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ATD Elements: Self-Paced Learning Library
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Master the knowledge you need for your job faster, at a higher level, and with better recall when you subscribe to ATD’s new library of more than 50 self-paced modules. With each powered by ATD’s adaptive learning engine, your knowledge is assessed and the content is tailored in real-time to meet your individual learning needs.

Spend less time on the topics you know already and more time on the topics you need to know.

Use the search below to filter modules by topic or keyword.

Self-Paced (anytime)
With your 12-month subscription, take as many modules as you like in whatever order makes sense to you. Use the ATD Elements learning library to eliminate skills gaps, bring an entire team up to speed, or as a daily, on-the-job resource.

Member: $300 | Nonmember: $360
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Overview

Receive self-paced, personalized learning for an entire year when you subscribe to ATD Elements, our new library of self-paced courses powered by the ATD adaptive learning engine. The principle of adaptive learning is simple—assess what learners already know and personalize instructional content to teach them what they don’t know. Unlike most e-learning courses, which introduce concepts and then assess your understanding, these courses first assesses your knowledge and then fill in the gaps. Within this adaptive platform, when you miss questions, you will be presented with suggested resources—media, activities, and exercises—that cover the concept in detail. It’s up to you to spend time learning the concepts you missed and apply your knowledge to future questions. As you go through each course, the adaptive learning engine will continue to tailor and deliver instructional content based on the knowledge you demonstrate and the gaps you need to fill.

The most important metric for this adaptive course is your understanding of the material at the end. Each self-paced course in the learning library sets the same learning objectives for all learners, but not all learners follow the same path to success.

Topics for these adaptive, self-paced courses are listed in the Courses A-Z tab and include the training cycle, game design for learning, successful global training, coaching, and more. New courses will be added continuously.

Each course can take approximately 30 to 60 minutes to complete.

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