After a different and challenging spring comes a very exciting autumn with greatly better conditions for learning professionals.
I have now worked with learning and especially digital learning for over 25 years. My view is that progress has never taken such a big leap in such a short time. Perhaps you’ve read phrases like the one Satya Nadella did last spring:
“We saw 2 years of Digital Transformation in just 2 months”
I maintain that the same thing has happened to learning in the last six months. Some examples:
- Number of hours employees spend on online learning has gone up by 130%. (LinkedIn, Coursera, Cornerstone)
- The proportion of senior managers who actively support learning has gone up from 27% to 70%. (LinkedIn)
- 75% of companies will spend much more on digital learning, even in the long term. (LinkedIn).
- Up-skilling and re-skilling are on everyone’s agenda. 80% of staff need to be retrained in many professions. (PwC, McKinsey).
- Management consultants are increasingly writing about how learning is now a C-level issue and critical to the company’s survival. Management teams are listening. (Boston Consulting Group, McKinsey)
- Microsoft invests heavily in learning. E.g. in Teams with a “learning app”, “together mode”, “breakout rooms” and more. This will drastically change the learning technology market.
- The market for EdTech is expected to grow 2.5x by 2025. Covid-19 has accelerated the growth rate. (HolonIQ)
The above are articles and info that have come during this summer. The list can be made much longer. For me, who invests a lot in learning and development, it is good news I recommend you to also read through the links above. The articles contributed a lot to my motivation for the autumn.
I will do my best to inspire and support you with knowledge, experience and advice during the autumn. Here are some things you can expect:
More on digital learning
NextMove – Your next step
Technology for learning
I hope these are interesting questions for you. What´s you biggest challenge? Please comment below.