Frequently Asked Questions 2018-06-14T19:15:31+00:00

How Is Amp adaptive?

Amplifire assesses each individual’s knowledge and confidence levels and then customizes the learning module in real time to fill gaps and uncertainty based on the learner’s prior knowledge. Active algorithms determine whether a learner should see an item again, when they should see it, and how often, based on their learning performance.

How can I use Amplifire to understand what’s going on with my learners/workforce?

Amplifire’s algorithms collect data on learner behavior which can then be viewed in real-time through the Reporting Suite.  The reports highlight knowledge, uncertainty, and misinformation at the systemic, local, and individual level. Our AI-based communication manager notifies managers and provides guidance where needed so they know exactly where and how to focus their attention to eliminate risk and acknowledge areas of success.

What personal information is stored/collected?

Amplifire is configurable, so you can choose which types of personal information you would like to collect and store. One of our Client Solution Directors works with you to determine which learner attributes you would like to capture. At minimum we require a name and a unique ID such as an email address or LMS ID. We can capture an unlimited number of user attributes, and each attribute will show up in Amplifire Reports. Some common learner attributes include:

  • Tenure
  • Supervisor
  • Division
  • Location
  • Job title
  • Hire date
  • Accreditation
  • Personnel number

How can we take action with our workforce from Amplifire data?

Any organizational attribute collected can be tracked and reported on. During course creation, our Client Solutions Directors will help you consider which learner behaviors you want to change (or enforce!) so you know which attributes to collect. Amplifire will capture all learner responses and pinpoint where confidently held misinformation (CHM) exists at the systemic, local, and individual level. Amplifire Reports will also reflect where learners struggled to master the content so you can intervene to reduce risks caused by CHM or to improve student retention.

How can you teach new content through questions?

Asking questions primes the brain by turning on the mental mechanisms that create long-term memory and the ability to recall information in the future. Cognitive research conducted by Dr. Jeri L. Little, Dr. Robert Bjork, and Dr. Elizabeth Bjork at UCLA has proven that that multiple choice question questions best promote learning because they combine recognition with memory recall by asking the learner to contemplate each answer choice and categorize each one as either right or wrong.

Is Amp a test or assessment?

No. Amplifire does use questions to highlight a learner’s prior knowledge, uncertainty, and misinformation, resulting in a unique learning experience. However, these aren’t test questions. Unlike a test, Amp presents the correct answer and an explanation when a learner answers questions incorrectly or without full confidence. Also, unlike a test, a learner is not allowed to complete a module until the content is mastered (all questions are answered correctly and with full confidence). However, Amp can and is often used as a pre-test, allowing learners to understand where they need to focus their study efforts.

Can Amp be used for learning new material?

Absolutely! Amplifire is designed for learning. The platform’s algorithms tailor training content to display detailed explanations that inform learners on topics they did not know or were uncertain about. New questions are interleaved with previous questions to boost confidence and prevent negative, discouraging learning experiences. If a learner struggles to master the content, other resources are presented to help learners better comprehend the material.

Can’t people “guess their way through” the questions?

Amplifire intersperses the same questions throughout a module until they are mastered. This action, known as spacing, forces learners to engage in the effort of “retrieving” forgotten information. Learners may try to game the system by guessing “confidently” on every question. However, a question learners answered confidently but incorrectly pop up again and again until it is mastered.

The system also changes the display sequence of answer choices each time a question appears and presents similar questions with different variables to prevent memorization.

Can Amp be integrated with our LMS?

Yes. It is easy to integrate Amplifire’s learning platform with any LMS using SCORM, LTI, or AICC. We also have APIs available for custom integration configurations. Our dedicated Integration team will work with your IT department to streamline the integration process.

Which devices can be used to access Amp?

We support a wide variety of media including images, videos, audio, documents, and other interactive content types. These can be embedded or linked to from another source.

Is Amp available offline?

No. We do not support offline mode.

Where do you get the content for an Amplifire course?

You can use our Authoring tool to create the content yourself. Or if you’d like some guidance, our Learning & Development team would be happy to co-develop the content with you. In some cases, our team is solely responsible for developing the content and works closely with a subject matter expert (SME) to ensure accuracy and applicability. If you chose this route, you own the content and it is finalized and approved by you.

Who converts/develop Amp content?

Content can easily be converted or developed through our Authoring Platform. Your SMEs and curriculum developers can have full control of this or we can work in tandem with your team. All content is finalized and approved by you prior to launching the course.

What is an Amplifire module?

A module contains 20–30 questions about a single topic or related topics. An Amplifire course is then made up of one or more modules. The amount of content is dependent on your learning goals, if you need comprehensive or targeted training, and how much time your learners actually have to go through training.

How do you decide which content should be included in an Amplifire course?

When deciding which content to include in your Amplifire course, focus on topics with known misinformation and high-value content areas. (What do your learners really need to know, and what is fluff?) Think about which behaviors you want to change in your learning population and which behaviors you want to encourage. Consider whether you want your training to be comprehensive or targeted. Remember, designing content in Amplifire is iterative. Once you have rolled out version one, you can use Amplifire Reports to identify problems with your content that can be addressed in your next version.

Where is our learning content stored?

All content is hosted on and accessed from Amplifire’s servers.

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