Last week marked the relaunch of the Omniplex eLearning Community. With the relaunch came the inaugural ELC conference, bringing together L&D professionals with some of the best minds in the industry.
The event, which featured speakers from Cursim, Vyond and Articulate covered a range of topics about the future of digital learning. In case you were not lucky enough to join us – I thought I’d give you a quick recap of the day.
The global perspective of digital learning
Sometimes it can be easy to overlook the global nature of our wonderful industry. So, in our first presentation of the day, our CEO, Matthew Lloyd addressed this topic. Heading up eLearning companies in three continents, Matthew has a uniquely global insight into the world of digital learning. In this session, Matthew discussed the socio-political, cultural, technological, geographical and aesthetic differences across the globe. Matthew went on to examine how these differences can be harnessed to increase the reach and impact of your corporate learning.
Perk, not work: How to make learning the most exciting part of your business
Next up was Jasmine Kundra, Head of Cursim – our learning services division. Jasmine brought her ideas about the future of corporate learning to the audience, explaining that eLearning can truly be the most exciting part of your business. Jasmine explained how we can draw insights from the highly saturated, addictive nature of today’s high media-consumption world, to create digital learning that entices learners to ‘binge’.
How AI will influence better data-driven L&D decision making.
What does Artificial Intelligence really mean in learning? It’s spoken about often, but do we really know the impact it has? Our very own Andrei Grayson explored this topic at the launch event, highlighting that AI:
- Exposes endless possibilities for civilisation, in incredibly positive ways.
- Enables smart automation of various tasks
- Performs tasks that usually rely on human intelligence
- Is based almost entirely on algorithms developed by humans.
In a learning context, AI analyses learner behaviour to understand skills gaps, automate content scheduling and personalise content to increase return on investment. With intelligent auto-tagging, AI powered deep-search and invite-to-watch features, we’ve only started to skim the surface of AI powered learning platforms.
Why you should upskill employees with video
As automation becomes more prevalent, research predicts that employees will need new skills to thrive. So, for our fourth presentation, Stacy Adams, Head of Marketing at Vyond, spoke about her ideas for the future of the workforce. Sharing research from McKinskey, that identifies the three skills they believe will be in high demand by 2030; Stacy spoke about how you can use video to upskill employees on:
- Social and emotional intelligence
- Technological skills
- Higher cognitive skills
The cognitive science of learning design
Closing the morning of the ELC launch event was Kashish Kacheria, Instructional Designer at Cursim. Kashish shared her passion of understanding the mechanics of the brain and human behaviour, by applying her knowledge of neuroscience to learning design. Focusing on three key areas, attention, emotion and memory, Kashish revealed her top tips for creating intuitive and effective learning experiences.
Thank you to everyone who attended our innaugural ELC conference, and to all of our speakers, who made it such a wonderful day. To be ‘in the know’ of all of upcoming events, visit community.omniplex.co