Technologies like VR and AR, automation, and AI has brought disruption to our expectations for engaging, and experience-based learning.
Workforce agility is congenitally linked to learning and the way enterprises approach L&D has a lot of impact on business outcomes. Even with large enterprises prioritizing continuous learning and development for employees, it proves rather tough to design and implement outcome-based learning programs.
Aspect like employees scattered worldwide, employees working from home, and employee turnover it seems strenuous to design learning paths that fit and caters to each individual and drive positive results.
Here are the 5 must-have features of a successful L&D program.
As the use of technology at workplaces brings complexities for employees and the process has become dynamic, L&D needs to provide access to learning resources “anytime, anywhere, on any device.”
Offering accessibility this versatile has its challenges, but it’s worth it as digital learners value it the most. As per the modern leaners, the ease of access and ease of consumability remains the most important factors in enterprise learning programs.
Programs designed with considerations of pro and cons of multiple devices is key to making learning easier to digest.
Microlearning is also an important aspect of an accessible learning program. Instructors or instructional designers working on the resources won’t require to tweak or update the entire course/video if the resource is divided into smaller pieces.
Immersive Learning Technologies
The current excitement around AR/VR is centred on gaming, but these technologies will have a larger, lasting impact on the L&D.
Virtual labs and simulations are replacing traditional practice sessions and assessments with learning experience platforms where the skills required are taught and practised in simulated environments.
Virtual labs have allowed L&D leaders to add balance in programs with aspects of learning by doing. Customization in these simulations helps learners extend their learning into newer technologies and processes just at the nick of the time.
Sustainment and Retention
A learning program without a plan for application or reflection on a real-world scenario is incomplete. Whether you have a custom-designed or off-the-shelf learning program the impact of training programs can’t be measured if skills are not validated and reinforced.
The real change takes place when the teams work on live projects and use their learnings into practice. The goal of learning programs should be to sustain learning and increase retention. Tools like videos, hands-on labs, resource easy to consume, and social learning leads the way to higher engagement among learners. These tools support teams and L&D outcomes as learners put their learning into practice.
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