Online Learning Update

August 25, 2016

Not Your Grandfather’s Corporate Training: 5 Trends Changing Workforce Learning

Filed under: Online Learning News — Ray Schroeder @ 12:09 am

by Mary Frenson, edSurge

The shift away from lecture-based, theory-heavy learning models has been on the rise for some time. However, it is now taking off in a new way: Adult learners want to see how the theory is applied in experience so that they can apply it easily in their everyday life. Case studies and visual simulations are becoming more common ways of providing this type of experiential learning. In a Deloitte survey respondents identified a variety of learning tools that they felt can contribute to their development within their company, these included external certificates at 32 percent, MOOCs (Massive Open Online Courses) at 18 percent and external, self-directed learning powered by social media at 14 percent. These various ways of training account for 64 percent of the learning tools identified by the respondents in this study, which is more than significant.

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