Digital transformation is changing the business landscape at a rapid pace. To thrive in today's ever-evolving industries, modern organizations must transform the way they design, deliver and evaluate learning.
We will highlight five technologies that are powering the digital transformation and disrupting the business of learning. We will also explore practical tactics that innovative companies are using to integrate these technologies into their training and development programs.
Gamification is rapidly becoming an effective eLearning tool. It is defined as “the use of game design and mechanics to enhance non-game contexts by increasing participation, engagement, loyalty and competition.” For eLearning purposes, it serves as an aid for learning specific tasks using video game elements. At its core, gamification taps into people’s penchant for being competitive, collaborative, ambitious, and altruistic. The main reason for the proliferation of this trend is its target users.
When the pace of change is faster than the pace of learning, companies are challenged with the ever-widening gap between skills and ability to ensure employees are ready to tackle the next critical business challenge.
To keep up with the accelerating pace of change, employers need new portable, inclusive ways to identify relevant skills and verified competencies. Training and development must adapt to better prepare employees for tomorrow's workplaces while recognizing the unique abilities of individuals. More agile corporate training systems require a common method to identify and track specific competencies.
Healthcare organizations face unique training challenges, particularly when their operations are spread across several institutions and they serve clients globally. iMedX, a 5,000 person integrated medical document management and health information solutions company serving medical professionals worldwide, and the Huron Perth Healthcare Alliance (HPHA), a health system comprised of four partner hospitals in Ontario, Canada, had a similar challenge. Both organizations needed to update their learning management systems (LMS) in order to progress.
Analytics have taken over the business world. Business intelligence and predictive analytics are helping businesses make better decisions and stay competitive. As of 2017, more than half of U.S. companies were using big data.