The field of training is rapidly evolving, and the development of new emerging technologies for learning is the driving force behind many of these transformations. By incorporating fresh approaches to instruction and by utilizing novel educational technologies, forward-thinking trainers are helping to reshape the classroom. While some of these new ed tech developments remain unproven and out of reach for most, there are several that have a proven track record of success and are widely accessible.
While most instructional designers are enthusiastic about using innovative technologies in new and existing courses, convincing the stakeholders who pay the bills to sign off, can be a real struggle. This article looks at several of these ed tech tools and the strategy you can use to help convince your organization to adopt them as part of your training program.
Bleeding-edge wearable devices enabling learners to use augmented or virtual reality may be the sci-fi-inspired technology that draws the most 'oohs' and 'ahhs' at conferences. However, adopting these training methods is far from practical. On the other hand, adaptive learning, data analytics, and microlearning are currently accessible and have a track record of success.
Most people don't rush to embrace changes, especially when those changes come at a cost. Therefore, winning over the stakeholders at your organization when it comes to purchasing new ed tech can be a real struggle. You can increase your chances by answering several important questions before making your pitch:
As long as your stakeholders are not dead set against it, you will find most companies are willing to adopt emerging technologies for learning when you provide a strong enough case to support it.
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