What does ‘Learner Centered’ mean at Cell-Ed and how do we apply it every day?

Learner Centered

What does ‘Learner Centered’ mean at Cell-Ed and how do we apply it every day?

Being “learner-centered” is the core of Cell-Ed’s philosophy for essential life and workforce skill development. Every aspect of Cell-Ed programming and our platform itself are designed to best serve learners.

But what does being learner-centered really mean and how does it uniquely benefit our learners every day?


Cell-Ed’s essential life, workforce, and health skills development are universally accessible because all programs are available on multiple platforms, even a basic cell phone. Cell-Ed also provides learners with the ability to study even if they do not have access to the internet. Our lessons are available 24/7. Small “bite-sized” lessons are conveniently designed to optimize learning and fit into a busy schedule. Learners can study on the bus, during lunch hour, and even late at night – whenever they truly have time. Live and automated coaches are available to encourage and support learners every day.

Cell-Ed’s learner-centeredness extends to our programs’ content: both useful and applicable to situations that learners would realistically encounter in their day-to-day lives. Our learners thrive because Cell-Ed ensures they are at the appropriate learning level for their skills and background. The learnings are clearly applicable to their day-to-day lives. Learners have reported an increase in confidence in applying the skills they have learned into their daily lives. From making a doctor’s appointment to depositing a check these are relevant everyday essential skills that are embedded into Cell-Ed lessons and important for adult learners.

Research validates the success of Cell-Ed’s learner-centered program, showing that adults respond best to material that is relevant and based on their experiences and that basing lessons on what is familiar to learners increases the likelihood of success. Cell-Ed helps learners see how what they learn is relevant to their lives, keeping learners engaged and giving them practical tools to succeed. Our learners show 84% faster skills gains via 3 min lessons and 20%+ higher engagement than other learning programs.

Our stackable, 3-minute “microburst” lessons use science-based learning approaches and are tailored to the skill level of each learner. The lessons are designed to be easy to remember and each lesson builds upon the previous so learners can retain and apply the lessons in real life.

Self-directed – coach supported
Self-directed learning means that learners can guide themselves and learn at their own pace, without fear of falling behind. Coaches and algorithms will make recommendations based on learner needs to make it easy to select next-level courses. Learners are also able to view their own progress and achievements.

Feedback loops
Cell-Ed’s programs are highly effective because of real-time input from our learners. Our programs are interactive and our coaches are constantly adapting to learners’ individual needs, asking them open-ended questions, and gaining significant feedback from learners. Asking our learners open-ended questions has yielded some of the most unexpected insights. Learner insights are used to update materials in a constant feedback loop. In addition, we are also constantly monitoring behavior data from our apps and 3rd party data. These additional layers of data help us understand how learners are actually interacting with and using Cell-Ed, as well as highlighting the progress they’re making.

Being learner-centered is an integral part of what makes Cell-Ed a stand-out company. From making our app accessible on multiple platforms to creating content that is directly applicable to learners’ lives’, to hands-on coaching with learners in real-time to engage and obtain feedback, every aspect of Cell-Ed is designed with our learners in mind. Their success is our success.

Would you like to see how Cell-Ed’s learner-centered approach can work for your organization? We would love to show you. Reach out to schedule a meeting.