What Will Digital Learning Do Differently in 2017?

Gloucestershire (UK), December 2016 - New research has been initiated to get beyond the hype surrounding the next generation of learning technology and uncover what is working for organisations in practice. The Digital Learning: European Realities research is led by Fosway Group, a European HR and learning analyst and a leading European workplace-learning event, Learning Technologies, accompanied by its supporting community, The Learning and Skills Group.

The research has been launched as part of the build-up to Learning Technologies 2017, with the initial results to be unveiled at the event in London on 01-02 February next year. Over 1000 L&D professionals took part in the research last year, making it the largest digital- learning survey in Europe.

The results will provide both L&D professionals and suppliers with comprehensive insights into the digital technologies being used in learning, and how, why, and where in the workplace they are being applied. Uniquely, the research will also deliver data on the digital-learning market itself, including trends, supplier innovation, and customer satisfaction.

David Wilson, CEO of Fosway Group explained, "There is often a lot of hype around new technology being touted as the next big thing in learning. However, the truth is that what organisations are using or plan to use can be far removed from the gloss of the latest new fad. As organisations focus on digital transformation and the industry looks towards the future of digital learning, it’s important to understand what’s real and how the market is really evolving."

He continues, "Fosway’s research covers both the customer and vendor sides of the digital-learning market, which means our analysts often uncover the hidden realities of technology that’s really being used in organisations, what’s working well – and what’s not. The aim of this research is to look at the innovation that’s being adopted in practice, get to the heart of what’s successful now, and understand how the market will develop over the next twelve months."

Learning Technologies Event Director, Mark Penton, commented, "Over the past sixteen years, we have seen the learning market transform dramatically thanks to the ongoing innovation in new technology. It’s so important to understand the impact these changes are having on L&D now and will have in the future. Our goal is to provide the learning community with invaluable insights and reference material to use in their strategy and procurement for the year ahead, and we’re excited to share the results at Learning Technologies in February."