The shift from print to digital is a profound transition in how human beings learn, it is more significant than the development of the printing press and its benefits are spreading much more quickly.
Like the printing press six centuries ago, this transition is transforming and spreading learning opportunities. Digital learning is powering many benefits that are changing the opportunity landscape for golf teachers.
1. Personalized learning
The opportunity to help every student learn at the best pace and path for them, is the most important benefit of digital learning. One on one tutoring is a good example of personalized learning, but it is time consuming and expensive. The shift to digital learning can approximate the benefits of one on one tutoring while freeing up teachers to address other individual needs. The opportunity to customize learning sequences for each student will make golf tuition more productive.
2. Expanded learning opportunities
Digital learning is extending learning opportunities so golfers can leverage the fact that learning happens many times and in many places and digital learning will enable this diverse learning opportunity. Learning is in the palm of their hand.
3. High engagement learning
The shift to digital can boost student motivation. The new age “digital golf coach” will encourage new golfers to be active participants in their own learning and engage them in the design of their experiences and the realization of their learning outcomes in ways appropriate for their developmental level.
4. Competency-based learning
Students show what they know and their progress based on demonstrated learning. Competency-based learning is possible with paper and pencil but it is hard to monitor and manage an individual’s progress model at scale. Cloud predictive and prescriptive reporting replaces the pen and paper so golf coaches can scale their tuition business.
5. Assessment for learning
Digital learning powers continuous feedback from content-embedded assessment, neuro-games, simulations, and adaptive learning. When students can track their own progress it can improve motivation and ownership.
6. Collaborative learning
Digital learning powers collaboration. Cloud platforms make it easy for teachers to liaise and manage their students regardless of their location. Collaborative learning powers transparent, prompt and accurate communications.
7. Quality learning products
Digital learning tools allow students to experiment with their metrics, digitally document the change and to share this data with their coach or coaches. Quality learning products power guided audio sessions so there is no room for ambiguity.