Government Elearning! Magazine

WINTER 2015

Elearning! Magazine: Building Smarter Companies via Learning & Workplace Technologies.

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12 Winter 2015 Government Elearning! Trendlines Technology Driving Education's Evolution Google is big on learning. And its vice president of research Alfred Spec- tor sees technology playing an absolutely huge role in learning in the very near future. Spector believes that technology being developed by Google may change the nature and purpose of educational institutions. "In the past, it seemed you had to go to a school to get formal educa- tion," he told the audience. "There was no choice but to go to isolated places to be educated, but now we don't have to do that. We may choose to, but we don't have to." He believes, rightly so, that learning is more fun today than ever before. The combination of entertain- ment (video games and the like) and learning strategies is removing some of the drudgery from rote memo- rization. He further believes the research that shows that anyone of average intel- ligence could reach the top two percent of his or her academic class if a personal tutor adjusts lessons to individual learning needs. —Source: BigThink.com Engagement & Collaboration Top Drivers for Investments The top business drivers for investing in learning workplace technologies have changed signifcantly over 2013. Improving employee engagement was the top motive for investing. Collaboration across the enterprise and internally closely followed. However, personalization of learning saw the largest shift, with 47% of respondents reporting vs. less than 4% in 2013. View the complete report titled, "The E-learning User Study 2014, at: http://www.2elearning.com/resources/research-white-papers 'Disruptions' on the Horizon in 2015 for HR Technology Bersin by Deloitte's 22-page report, "HR Technology for 2015: Ten Big Disruptions Ahead," provides insight into the largest HR technology trends for 2015 and how organizations can keep up. It notes fve pos- sible "disruptions" coming in 2015: 1. HR systems will be valuated on user-engagement properties more than ever. 2. With Global smartphone users reaching 1.6 billion, surpassing laptop and desktop PC owners at 1.5 billion combined, HR sys- tems will have to be equipped with mobile applications that are interactive and easy to use. 3. Only four percent of organizations effectively using predictive models for their workforce, so HR systems must move toward intelligent data-driven applications. 4. Companies are in the initial steps of creating disruptive analytic tools like leadership and personality assessments to improve work environments and work-life balance. 5. It's now possible for employees to consume learning content in Facebook-like ways — for instance, by taking the same courses as supervisors, mentors and/or peers. —Source: Bersin by Deloitte Source: E-learning! User Study 2014, Elearning! Media Group TOP BUSINESS OBJECTIVES FOR INVESTING IN LEARNING WORKPLACE TECHNOLOGIES 64.2% 53.7% 48.9% 46.7% 43.2% Improve Employee Engagement Increase collaborative learning Improve collaboration across enterprise Personalize learning Boost leadership bench strength Only 4% of organizations use predictive models for the workforce. – Bersin by Deloitte Anyone of average intelligence could reach the top 2% of the class if a personal tutor adjusts lessons to individual learning needs. –Alfred Spector, Vice President of Research, Google

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