In response to COVID-19, many learning and development (L&D) efforts have shifted to virtual learning systems. However, both during- and post-pandemic, technology can help create efficiencies for training employees.
Current L&D technology trends include:
- Augmented reality (AR) and virtual reality (VR)—These technologies can offer immersive training experiences, and they have started to receive expanded use in training for industries that rely on in-person or hands-on learning opportunities. However, AR and VR systems can be costly and may not be feasible for all employers.
- Learning management systems (LMSs)—An LMS is a digital interface that delivers learning opportunities to employees and allows comprehensive employee development management. LMSs can reduce barriers to learning opportunities such as schedule availability, location or varying learning styles. Generally, LMSs are an affordable and attainable option.
- Online coaching—Coaching and mentorship remain essential for employees who hope to advance their careers—and for employers striving to develop an effective internal talent pipeline. Online, or “virtual” coaching can make it simple for participants to join regardless of their location.
Consider how these technologies can impact L&D efforts within your organization.