L&D faces challenges in capitalising on a huge digital opportunity, new 2022 Fosway 9-Grid™ for Digital Learning suggests.
Following the recent publication of its market assessment of learning systems, Fosway Group, Europe’s #1 HR industry analyst, today launches the 2022 9-Grid™ for Digital Learning. The report reveals a buoyant market and more accessible innovation are providing corporate buyers with a huge opportunity to take their digital learning experience to the next level.
The report shows that digital learning has a central part to play in helping organisations drive the skills agenda to support post-pandemic challenges including digital transformation, new ways of working and climate change. Digital enables agility, which is now a key component of corporate learning strategies.
Digital is also helping L&D teams put learning into the flow work, however the 9-Grid™ assessment shows most learning teams have only basic skills and experience in doing this. And the challenge of digital learning fatigue, first highlighted in last year’s report, is not going away.
The research reveals that artificial intelligence is now a key component of personalised learning, delivering content streams based on employees’ needs and enabling more effective content curation at scale. AI is also powering talent marketplaces which intelligently link skills to learning opportunities as well as to mentors, work projects and future roles. Delivering this more joined up, human experience will become a major differentiator for learning providers and internal teams alike, the report suggests.
David Perring, Director of Research at Fosway Group, commented, “This year’s research shows the direction of travel for digital learning after a tumultuous two years of crisis and change. The focus is on skills, agility, personalisation and creating an excellent digital learning experience. On the supply side, we see fast-paced innovation which provides L&D teams with the opportunity to deliver on their digital goals.”
However, many L&D teams report that they lack maturity in their use of digital learning, making it harder to understand which technologies to use and how to deploy them effectively. Showing the value and impact of digital learning also remains a challenge.
“As a result of the acceleration to digital over the last two years pressure is now mounting on L&D teams to show their value,” said David Wilson, CEO of Fosway Group. “But this continues to be an area of weakness for learning teams, which is a cause for concern. With more business data now available to L&D teams there is a great opportunity to show value, which in turn will help build momentum around digital learning innovation.”
As well as the 9-Grid™ for Digital Learning, which is a market analysis of solutions that provide content and resources, Fosway Group also produces the 9-Grid™ for Learning Systems, which concentrates on the platforms that power the content.
The full 2022 9-Grid™ for Digital Learning report can be downloaded online now.
Fosway’s David Wilson and David Perring will take questions on the research in a live online ‘Ask The Analyst’ session on 27 April 2022. Register for your free place here .