Globally, in the past few years, we have seen a lot of changes in the learning landscape. This shift is driven by a number of factors such as inflation, recession, global economic downturns, and social upheavals. These affect both the professional and personal lives of an individual. Hence, there is a need to look at strategies, initiatives, and trends that will shape up the learning management system (LMS) technology trends in the year 2023.
Having said this, we need to understand that changes in learning and development strategies are a reflection of the evolution of workplace practices and advances in technology. And so let’s look at the top 5 trends that we think will heavily impact LMS and e-learning in 2023.
Increased adoption of cloud-based LMS solutions
We are seeing an unprecedentedly growing demand for cloud-based solutions. Learning management systems are no exceptions. Organizations are moving or thinking of moving to cloud-based LMSs due to its core capabilities of scalability, agility, and operational efficiency. They are also easy to customize as per the organization’s needs and usage, hence providing a better ROI than the traditional LMS solutions.
Notable shift towards learning experience platforms (LXP) solutions
For the past years, we are also seeing a shift in the adoption of learning experience platforms (LXPs) which gives enterprises a platform to create a system that is more than managing courses and modules. With LXP, one can include videos, gamified content, and social media – and that is just the tip of the iceberg. It also allows better collaboration experience, and chat as well as creating individual learning pathways and journeys as per the need.
Solutions that support training and development of a hybrid workforce
Let’s be honest: the workplace has turned hybrid. Hybrid workforce is the new normal and we are already used to it. This means that all your solutions and digital platforms need to be intelligent enough to support the need of this new workplace norm. HR leaders as well as business leaders are looking for an LMS system that can provide seamless online training and can give an experience that is close to the traditional training and development sessions. Moreover, in the coming years, we will be seeing a surge in the usage of LMS on mobile devices for its accessibility and other benefits for the remote and hybrid workforce. Therefore, organizations and LMS platforms will need to keep evolving their system for improved internet services, connectivity and content disbursement on mobile and tablets.
Increased demand for no-code/low-code platform
Now, the rise of the no-code/low-code platform in the technology landscape is not new. It has been here for a few years, however, we are going to see increased demand in the LMS world as well. The no-code/low-code platform will democratize the designers and creators of e-learning material. It will enable them to push their content by themselves as well as bring more creative freedom in their finished work. Understanding and having the knowledge of how the system works and giving them more control over publication will leave room for creating a unique experience that is catered not only to the content consumer but in each module as well. Another benefit that the business reaps from this is that the no-code platform reduces strain on the IT department and its resources giving complete autonomy to the learning and development team.
Need for delivering on-demand and personalized e-learning modules and courses
While training, learning, and development is an ongoing process for an organization, it is also a chance for its employees to grow themselves as well as their career. These programs hold high stakes in both enterprises, academies, and educational institutes. Hence it is necessary to keep the employees‘ availability and their interests in mind while providing them with e-learning courses and various modules. Leaders are coming to understand the need to make these courses on-demand and personalized to the employee undergoing the training. It would help them to get a higher response rate without impacting regular business transactions that the employee is involved in.
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