Innovative training technologies are nothing new. Almost all major companies utilize some form of online learning module, and even top business schools offer remote training opportunities that employers can utilize (usually for a healthy fee). But now that those technologies are in place and very familiar, the time has come to iterate and improve upon them. In the coming year, expect several new training and development solutions, as well as many smaller improvements to those you already use every day.
Almost every Training & Development coordinator knows the look: the employee slumped down in his or her chair, eyes glazed over, clicking rapidly through whatever online learning module they’re being forced to read (or not read, as the case may be). In 2013, expect several new web-based solutions for keeping employees accountable for actually participating in training modules. This new focus on accountability is a welcome development for employers, especially within emergency services like police, fire fighters, and paramedics.