17 November

2022 Workplace Learning Trends Key Takeaways

The latest Workplace Learning Trends Report has recently been released by Udemy. It looks ahead at the different skills required by companies in the year ahead, which will be filled by external hires or internal talent development.

Whilst the report covers a number of sectors, here are the 3 key takeaways for learning professionals to be aware of.

  1. Instructional Design & Online Course Creation Skills Have Never Been More In-Demand

Since the start of 2020, the number 1 talent developmental skill in HR is Online Course Creation. Driven by the drastic increase in remote working, this is still the most in demand skill going into 2022 as many organisations continue to operate on a remote working or partially-remote working basis.

Not far behind online course creation is Instructional Design. Whilst Online Course Creation comprises a number of steps, including development (graphic design & UX) and course rollout, Instructional Design is a skillset that has previously often been overlooked during the course creation process. The increase in creating eLearning content over the last 2 years has given rise for the need across numerous sectors for the ability to apply creativity and educational frameworks to design engaging and effective eLearning experiences.

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  1. Earning a Certification is Proven to Give Your Career a Boost

Here are two statistics which will catch the eye of ambitious learning professionals:

  • 34% of HR professionals have at least one professional certification
  • 31% of HR professionals who hold a professional certification see a 31% pay boost to their salaries

HR professionals who develop their skills and gain a formal qualification can expect to earn a pay rise, particularly those in the early or intermediate stages of their career.

  1. Accessibility is Something You Should Learn About, if You Haven’t Already

Since 2017, Accessibility has grown by 439% as a topic of learning consumption. It’s become so prevalent in web design that much of the public sector globally has various regulations demanding a certain standard of accessibility for their own sites.

Digital learning design in many organisations often doesn’t adhere to the same accessibility standards as the same organisation’s website, but this is starting to change. If you’re unfamiliar with the term, an accessible eLearning experience means that all learners, including those with disabilities, can access the learning content.

Keeping accessibility in mind during the development phase of eLearning projects will create a more inclusive learning experience in your organisation.

Accessibility in eLearning, Instructional Design and Course Rollout are all key topics covered in our university credit rated, industry approved Professional Diploma in Digital Learning Design.

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