Posted on: December 08, 2017
It’s that time when all good learning technology bloggers dust off their crystal balls and take a look at what might be coming up in the next year.
We won’t go as far as making predictions, but this is what we are hoping 2018 will bring:
- Organisations will spend 70% on systems, resources and people to motivate & support on-the-job learning, 20% on mentoring and coaching, and 10% on training and self-study programmes.
- Learning technology trade shows will have more than just the normal authoring tools, learning management systems and bespoke content services.
- We’ll see real examples of learning analytics that correlate on-the-job performance with learning activity.
- Trainers and educators will stop justifying practices based on pseudo-science. I’m looking at you NLP and learning styles!
- Organisations will realise that out-of-date, unsupported software is a data security risk.
- Compliance training will make more use of the Affective Context model to get people to change their behaviours.
- We’ll see a more user-focussed approach to designing and building learning services, systems and products.
- We’ll see more video-conferencing and virtual classroom products that do not rely on browser plugins.
- More organisations will adopt and embed a continuous improvement approach based on understanding the value they offer, reducing waste and iterating towards perfection.
- Learning technologists from across the education and corporate learning sectors will collaborate and learn from each other.