L&D teams have been hard at work developing and evolving their learning strategies to better align with business goals, close existing and emerging skills gaps, and give learners what they need when they need it. Having the right strategy is a critical first step. However, without the right set of tools and technologies, executing that strategy can be at best challenging. At its worst, a poor technology strategy and roadmap leads to disengaged learners, missed opportunities, and a complete lack of behavioral and performance change. 

ELB Learning, a Brandon Hall Group Preferred Provider, has a uniquely comprehensive understanding of the modern learning ecosystem, as they currently offer tools and technologies for every single aspect of the learning process. Brandon Hall Group and ELB Learning are partnering on a webinar that explores what it takes to build and sustain a next-generation learning technology ecosystem. It will feature leaders from some of ELB’s technology solutions discussing strategies and considerations when it comes to learning technology selection, implementation and integration. 

Modern learning strategies require modern technologies to make them a reality. It is not enough anymore to provide some virtual classes and eLearning courses. Organizations need to reach learners where they live in their jobs, and this requires the right tools to author, deliver, and measure engaging and impactful learning experiences.

Companies need to explore new ideas like machine learning and artificial intelligence and understand how they power learning technologies to automate processes and create more personalized learning. 

Technologies like virtual reality and augmented reality are becoming much more practical and companies are finding new ways to leverage them to deliver immersive learning experiences that were not previously possible. Games and gamification are playing a bigger role in learning, helping companies engage learners and drive outcomes. 

However, the digital appetites of learners seem to be outpacing the experiences organizations can deliver. If organizations want to prepare the workforce for the future, learning must undergo a digital transformation across the entire learning technology ecosystem. This may seem like a daunting proposition, but doing nothing is likely a far worse option.

Done right, a strong technology stack will benefit authors with simpler, more powerful tools. It can benefit admins with more intuitive interfaces and automated tasks and processes. It benefits learners with a more consumer-grade experience that is contextual, relevant, and engaging. And it benefits the business by ensuring the learning strategy is being properly expressed.

Join us for the ELB Learning webinar on Thursday, June 2, to gain some great insights on how to better leverage technology to drive your learning strategy.

David Wentworth

David Wentworth has been a senior research analyst in the human capital field since 2005 and joined the Brandon Hall Group in 2013. He has authored reports and articles on various human capital subjects with an emphasis on workforce technology. He has contributed to several reports published by ASTD, including authoring Mobile Learning: Learning in the Palm of Your Hand, The Rise of Social Media: Enhancing Collaboration and Productivity Across Generations, and Instructional Systems Design Today and in the Future. His work has also appeared in Compensation & Benefits Review and T+D Magazine.