“In any learning program, it is important to help learners measure their progress and ensure they have a grasp of the concepts explained so far. This gives them an opportunity to gain a personal insight into their progress. It also helps them form good learning habits in the long run.
Within the aNewSpring platform, scans are self evaluations and learner measures. These are competences that learners can obtain a specific score against.
When it comes to soft skills training, a useful way to measure progress would be to split the self-assessment into sections — a section for communication skills, decision-making skills, problem-solving skills and so on. Then, formulate forward-looking statements under each category, and ask learners to evaluate how far they’ve come by rating themselves. The questions in the assessment can be very specific or completely open-ended — you are free to craft them as you see fit!
With such a self-evaluation exercise, your learners will know where their strengths lie, and what to work on, their weaknesses. For the training provider, this directly translates to being able to build a comprehensive profile on the learner based on what they have filled in.”