The Evolution of Learning and Development

The Evolution of Learning and Development

Learning and development has evolved greatly and rapidly over the last forty years. The significant shift has occurred between a focus on training learners to the facilitation of learning and meeting the needs and preferences of learners.

Technology allows us to monitor global changes in real-time, beneficial for the collection and application of accurate, new and instant data. Take us back forty years, scholars and students were often unaware of many global issues.

In a rapidly developing technological world, it is essential to train learners in agility and adaptability due to the fast-paced shifts in our economy and global partnerships. The fluidity of global processes calls for an effective and strategic way of handling our changes in various aspects, such as tuition in climatic changes, a health economy, social justice and humanitarian issues.

A few decades ago, the skill requirements of employees were centrally stored on a simplistic database, taking little account of, or none at all, the needs and preferences of employees to perform at their optimum. There are no links, nor resemblance, that can be drawn between this form of learning and development and our modern Learning Management Systems (LMS).

Instead of traditionally teaching what is considered mandatory for the topic, modern L&D professionals focus on building on pre-existing knowledge of learners, as well as identifying areas of weakness. Filling in the gaps in learning contributes to the overall success of training strategies employed in organizations.

A good LMS in our technological age enables learners to be in control of their own learning within an immersive virtual learning environment. Modern LMS’s are disrupting the way we learn, improving the learning experiences of learners and improving rate of engagement and success. With mounds of information stacking up by the minute, a microlearning LMS must be implemented for the absorption of accurate and relevant information.

Microlearning LMS’s with an in-built authoring tool, such as EdApp, advantage organizations significantly, providing effective modules for the successful education of learners in various subject areas. Through microlearning, information can be instantly updated and distributed to learners from a central system, meaning that the most accurate and current data is provided for absorption. A mobile-based LMS is also beneficial for organizations with a distributed workforce as a cloud-based delivery system allows for information to be shared to learners’ own devices, despite where they may be based.

L&D has significantly evolved and will continue to rapidly develop in years to come. To stay at the forefront of the game, now is the time to adopt a mobile microlearning LMS to drive your organization to success.

 

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