Magazine article Talent Development

More Money, Less Support?

Magazine article Talent Development

More Money, Less Support?

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The use of learning technology among talent development professionals continues to grow. A survey by the Impact Instruction Group on learning and technology trends in 2014 found that corporate investment in e-learning is high and investment in mobile learning is on the rise. However, despite this upward trend, leadership-level interest in technology-based learning solutions has decreased.

The majority of respondents (87 percent) said that they are investing in e-learning solutions for their organizations. Other forms of technology-based learning saw increases in investment as well. Thirty-nine percent of respondents said they are investing in mobile learning--a 17 percent increase from 2013. Twenty-four percent reported investing in virtual conferences, an area where there was no reported investment in the previous year.

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However, respondents reported a decrease (from 75 percent in 2013 to 66 percent in 2014) in leaders' interest in technology-based learning systems. This could be due to the lack of solid strategies for effectively using learning technologies. When asked about mobile learning in particular, 44 percent of respondents said their organizations had purchased new mobile devices, but had no strategy for using them. …

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