Magazine article Talent Development

Virtually Unskilled

Magazine article Talent Development

Virtually Unskilled

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Most L&D staff are adept at providing classroom learning, but many have room to improve their technology-related skills. That's according to the Towards Maturity study L&D: Where Are We Now?

It reports that 85 percent of organizations have L&D staff who are skilled in providing classroom and face-to-face learning, but several of the top skills organizations want to see L&D staff develop involve designing or delivering learning in digital environments. Two-thirds (66 percent) of companies want their L&D professionals to develop skills in digital content development, 65 percent want them to hone their webinar delivery skills, and 60 percent want them to upskill with technology or technology infrastructure in mind.

What specific capabilities should L&D staff focus on to develop these skills?

The Association for Talent Development's research report Virtual Classrooms Now: Using Technology to Reach Today's Workforces reveals that the top three training areas L&D professionals need to become more effective in virtual classrooms are:

* engaging online audiences

* using technologies that enable virtual classrooms

* using software or design tools that adapt content for virtual classrooms. …

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