ATD 2016 Insights (Part 3 of 3)
By Joy Church Millard, Sr. Editor, Expertus
Now that we’ve covered ATD 2016’s learning tech topics, let’s turn our attention to learning in general. With a purpose of “changing the world of workplace, learning and technology”, Elliot Masie had some great insights:
Personalization…The #1 opportunity for learning! If you want to understand how learners want to learn today, you must look outside the office. Take TV, for example.
There’s no longer just one show on at a set day/time (think Ed Sullivan). Instead, audiences pick what/when/where/how they watch—a completely personalized viewing experience. Yet at the office, they’re told to go to this room, at this time, to watch this type of learning, for X hours. No wonder they tune out!
If you want to amp your training’s effectiveness, Elliot suggests you:
- Make learning shorter, smaller and more focused (personalized)
- Stop directing how learners learn by giving them more options; “You should care that learners learn, not how they learn”
Video…62% of all learning consumption. Are you onboard? If you don’t embrace video learning now, your learners will find their own videos to learn from (hello YouTube!). Elliot also believes that learners will start creating a lot more video content. So your LMS should not only support their uploads, but track, monitor and control them too.
Machine Learning…aka Smart or Prescriptive Learning. Elliot estimates that we’ll need to reskill our workforce every 5-10 years. So we must get smarter in how we continually train them. His solution is prescriptive learning. Instead of using the LMS as a training dispenser/tracker, we should use them to learn about our users—and then use this data to shape and improve their learning experience.
Do you agree/disagree with Elliot’s predictions? Have you already implemented some of them and have other best practices to share? Please join the discussion below.
Read More ATD 2016 Insights
- ATD 2016 Insights Part 1 of 3 – How to Speed Date Top LMS Vendors
- ATD 2016 Insights Part 2 of 3 – What to Know Before Buying an LMS
Editor’s Note: Interested in seeing how the ExpertusONE LMS already delivers a personalized and prescriptive learning experience, along with full video content support? Learn more here or request your demo.