Technology is changing how we live, learn and interact at an incredible pace. To stay on top of what is going on in the realm of eLearning and social media, it is important to review the notable trends. These trends will point to how the workplace is inevitably going to change.
This is evident in the new eLearning activities being adopted that are redefining education.
- Did you know that SMS texting is being used to keep students and staff aware of important events, calendar changes, deadlines, course specific activities and even crisis communication?
- Did you know that students are using social media tools to engage communities in the learning process and to share information in a collaborative environment?
- Did you know that it is becoming more popular and universally accepted to Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) to networks, which also supports the increased usage of devices capable to access digital content online?
Even if you are not headed to the Ivy Towers or have a child getting ready to hit the hallowed halls, these trends are very important to note. That is because these student will be the next employees and leaders of your company.
I address this concept in more detail below the infographic highlighting some important eLearning trends, created by onlinecolleges.net:
Watching the trends that are being incorporated in the everyday lives of students will carry over to the workplace. The change is happening rapidly.
How can your organizational leverage this opportunity to enhance your business?
One way is to embrace and integrate the available technologies that will allow for employees to interact and collaborate. Build an online learning program off of the best practices of what Universities are doing and students are already used to. Use the social networking tools to enhance online learning, strength your core messaging and deliver content to employees when they need it in a professions, secure environment.
This can be easily and affordably incorporated into your business process by using an established social learning management system (LMS). Look for a system that is known for engagement resources and do not charge per user fees (or bandwidth fees as well).
One such system I recommend is the award-winning social learning management system, TOPYX®. TOPYX social LMS was voted 2012’s “Best Social Learning Solution” and has over 10 million users worldwide. There are no implementation fees, no user or bandwidth fees, and provide customer service to be with you every step of the way. And, you can be up and running in about 3 weeks.
As technology continue to drive new changes, we can see what tomorrow’s employees will be like by watching the students of today. Make sure your organization is ready to make the most of it.
Jeffrey A. Roth
Vice President, Marketing and Communications