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ATD Member Adaptive Learning Library

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Discover a new way to learn with ATD's member library of adaptive learning courses. Leveraging artificial intelligence, we ensure that you won’t waste time covering the topics you have already mastered, and instead spend more time on topics you need help with.

How Adaptive Learning technology works:
The principle is simple—assess what learners already know and personalize instructional content to teach them what they don’t know. Within this platform, when learners miss questions, they will be presented with suggested resources—media, activities, and exercises—that cover the concept in detail. It’s up to the learner to spend time learning the concepts they missed and apply their knowledge to future questions. As they go through the course, the adaptive learning engine will continue to tailor and deliver instructional content based on the knowledge the learner demonstrates and the gaps they need to fill.

The ATD Member Adaptive Learning Library is a selection of ten of our most popular courses from the full ATD Elements library. Each year the library will swap out to give you access to ten new topics and the opportunity to develop professionally in many areas.

Learn more about the ten current selection of ten courses, below.

Included Courses
Assessing with Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs)
Increase validity in your assessments.
Multiple-choice questions are a common form of assessment, but they can also create a host of challenges that prevent them from effectively measuring learning. Assessments are meant to measure the results of instruction. Learn how to create and assess defensible multiple-choice assessments to accompany your instruction. Identify the common language problems that often make multiple-choice questions unclear, confusing, or ambiguous.

Who should attend:
Learning professionals who are responsible for creating accurate and easily scored assessments will benefit from this course.
Coaching Beyond the Basics
Boost the coaching support you give your performers.
In today's workforce, a good coach must be flexible and able to move beyond the basics to meet the needs of performers. This could include support through microcoaching or introducing team coaching to maximize the time spent in hands-on coaching sessions. Learn about specialized types of coaching as well as opportunities and technologies available to expand your own coaching skills.

Who should attend:
Coaches and managers who have served as coaches will benefit from this course.
Icebreakers and Motivators
Engage your participants throughout the learning event.
Key to the success of any learning event is what happens in the first few moments. Use ice breakers as an introductory activity to start the course on a positive note. Throughout the event, use motivators and energizers to maintain engagement. Capture attention and engagement throughout your learning event.

Who should attend:
Facilitators and trainers looking for new ideas to engage learners will benefit from this course.
Introduction to Coaching Programs
Support employees with coaching.
Coaches support their employees’ needs, create choices, seek commitment, and provide avenues of self-expression. Coaches achieve a critical balance between being supportive and caring and being clear and direct about what is expected of employees. Explore the different roles coaches fill and how a coaching program can benefit an organization.

Who should attend:
Managers and learning professionals who are interested in starting a coaching program will benefit from this course.
Introduction to Microlearning
Create short learning for targeted support.
Microlearning—training delivered in small, short bursts—enables organizations to be more agile in responding quickly to employees’ immediate needs. But you still need to follow solid instructional design concepts when developing them. Discover the dos and don’ts of building microlearning assets.

Who should attend:
Learning professionals who want to learn more about the best use cases for microlearning will benefit from this introduction.
Leadership Competencies
Lead others and yourself to success.
Certain leadership competencies remain stable across industries, roles, and time. Great leaders need specific skills and attitudes in order to lead others and themselves. Explore the competencies exhibited by great leaders and learn how to strengthen them in yourself.

Who should attend:
Employees, managers, and senior leaders at all levels will benefit from this overview-level course, whether for the first time or as a review.
Manager's Guide to Employee Development
Drive employee engagement through career development.
In today’s multigenerational, highly technological workplace, it is crucial that managers engage in professional development conversations with employees. Benefits of increased retention, higher morale, and increased employee commitment and productivity can be felt across the organization. Learn how to structure employee development conversations and overcome common challenges.

Who should attend:
Both individuals who manage employees and the learning professionals who support those managers will benefit from this course.
Mobile Learning
Leverage mobile devices to your learners’ benefit.
The growing presence of mobile devices worldwide has resulted in a dramatic change in the way people learn. Learners increasingly demand training, learning, and performance support delivered through mobile applications. This is called mobile learning or m-learning. Explore the elements of mobile learning and best practices for deploying them.

Who should attend:
Learning professionals who want to learn more about the best use cases for m-learning will benefit from this introduction.
Storyboarding and Prototyping
Set yourself up for e-learning success.
You wouldn’t head into the woods on a hike without a navigational tool would you? Storyboards and prototyping serve as your instructional design navigational tools, and it’s imperative to make the time to create them early on in the design process. You need to understand clear definitions of storyboarding and prototyping, so you can then storyboard your e-learning solution, create a physical prototype for feedback, and create a refined prototype for final interface design. Most important, find out how to make time for these often-overlooked processes. Deploy new interfaces with confidence so they resonate with stakeholders and end users.

Who should attend:
Instructional designers who develop asynchronous e-learning programs, regardless of the platform or software used, will benefit from this course.
Training Adult Learners
Deliver the training that provides the greatest benefit.
Adult learners have certain preferences that, when met, can lead to greater and more efficient learning. When the learning experience is highly relevant to the adult learner, they are more likely to be able to apply what they have learned on the job. Explore how to go beyond traditional pedagogy to address the needs of adult learners and how to meet the needs of a variety of learners in a single learning experience.

Who Should Attend:
Learning professionals and others who deliver or develop training for adult learners will benefit from this course.