Innovation in Tailored Learning: The Magic of Segmentation and Individualization

Track: Innovation

Session Number: 2034
Date: Wed, Sep 27th, 2017
Time: 9:00 AM - 9:45 AM

Description:

One-on-one instruction tailored to the gaps and needs of individual learners is widely accepted as an impactful educational methodology. Supporting this, research has shown that tailoring education to clinicians’ individual gaps and needs can significantly improve knowledge and competence, and may result in enhancements in patient care practices.1 As a result, new models of continuing education in health professions are shifting from education directed at heterogeneous learner groups to more tailored approaches designed to address individual learners’ gaps and needs. Yet potentially high cost and intensive resource use to provided one-on-one instruction often make it not practical.

This session will present examples of innovative multi-tiered tailored learning models and segmentation strategies. Models demonstrate cost-effective segmentation strategies using a variety of measures (e.g. baseline knowledge/competence levels, practice demographics, role in the healthcare team, etc), and instructional formats (e.g. multi-media lectures, case based learning and/or patient simulation). The session will also highlight how individualized instruction resulting from a baseline assessment designed to uncover gaps can support outcomes assessment. Outcomes data from past projects demonstrating the effect of tailored learning using appropriate learner segmentation will be presented.

The format of the session will use a tailored learning approach – designed to simulate the instructional design principles discussed in this presentation. On arrival, attendees will complete a brief self-assessment, answering questions related to their knowledge and experience in instructional design, technology approaches, and outcomes assessment methods for tailored learning. Based on their responses, they will be directed to up to three separate learning stations to address their own gaps related to these concepts. The session will conclude with a large group discussion during which participants will share their thoughts and experiences resulting from the unique self-assessment design used.
Session Type: Design Your Own Session

Learning Objective 1: increase knowledge of how tailored learning can increase adoption of, and adherence to, evidence-based clinical practice
Learning Objective 2: increase familiarity with practical models for tailored learning approaches for continuing education
Learning Objective 3: increase confidence in ability to implement practical approaches for objective learner needs assessment-driven segmentation in order to tailor education initiatives to learner needs
Session Type: Design Your Own Session

Learning Objective 1: increase knowledge of how tailored learning can increase adoption of, and adherence to, evidence-based clinical practice
Learning Objective 2: increase familiarity with practical models for tailored learning approaches for continuing education
Learning Objective 3: increase confidence in ability to implement practical approaches for objective learner needs assessment-driven segmentation in order to tailor education initiatives to learner needs