Additional evidence for learner preferences in the workplace

by | Mar 27, 2007 | Articles

In the 13 years we have been providing benchmarks for learning and development teams, one thing has remained the same – the disparity between the aspirations of the L&D team and the impact learning is having on the organisation.

In some areas that gap is closing and in others, it stays stubbornly wide. So how can learning leaders start to close that aspiration gap?

The study, by online learning provider, SkillSoft, was compiled following two major pieces of research which took place towards the end of 2006 – involving an online survey of 5,360 employees plus in-depth interviews with senior HR thought-leaders from 16 global organisations (see notes to editors for detailed methodology).

One of the aims of the study was to establish whether there were any synergies between how employees preferred to learn with the training made available to them by their organisation.

The top five learner preferences were:

1. Being able to get at information as and when I need it.

2. Being in charge of my own learning pace.

3. Attending classroom courses.

4. Learning in bite-sized pieces.

5. Learning at my desktop.

These findings echo the findings of  Towards Maturity research and form useful additional evidence for learner preferences in the workplace.

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This article was originally created by the Work based e-learning project at e-skills UK and is reproduced with kind permission.

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