Gone are the days when classroom learning was considered as the prime delivery method of learning and development. While it still remains irreplaceable in many learning situations, organizations are now depending more on online learning solutions to meet the needs of an increasingly diverse and multi-generational workforce. Key factors spurring online learning, are, affordability, flexibility, accessibility and the effectiveness of interactive learning. 69% of Indian IT professionals feel that online learning is more impactful than offline training[ Pluralsight Study: New Pluralsight Studies Reveal Learning Styles of the Indian IT Professional and Innovations in Learning in India]. By 2021, more than half a million people in India are expected to pay for online courses to reskill themselves in technology, spending around $463 million[ Study on online education in India by KPMG & Google].
How is the tech industry driving online learning?
Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs), online discussions and virtual classrooms are just some of the many tools that are helping recreate powerful learning experiences for online learners. The industry is constantly experimenting with innovative ideas that motivate learners to not only complete the courses, but to actually enjoy learning the skills and knowledge set before them. Here are 6 key ways how leading tech firms are making online learning more efficient, engaging and ultimately more effective:
Unlike earlier times, when employees learned to gain skills for a career, the career itself has now become a learning journey. From microlearning, to social learning, to learning through play, it’s a fascinating journey packed with innovative ideas that is making learning more interesting and easier. These learning trends provide a good indication of where the industry is heading. It is about continuous learning and growth that is helping employees keep pace with the rate of technological change.
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