Volgens IBM Research zijn er de volgende trends waar te nemen in Learning:
- Learner empowerment - learners are becoming responsible for their own learning rather than having learning ‘done to them’.
- Collaborative learning - recognising that some 80 per cent of what humans learn is learnt by ‘being and doing’ on-the-job, through connecting with other people and the environment.
- ‘Embedded learning’ - a revised and updated version of ‘electronic performance support systems’ (EPSS).
- Learning being about ‘reaching outside the organisation’ to customers and suppliers - passing on an organisation’s knowledge to these in order to build loyalty.
Volgens Tata Interactive Systems zijn de belangrijkste trends in learning:
- The delivery of learning materials to mobile devices is increasing rapidly.
- Outsourcing both HR activities and the production of training/learning materials is also increasing rapidly.
- Increasingly, many training managers are being expected to rollout learning programmes globally - which indicates the growing globalisation of business.
- Those providing the input for learning programmes - the teachers - are, increasingly, being drawn from anywhere in the world, making their knowledge and expertise available to anyone, anywhere in the world, and thus making ‘learning’ a truly global activity.
- The growing realisation that ‘learning’ is merely a blanket term - like ‘fruit’ rather than ‘banana’, ‘mango’, ‘apple’ and so on. Consequently, those commissioning ‘learning programmes’ are becoming more discerning and, so, are now asking for ‘simulation-based’, ‘story-based’ or other, more specific forms of learning materials.