Digital transformation is an increasingly pertinent topic in the learning industry, but there are still a lot of questions surrounding this topic – as well as exactly how to execute this “transformation.” Yet, these emerging technologies are already changing the learning ecosystem and will continue to affect the way learners engage with (and access) the knowledge required to do their jobs.
Brandon Carson, Director of Learning at Delta Airlines, discusses the following “Edge Technologies” that are starting to find their way into the learning industry:
- Workplace Automation
- Cloud Services
- Mobile Technologies
- Big Data
- Internet of Everything (IoT)
Employees will increasingly require learning at their moment of need, and these technologies will help us deliver on that need.
As learning practitioners, this means we don’t need to become technology engineers; instead, we need to provide guidance on how to drive business value by leveraging the available technology.