Aspirations vs. Reality: How Digital Learning Performs in Today's World
Many companies claim to embrace the future of learning, however the reality is most fall short of achieving their key objectives due to complex and restrictive IT infrastructures, budgetary constraints and a missed placed focus on short term goals.
Digital learning can save companies money in the long-term if they take a more strategic approach to program development.
Expert instructional designers at TTi Global, (one of the world’s leading workforce development companies operating in 23 countries) highlight some of the main obstacles that can hinder a company’s effort to implement an effective Digital Learning program:
- Companies want to maximize their budgets, however regular curricula updates and refreshing legacy data can be costly and detract from more creative and innovative learning solutions. This approach often ends up costing more money in the long-run.
- Learning and development departments are keen to embrace new mobile technologies as way to deliver content, but IT constraints, lack of Mobile strategy or BYOD policy can be huge hurdles to overcome.
- Existing Learning Management Systems may not offer the flexibility required to meet the needs of the modern learner, however historically these have represented a massive investment for some companies and can run into millions of dollars.
Claire Harrison Bradley, Director of Global Product and Services for TTi Global states, “Our clients have an aspiration to embrace the future of learning, however the reality is they are often encumbered by their IT structure, their budgets and their specific short term needs and challenges.”
TTi Global is a global leader in the advancement of learning technologies and instructional design. Recently the company won the Bronze award for "Best Use of Simulations or Virtual Environments for Learning" at the Learning Technologies Awards ceremony in London.