I find it very useful to get different perspectives on trends in the learning and technology market. Many of the key market reports tend to look at things from a US or UK perspective and I am always keen to get different perspectives, such as from Asia or Europe.
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I was very lucky this week to catch up with Andy Wooler. Andy is the Academy technology Manager at Hitachi Data Systems and one of the most experienced people I know when it comes to learning management technology. I was keen to get Andy’s take on how learning technology is developing.
Andy is always looking outwards at new technologies and their potential application for learning. What I particularly like about Andy is that he cuts through the hype and has a good sense for what will really work inside large corporates. This is what he had to say about current trends.
You know how it goes. You meet that special someone. It’s all great in the beginning - then they turn out to be an artificial intelligence programmed to respond in a specific way. And worse, they think you’re the robotic one. Boy meets droid, you’ve heard it a thousand times.
Learning personalisation is a key trend as it delivers value for the learner and the organisation.
A key way to check if your learning program is effective is to check the learner’s understanding through a summative quiz or assessment.
Companies operate in an increasingly regulated world and need to comply with regulations across a broad range of areas from staffing to operations to finance.