The last two decades saw major changes in business learning. From a standardized, classroom-based, instructor-led framework, it has now moved to a host of digital tools to create a new kind of learning experience. As technological advancements are translated into new, better methods of delivering training throughout the organization, 2018 promises to be an exciting year of advancements in eLearning. Let’s take a look at them.
A collective or shared activity, social learning is a collective experience. By incorporating social tools to your LMS, you can take advantage of social integration as part of the learning experience, create engagement and reinforce training materials with active participation and discussion. Social tools include chat boxes that allow real-time discussion among participants and forums that are actively moderated by a discussion leader and are intended for longer, more in-depth interactions.
The students take the initiative and responsibility for their own learning in a self-directed learning environment. Apart from rewarding independence and self-discipline, it makes students more motivated and goal-oriented. Creating individual learning plans for students, incorporating SDL options into an existing Learning Management System, , and merging SDL techniques with other trends of eLearning are some of the aspects of SDL that are gaining traction include.
Upskilling of existing employees in a competitive environment is to the benefit of the organization as a whole and training and development are an important part of the modern company’s strategic growth plans. To make development opportunities more accessible and tailored to the learner, the overarching trends in corporate training and development are to take continued advantage of technology.