At Kaplan, we marry the tenants of Learning Science and Instructional Design to deliver content adapted to the individual learner, measure our progress, and constantly iterate to create an even richer experience for our customers.
Kaplan's evidence-based instructional design process.
LEVERAGING LEARNING SCIENCE
Our team uses cognitive neuroscience, learning analytics and educational psychology methodologies to understand the different ways nursing students learn and process information.
MANAGING COGNITIVE LOAD
We help students with their intrinsic cognitive load, assisting the move of critical information from short term to long term memory. Through our program, students learn more and retain more—leading to better outcomes.
DRIVING POSITIVE OUTCOMES
Our learning science-backed approach allows us to deliver programs that drive positive outcomes—efficiently and effectively—by employing a three phase learning strategy: prepare, practice, and perform.
Kaplan’s purposeful pedagogy was developed through careful data collection, observations, and surveys deployed across multiple curriculums throughout the United States. The NGN-aligned Kaplan Decision Tree is designed to help students apply a critical thinking framework to answering NCLEX questions.
Kaplan’s preparation course for the NCLEX is designed to help nurses develop the clinical reasoning skills they will continue to need beyond test day. It’s a methodology that—when practiced—results in success on application and analysis questions and in their day-to-day life on the job.
In addition, Kaplan uses this pedagogy in its Institutional Testing and remediation program. Our backwards design in creating tests, remediation, and practice helps build a stronger foundation before preparing for the NCLEX. We developed this approach through careful data collection, observations, and surveys deployed across multiple curriculums throughout the United States.
LEARN MORE ABOUT OUR LEARNING SCIENCE-BACKED APPROACH
Connect with one of our nursing experts to discover how our pedagogy drives positive program outcomes.
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