Personalized Learning Just Got Easier With Content Curation

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Personalized Learning using a LMS gives learners the freedom to curate the course content they get to see

Docebo now gives learners the ability to curate what learning content they see.

How many times have you seen the same movie pop up on your Netflix dashboard – a movie you’ve already watched three times and can’t seem to get rid of for good? 

In a time where content seems almost endless (especially on Netflix), getting rid of unwanted options helps to improve your overall experience.

The same can be said of learning platform dashboards. As more and more content becomes available, screens get busier and busier, in some cases with content that a learner may no longer be interested in.

To help simplify and streamline learning activities, Docebo’s 7.6 product release introduced the Hide/Unhide function, which gives learners the ability to hide learning assets that have been completed (or those that aren’t relevant to their careers or interests) so that their dashboard displays only content most likely to be consumed.

Removing a particular piece of content doesn’t mean it’s gone for good, however, as it can be easily retrieved as interests or learning paths evolve.

So, what if there are mandatory learning assets?

The Hide/Unhide function must be activated by the platform administrator, so they retain control over mandatory content for all learners to ensure necessary content is consumed outside of those items specific to individual outcomes.

Why Have We Introduced This Next Step In Personalization? 

Giving learners some control over what appears in their dashboard allows them to play an active role in what they are consuming, and research shows that this generates feelings of control, ownership, and a much closer emotional bond to what they are interacting with. 

In the retail sector, the introduction of opportunities to personalize products has led to more recurring online visits, longer time spent on website pages and greater customer loyalty. For one footwear company, customers who designed their own shoes gave a 50% higher Net Promoter Score, a standard way of measuring customer loyalty, than customers who bought regular products from the same manufacturer.

Giving a learner greater control over what they consume is also known to increase a product’s or service’s perceived value because the end user has contributed to the final product. This is known as the IKEA effect. 

By introducing this capability, we are equipping learners with tools to spur engagement and keep them engaged with relevant learning experiences –  one of the first steps along the path to full learning personalization. Going forward, learners will be asked to give reasons as to why they chose to hide a piece of content. The action of hiding particular content and the reasons for doing so are tracked by artificial intelligence so that in the future, it will automatically curate the content, hiding and displaying what is most relevant and of most interest to learners. 

Learn more about how to enable and use the Hide/Unhide function in our Knowledge Base.

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