As I expected there the flurry of reports on technology and learning in the lockdown is beginning to appear.
Fosway is a company operating in the corporate learning market.
In their report of a survey of HR professionals, among other things they find among other things:
- Traditional eLearning shows signs of waning both in terms of adoption but also significantly in terms of perceived success. Video content is the highest rated in supporting organisations throughout the COVID-19 crisis so far, closely followed by curated content. Bespoke eLearning, off-the-shelf courses, and blended learning are all reported to be less successful.
- Meanwhile, as people get used to working remotely and in virtual teams, collaboration is becoming a key priority. Eighty-four percent of L&D leaders think it is more important to integrate digital learning into other corporate platforms such as Microsoft Teams, Slack, and Trello.
- So-called learning experience platforms, as well as collaborative learning specialist platforms, are rated as the most successful systems after - predictably - virtual classrooms.
For what it is worth my not at all representative survey is finding that rapid (overnight) digitization has provided an immense challenge for many organisations. A particularly steep learning curve has been how to organise and manage distributed teams of employees. More on this to follow.