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digital learning in 2024: the midyear recap

2024 has marked a significant shift in digital learning strategies and technologies. From the amazing developments we’ve seen from the integration of AI, VR and AR, to machine learning and the greater focus on mental health and employee wellbeing, we wanted to give you a midyear recap from the experts at Mindboost.

personalisation and bespoke training

One of the standout trends this year has been the rise of personalised, bespoke web-based training. Companies are moving away from one-size-fits-all solutions and towards customised learning experiences that cater to individual employee needs.

According to a recent survey by Deloitte, 78% of organisations now offer personalised learning paths, a sharp increase from 62% in 2022. This shift not only enhances learning efficiency but also boosts employee engagement and retention.

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focus on mental health

The integration of mental health into employee training programs has become a crucial development in 2024. With the increasing awareness of mental well-being, companies are embedding mental health modules within their training programs. A report by the World Economic Forum highlights that 65% of large enterprises now include mental health training as part of their digital learning initiatives, compared to just 45% in 2020. Bespoke web-based training solutions emphasise mental health, providing employees with the tools they need to manage stress and maintain productivity.

enhanced client engagement through interactive learning

Engagement is key to effective learning, and 2024 has seen a surge in the use of interactive elements in digital training. Gamification, virtual reality (VR), and augmented reality (AR) are becoming standard in instructional design, creating immersive learning experiences. Companies like PwC have reported a 90% improvement in employee engagement through the use of VR-based training programs. These technologies not only make learning more enjoyable but also improve knowledge retention and practical application.

AI and machine learning in instructional design

Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning (ML) have revolutionised instructional design, enabling the creation of adaptive learning systems that respond to the needs of learners in real-time. According to Gartner, by the end of 2024, 60% of large enterprises will have incorporated AI into their digital learning platforms, enhancing the customisation and effectiveness of training programs. We’re able to leverage AI to analyse learning patterns and tailor content, ensuring optimal learning outcomes for each employee. Check out Linkedin’s report on it here.

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increased accessibility and flexibility

The shift towards remote work has accelerated the need for flexible and accessible learning solutions. Digital learning platforms are now more user-friendly and mobile-compatible, allowing employees to learn anytime, anywhere. LinkedIn’s Workplace Learning Report states that 74% of employees prefer learning during their free time, making mobile-friendly content a necessity.

real-life examples

Companies worldwide are setting benchmarks with their innovative approaches to digital learning. IBM has rolled out a comprehensive digital training program that uses AI to provide personalised learning experiences. Similarly, Accenture’s virtual reality training programs have significantly enhanced employee engagement and skill acquisition.

As we move through 2024, the advancements in digital learning for employees continue to evolve, driven by technology and a deeper understanding of employee needs. It’s crucial for forward-thinking organisations to be ahead of these developments, utilising bespoke training solutions that prioritise mental health, leverage cutting-edge instructional design, and enhance client engagement. Stay tuned for more updates and insights as we navigate this exciting year in digital learning. Get in touch with the mindboost team today to learn more about how we can help.

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Caleb Foster Digital Learning Geek
After gaining more than 20 years of experience in operational excellence in the hospitality and digital learning sectors, Caleb wanted to rid the world of dull ‘click next’ and ineffective elearning and solve the epidemic of uninspiring digital learning. Mindboost began back in 2016, when Caleb, saw a huge opportunity to create better quality digital learning content that connects with learners emotionally to encourage a desire to learn more. Caleb realised there was a lack of true understanding of an organisation’s culture and inner-working when learning providers were presented with a request from a client. So, the Mindboost team get under the cover of an organisation’s performance need and ultimately look to connect with learners emotionally. When a learner is connected emotionally, they tend to start believing in a change, this then generates a feeling and makes a greater impact within the organisation than just conveying information.