The digital transformation enables people to work – and learn – from anywhere. E-Learning was gaining momentum even before the pandemic but exploded through 2020 and 2021 as lockdown restrictions limited movement and time spent in the office. Reports and data reveal the companies that adopted e-Learning and development tools saw positive results. IBM said their employees learned five times more material in less time.
Animated features in online learning can help students and employees retain around 60% of the information. Classroom training has a retention rate of 10%. The parameters for on-the-job learning are also changing. Around 86% of employees say ongoing training is important to them. Employees don’t demand training these days, they expect it. Moreover, two in three employees look for another job if their current company does not provide training.
Linkedin’s Workplace Learning Report reveals that 59% of companies place upskilling as a top priority. Companies need to start looking at ways of retaining top talent. And L&D platforms that engage employees provides a clear career path that firms can benefit from. Learning-fuelled performance is inevitably the way forward. E-Learning has all hallmarks of raising performance faster. With that in mind, we expect to see an evolution in e-learning platforms over the next few years. This is our prediction for 2022.
E-Learning Platforms Will Accelerate Onboarding
Onboarding in the post-covid era is fraught with complications. E-Learning programs provide a solution that enables new starters to understand and learn their job role without feeling isolated, frustrated and stressed. First of all, e-learning programs are an attractive proposition for workers. Mention this in your job ad and you should expect to receive more applications from top talent.
New starters can get started right away. The worst thing about those first few days in a new job is not having anything to do. Newbies hate feeling like a spare part. An engaging e-Learning program gives them something to do from the get-go with little supervision or mentoring.