Learning has become binge-worthy. It’s not only OTT shows that deserve your attention. Multiple trends are going online for the eLearning, that you must focus upon and consider new effective ways of training at the workplace. Innovative ways to eLearn and training provide holistic improvement for your business ecosystem.
So, get comfy and read through the trends in online learning and what to expect for the trends in online learning 2022. Well, that sounds fair enough as we are already at the end of 2021.
There are a lot of activities happening in the eLearning space, and we have shortlisted a significant eight of them for your business.
Eight Binge-worthy eLearning Trends for Businesses
The e in eLearning stands for ease of access
Modern L&D needs to be easily accessible, whether it is using online Learning Management Systems or mobile apps for learning, the ease of access now determines the effectiveness of learning programs in the remote learning world. It means that the learner can take courses from anywhere at anytime. With everyone working/learning from home, the learning platforms also need to be accessible with lesser bandwidth of internet connections.
The workforce of today consists of People from at least 3 generations. The learning styles of each of them is vastly different from one another. Gen Z is tech-savvy, prefer latest gadgets, have less attention-spans, and are highly adaptable with various applications and software. Millenials are adaptable, prefer learning in the form of nuggets, and struggle as they balance their work and life. While the others prefer a personal touch to learning and would learn better in synchronous and peer-based settings. Creating hyper-personalised learning initiatives (that too online) has become the only way for effective learning and development. This trend will continue in 2022.
Cross-skilling and Re-skilling
Reskill and cross-skilling has been a trend throughout last year and this year as tech evolved at a much higher pace. Roles have diversified and employees had to learn new skills for their existing roles as well. This has further emphasized the importance of cross-skilling and reskilling in this year and it will continue in 2022.
Online compliance course for employees
Online compliance training includes topics related to anti-harassment, ethics, diversity, data protection, and privacy. It also covers workplace safety and cybersecurity issues. With remote working, global boundaries are being blurred. It has become essential for employees to be aware of global norms and compliance policies. Along with regular training initiatives, compliance training has also gained importance while planning L&D for employees. Businesses are using LMS and other platforms to track the status of completion for these courses as well.
Social Skills Training
Another crucial contemporary and learning trend 2022 is getting your employees trained with social skills. These include soft skills, vital for an organization, project execution, teamwork, client servicing and many more workplace responsibilities.
Tech skills with social skills will make your employees highly productive. The icing on the cake, happiness on the floor, when people talk.
Virtual Instructor-Led Training
For people who want a personal instructor in the digital era of AI and IoT, VILT offers the best option to learn virtually with a person with its own twist. Your employees will learn remotely and can also complete the training later through recordings.
Gamification, VR, and AR are enhancing the learning experiences of employees and are also driving course completion rates. Businesses are now venturing into fresh and innovative methods of learning and development so that the learners are engaged as well as the skill retention is higher.
Customized eLearning Modules
Every employee is different in their understanding, preference, and level of knowledge. Companies are adopting customized eLearning modules to cater to specific requirements to learn work skills.
These shifts and trends are visible across the business community. Businesses are implementing eLearning as the modern, innovative, effective way to upskill their employees and boost the overall business ecosystem.