2020 trends in training: The basics still matter
Now that we’ve entered a new year, expect a wealth of predictions on 2020 trends. Is this the year we finally get flying cars? Will large shirt collars make a comeback? Don’t hold your breath on winged cars, and hope against winged shirt collars.
As happens every year in the employee training industry, look for a wealth of predictions for elearning and learning management. We’ll read again, just like in recent years, about topics like gamification and mobile learning. A few fresher predictions will mix in with those oldies.
Learning Management Systems continue to add functionality, giving training organizations more options in delivering content to learners. Therefore, registration management will continue to play a crucial role in training programs. Learning professionals still need access the same data intelligence and communication features they take for granted with ILT/face-to-face learning. For example:
- Who signs up from each business unit representing what job positions?
- Do they meet a prerequisite when they register?
- Who shows up?
- Who needs several reminders to show up?
- Who persistently fails to follow through—after signing up—by taking a course?
- Who meets the criteria to receive official credit?
- Who gets a certificate of completion or similar formal validation of the work done?
- What feedback do students have regarding the course content and instruction?
- What employees in any department have yet to take required courses?
- Do all trainees have easy access to their training histories?
None of those questions and their answers are cutting edge trends. Rather, they represent the same essential information that has been part of training for many years.
Though new technology will give training programs more opportunities to reach more learners with targeted opportunities, the goal remains the same: to ensure a workforce that is trained and equipped to handle challenges in 2020 and beyond. The ability to present opportunities and to track progress toward goals is as important as ever.
To discuss further how registration management can work in tandem with learning management, we would love to hear from you.