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Learning Orientation Workshop
Helping Learners Become Self-Motivated, Self-Directed, Independent Learners

Workshop 2:
Adaptive Learning: Teaching and Designing to
Personalize Learning

For many years educators have had a dream to redefine a kind of personalized learning that fits the real-time, anywhere, anytime, just-enough needs of the learner. Today, along with the important developments in instructional psychology, open standards, sophisticated database functionality, and the shift of instructional flow control from the client to the server-side, an entirely new foundation for truly personalized learning is quickly becoming a reality. The most obvious benefits of these innovations is the creation of a learning ecology that shares resources from large reservoirs of content where learning objects are shared individually, widely, and more economically.

This workshop has a two-fold purpose. The first purpose is to lay the theoretical foundation for adapting learning to match individual learning differences. It highlights the dominant power of emotions and intentions on learning and discusses the very human variability of online learning. This perspective is more robust than typical, primarily cognitive (thinking) explanations (such as, learning styles and strategies) because it specifically highlights the developing, guiding, and managing influence of emotions and intentions on cognitive and social processes.

The second purpose is to show the participants how to teach online learners and use the instructional design process to differentiate audience needs (both as aggregate types and individually) before designing, matching, and evaluating learning objects. This section begins with a description of some of the sophisticated technology that makes adaptive learning environments possible and very useful in developing successful online relationships. The concept of personalizing for customers is certainly not new. But the Web and the sophisticated use of learning elevate personalization to a new art form. The Web is the perfect environment for precision learning, because individuals can be uniquely identified, and relevant content specifically tailored to them.

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Who Should Attend

Workshop Description

Participants will learn strategies to personalize and mass customize learning by understanding the dominant influence of emotions and intentions on user motivation, satisfaction, and achievement. To explore how to use adaptive learning technology and learning objects, participants will learn the standards and principles that guide learning object design. In the afternoon, participants will work in groups to practice how to personalize and customize learning by using standards, principles, and templates to design adaptive learning solutions. This part of the workshop includes using practical strategies that apply specifically to matching individual learning differences.


Registration Information

This workshop is available as a one day session. Call us at 888.289.3212 to schedule an on-site workshop for your organization. The workshops take place at your office. A Training Place certified instructor comes to your office to lead these workshops.


The fee for the one-day workshop is $299/per person, with a minimum of 6 attendees, plus travel expenses for the instructor.

The fees include all workshop materials (see above). All fees are payable in advance via corporate check.

Cancellation Policy

You may cancel up until two (2) weeks (business days) before the workshop without charge. For cancellations within ten (10) business days before the workshop, there is a non-refundable administrative fee of $200. Also, any non-refundable travel expenses incurred by The Training Place will be the responsibility of the cancelling party. No refunds will be issued to those who do not attend and do not cancel ten (10) business days prior to the workshop.

Rescheduling Policy

We may occasionally find it necessary to reschedule or cancel sessions and will give registrants advance notice of changes.

Click here for Workshop 1:
Teaching and Designing for Maximum Motivation and Interactivity
Click here for Workshop 3:
Helping Learners Become Self-Motivated, Self-Directed, Independent

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Last updated: April 2010