Humanized Personal Learning
NEP is using the Brightspace platform to provide the best possible experiences for learners who, for the most part, have never used a learning management system. NEP uses widget-based, engaging visual designs with elements like custom roll-over graphics to help guide learners in the self-paced, non-facilitated portion of the course, so they know what elements are actionable and what to do first.
Personalization elements such as replacement strings on the homepage and within emails help connect the learner to the course and course materials on a human level, even without a facilitator for the self-paced portion of the course. Release conditions and the survey function in Brightspace allows NEP to provide the POST-required pre-assessment survey to their learners, where they can complete a self-assessment of their pre-course understanding and opinions prior to diving into the self-paced content.
The ability to embed trackable Articulate Storyline and Rise interactive objects creates a seamless learning experience even though multiple tools are being used in a single course environment. Similarly, the ability to seamlessly embed video from NEP’s internal Kaltura repository allows them to track crucial video viewing data for the contextual videos within the course.
The Class Progress tool allows learners to track their own progress and immediately begin where they left off the last time. Additionally, it provides invaluable information for those on the administrative side who are responsible for tracking learner completion in order to distribute certificates.
Intelligent Agents and Release Conditions are used in tandem to send personalized emails to learners to congratulate them on their successful completion of elements, alert them on how to register for the synchronous session, guide them in their progress, and shepherd them back to the course when they have been absent for a week or more.
The Brightspace platform creates a humanized personal learning experience that helps learners feel supported and guided—even in the self-paced portion of the virtual learning experience—while allowing NEP to produce data that shows student engagement and success.