Learning & Development

Flexible Learning

Learning & Development

May 13, 2019

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Students will have more opportunities to learn at different times in different places. Online ‘stores’ like Udemy, Pluralsight, LinkedIn Learning and more, already sell offer-paced learning online courses which can be accessed on any device from anywhere with an internet connection. Learners – just like shoppers – will be free to buy the best training for them rather than be forced to accept what they’re given.

MOOCS – Massively Online Open Courses – will become the norm. Why limit your training to a bricks and mortar classroom and a dozen delegates when you can train thousands of people from all around the world at the same time in a virtual classroom? MOOCs currently experience relatively high dropout rates, a fact often attributed to a lack of human interaction with other delegates and the trainer – but as technology progresses, we can expect our virtual presence to be as effective as being there in person. All without the need for travel or having to wash and get dressed.

Classrooms will be ‘flipped’, which means the theoretical part is learned outside the classroom, leaving the practical part to be taught face-to-face. Given the higher costs of traditional classroom training, ‘flipped’ learning saves time and money but still helps people learn the stuff they need.

 

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