Published: March 10, 2016

City & Guilds Kineo Releases Annual Learning Insights Report

Re-establish your sense of direction in today's digital blizzard with key insights from over 35 L&D professionals with our Learning Insights Report 2015.

City & Guilds Kineo

Danielle Treanor

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L&D Managers are overwhelmed by their learning technology options say researchers.

The 2016 Learning Insights report from City & Guilds Kineo reveals a fascinating set of insights and issues but the predominant theme was how many of the L&D managers interviewed were confused by the blizzard of learning technology options available to them.

As the opening summary explains: “It’s clear that many of the participants in our research are using a vast range of different approaches in their learning solutions, but all shared the view that there is a bewildering number of options out there for solving their training challenges.”

For the 2015 report interviewers from City & Guilds Kineo explored the key challenges and trends affecting the industry over the last ten years and reveal what’s in store for the future. In their interviews with learning and development decision makers around the world they asked six key questions:

  1. What’s been the biggest surprise in the last 10 years?
  2. What’s the elephant in the room?
  3. What’s driving change in the workplace?
  4. Which technology has had the most impact?
  5. How have learners’ expectations our expectations of learners changed in the last 10 years?
  6. What are your top priorities for the future?

Matt Johnson, City & Guilds Kineo’s Managing Director, said: “We can see from this year’s report that the sheer range of solutions on offer is bewildering to some L&D professionals. Learners’ demands have shifted along with tech changes – they’re looking for an experience that mirrors how they learn and find information in their everyday lives. Despite the changes in delivery, though, I believe that the underlying pedagogy remains the same. A great learning experience is still a great learning experience.”

Johnson’s confidence was echoed by the report’s findings that despite the flurry of new technological opportunities, L&D managers remain focused on learner’s needs. They’re also excited about their new role as content curator – they now not only create new learning content but collect and present the very best materials available online.

As Matt explains: “With that new mastery over content and a new focus on truly listening to learners’ needs there’s certainly hope that L&D managers can find true north in the digital blizzard!”

Download your free copy of Learning Insights, City & Guilds Kineo’s annual report on the state of the industry now at: