SUMMARY – Pandemics aside, there are clearly exciting times ahead for learning and development (L&D) as evidenced by this year’s update to the Donald H. Taylor 2020 L&D Global Sentiment Survey. Top priorities in the survey are learning analytics and personalized/adaptive delivery. Together, they showcase the vital importance of L&D delivering the kind of learning that will advance business and talent strategies within organizations. Although the survey and the analysis in this blog date to before the COVID-19 outbreak, the topics discussed are even more relevant now that remote learning has become imperative for all organizations.
Corporate learning and development (L&D) can take a significant step forward toward meaningful return on investment (ROI) measures by moving beyond mere transactional data of how many people take a course. Thanks to adaptive learning platforms and the data they automatically generate, it’s possible to assess improvements in proficiency, competence and confidence without the additional effort usually associated with measurement.