The post-COVID world has brought forth hybrid learning for business executives, which balances both offline and online learning approaches.
Learning is now feasible at any time and from any location thanks to improved e-learning technology developed over time. As a result of the significant breakthroughs and innovation in the eLearning ecosystem, there are numerous modifications and transitions in the workplace's Learning & Development (L&D) strategy. One key notable trend is the shift from Learning Management Systems (LMS) to Learning Experience Platforms (LXP).
Although LMSs have been around for many years and are considered mature products by technology standards, the increased evolution in corporate learning as well as rapid shifts occurring in eLearning have paved the way for a new breed of L&D solutions.
LXP has taken LMS a step ahead by focusing on professional and personal development. Through LXP, employees can gain a comprehensive understanding and learn from their colleagues, thereby broadening their perspectives and talents. It encourages individuals to learn and grow by fostering a holistic learning culture in the workplace. This not only helps individuals develop, but it also ensures that the company as a whole grows. As a result, more businesses are relying on LXP to provide on-demand training.
3 Reasons why LXPs are in tune with the hybrid workforce of 2022:
Personally Directed Learning: Learners can have control over their professional development and skills. They have the freedom to set their goals with the ability to pick and choose learning content.
Skill Based learning: LXP assists L&D teams in developing a skill matrix aligned with organisational business goals and can also function as a strategic unit for organisational growth.
Learning Socially: Learners live in a social media world. Increasingly, they want to continue it in their educational experience as well. These techniques cater to the learners’ desire for social connection and collaboration.
LXP is an open system that accommodates all external and internal resources and allows users to share their content with their colleagues. It not only provides non-conventional learning paths that tailor content experiences for individual users but also encourages mentoring and collaborative learning. In other words, an LXP is more than a "course in a box," but rather a means by which employees and instructors collaborate to reach the company’s goals whilst enhancing their roles and upskilling.
The LXP helps the instructor use a technology-supported environment to create and foster an exchange of ideas. Technologies like Artificial Intelligence, Augmented Reality and Virtual Reality present learners with the opportunity to interact with virtual objects and various adaptive animations. This offers a well-rounded experience that deepens the learning process.
All in all, LXP is a more innovative approach to meeting today’s need for continuous upskilling and reskilling of the workforce. Traditional LMS vendors recognise the importance of innovation and incorporate LXP elements into their products. Flexible learning paths, a user interface inspired by LXP, and third-party content are all becoming increasingly popular.
We predict the LXPs to gain even more prominence in 2022 now that the eLearning market has received a significant boost as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Author: Sameer Nigam, CEO and CoFounder, Stratbeans