TRAINING AND DEVELOPMENT | NEW TRENDS AND TECHNIQUES
The change on the way we do things lead us all crazy. Just like in the change of technology, you buy a new smartphone today and the following month a new model is already introduced in the market.
The social media which we all love has been constantly changing.
In a school where I am connected, evaluators saw that students going to the library are getting fewer as the years go by. The reason? Most students would rather want to surf the net and study about their subject matter. Understandably because many of us can see the latest articles about the subject matter we wanted to study. It is also faster and easy of course.
Companies, on the other hand, must also think about the new strategies, especially in their approaches of their human resource. One of the area in the human resource management which must be given a serious look in terms of strategies and approaches is the Training and Development. Human Resource Department must think of the new techniques and tools that will help
One of the area in the human resource management which must be given a serious look in terms of strategies and approaches is the Training and Development. The traditional “one size fit all” approach in training and development may no longer be applicable today.
LEARNING THROUGH SMARTPHONES
Most people in the corporate world are already using smartphones. They use smartphones not only to communicate but to stay connected with friends and families as well as to get updated of the daily news. The moment a person wakes up in the morning, most often than not they will check what’s inside their inbox.
With this scenario, micro-learning using the device which most people love will surely come very effective. With Micro-learning using the smartphones, the Training department can deliver contents and information to their employees anytime.
LEARNING THROUGH SOCIAL MEDIA
Have you tried live streaming on Facebook? Wow, this is one very powerful tool which Facebook provides for its users.
Progressive teachers are all now using social media to reach out to their students. This does not only delight the student but it even made the teacher cool on the eyes of their student.
The changes in the structure of workforce in the organization especially with the influx of the millennials in workplace warrants for social media learning as an integral strategy in Training and Development.
The use of internal social media networks for Training and Development played a crucial role in the seamless exchange of ideas especially with the absence of physical proximity between employees.
Social Media provides a great venue for people in the organization to share files, powerpoint presentations, videos and communicate effectively.
More and more organizations are now using private chat group on Facebook for easy communications.
Adaptive Learning was introduced in 2012 but this is not yet fully maximize.
As an educational method, Adaptive Learning is using the computer as an interactive teaching device. With the use of the computer, the allocation of human and learning interventions are orchestrated to suit the individual needs of each learner.
With Adaptive learning, computers customized the educational materials presentation which suits to the students learning needs as shown by their responses to the questions and exercises.
Adaptive Learning covers various aspects from different fields including education, computer science, psychology and even brain science.
This technology has been partially inspired by the fact that tailored learning cannot be achieved by large-scale traditional approaches. With this technology, learners can study and learn from their own space.
While Adaptive Learning is primarily used in education, it is also used today for business training. Several designs being introduced today in the general curricula include web applications and desktop computer applications.
Millenials are very much oriented with virtual reality. The Virtual Reality is a technology which uses the computer, headsets and oftentimes in combination with physical spaces. With Virtual Reality, realistic images, sounds, and sensations are generated stimulating the physical presence on the part of the user in a virtual or imaginary domain.
When using the Virtual Reality gadget, the person will be enabled to “look around” and even interact with virtual items in the artificial world.
The Virtual Reality headsets are goggles which are head-mounted and with a screen in front of the eyes. Most often the programs include audio generated through headphones or speakers.
With Virtual Reality, Training and Development landscape will surely change giving the trainee an immersive experience. This technology will surely be one of the most powerful learning methods soon.
WHAT’S YOUR TAKE?
Now your turn. What do you think are other trends which we failed to include on this list? Feel free to comment below.