The Future of Training

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When Learning and Development (L&D) leaders consider the future of training, they often focus primarily on technology solutions. After all, who wouldn’t be intrigued by learners accessing content and swiping through data on holographic white boards shimmering in the air (remember the Tom Cruise movie, Minority Report?)? Or learners channeling Dick Tracy as their smartwatch answers their questions in the field?
Indeed, virtual reality and augmented reality are becoming realistic delivery methods for training; artificial intelligence likewise is becoming a more practical option; and on-demand learning, microlearning, and social learning continue to be increasingly key elements, especially for tech-savvy employees.
Despite the plethora of high-tech solutions, Training Top 10 Hall of Fame members resoundingly believe the classroom will continue to play a vital role in the future of training. That said, this isn’t the classroom you probably trained in. Front-of-the-room lectures to passive listeners are being replaced by flipped classrooms, learning labs, PODs (points of dispersal), facilitators, games, and simulations that engage learners. And that means instructional design will take on an even more crucial role.
This white paper discusses the future of training, the new skills that will be needed to optimize cutting-edge delivery modes on the horizon, and how L&D can best measure results and ensure training effectiveness.

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