Covid-19 May Have Sped up our Pivot to Online Learning by 5-7 Years
July 21, 2020
How should companies be focusing their upskilling and training efforts right now? Charlie Chung, VP of solutions consulting and business development at online collaborative learning company NovoEd, shares his thoughts.
Why should employers still prioritise learning and upskilling for staff while operating remotely?
Just a few months ago, organisations were scrambling to equip their workforces to effectively work from home for a temporary period of time. By this point, many organisations have made these adjustments but are now facing a new reality that their employees may not be returning to the office anytime soon.
Now that we’re in it for the long haul, these band-aid online solutions that were put in place aren’t going to cut it long term. Employers must rethink the digital training programmes they put into place. This may seem like a daunting task, but there are now many learning technology tools and platforms that can help.
With the right learning platforms, organisations can contextualise the online training programme for their unique employee and business needs. This not only enables high-quality training during a period of remote work, but also provides the flexibility to offer digital and blended (digital and face-to-face) programmes that will become more common training modalities in the future. The pandemic likely accelerated the trend towards online learning by five to seven years.
You can read Silicon Republic’s full article here.
The Presentation Company, Facebook and NovoEd: The combination of these dedicated organizations provided the ingredients for creating something not just evolutionary, but revolutionary in on-demand training.