SAN RAMON, CA, May 8, 2014 - Ventana Research has launched its newest benchmark research, on Next-Generation Learning Management. The research will examine the nature and impact of advancements in the design and business use of learning management systems. It also will investigate the extent to which innovative technologies such as analytics, big data, collaboration and mobile enablement impact an organization’s need and ability to keep employees trained to meet their responsibilities and career aspirations.
Learning management systems have become an integral component of human capital management as well as business processes throughout an organization. Whether used for career development or to satisfy compliance needs, learning today has moved beyond the traditional approach relying on a small set of sources and experts. Social collaboration enables drawing as needed on an array of knowledge sources while mobile technology like smartphones and tablets makes learning possible on demand just about anywhere, providing an array of new opportunities for a workforce to stay on top of the latest policies and prepare for new responsibilities.
In light of the rapid advance of technology to enable and improve learning, learning management potentially is a focal point for many organizations that profess a commitment to challenging their workforce and training them digitally. This benchmark research will examine both the interest and the readiness of organizations to embrace the several facets of next-generation learning.
"The dramatic technological shift in learning management means the majority of existing systems being used today are outdated," said Stephan Millard, VP and research director at Ventana Research. "We are seeing a design revolution that is beginning to resemble in potential impact the seismic shift from the green screen to the graphical user interface that began in the 1980s. As organizations begin to understand the promise that this new model of learning offers, they are coming to see the opportunity that is emerging to get knowledge to workers more rapidly and engage them more fully. In addition, this new approach to learning provides new ways to share content and learn from peers, breaking the old mold of one-size-fits-all structured formal learning.”
This benchmark research will identify the emerging uses of these new approaches to learning in businesses. It will determine their needs, explore their acquisition and deployment processes, identify best practices as well as dead-end approaches to be avoided, and assess the performance of organizations seeking to improve the effectiveness of their learning management processes through social collaboration components and mobile technology.
Those interested in learning more about or participating in this benchmark research can do so at www.ventanaresearch.com/nextgenlearning . The research is being sponsored by Peoplefluent and through partnership with HRMarketer will bring broader awareness of this research to the industry. Ventana Research, a leading business technology research and advisory services firm, provides qualified research participants with an incentive, complimentary report and presentation of the research findings as well as access to a free educational webinar on key findings from the benchmark research.
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