There’s no doubt that keeping employees skills up-to-date is vital for success. HR leaders rated “building critical skills and competencies” as their top priority in 2020. With COVID-19 driving the switch to remote working and learning, the situation is ripe for innovation. EdTech is rushing to fill the gap.
Education Technology, or EdTech, refers to new technology in the classroom. It enables scalable, individualised learning experiences, improves student outcomes, reduces the teaching burden, and helps measure the impact.
That said, implementing it well can prove difficult. Learning & Development professionals have to consider quality, expense, learner experience, business needs, and any new tool’s compatibility with their existing IT landscape. Now, with nearly half of employees working remotely, companies face the added challenge of integrating both on- and off-site participants in business and learning events.
More and more, they’re turning to hybrid solutions that offer both online and on-site access to meetings, conferences, and seminars. Likewise, hybrid learning allows participants to join the same class or training event, either remotely or on-site.