Just recently, I had a conversation with a client. It went as follows:
Client: "Is it possible to make it so the user can't see the assessment until they've finished all the modules?"I am adamant that, if a person already demonstrates competency in a particular area, in accordance with the criteria set by the regulatory body, there is no reason to waste their time (and consequently the organisation's money) by forcing them to plough through material that they already know.
Me: "Why would you want to do that?"
Client: "Well, because otherwise they might just do the test and pass, and then not do the modules."
Me: "Why is that a problem?"
Quite apart from which, consider the impact that this will have on the person's attitude towards learning resources in the future. As if we don't have enough of an attitudinal barrier to overcome as it is.
Please, please, please... let's remember that, in the field of corporate learning, we are dealing with grown-ups!