The Top 7 L&D Trends for 2019 Are Here!
The Top 7 L&D Trends for 2019 Are Here! Let’s Grab A Jumpstart on the New Year Together!
2019 is almost here! The overall outlook for the L&D industry is extremely bright. However, there may still be some work ahead to build your curriculums and learning enablement technology around these trends.
This list is set to help uncover the prevailing trends, offer suggestions to get ahead of them and enjoy that desired competitive edge. Then, we’ll be able to officially break out the confetti, pour the champagne and celebrate an exciting new year!
First, where does the Corporate L&D industry stand today?
Based on real data, leaders in corporate learning are optimistic for the future. Of the CLOs surveyed by Chief Learning Officer Magazine, 65% feel optimistic about the learning outlook in their business over the coming year, up from 59% last year.
As optimism climbs higher, so does the money. Learning executives’ rosy outlook is compounded by rising budgets in 2019, with 57% of CLOs planning to increase the spend on L&D in the next 12-18 months.
This anticipated increase is projected to fall primarily under three categories:
• Learning Technology (51%)
• Learning Strategy (52%)
• Content Development (50%)
This data alone tells a story. Decision-makers and executives alike are continuing to see the growing value of L&D programs. They are investing in the strategy, tools and content needed to deliver exceptional learning experiences to their workforces.
Now, let’s dig in and learn the Top 7 Trends for 2019!
Trend #1: A New Generation Has Entered The Game.
Like Millennials a few years ago, Gen Z is set to introduce another monumental paradigm shift for learning goals and preferences.
Trend #2: The Mobile Learning Boom Continues!
L&D professionals are increasing their spend on mobile learning platforms to support preferences for anytime, anywhere, any device learning. Learners want greater convenience, more privacy and shorter, micro-learning modules.
Trend #3: Enabling vs. Mandating Learners
In line with the rising investment in mobile learning platforms and the introduction of Gen Z, the L&D industry in 2019 will continue to move toward enabling employee learning vs. mandating it.
Trend #4: Storytelling
Storytelling is already a big topic of conversation in sales and marketing, but its benefits are increasingly being recognized in the L&D space, as well. Applying storytelling to lesson plans and training modules will be a significant trend in content delivery for 2019.
Trend #5 Gamification
Gamification has been a trend in L&D for some time - and it shows no signs of slowing down in 2019. You can’t afford to still be on the sideline. 90% of employees are more productive when learning via gamification, and maybe even more telling, 95% of employees actually enjoy it!
Trend #6: Hybrid Learning
2019 will usher in a greater focus on hybrid learning, where students learn from each other - collaboratively. This model increases motivation and empowers employees to exercise professional autonomy.
Trend #7: Selecting Solutions Based On Experience and Software
At least ⅔ of CLOs are actively exploring new learning technology solutions. But while doing so, they are also looking beyond the technology and searching for partners to help them build the L&D experience vs. attempting to do it all (in-house). This trend of a deeper collaboration between learning executives and their partners ensures a synchronous experience between content, content delivery and overall L&D strategy.
After reviewing this snapshot of the 2019 Trends, is your L&D program prepared for the year ahead?
If not, dig deeper and download this report that we have prepared, incorporating the latest research! It offers ideas, concepts, and more to support these trends. Give your learners an engaging, cutting-edge experience, as well as the competitive advantage.
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