The corporate training landscape is rapidly evolving, with eLearning revolutionising learning and development in all sectors. This revolution shows no sign of slowing. Virtual reality and transhumanism are poised to drive even greater change in coming years. Are you confident that you’re keeping up? Here are the top four training trends you can’t afford to miss out on right now, in 2018.
- Virtual Instructor-Led Training
Virtual instructor-led training (vILT) is set to replace to classroom learning in many situations. Corporate eLearning solutions such as group webinar platforms, with engaging interactive functions, can empower you to provide much of the training which has traditionally have been delivered in a classroom session, without the need for learners and instructors to travel to a central location. Your instructor can engage with learners, in real time or via asynchronous discussion forums, anywhere in the world where there is an internet connection. Even where face-to-face training is required, say if you are teaching hands-on skills, corporate eLearning can reduce the amount of time in the classroom. Using a blended approach, you might offer virtual training to support in-person sessions.
- Personalised learning experience
Personalised learning is a worthwhile goal in any educational setting. Learners who have the power to shape their own learning trajectories are far more likely to succeed. Customised content and delivery in eLearning for corporate training can radically enhance the learning experience you are providing, offering learners a choice of materials and activities to engage with at the times and in the places which suit them best. If you have a high-quality training programme, it can help attract and retain motivated employees, who know that they need to engage in lifelong learning if they are to keep up with industry (and tech) developments. Engaging learning programmes will not only make your employees more productive, but they can also be an incentive for good employees to join your organisation and stick with it.
- eLearning metrics to measure effectiveness
One of the most exciting eLearning trends of 2018 is the opportunity to monitor training effectiveness, often using automated metrics built right into your learning management system. The sensitivity of these metrics can facilitate adaptive management of your training programme, to ensure that it is engaging and effective at all stages. These metrics can allow you to easily and quickly tweak your programmes to keep them working exactly as you need them to.
- Mobile learning
Very few of us work 9-5 in the office these days. We are more likely to have flexible working patterns, and to work from multiple locations. Training programmes which can be accessed anywhere, and anytime, are not just desirable, but are becoming the norm. Since the best of these can be accessed from a smartphone or tablet as well as from a laptop, mobile learning is here to stay. It’ s imperative that your training programme is accessible from the devices your employees are regularly using.. This means making sure that your content is optimised for smartphones.