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Small and Large Businesses Use New Approaches to Learning - Article

New insights into learning styles, the use of motivational psychology, and the newest tech tools have made corporate training more accessible and learner-centered than ever before. Interested? Look for these and other corporate learning trends in 2018 and beyond:

Mobile learning: Today’s learners can access a wealth of information instantly on their mobile devices. Typical applications include on-the-job training and in-the-field troubleshooting.

Microlearning: Microlearning modules for specific learning objectives are typically three to five minutes in length. They offer short, focused chunks of instruction or positive reinforcement, and are ideal for learners with short attention spans.

Social and peer learning: Training programs often integrate blogs and courses from social media platforms such as LinkedIn. Collaboration tools enable teams to learn, create, and discover together.

Gamification: Online games motivate learners through quests and competitions, and make learning fun by offering incentives, certificates, or badges upon completion of modules or courses.

Adaptive learning: Adaptive learning allows individuals to learn at their own pace, focusing in-depth on new knowledge and progressing more quickly through topics they’re familiar with.

Augmented reality: Augmented reality offers an immersive learning experience in which complex subjects can be re-created in a lifelike environment. For example, surgeons may use technologies like Google Glass and Oculus Rift to polish their skills. Or executives may role-play case studies to hone decision-making and leadership skills.

Corporate training is a key tool for employee retention and engagement, change management, as well as a way to achieve business goals. It’s a trend to keep up on.

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