Delray Beach, Florida (PRWEB) July 13, 2016
Low satisfaction rates with current technologies and a desire for more user-friendly interfaces are driving businesses to target next-generation technologies as their top learning priority over the next 12 months, according to Brandon Hall Group’s 2016 Learning Technology Study.
“New technologies take priority over even perennially important initiatives such as developing the learning strategy and improving the link between learning and performance,” said CEO Mike Cooke of Brandon Hall Group (BHG), the leading independent Human Capital Management research and analyst firm.
“This data suggests that organizations are finally getting serious about changing the way they deliver learning,” said Principal Learning Analyst David Wentworth, who wrote BHG’s signature report, Learning Technology 2016: Embracing Innovation for a Better Learner Experience - download here: http://go.brandonhall.com/l/8262/2016-07-11/5mzbwh. The full report was released today to Brandon Hall Group.
However, Wentworth said, a majority of the organizations surveyed are hampered in their technology plans by lack of a well-defined strategy or a technology roadmap that includes integration and analytics.
Satisfaction with current technology functionalities that are in place average just 72 on a 100-point scale, and 44% of organizations surveyed are looking to replace their current LMS solutions within the next two years. That’s up 16% from last year’s figure.
“Only 20% of organizations in our research have fully mature, robust learning technology strategies governing the implementations of any learning solutions – traditional like the LMS or technologies that drive experiential and informal learning,” Wentworth said. “So the majority of organizations don’t have any clear guidance or a roadmap forward, which also feeds into their dissatisfaction. In essence, these organizations are simply acquiring technology, rolling it out, and hoping for the best.”
The Brandon Hall Group report, which was released today to members, outlines five critical calls for change that will allow organizations to successfully meet their goals of making learning more user-centric and leveraging the wealth of mobile and social technologies that enable more experiential and informal learning. The report also focuses on six research findings that support the change agenda.
“If we look at these research results together – the embrace of new technology and a desire for a better learner experience – we find ourselves at a pivot point where companies finally begin to use technology to deliver a variety of learning experiences that are more relevant to learners and based on a model whose foundation can be found in the 70/20/10 framework,” Cooke said. “But the research also shows that organizations have a lot of work to do to get to the point where they can successfully pull this off. Brandon Hall Group, besides our research, has a variety of tools and consulting offerings to help organizations move to the next level.”
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