often treat them in our classrooms. They are not coming to the classroom with blank slates of experience. On the contrary, they have been out in the world for five, ten, even twenty years or more gaining the knowledge they need to be successful in jobs and in their family life. The reality is that adult learners learn in leaps and bounds, not in progressive steps like young people do.
Learning in Leaps, Not Steps
We have modeled our learning program on a personal tutoring experience. With a series of core assessments and sophisticated learning algorithms, our adaptive learning program moves the learner at precisely the most effective path for that particular person. Students learn quicker because the learning is personal and customized to exactly what they need, not what the best guess is for a whole classroom of students.
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Technology Improves Learning.
Fact: People Learn Better with Technology*
Technology doesn’t replace teachers. It gives them more time to do what they do best… teach. Much of the instruction time in the classroom is wasted. It’s spent doing things that don’t teach. Technology can drastically change that because it can take over many of the management chores. But even more important, it can take over basic rote teaching and free you up to teach higher level thinking skills. Why spend your time doing what a computer can do better?
New Generation Technology Will Accelerate Your
Adult Learning Programs.
When new generation learning technology is used with classroom instruction everyone wins. Students learn more, remember more, and quickly become life-long learners. Teachers get more done, have more time to spend on one-on-one with needy students, and raise the bar of instruction in their classroom. It’s win-win for everyone.
*In 2009, the U.S. Department of Education published a meta-analysis taken from more than 1,000 comparative empirical studies. Findings demonstrate that students who took online instruction did better than students in traditional face-to-face instruction. Hybrid approaches had the best results of all. Online students benefited more in the cases where they were able to move at their own pace, were prompted to spend more time on task, were asked to reflect on what they learned, and collaborated. Evaluation of Evidence-Based Practices in Online Learning: A Meta-Analysis and Review of Online Learning Studies, 2009. Evidence-based practices report.
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