Another year has come to an end and I believe this is the right time to look back at year that has gone by.
Here are the highlights of my experiences in working with enterprises for delivering learning and development services.
- Growing Importance of User Experience: Customers are tired of working with eLearning templates designed a decade ago. There is a noticeable demand to build something more intuitive and more acceptable to the new generation of employees coming into the workforce.
- The LMS Conundrum Continues: The frustration with LMS implementations continues. Many large customers are spending 6 months to a year for LMS migration even in this day and age of cloud-enabled, on-demand products. Customization and integration continue to remain key bottlenecks.
- Rapid Authoring Tools Have the Upper Hand: The emphasis on using rapid authoring tools continues across the board irrespective of the size of the organization. This trend is also seeding new issues such as incoherent content development strategy by different departments and duplication of content development. The market is ripe for a more robust adoption of LCMS tools.
- Mobile Learning Strategy Remains Adrift: Large enterprises are moving in fits and starts when it comes to mobile learning. Creating a consensus on a unified enterprise-wide mobile learning strategy continues to be a big challenge. The gap between proof of concepts and complete roll-out remains to be bridged.
- Training ROI: Training departments have not yet grasped the need to track training ROI more consistently and comprehensively. Progress beyond generating compliance data and reports through the LMS seems to be slow.
I am very hopeful that 2015 will prove to be a watershed year in terms of enterprises embracing new tools, technologies and techniques that will place training in the center stage of every organization’s strategy to remain competitive.
Happy New Year!