The technological revolution is having a major impact on organisations, communication and cultures. Here’s a look at the 10 trends that are revolutionising the learning methods used by organisations, and will be the focal points of exploring eLearning 2018, Italy’s most authoritative event on training trends.
- Increasingly brief and digital classroom courses.
- Learning path.
- New trainers.
- Situated learning.
- Ecosystems of Opportunity.
- From text to multimedia.
- Adaptive learning.
- Emerging content.
Traditional 8-hour classroom training courses, with lecturers and slides at the front of the room are rapidly being replaced by more streamlined, experiential formats managed by specially-trained in-house teachers.
The traditional training catalogue with lists of classroom or e-learning courses to be attended is now being replaced by engaging programmes containing a mix of innovative methodologies and languages, such as gamification, social learning, alternation of short classroom meetings with e-learning, and the development of concrete projects.
Company trainers are increasingly becoming designers and directors of complex learning processes. Even the figure of the teacher is changing, and more so than a content expert and guardian, is now increasingly becoming an expert and facilitator of learning processes, and a team coach.
Learning is mainly done on the job, where needed, with the help of online tutors or microlearning units that provide real time support for the individual operation (performance supporters).
In recent years, large organisations have equipped themselves with a wide range of environments, tools, and contents, both real and virtual, such as e-learning, intranet, and Web TV platforms, apps, access to external channels, libraries of online courses, systems of planned or spontaneous classroom courses, meetings, and project laboratories, which represent an ecosystem of opportunities for ongoing training.
The new organisational scenarios that are rapidly asserting themselves in the field of corporate training entail a major cultural shift, whereby the individual is responsible for proactively pursuing their ongoing training. This is a deep change to be managed, and a true process of engagement towards a new vision of learning within organisations.
The paper handouts and PowerPoint presentations of the past are now being replaced by interactive videos, apps, learning cards, simulators, and virtual reality environments.
All the corporate knowledge is increasingly represented by microknowledge units, which can be aggregated based on the needs of individuals and accessed via any mobile device.
Just as Google recognises its habitual users and personalises its content and advertising based on their profiles, the training of the future will adapt courses and languages to the styles and needs of its users thanks to artificial intelligence systems.
Digital skills have emerged as the most important content to be learned in order to adapt people’s skills to the rapid changes taking place within companies and society.
The Skilla Staff