Technology Will Rule
Dec 4, 2017
As a learning solutions provider, SAIL is always on-top of current and future trends. We believe in being prepared for tomorrow and adapting to today, which is why our team of experts is always on the journey of learning and discovery. The South African training industry, has been going through drastic changes, at a very fast pace, and to deliver effective training, we need to have an eye on the future. The three learning trends that will dominate in the near future are micro learning, immersive learning and social learning.
Training is moving from 8-hour long sessions every day, to 2-hour eLearning interventions. In the near future, training will be delivered through short 5-minute nuggets to ensure maximum impact and retention. Today’s South African work force is on the move, and microlearning interventions will ensure that the fast pace of life doesn’t hinder training and productivity. Historically, essential job aids are what encompassed microlearning, futuristically, microlearning is predicted to be the go-to stand alone learning intervention.
Immersive learning methodology uses Augmented Reality (AR) and Virtual Reality (VR) technology to help the learner immerse themselves into their learning. Immersive learning uses the principle of ‘learning through experience’ to provide learners with learning experiences that ensure retention and transfer to on the job tasks. Whether you would like to train a team of fire fighters through experiential learning, or sales personnel through role plays, the future is unlimited through immersive learning.
Although a current trend, social or collaborative learning will use social media tools and platforms more effectively in the near future to help learners gain the necessary knowledge. Some features already in use include social forums, where a learner can post a question and other learners can provide the answers, or chat boxes, where learners receive live assistance from experts.
The team at SAIL has extensive experience in customising your training requirements according to the latest trends and the profile of your employees. Whether you need quick 5-minute job aids, hands-on learning, or need your employees to train and learn as a collective, we can design a learning intervention that is perfect for you. To speak to one of our experts, contact us today!
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