Learning trends coming in 2022

What can we expect to see in L&D in 2022?

Here are 8 trends to look out for.

1. Shift from physical to virtual space

The past year has seen a boom in virtual instructor-led training. This can be things like learning videos, immersive learning like AR or VR as well as microlearning and gamification. In 2022, 79% of organisations will continue to shift budgets from instructor-led training to online.

2. Evolving 70:20:10 model

Although a proven method since the 1990s, in 2022 we anticipate  a shift to the 55:25:20 model breaking down learning into:

  • 55% Experiential - scenario-based learning using watch-try-do simulations
  • 25% Social - online discussions boards, forums, user-generated content
  • 20% Formal - eLearning, virtual instructor lead training.

3. Upskilling and reskilling

Upskilling and reskilling provides internal mobility and opportunity for organisations to maximize employee potential, allowing workers to keep their jobs by expanding their skills to different areas.

4. Immersive Technology

VR helps minimise the gap between theory and practical application and it’s estimated that 23 million jobs will use VR and AR by 2030. It’s here to stay.

5. From only in a classroom to online

In 2022 we will see even more training programs that were previously only delivered in a face-to-face, physical classroom setting, being moved to online delivery.

Examples of the kinds of training that are likely to move online include:

  • Onboarding
  • Technical training
  • Leadership training

6. The modern training manager toolkit

The role of the manager has never been so important, in particular the key role they play in selecting and helping implement the right software.

7 Design team and rapid outsourcing

Even if you have your own design team there are many benefits of outsourcing such as access to authoring tool expertise and giving your own team time to work on high priority projects.

8. Hybrid Working Model

The trend of adopting a hybrid working model goes beyond the pandemic and is the way of the future. It offers a more focused look at a flexible work experience, enabling intentional collaboration and having empathy-based management.

Going forward into 2022 and beyond

To prepare for 2022 and beyond, take the time to define your strategic learning goals, ensuring these are connected to your people and aligned with your business – something we’re happy to help with. Get in touch and see how we can help.

If you want to read more then head over to our full blog outlining all 8 trends.

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