If there’s one thing that’s certain about the future of learning, it’s that it will continue to play a large role in organizational success.
But the shape of learning is changing. Based on conversations with top learning analysts, leading organizations and industry experts, here’s what we believe are the most credible and crucial learning trends for organizations in 2016.
Trend #1: Big Data and Learner Analytics
With respect to eLearning, big data is everything that’s gathered when a learner takes an eLearning course or training module. This not only includes large volumes of data for organization-level analysis, but also discrete pieces of data that offer insight into how each individual learner is acquiring and digesting knowledge. We expect big data to allow both learners and learning professionals to take a more personalized, targeted approach that is more impactful for the organization. It will also open up the discussion around predictive analytics , allowing organizations to identify which behaviors employees need to exhibit to achieve desired business outcomes.