Next Generation Learning Infrastructure

by Kineo

L&D never ceases to evolve and transform. Discover the transformation L&D is currently experiencing, the role of SaaS solutions and LMSs in this transformation, as well as the key goals that the new L&D infrastructure accomplishes and the skill sets your training team must possess to keep up. Special attention is also given to real-time analytics that measure both learner needs and training effectiveness.

Key Chapters

  1. User-centric, Data-driven Performance Assassins: Welcome to the new world of L&D

    As an industry, the L&D space seems to always be undergoing transformation. From decentralization to centralization. From classroom to digital to blends. From training to talent development. And the transformation continues.

  2. Inspiration from our Peers

    We don’t have to look any further than to our peers in marketing to understand the transformation L&D is experiencing. It wasn’t long ago that the John Wannamaker wrote, “Half the money I spend on advertising is wasted; the trouble is I don’t know which half.”

  3. Learning is Everywhere and It’s OK

    Changes in how we deliver learning experiences are being driven by two significant factors.

  4. A New Infrastructure

    Whereas today’s infrastructure tends to focus on controlling access to learning and gathering rudimentary data about completion of assessments, modern L&D is moving to create a more robust infrastructure that accomplishes three key goals.

  5. Real-time Feedback & Analytics

    Let’s state the obvious. What shouldn’t change is that designing a learning program still needs to start with defining the overall business goals. This is the starting point for this entire diagram and the transformation.

  6. Getting It All in One Place

    Of course, the fact that this data is out there is all well and good, but to make sense of it, we need it in one place. In the olden days, we had to do a lot of complicated and costly system integration work to pull all this data together. Thankfully, with today’s advances, most software systems have the ability to easily connect to other systems and share valuable data. The market demand for data and integration has introduced a new set of systems and vocabulary to the industry. Here, we provide a glossary of these systems and terms.

  7. It’s About People, Too

    As you think about expanding your technology infrastructure to support this new view of L&D, you will also likely need to rethink your team makeup. Many of these tools and technologies require different skill sets than the traditional training team may have. Can you expand the skills and competencies of current roles on your team? Should you be exploring the need for new roles or services?

  8. Taking it Forward

    As we consider redefining the L&D organization to meet the needs of the modern learner, we should be thinking holistically about the experiences we’re designing and the outcomes we’re after. We see this as requiring three legs to the stool.

While most L&D departments are still trying to figure out which half of their training programs makes an impact, the industry is entering a period of significant change that will result in a new level of transparency and sophistication in how we allocate resources and measure our impact.

Finding it hard to keep up with the continuous transformation of L&D? Worried that your courses don't have the desired function and impact towards the Next Generation Learning Infrastructure? Download this eBook that lets you in on the key goals of the new infrastructure, that is getting the most out of real-time feedback and analytics, managing your data and expanding the skills of your team to fulfill learner needs and training effectiveness.

Christopher Pappas

Christopher Pappas
Founder of The eLearning Industry's Network