Can you believe it? Sweater weather is in full swing and 2020 is just around the corner.
Although we’re all still mourning the loss of summer, many of us are starting to prepare our learning strategies for the year ahead.
But where do we begin? What do we include? What will our learners need from us in the coming year?
It’s the start of a new decade and with that comes new opportunities, new technology, new advancements, and further automation.
As we move into 2020, we enter into a new era of e-learning, and we at Docebo have compiled all of the important e-learning trends set to impact the year ahead, so you can be ready.
Based on tireless market research, in-depth discussions with our customers, and data from industry analysts, we’re giving you a sneak peek into the future of e-learning.
Here’s a summary of what you can expect in the full report:
With so much content now available for learners, oftentimes the most time consuming task is finding the right materials and the most relevant content for each learner.
With recurring compulsory courses such as compliance training necessary for most organizations, content is out of date soon after it’s written, and the major struggle continues to be the relevancy of content.
In the next year, there will be a greater focus on using tools to ensure the most up-to-date content is put in front of learners. Solutions to this common problem will take the form of social learning tools that empower Subject Matter Experts (SMEs) to create and share their own content, and smarter content curation tools that produce catalogs for individual learning needs.
“It’s up to learning technology providers to help organizations through this. None of these other learning tools work if you don’t have your content either curated or mapped” – David Wentworth, Principal Analyst, Brandon Hall Group
As always, engagement is an uphill battle for all those in learning and development. Providing the best possible experience for our learners is paramount, and we’re becoming more and more inventive with our solutions.
Leveraging AI-powered Learning Platforms will spur an increased usage of personalization approaches alongside the use of personal learning trainers. Focusing specifically on how to support your learners, digital coaches will prompt them to finalize courses, suggest new content, and answer questions. In addition, your learners will be able to have more of a say about what skills they want to develop and how.
Taking learning out of the office, mobile learning is set to be shaken up, and the various applications for AR and VR will continue to spark interest for L&D teams.
“We’re starting to see a growing need for a stronger corporate commitment to the value of learning. Modernizing the company’s learning environment to meet demand for personalized employee career paths is still a bit of a tough sell […] – the payoff down the line is worth it though.” – Zachary Chertok, Analyst at Aberdeen Group
As the need for upskilling and reskilling the workforce becomes more necessary, so too does the need to support this strategy by bringing automation into the realm of skills analysis.
With AI becoming even more sophisticated, intelligent Learning Platforms are now enabling learners to identify which skills they want to grow within their learning environment and then have the platform serve up related content.
76% of organizations state that AI is essential for their organization’s strategy to succeed. – Infosys
As ever, the impact that our learning programs have on individuals and the business is our most important metric.
Not only must we prove value in our actions to our management teams, but we want to know that the knowledge our learners have acquired is being applied on the job.
In addition, a new generation of employees are demanding progression of knowledge and increasingly base their hiring choices and loyalty on the learning opportunities available. It’s an exciting time for L&D!
Learning evaluation tools will become more prominent as delivering effective learning programs becomes even more critical and businesses look to strategically upskill, reskill, hire and retain top talent.
“The first thing organizations have to do is stop building learning with no objectives. That’s the number one thing. If you don’t understand what the specific organizational objectives are, how do you know what learning to create? And more importantly, how do you know how to measure it?” – Michael Rochelle, Chief Strategy Officer and Principal HCM Analyst at Brandon Hall Group
As we all prepare ourselves for a new e-learning era, it’s safe to say that the trends set to impact us in 2020 will only make the learning and development sector even more sophisticated and effective.
Lean on Docebo to provide an overview of what to look out for in 2020 and prepare your learning strategy accordingly.
Download our full report on Enterprise E-learning Trends for 2020 to learn more about Smarter Content Curation, User-Generated Content, The Next Mobile Learning Experience, Virtual Personal Trainers, Personalization, AR and VR, The Next Generation of Artificial Intelligence, Connecting Skills With Organizational Strategy, Augmented Learning Delivery, Learning Effectiveness, and The Evolution of People Analytics.