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LSG webinar series begins with Fosway’s insights into the realities of digital learning

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David Perring, Fosway Group’s director of research, kicks off the new series of webinars from the Learning and Skills Group on Thursday 21 September exploring why organisations struggle to find the right solutions and how buyers should be looking at the digital learning market to make better choices.

David Perring, Director of Research, Fosway Group
David Perring, Director of Research, Fosway Group 

'It’s easy to provide digital learning in organisations, but it’s hard to do it well' explained David Perring. 'L&D professionals are facing a tsunami of change; changes in how people work, changing expectations about what people want from their employer and a need to make an impact faster than ever before. And it’s not just the speed of change, but the range of roles L&D have to play in their organisations that make it so incredibly challenging.'

He continues, 'With so many contexts, strategies and outcomes and new demands from both learners and stakeholders, the systems choices L&D professionals make are getting harder. There was a time when you just needed a system to support formal programmes, but the world has become much more complex. Now there’s micro credentialing, social learning, performance support...the list goes on and on. Often that means L&D are looking for more and more functionality from their digital solutions. But the reality is that functionality on its own is rarely enough.'


In order to support learning professionals tackling the challenges of digital learning, the webinar will explore: 

  • Why systems fail to impress despite delivering value for learners, L&D and organisations
  • The digital learning solutions that carry the highest risks of success and failure
  • The drivers that have brought us to where we are today
  • How ready L&D is for the emerging challenges of changes in work, and workers expectations
  • What it is to be an agile HR professional
  • How well systems are responding to the perfect storm of changing learning approaches and demands for a broader range of learning experience

Don Taylor, Chairman of the Learning and Skills Group comments, ‘I’m looking forward to kicking off the new series of LSG webinars with this important look at digital learning. The research carried out by Fosway and Learning Technologies is highlighting some interesting trends and it’s frankly, critical that L&D has the right data available to help us move forward as a profession.’

‘Hunting for unicorns: The realities of digital learning today and tomorrow’ takes place online at 10am (BST) on Thursday 21 September 2017. Attendees can register via the Learning and Skills Group website.

Full details of the 2017 Digital Learning Realities research and the accompanying reports can be found on the Fosway website.