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featureed image Published 2022-02-02, by Kellie Auman

Four Technologies Changing How Businesses Train Their Ecosystem

At the risk of a belaboring an obvious point, the COVID-19 outbreak and other economic disruptions of 2020/2021 have brought about major changes in almost every area of business - and this includes training and onboarding. More specifically, trends towards digitalization and remote learning solutions were accelerated, creating a training landscape which is almost unrecognizable compared to the situation just a few years ago.

By necessity, in-person seminars and training has been almost entirely eliminated. In its place, a wide range of new technologies have become widely embraced in a very short amount of time. Ultimately, this is a good thing because many of them can be even more effective than in-person training, while cutting costs as well.

These are the techniques and technologies which will be guiding training in the years to come.

Four Technologies Changing How Businesses Train Their Ecosystem

1. Streaming video

There's nothing new about corporate training videos - they've been used since the middle of the 20th century. However, today it is cheaper and easier than ever to create quality training videos. Anyone with a halfway modern smartphone and a decent laptop can cut together videos, and this has opened up the market in a big way. Combined with streaming services, both public and private, and digital training videos have become one of the most common types of training.

2. Audio / podcasts

The humble podcast has become a surprisingly robust and long-lasting technology. The main benefits to podcast-style training are that podcasts are low-bandwidth, extremely cheap to produce, and can be played back anywhere. More and more professionals are embracing podcasts because they can listen to the audio during their commute, or on breaks, or otherwise fit it into their schedules. Podcast-style training sessions are perfect for situations where your workforce will be training themselves on their own time.

3. Virtual Reality

Virtual Reality (VR) has become the exciting new technology for training. VR allows for hands-on simulations of almost any type of work training, even scenarios or situations which would be too dangerous to do in real life. Consider disaster training scenarios. Generally, they're only lists of theoretical steps on a piece of paper.  With VR, these situations can be directly simulated, giving employees an opportunity to truly experience the event and consider their actions. In addition, such training is also genuinely fun and exciting for participants. This makes the lessons truly memorable and likely to be retained for a long time going forward. See our content example here:

4. Collaborative learning

All modern business is a collaborative environment, so why make workers go through high school style "every person for themselves" style training? Many businesses are embracing the idea of collaborative learning, using chat systems, message boards, or similar systems, so that groups of cohorts can work through material together. This more closely mirrors real-world processes, where any challenge will be tackled by many individuals at once.

LogicBay Now Offers Extensive Content Development Services

Technology is only part of a training solution - you still need well-written, engaging, and interesting training content to ensure your lessons stick. LogicBay now offers training development services. Experts can craft your training sessions, using the latest of technologies, bringing your ecosystem the best options for personal development.

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