Month: May 2024

Practice + Feedback Makes Perfect

It’s generally believed that to become better at something one must do it often. Just learning about it isn’t enough. That is why we repeatedly practice a behavior to learn and eventually master a skill. And while practice is crucial, it alone isn’t enough. Feedback is also needed to reinforce learning, address gaps, and motivate improvement. In fact, without feedback, learners can develop bad habits from practicing something incorrectly.

Therefore, practice – plus feedback – makes perfect.

Feedback helps learners go beyond simple repetition, allowing them to focus on areas in need of improvement and, even more importantly, to see the results of their efforts as the feedback drives positive change. This is known as deliberate practice, and it’s as important in any business professional as it is in sports, the arts, or any other discipline. From employee development to customer education, providing feedback to help learners understand past behavior, and coaching to improve future outcomes, are essential for growth and success.

Feedback and coaching provide key insights into progress. Here is what we know works best:

The Sooner, the Better

So, when it comes to learning and skill development, practice is good. Practice plus feedback is great. And trainers can further level up the process with immediate, or real-time, feedback. 

When learners receive immediate feedback, they can act on it in the moment. They can change their behavior while it is timely and relevant, allowing for better knowledge retention. With real-time assessment and guidance, learners take ownership of their development, which leads to enhanced performance.

Make it Personal

We’ve all likely been told at one time or another not to take feedback personally. However, when it comes to learning and skill development, feedback can – and should – be personal. 

Every learner is unique. No two individuals have the same skill set, challenges, or needs. When companies understand and address these differences, they can build the most impactful and effective learning experiences by providing highly personalized feedback and coaching. What works for one employee is not always going to be the answer for another.

Addressing this individual need for personalized feedback across the business in a scalable, systematic, and efficient way has been a long-standing challenge. Until now…

Meet Alterity's NEW Alterity+

We’re excited to introduce Alterity+ – a new AI-powered practice and feedback assistant developed to offer around-the-clock feedback and coaching tailored to each unique learner. Alterity+ helps learners refine and elevate their skills anytime and anywhere. 

Alterity+ harnesses the transformative force driving innovation across nearly all industries right now – artificial intelligence (AI). It leverages AI technologies to help leaders dynamically adapt their training initiatives to individual learners’ progress and performance. Alterity+ provides customized feedback and guidance for learners’ video submissions specific to each learner’s unique needs and pace.

Engage Learners, Empower Training

Alterity+ allows learners to meaningfully engage with the learning process through a personalized approach that offers actionable feedback on common areas of improvement. Learners get immediate, specific, and relevant feedback at their own pace. Through deliberate practice and objective feedback, they can change behaviors and make improvements – all in a comfortable, non-judgmental learning environment.

Alterity+ solves the challenges of scalability and efficiency by delivering consistent and targeted AI-powered feedback to a larger audience. This allows trainers to ensure uniform learning experiences while accelerating each learner’s skill development. 

Alterity+ ensures that proprietary information shared during presentations remains in-house, ensuring the privacy and protection of valuable insights. Companies’ data and inputs from employees are not used to train this AI model. Our solution complies with the strictest of global standards.

Scale & Amplify Learning Impact

Alterity+ allows learners to practice asynchronously, guided by AI, and improve their skills before applying them to real tasks and scenarios. Users receive feedback and suggestions on presentation variables like clarity, tone, pace, use of filler words, and integration of keywords, as well as specific insights and advice to help optimize their performance. This new solution allows learners to:

  • develop skills that support career development
  • learn when it works best safely and securely
  • adopt and enhance standard skills and knowledge gained in training
  • meet individual goals for improvement 
  • overcome obstacles to growth or success
  • boost competence and confidence

By combining practice and the power of AI to provide immediate feedback, Alterity+ helps organizations unlock learners’ full potential and drive remarkable growth and success.

Are you ready to harness the power of practice plus feedback to perfect your learning and
development process?

Learn more and request a demo today.