Five trends that will shape the use of learning technology

As part of a commitment to developing quality apprenticeship programmes, Remit Group continues to invest in technology and create delivery models that integrate seamlessly into a modern learning environment.

As the ‘Generation Z’ of learners have grown up in a world where the internet, smartphones and tablets are the norm, digital learning platforms are a must to foster greater engagement and attainment with this audience.

Determined to remain innovators Remit Group were early adopters of the online learning platform Fuse. It allows organisations to create engaging, useful and creative content, provide advice and guidance and procedural information through the mediums of video, animation games, quizzes and a raft of useful documents. It provides an essential knowledge hub for today’s apprentice.

This digital learning platform is sophisticated enough to provide the personal support an individual might need to achieve their programme, but also the analytics and progress reports that allow employers to identify how their learners are utilising the platform, monitor their progress and identify ‘red flags’ that need addressing.

At a recent employer engagement event, hosted by Remit Group, Steve Dineen, CEO of Fuse Universal outlined his thoughts on five trends that will shape the use of FUSE and similar digital learning platforms.

  • Organisational Value .vs. Learning Outcome

Learning design and measurement will change to a model that is outcome driven. Previously courses are measured on how many people attended or completed a course. Now progressive organisations design learning to add identifiable organisation value. And If they can’t work out the organisational value of a piece of learning or a course, they question whether they should be doing it at all.

  • The Rise of AI and Hyper-Personalised learning

The rise of technology- machine learning- or AI will allow us to create hyper personalised learning experiences. This isn’t just about content recommendations, but through search results and trends, data and analytics every element of learning will be impacted by AI.

This isn’t designed to scare people or do them out of a job, but rather to make learning content even more relevant. If you create a bit of content, AI will make sure it gets to the right person at the right time. If someone is searching for a piece of content, AI can ensure the right people are searching for it. It means everything an L&D team does should have a higher value as we see the perfect marriage between technology and people. A combination of learning technology and humans has the ability to supercharge what do.

  • Design of Learning

The traditional Kirkpatrick model for evaluating courses should be flipped on its head. Rather than create a course and then work out its potential value, if we are going to design for organisational value, then we need a new evaluation model that starts with the problem we are trying to solve and then looks at the knowledge, habits and behaviours attendees or participants can attain from it.

  • Learning & Development moves from traditional to digital agency model

In the most progressive organisations, the skills set required in L&D teams has moved from the more traditional, to what might be considered more akin to a digital marketing agency. Which could lead to a large reskilling within the industry.

  • Organisational knowledge is number one learning consumption

Businesses need to recognise that the most valuable pieces of content will comes from their own internal experts. The benefit of digital learning platforms is then being able to take this content, edit it and make it available to anyone across the organisation at any time.

What is clear from engagement data across a number of industries is that the highest engagement level, in terms of what their people want to watch, is from content posted from the people in their organisation. These are the experts, they are trusted, they are authentic. But the key is to distill this content in a way that is interesting an engaging. We are not all great content authors even if we are great thinkers.

If you would like to know more about how Remit Group can tailor organisation learning content as part of its blended delivery model for apprenticeships, get in touch today.