5 learning and development trends to watch out for in 2017

L&D trends in 2017

1. Mobile learning accounts for 25% of all learning worldwide

70% of modern learners rely on search engines like Google and 50-60% access online courses for knowledge, so it’s not surprising that today’s workforce relies less on traditional L&D training.

2.  Millennials and Gen X are the largest online learners

Millennials account for more than one in three US workers today and have surpassed Generation X in 2015 as the largest segment of the workforce, according to the Pew Research Center.

3. Mobile video traffic is the fastest growing category in total mobile traffic

Mobile video traffic accounted for over half of the total mobile data traffic in 2015 (55%), more than social networking, web browsing, or audio. And mobile video is expected to keep on climbing to account for over 60% of mobile data traffic in 2018.

4. Wednesday is the most popular time to learn at work

The report found interesting data on optimum usage times for learners:

  • Wednesday is the most popular time to learn at work – with 3pm as the most popular time of day where learners will engage with some form of training.
  • Those taking courses in IT, software programming, and web development have a second peak time at 10pm, preferring to burn the midnight oil when it comes to learning.
  • Mobile learning is popular on the morning commute 6am-9am for all learners, peaking at 9:00am, and tapers off during work hours and the evening commute.

5. Hot course topics to keep an eye on in 2017

While IT, software development, and office productivity continue to top the list of popular workplace courses in 2016, new learning trends are emerging that are worth watching.

Hot course topics to keep an eye on in 2017

Information provided by Human Resources Online

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