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Top 5 Learning & Development (L&D) Trends to Gear Up for 2023!

The corporate world has witnessed several changes in recent times. One such recent change was the increase in the adoption of eLearning for Learning & Development (L&D) initiatives. This started as a trend but is now a standard that marks efficiency. But what’s more to come in the year 2023? How will these trends impact corporate learning efficiencies? Let us discover in the blog

Top 5 Learning & Development (L&D) Trends for 2023

1. Social Learning to Become a Priority

Social learning has gained a lot of attention in recent times. Organizations have also shown an inclination towards social and collaborative learning as a part of their L&D initiatives. Collaborative learning brings the employees together in the form of chat sessions, learning circles, and sharing sessions. The learning is open and encourages the employees to overcome hesitations about learning something new.

Considering how it suits the interests of modern-day learners, it can be said that social learning is here to stay. The year 2023 will see more and more organizations adopting it, and it will continue to grow heaps and bounds in the future.

2. Video-based Microlearning Will Continue to Grow

Well, video-based learning has been the most impactful way to deliver online training to employees. Videos work well in a host of situations including product training, sales training, and even for organizational process training.

Further, there can be different types of videos. For instance, actor-based videos can have actors enacting the given subject. Graphics, audio, and music can also be added to these videos to make them more impactful. Similarly, animated videos based on infographics or motion graphics can be used to explain certain concepts. There can also be combination videos that can be used to communicate complex subjects.

When delivered as bite-sized nuggets, video-based microlearning content can be engaging and self-running. Whatever the subject may be, it easier to train the employees through the use of videos. Considering these perks, it is no wonder in the fact that we will get to see an increase in video-based learning in the year ahead.

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3. Immersive Learning to Take the Front Seat

Immersive learning refers to the learning approach that uses Virtual Reality (VR) to create real-world simulations so that the learners have a fun, interactive environment. Immersive learning uses advanced learning theories, spatial design, and data science to create a sense of reality and thus makes learning fun and more interactive. Immersive learning can also be used to explain complex subjects in an easily understandable way. Further, as the learners have more control over the learning environment, there is greater scope for knowledge retention.

In addition to this, with the increase in the availability of devices such as laptops, mobile phones, and even VR glasses, instructors have several ways to augment training sessions with interactive, immersive material. This way, learners can have a more practical session that keeps them engaged.

Considering this, it can be said that 2023 will see an increase in immersive learning. Further, devices too will become more immersive and learning-friendly.

4. Mobile Learning to Encourage Employees to be More Ambitious

Mobile learning is not just more convenient, it also makes learners more ambitious. But only recently have learning professionals recognized the enormous potential of mobile in eLearning distribution. Mobile-based learning allows employees to access information easily and quickly and can be accessed whenever they need it. Owing to this, mobile learners tend to complete online courses 45% faster. At the same time, learning administrators also find mobile learning to be more time-efficient.

Owing to these perks, it is predicted that mobile learning adoption for L&D initiatives will grow 10-folds. Business leaders and learning managers see mobile learning as a way to make learning more flexible and easier to access.

5.Learning Analytics to Touch the Skies

Learning analytics is a term used to define the process of collecting, analyzing, evaluating, and documenting the learning environment as well as the learners’ information. The term was coined in 2011. Learning analytics is used to identify the effectiveness of the learning delivered, and improve it whenever possible. Modern-day LMSs help in learning analytics as they can be used to track the learners’ progress, and also helps gather learner data to identify patterns to know what is working and what is not.

Trainers can use this information to make the training more learner-centric. At the same time, the data can be used to understand how the employees are responding to the training and decide whether or not to retain it.

Owing to all these benefits, we can see that learning analytics is going to be huge in the corporate eLearning industry. Using the learning analytics tools in the right way will help trainers get better insights to create and deliver engaging content that results in a rewarding learning experience.

Wrapping Up

These are the top five Learning & Development trends that we see flourishing in the year 2023 and beyond. We foresee some trends in learning content as well. Organizations need to adopt these trends to gain the highest returns from their L&D initiatives.

Just like the eLearning trends for 2023, CommLab also listed out the trends for 2022 that training managers must know. Explore the trends from this webinar recording.

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