3 learning and development trends that will outlive lockdown

As the lockdown continues without an apparent end in sight, there are three trends in L&D that have accelerated. The longer the lockdown, the more likely these are to become the new business as usual. Here are some ideas based on this week’s conversations with @MylesRunham and many others…and a link to Andrew Cotter’s excellent Zoom conversation with his dogs.

1. Removal of the day as the unit of L&D currency

As @DonaldHTaylor has mused, in the ‘old world’ a day was the standard unit of ‘learning currency’ and this was as wrong-sized as a can of baked beans! We hired venues by the day, facilitators by the day and it optimised costs of accommodation and travel.

Simply copying and pasting a face to face (F2F) course into virtual classroom is a recipe for disaster. Imagine how overwhelming it would be for learners to spend 2-3 solid days of focused attention online whilst juggling family commitments at the same time.

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