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Today’s workplace is constantly changing. Technological advances, rising customer expectations and fierce competition demand that companies continually adapt. The digital learning solution needs to keep pace, and deliver the style of training that’s now expected. It can do that; but it can also do more. Digital learning platforms can reveal learner behaviours and traits such as levels of motivation, determination and diligence to give companies a useful indication of how individuals in their organisation may perform.
The types of work we do and the way we do it is changing. People are having to learn new skills and acquire knowledge faster than ever before to just keep up with the pace of change. Companies need adaptable employees; ones that are keen to keep learning. That learning needs to be engaging, match the expectations of a digitally-savvy workforce and equip employees with the skills they need for the future.
Not just earning, but learning
By 2020, millennials will make up 50 per cent of the global workforce. These young career aspirants value development and embrace convenient, digital methods of learning delivery. They have expectations of the workplace that include a desire to keep learning and developing. So much so, that excellent training and development ranked third in a list of benefits that makes an employer attractive to millennials according to PwC. Presumably, millennials want to keep learning in order to take advantage of career progression opportunities (which the same survey revealed they value most of all).
Digital learning platforms reveal behaviours and traits
Technology occupies a central role in the millennial’s life and influences their expectations of learning. They want a digital learning experience, one that’s engaging and that offers them the flexibility to learn from anywhere.
Today’s learning solutions need to:
- Engage – a learning platform needs to be simple, intuitive to use and the content it holds must be fun and engaging. For maximum engagement, the user experience should match up to those delivered by popular online platforms that learners use in their personal lives, such as streaming services and social media.
- Support subject matter experts – it used to be that only learning and development teams put together training courses; things aren’t necessarily centralised in this way anymore. Subject matter experts from across organizations train people, so they need to be able to build courses on the platform too.
- Provide insight into how people learn – this can help organisations understand how motivated, determined and diligent an individual is. Measurement and analysis through the learning platform helps companies make learning improvements, but they also provide insight into behaviours that can support decision-makers in the planning of their workforce.
Companies want to understand what people are good at and use this knowledge to achieve the highest-performing teams with happy and motivated staff. The analysis afforded by digital learning platforms can help reveal not only how much someone knows about a subject, or even how much knowledge they gain through training, but also the way in which they gain that knowledge. This insight into traits and behaviours can be used to help organisational planning.
D2L will be showcasing its next generation learning platform, Brightspace, at Learning Technologies. Join us there for a discussion on Online learning behaviours: the secret to identifying the superstars in your organisation.