Digital transformations are currently shaking up several industries and influencing the way organizations operate. The nature of work is changing faster than ever before. Working and learning have started to blend, and work is becoming more spontaneous, virtual, and hyperconnected. Simultaneously, learning is becoming more measurable, developable, and goal-oriented, which creates challenges for organizations in several industries.
Today, instead of focusing on massive impersonalized content, organizations need to grasp new ways of learning and problem solving. The newest learning methods, combined with the right technology, play a key role in preparing for the future of working and learning.
"By 2018, nearly 50 percent of learning providers will look to streamline the learner's experience by providing context-aware capability." By the same year, "more than 80 percent of organizations will leverage user-generated content as part of their corporate learning strategy", the analysts continue. * Gartner analyst Jeff Freyermuth and Helen Poitevin state strategic assumptions of the future of corporate learning, Gartner's 2016 Market Guide for Corporate Learning Suites
Future trends in organizational learning
In the future, learning will become more personalized and focused on the individual learner. For example, software can offer learners context-aware learning experiences and allow them to be involved in content creation. Social learning will be emphasized, and learning from colleagues and subject-matter experts will play a bigger role within organizations. Therefore, it is extremely important that learning solutions support all forms of learning, including informal learning.
Future learning solutions should support mobile learning, as learning often happens without boundaries. Organizations should ensure that their learning solutions enable the pursuit of knowledge anywhere, anytime, with any device. Like any other business function, it is essential to be able to measure the effectiveness of organizational learning. An advanced digital learning experience platform can track and store all learning records for accurate learning analytics.
The analysts recommend to "place the learner's experience and the solution's usability at the top of the priority list for any new learning project." * Gartner analyst Jeff Freyermuth and Helen Poitevin state strategic assumptions of the future of corporate learning, Gartner's 2016 Market Guide for Corporate Learning Suites