Updated: Apr 25, 2021
The increasing corporate demand for employee skill development combined with the evolution of cloud-based technologies has been a driving force behind the growth on eLearning. Per a recent Gartner survey, nearly 70% of Human Resources leaders report that the development of critical skills and competencies for their employees is among their top priorities in 2020.
However, the eLearning strategies that companies employ to accomplish this goal tend to change over time. To help ensure success, it is important for learning executive to monitor the latest trends in eLearning to understand how the best practices are evolving and determine how they can impact their own company’s approach to eLearning.
Top Four Corporate eLearning Trends for 2020
As employee skill and productivity requirements change and develop over time, learning executives tend to explore eLearning technology advancements to determine how these might help drive and streamline their eLearning efforts.
For 2020, four of the major trends we can expect to see will include:
An Emphasis on the Employee Learning Experience
To be successful, corporate eLearning executives must seek to create a experience that drives engagement and enthusiasm for the learning program. Offering courses that include interactive learning content and including gamification opportunities have proven to lend to the employee experience. Many companies are also adding social and collaboration aspects to their environments as a way to support and enhance the employee’s use of the system.
Increased Use of Peer-to-Peer Learning
Employees from all industries have always relied on their peers to help them develop the skills to be successful at the company and within their specific role. The challenge has always been that this informal approach to learning cannot be scaled or re-purposed. Learning executives are more frequently offering employees the opportunity to share their knowledge by leveraging eLearning platforms that allow for employee-generated content.
Integration of Learning into Employee Workflows
One of the primary benefits of eLearning (as opposed to classroom-based training) is in the opportunity to present employees with the specific learning content they need at the exact time they need it. And so many companies are extending the integration of eLearning for on-demand use by embedding microlearning tools where and when employees may need them to accomplish an important or complex task.
More Detailed Analytics
Learning executives are under increasing pressure to prove the effectiveness of their programs and demonstrate a significant return from learning technology investments. Given this, many Learning Management Systems (LMS) now offer more detailed and customizable analytics tools to allow for the slicing and delivery of data to review almost any aspect of the system they need to and across any timeframe.
LMS Portals for Corporate eLearning
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