Digital Learning for Business Report – 41% of Enterprises Considering Rolling Out Training on Tablets

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New research predicts the extinction of the projector and desktop PC as interactive, digital enterprise training on personal consumer devices takes over.

This research is an opportunity for senior management and HR professionals to learn which approaches work best in terms of both cost and learning effectiveness.

ILX Group today announced the findings from its new Digital Learning for Business report which highlighted that 41% of enterprises are considering rolling out training on tablet devices in 2012.

The research looks at four key areas of enterprise learning: the current situation and inhibitors to training; current training methods; devices used and Learning Management Systems.

One hundred human resources (HR) decision makers from some of the UK’s largest organisations across financial services, manufacturing, retail, distribution and transport, public sector and other commercial sectors were surveyed to gain an accurate picture of the training needs of today’s companies and how enterprise learning can best be delivered.

The report revealed the following key findings:

  • Developing tomorrow’s leaders: According to the respondees, the main objective of training is to improve business capabilities and to boost employee morale. The training areas that most companies are keen to advance are leadership and management skills
  • The growth of e-learning: Reduced learning time and increased effectiveness through higher knowledge retention will continue to spread e-learning as a fun, cost-effective, efficient, alternative to traditional classroom training which is set to decline
  • The consumerisation of IT: Personal devices will take over from laptops as the main and preferred interface for enterprise learning. Whilst the use of projectors and the desktop PC is gradually declining, we are seeing an increasing use of tablet PCs, interconnected TVs and games consoles, which are due to experience a steady growth
  • Blended training is to be a major growth area: Classroom training with digital tools (interactive white boards and voting pads) is combined with e-learning, merging the fun and interactive dynamic of the classroom with the knowledge retention and learning effectiveness of e-learning

Ken Scott, CEO at ILX Group, commented: “2012 is truly the year of digital learning as enterprises seek the benefits of consumer devices in the workplace. This research is an opportunity for senior management and HR professionals to learn which approaches work best in terms of both cost and learning effectiveness. It also illustrates how to create and deliver fun training that increases the likelihood of information recall and passing examinations, whilst ensuring that employees integrate their new knowledge into their day-to-day operations and decision making.”

ILX commissioned Vanson Bourne to undertake the survey.

For a full copy of the report please go to http://www.ilxgroup.com/research/press/digital-learning-for-business.asp.

About ILX Group plc
ILX Group aims to transform the way the world learns by creating engaging experiences for consumers and corporate clients across the world. The company develops both formal and informal learning products, including interactive multimedia e-learning, games, simulations and mobile apps, as well as employing innovative software applications and other technology in the classroom.

ILX Group is a global leader in Project Management, IT Service Management, Business and Implementation Consulting. The company is a specialist in PRINCE2®, ITIL®, MSP®, PPS and APM, as well as providing further accredited learning solutions within the area of Best Practice.

ILX Group delivers learning products and services in over 100 countries across 5,000 organisations worldwide.

For more information, visit http://www.ilxgroup.com

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