The AFT Learning Model

Deliver an Effective Learning Experience Online

The AFT model was designed to solve the problems associated with online learning and training. When used correctly, the model can increase engagement and completion rates by more than 500%.

Three Factors

The AFT model is made up of three factors, each is important on its own, but when combined together a truly powerful learning method is created.

Transform Lessons Into Activities

According to the AFT model, the first step of an effective learning experience is to make sure students take action. Rather than just delivering knowledge through videos or written texts, students are encouraged to take action and experiment with what they have learned. This type of experiential learning is so effective because it helps establish lasting behaviour change. To make the process even more effective, it’s recommended to use micro-learning and break down content and information into bite-sized, achievable pieces.

Let Students Know How They Did

After an action is taken, it’s crucial to give the student feedback. When feedback is given immediately after showing proof of learning, the student responds positively and remembers the experience about what is being learned in a confident manner. The absence of feedback can lead to frustration, lack of engagement, and depleted motivation.

Make Students Take the Next Step

After giving students feedback, the next action must be triggered to keep the learners engaged throughout the entire learning process. Using triggers such as reminders, messages, and notifications motivates and encourages the students to make progress. The triggers must be related to the student’s experience and relevant to what they are learning and going through.

A - Action

Transform Lessons Into Activities

According to the AFT model, the first step of an effective learning experience is to make sure students take action. Rather than just delivering knowledge through videos or written texts, students are encouraged to take action and experiment with what they have learned. This type of experiential learning is so effective because it helps establish lasting behaviour change. To make the process even more effective, it’s recommended to use micro-learning and break down content and information into bite-sized, achievable pieces.

F - Feedback

Let Students Know How They Did

After an action is taken, it’s crucial to give the student feedback. When feedback is given immediately after showing proof of learning, the student responds positively and remembers the experience about what is being learned in a confident manner. The absence of feedback can lead to frustration, lack of engagement, and depleted motivation.

T - Trigger

Make Students Take the Next Step

After giving students feedback, the next action must be triggered to keep the learners engaged throughout the entire learning process. Using triggers such as reminders, messages, and notifications motivates and encourages the students to make progress. The triggers must be related to the student’s experience and relevant to what they are learning and going through.

Results of Using the AFT Model

The AFT model was designed based on hundreds of learning programs delivered through myQuest. The results are astounding:

Completion

Completion rates are 5X higher compared to regular online courses.

Interaction

Students interact with other learners and with their instructor 30-60 times throughout the course (an increase of 89%).

Knowledge

Learners are 10X more likely to retain the knowledge they’ve gained during the course.

How myQuest is implementing the AFT model

Learn about myQuest's best practices so you can use the AFT learning model in your business

Improve Learning Outcomes

Encouraging students to take action

Giving feedback to students

1-1 Coaching

myQuest’s 1:1 coaching feature enables the instructor to give personal feedback to each one of the students and keep them motivated. Through the 1:1 coaching feature, one instructor can personally interact and train a hundred students in just 30 minutes.

Community

Students use the community section to ask questions, share their progress, and encourage one another. Instructors can either set up one community for all of the course participants, or divide the community into sub-groups, allowing each group’s participants to give honest and immediate feedback to each other.

Follow up

In order to provide proper feedback, the instructor can add an automatic follow-up question after each Mission, allowing the students to share their thoughts with the community or just with the instructor. Students then receive feedback from other participants and from their coach.

Triggering the next step

BLOG

Learn more about the AFT learning model

Action

How action-based learning can transform the way your students learn

Feedback

The importance of feedback in an online learning experience

Trigger

Why triggers are crucial to keep students engaged
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