In the age of information, the potential to learn new skills is limitless. Here are the top trends to capitalize on for teaching, learning and development in 2021 and beyond.
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From flexible scheduling to greater access, virtual learning will continue to increase as remote and hybrid learning models surge.
85% of online college students feel their distance learning experience is the same or better compared to in-person courses.
A programmatic approach that combines blended learning and flipped classrooms will help personalize learning and increase overall impact.
$8.5 billion will be invested in AR/VR training by 2023.
Immersive tech provides a less risky, more cost-effective method to give team members “hands-on” experiences in highly technical/mechanical fields.
As in-person learning becomes less common, performance support needs to increase.
Chatbots are predicted to cut costs by more than $8 billion per year by 2022.
Mobile learning platforms deliver content when and where it’s convenient — resulting in a more consumer-like learning experience.
More than 3 billion people use a smartphone as of 2019.
As more digital natives enter the workforce, providing varied, personal learning experiences will become critical.
77% of learning & development (L&D) pros view personalized learning as vital to employee engagement.
Visually appealing and engaging, video content will continue delivering learning in small bites that can flex to busy schedules.
Our brains process visuals 60 thousand times faster than text.6
Soft skills like communication and leadership will not only help optimize the workplace — they’ll also help attract, retain and support top talent.
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Analyzing collected learning data will help organizations make well-informed modifications of how teaching materials are presented.
Benefits of adaptive learning
1 Educationdata.org. (2018). Online Education Statistics.
2 Statista. (2019). Investment in AR/VR Technology Worldwide in 2023, by Use Case.
3 CNBC. (2017). Chatbots Expected to Cut Business Costs by 8 Billion by 2022.
4 Statista. (2019). Number of Smartphone Users Worldwide.
5 Cloke, H. (2018). 5 Stats Proving the Value of Personalised Learning. eLearning Industry.
6 Venngage. (2016). What Marketers Should Know About the Psychology of Visual Content.
7 LinkedIn. (2020). LinkedIn Learning 2020 Workplace Learning Report.