Learning technologies: what managers really think

For many L&D functions, utilising technology to deliver learning experiences is a strategic priority. Established learning technologies such as e-learning and learning management systems, as well as newer options such as online groups/networks and performance support tools represent a considerable investment.

Learning technologies: what managers really think

The impact (or otherwise) of these learning technologies is a critical means by which L&D’s success is judged.

Given this, how much does L&D really know about how these technologies are being received by managers, and how useful they are perceived to be?

The key questions we seek to answer in this report are:

  • How useful do managers find different learning technologies?
  • How accessible do managers find different technologies?

  • Which learning options do managers turn to when they face specific workplace challenges?

  • How do managers view workplace learning technologies in comparison to the technology they access in their personal life?

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