In recent times, business people have enjoyed the benefits of a whole number of new and unique corporate training solutions being available. With the advent of the internet, and a new kind of academic free thinking which it allowed, a lot of new generation professionals are rethinking a lot of old standards.
Training is one of those things that is being greatly reinvented, because this new generation of professional business people remember how awful their scholastic careers were to live through, and unlike generations before them, they not only reject this as just a fact of life. So, you have a lot of new and innovative learning models which open up better ways to get things done.
So, what kinds of corporate training solutions have come around, and what does it mean for learning in the new millennium? Well, check it out.
LMS, or learning management systems, are a platform or framework, not unlike a CMS, based around online collective user learning. Built to favor other ideas like organizational learning and flipped classrooms, this sort of system eliminates the need for local classrooms, or for everyone to schedule things for being present at a specific location.
LMS constructs work over internet and/or mobile apps, meaning that they can be accessed from anywhere with and device as long as internet is available. This I one way that training can stop being as underfoot inside a working corporation.
But, this isn’t the only thing that’s interesting!
#2 Alternative Models
Alternative models of learning, which I briefly mentioned being favored by LMS designs, are also very popular for good reasons. Being rid of the classroom model of classic academia, and replacing it with a gamified outlook, which enhances engagement, enjoyment and agency, as well as other concepts which put the experience in the hands of trainees.
These include flipped classrooms, where students socially work together, with the teachers playing the roles of supervisors and guides only.
#3 Onboarding Software
The most unique thing has to be onboarding software, which isnât one any of us saw coming. Onboarding software such as WalkMe were invented to handle a new kind of training.
Basically, you program this thing (anyone can program it), and have it study its environment, such as the states of browsers, webforms, user activity and so on. Different combinations of these states can be criteria for it to follow programming given to it.
This lets it live inside a web form, and from here, guide a user step by step through limitlessly complex tasks and subjects. This allows for an experience-driven, hands on learning experience, which is both engaging and effective. It also lets work be done while training takes place.
There are a host of other learning solutions out there too, such as Wiki structures, social learning tools and much more. SaaS has done a lot to boost technology, but this is also just as reliant upon new ways of thinking innovatively on the part of visionary new professionals.
More corporate training solutions will come around, you can count on that. LMS is a brand new niche with much exploring left to do, and onboarding software is only going to get smarter. Those two technologies are already starting to shake hands, too. It’s a matter of time before this technology unifies, and becomes flexible enough to support any new age learning method anyone thinks up.