A few weeks ago we looked through Donald Taylor’s The L&D Global Sentiment Survey. This reports the previous years’ attempts by the L&D community to predict hot topics in L&D for the upcoming year.
Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality were the absolute winners on Twitter. More importantly, the interest for this topic was insignificant in the beginning of the year, but rose month by month. Geographical analysis shows it was extremely popular in the US.
Nearly 70% of all 2016 L&D-related tweets were technology related. However, survey results gave importance to other topics and approaches. It’s probably safe to assume that L&D professionals trend ‘liberal’ when on Twitter while holding onto realistic or even conservative opinions in real life (or industry-specific surveys).
L&D oriented topics (e.g. knowledge management, personal knowledge mastery…) did not make their way onto Twitter (or could not be effectively caught in our analysis).
A quick glance at the leaderboard:
|Virtual / Augmented reality||21.8%|
|Collaborative / Social learning||10.4%|
|Games / Gamification||9.2%|
|Synchronous delivery / Webinars||6.3%|
|Neuroscience / Cognitive science||4.6%|
|Personalization / Adaptive delivery||3.4%|
|Consulting more deeply with the business||2.2%|
|Personal knowledge mastery (pkm)||0.0%|