Apprentices expect systems and software to fit a busy lifestyle and career needs. For many, it is not always practical to sit down and take notes from books for hours at a time. Instead, learning providers need to recognize more versatile approaches that deliver burst knowledge and support around the clock. Let’s look at the major trends in technology that will in the near future impact workplace learning.
Modular short eCourses
Providers of learning have access to a huge amount of content – from traditional resources to vast tranches of online knowledge, including MOOCs, OERs, podcasts, videos, blogs, and webinars. The challenge is to curate and make these resources accessible, tailored to the needs of a specific course and relevant to your learners. This should be made significantly easier by creating modular online resources. Thus, as learners’ needs change, courses can change more easily. As new research comes to the surface, courses can change. Or when regulatory changes come into force, L&D can adapt to new learning needs in workplaces and deliver them.
Tailored Learning Paths
Not everyone has the same needs for learning. This has been known for decades by schools, colleges, and providers of Continuous Personal Development (CPD). And yet, thanks to advances in digital technology, we are now able to create adaptive learning solutions that offer versatile and modular paths depending on different learners ‘ needs and abilities. Tutors and course providers can change and adjust according to the students or professionals need the most suitable learning provisions. Providing everyone taking a qualification hits the evaluation criteria, no longer requires a one-size-fits-all approach to how a course is delivered.
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