E-learning continues to grow within the overall corporate learning space, while "neurolearning" is progressing as a science and study, according to an article at Chief Learning Officer.
As smart, creative employers implement the best learning techniques, early adopters will look to take e-learning to the next level. The article offers trends that may have impact in the year ahead, including oursourcing, "always-on" e-learning and changing attitudes about learning's impact on productivity.
According to CLO, employers realize that for training employees properly, PowerPoint presentations no longer are enough. Rather, it's best to turn to e-learning professionals who understand neuroscience, engagement and media via outsourcing. The report predicts there will be more money spent on outsourcing services to those who can have the most bang for the buck impact.
In addition, so-called "always-on" e-learning will move from novelty to staple, as learning moves beyond the classroom to a 24/7 availability. Employees today can "log into their reference library before checking in on a sales call, or watch a how-to video while relaxing at home," the CLO article says. Mobilized e-learning will require mobile applications and modules, so employers who don't make e-learning accessible 24/7 will not enjoy the advantages of training that virtually never sleeps.
Finally, regarding attitudes towards e-learning, the Docebo report found that a whopping 96% of respondents believe ongoing education positively affects job performance, 78% factored learning into growth and promotional equations, and 87% considered ongoing education as a factor for compensation decisions.