Editor’s note: I suspect most L&D professionals know what constitutes modern learning content. If you are in any doubt then this research will help as it is based on data of the content preferences of 5,000 workers.
Editor’s note: LinkedIn has analysed its own data from the last five years to see what skills are on the rise. It uses US data but nevertheless is quite eye-opening around demand for less technical skills.
Editor’s note: Thanks to Andrew Jacobs for sharing what looks like a very useful research database of studies into online and blended learning outcomes.
Editor’s note: This third instalment of the GoodPractice research trilogy provides insights into what managers consider to be the most useful learning technologies. This is about perceptions and as such shows the challenges L&D and vendors have in convincing managers to use different and newer technologies.
Editor’s note: Data from Spotify shows that podcasts are popular throughout the day, not just the commute to and from work. More reason to add podcasts as a learning channel?
Editor’s note: The context for this data is not available so you don’t get to see what types of video/content is leading to this this viewing behaviour. However, in our quantative data terms this does provide a picture of the preferred length for an engaging video.
This data is US-focused but if the UK is similar then organisations need to look at a future, older working population that is also more generationally diverse. These trends will have important implications for learning and talent development.
Editor’s note: To help keep dementia at bay, researchers say we need to build up our cognitive reserves. One way to do this is to keep learning throughout our lives. Is this a higher goal for L&D teams – to help ensure good brain health for employees?
Editor’s note: This research shows the importance of developing learning as a skill so that learners can get more out of learning.
Editor’s note: This executive briefing from the McKinsey Global Institute provides a great primer in these three strands of technological evolution: analytics, AI and automation. Organisations with advanced digital capabilities grow revenue and market share faster than their peers, McKinsey research says.
Editor’s note: Is this research counter-intuitive? It goes to show that some employee cohorts might well have differing media preferences.
Editor’s note: Power can cause us to be less empathetic. Research shows that power has an alarming impact on behaviours. they key here is to stay grounded.
Editor’s note: The introduction to this article says it all: “Gender quotas increase the competence of organisations by leading to the displacement of mediocre men, a new study has found.”
Editor’s note: Research from the Content Marketing Institute shows that marketers are increasingly using interactive content as a part of their marketing effort. Should L&D be creating this type of content to engage employees in ideas and resources?
Editor’s note: Mary Meeker produces an annual state of the internet report and this year’s has just been published. Well worth a read.