After thousands of responses and cross-tabulations, what does it all mean? We embarked on the Annual Fact Book with one goal in mind: To quantify what our industry is doing and benchmark these
After thousands of responses and cross-tabulations, what does it all mean? We embarked on the Annual Fact Book with one goal in mind: To quantify what our i
- thousands of responses and cross-tabulations, what does it all mean?
We embarked on the Annual Fact Book with one goal in mind: To quantify what our industry is doing and benchmark these practices against the general enterprise.We knew how innovative the e-learning industry was, and this data proves it. However, there is so much more to learn.
Lesson 1: Despite budget issues, enterprises are still invest in improving skills of their workers. Soft skills, management and leadership skills are of utmost importance — after compliance — for private and public sectors.
Lesson 2: More technology is in our future, with on-demand, always-on being most valued.
Lesson 3: Learning systems will be expected to do more, and integrate with other enterprise software. These systems are facilitating learning and this is how buyers, users and technologists know them.
Lesson 4: When it comes to buying solutions, you are frustrated. After 10 years, LMS providers are still averaging a C+ in satisfaction. We need to do better. It starts with involving vendors, HR and IT from the start.
Lesson 5: Traditional training and HR development teams need to build skills in the new technology rich learning and development space. If you don’t have the skills, get them.
Lesson 6: Everyone is measuring impact, so you need to as well.
Lesson 7: Collaboration tools are wide-spread, facilitating training on the go. Social learning will facilitate “right now” access to experts, content and communities. It is not “if,” it is “when” and “how.”
Lesson 8: Technology is cheaper, more available and soon in the “clouds,” yet investments remain level year to year. Users are getting much more value for the investments.
Lesson 9: Public sector uses solutions differently than private sector. Usage is heavy, more siloed and job specific.
Lesson 10: Never stop learning, as technology grows obsolete every 18 months. This is our challenge.
—The author is group publisher of Elearning! and Government Elearning! magazines. Reach her by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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