Learning Seat recently commissioned a survey, the results of which have been compiled in a whitepaper called ‘Organisational learning and development: client survey 2014’.
Some key metrics from this survey were presented at the Learning@work conference by Gavin Altus, General Manager of Sales and Marketing at Learning Seat. Learning@work is an event which brings together learning and development experts from across the globe, presenting on the latest topics, trends and challenges affecting the workplace learning.
The aim of this survey was to create a benchmark of the practices regarding learning and development across Australian organisations. The survey generated some interesting metrics about the use of digital learning in Australia, as well as some indication of how the eLearning market would evolve in the future.
From the 300 responses received, 70% were from respondents in the HR and L&D functions, and were mainly from the health, finance and government sectors.
The survey results clearly showed the importance of digital learning in the training journey of the participating organisations. Mobile technology platforms were flagged as a key driver for future training delivery. The ability to provide relevant and engaging content to learners was also mentioned as a crucial element to a successful eLearning experience.
Monitoring and reporting on workplace training, though important, was not being enforced in most of the organisations surveyed. And interestingly, most organisations did not feel that their learning and development budgets fully supported their training objectives.
Compliance was the training and development area where digital learning was most used. Learning Seat, as an active proponent of online compliance training, has been observing this trend for a long time. Other top training and development areas where digital learning was being employed were induction, soft skills and system training.
Interestingly, compliance was also one of the top areas in which organisations would be willing to spend more. The top three features of digital learning that learners most appreciated were ease of use, engaging content and interactivity.
The remaining survey results can be downloaded on the Learning Seat website at no charge. Learning Seat plans on commissioning similar research in the future, in a bid to better understand our clients and stay abreast of trends in the eLearning space.
For more information about this survey or to learn more about Learning Seat’s online training solutions, please contact us on firstname.lastname@example.org or call 1300 133 151.