Tech SIG: Bursting the Beginner’s Bubble: Using Scenarios, Assessments and Feedback to Reduce Learner Overconfidence

  • Friday, August 06, 2021
  • 8:00 AM - 9:30 AM
  • Virtual (Zoom meeting link available upon registration)



Topic: Bursting the Beginner’s Bubble: Using Scenarios, Assessments and Feedback to Reduce Learner Overconfidence


As learners gain new information or take on a new skill, they develop a level of confidence about their abilities that exceeds their actual competency. This is an example of the "beginner's bubble," a hypothesis that suggests individuals learning a new task will become overconfident after gaining a basic level of knowledge. The result is that these learners make mistakes, costing our organizations money and, potentially, our valued customers.  As content creators and developers, this creates challenges. We want our trainings to be effective but these learner mistakes could lead us to believe otherwise. We have the ability to help learners remain confident while managing their own expectations. How can we use simple, practical applications to curb our learners' overconfidence?

Join us for a special presentation from Bryan Smith, Blended Learning Developer from Casey's, where you'll leave with valuable insights into writting great assessment questions and providing feedback to learners, along with multiple resources to help your learners be better prepared and truly confident in their knowledge and skills!

The Technology/E-learning Special Interest Group (SIG) engages the talent development community in collaborative discussion and workshops to solve problems, spark ideas, and expand their knowledge and skills around e-learning and the use of technology to support training. The group typically meets on the first Friday of the month from 8:00-9:30 a.m., with networking at 8:00 and the main program at 8:30. Mark your calendars and plan to attend every month! 




Zoom - Virtual (Meeting link available upon registration)


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