From the Wires
New Survey Reveals That Workers Rank Human Interaction and On-Demand Video Highest Among Workplace Learning Methods
Results Show Blended Learning is the Best Approach for Workers of All Ages
By: Marketwired .
Feb. 13, 2018 10:02 AM
WATERLOO, ON--(Marketwired - February 13, 2018) - Global learning technology leader D2L today announced the results of a survey conducted by Wainhouse Research, which uncovered workplace learning preferences among 2,000 of today's knowledge workers. The survey reveals that, in some areas, youngest and oldest workers surprisingly have similar preferences when it comes to workplace learning.
The study found that out of nine different learning methods,
"This study reveals what methods are best across different age groups, but ultimately shows that using a mix of learning methods will benefit organizations the most," said Charles Denault, Senior Analyst at Wainhouse Research. "Organizations can benefit from offering both in-person training and online learning with modern tools like D2L's Brightspace, and should begin to strategize how to leverage the preferences and skills of each age group to create the right programs for their employees."
Finding the right blend of learning methods in the workplace
Out of nine possible learning methods, instructor-led training (ILT), short-clip video, and coaching and mentoring are the top three learning approaches cited by respondents. Younger workers (aged between 21 and 32) rate live ILT, short-clip videos, coaching or mentoring and conversations with SMEs as their top preferences. However, in general, respondents under 50 score ILT significantly lower than those 50 and over. Short-clip video ranks similarly across all age groups, though older learners demonstrate slightly less interest. Informal conversations with SMEs ranks highest with youngest learners (21 to 32 years old).
Other key findings of the report include:
Wainhouse Research conducted the survey of 2,004 knowledge workers in October 2017 to gauge use, deployment, and perceptions of web communications and learning technology platforms. Within that survey, Wainhouse fielded a set of questions specifically related to the preference for learning methods as well as specific applications within enterprise learning.
D2L's Brightspace is a cloud-based learning platform that makes learning easy, flexible and smart. Brightspace is not like a traditional Learning Management System (LMS) - it is easy to create engaging courses and content, integrate video, personalize learning, capture and share expertise across the organization, and supports all mobile devices. Plus, Brightspace enables the future of learning with adaptive learning, intelligent agents, course interactives, full support for competency-based learning and world-leading learning analytics. Our clients report improved productivity, performance growth, lower turnover of employees, greater engagement and ultimately better business outcomes.
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