5 Learning Trends to Watch in 2017

5 Learning Trends to Watch in 2017

In many ways, 2016 has continued to break with global norms in technology, industry, business and politics. The new ways in which people consume media have been disrupting established flows of information around the world and impacting virtually everything we do in business. What are the implications for your organisation’s learning and development initiatives? Udemy, an online e-learning course provider, shares their perspective in a report on the trends and predictions they have seen for 2016-2017. The 5 Key Trends: 1. People Around the World Increasingly Learn Online Online sources now are critical to how people around the world take in information. 70% of modern learners rely on search engines like Google to find in formation and 50-60% now access online courses in one form or another. It’s not surprising then, that today’s workforce is now much more comfortable with online learning for L&D training than in years past. To keep up with modern search, browsing and reading habits, online learning platforms need to be responsive to the devices people normally use to access online content. For many this means mobile. In fact, according to Udemy’s research, mobile now accounts for one quarter of all learning worldwide. 2. Millennials are Addicted to Learning and It’s Reshaping L&D Millennials now make up more than one-in-three U.S. workers today and have surpassed Generation X in 2015 as the largest segment of the workforce, according to the Pew Research Center. Having grown up with the latest technology, Millennials have a keener interest in technology-based learning solutions and tend to be more open to new approaches than older generations. Research also suggests that...