DECKCHAIR LEARNING SYSTEMS
High Performance Learning
In the past, teaching and training assessment was done by marking how many questions an individual got correct during a paper and pencil test. Students progressed by being told whether they "passed" or "failed" depending only on number of correct answers.
This old "bricks and mortar" approach focussed on the 'test' and told us little about what other learning had actually occurred for each individual. Reading speed, test anxiety, question formats and a number of other variables all affected test scores which was the only measurement of what was learned.
Now the science of learning and new technologies are telling us that there are advantages to teaching and training learners to develop their FLUENCY in recognition, information retrieval, and critical thinking skills. The Deckchair learning system does all this and more.
Do you know where your learners are?
Not knowing where your learners' Fluency levels are can have a significant impact on the long-term success of your teaching and training efforts. When FLUENCY lags behind accuracy to a great degree, slow responses can create a lack of confidence when interacting with people in any environment or even have negative consequences when time-critical skills are required to resolve certain situations.
DeckChair identifies these lags automatically for individuals, groups, and entire classes.
The object of performance learning is to get learners fluency scores "up to speed" with their accuracy scores.
Extensive research over the past 4 decades, particularly by Carl Binder, points to 3 broad categories where training fluency has a proven impact*:
These improved teaching and training outcomes have a positive effect on the educational experience by reducing resource costs while improving learning performance now, and down the road.
* Binder's paper is available HERE. NOTE: the PDF file may take a moment to download.