Self-paced vs instructor-led learning: A comparison

The shift towards modern workplace learning has led to rising interest for more self-paced or employee-led learning within the enterprise. This chart, from the Centre for Modern Workplace Learning, plots the differences between a self-paced approach and traditional instructor-led learning and development.

Comparison of L&D Organised & Managed and Self-Organised & Self-Managed Learning

Image Source: Centre for Modern Workplace Learning

  • In 2016, 13% of companies had adopted advanced media (video, gaming, mobile) for workplace learning, up 130% over 2015.
  • The average worker spends 9.5 hours a week searching for information.
  • 69% of learning and development professionals say talent is their #1 priority.
  • Half of learning and development pros say they are challenged to get employees to make learning a priority.
  • Since 2013, AT&T has invested $250 million in education and development programs for 140,000 employees with a focus on continuous learning.

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