e-learningHR professionals report current e-learning methods are not sufficient for mobile, inhibiting plans for development

Almost two thirds (61 per cent) of HR and Learning and Development (L&D) professionals feel more mobile tools are needed to help meet new demands such as social learning and deployment across multiple territories, according to new findings released today.

The “e-learning in 2013” Survey, carried out by simpleshow, the explanatory video animators reveals that 54 per cent of respondents feel it is difficult to meet demands such as “learning-on-the-go” because current e-learning methods are not optimised for mobile. Two in five (39 per cent) also need training collateral to be made available across more the one country.

The survey reveals that video is considered a good tool for e-learning with 44 per cent of respondents citing it as effective. Over half of respondents (52 per cent) say that video as an e-learning method needs to be cost effective, engaging and simple this is reflected in 44 per cent choosing to use animated video over the next 12 months.

The survey also revealed that the biggest headaches of e-learning for HR professionals are that it is time-intensive for staff (39 per cent) and difficult to implement (35 per cent).

Detlev Weise, CEO, simpleshow comments: “The e-learning landscape is changing, particularly as employees adopt new lifestyles such as remote and collaborative working. It is imperative that communication and training remains engaging and consistent, to guarantee effectiveness within these new parameters. By adopting new methods to facilitate e-learning across multiple locations, solutions such as animated video can appease the gripes and meet the demands of HR professionals this year.”

Weise continues: “With 67 per cent of respondents citing budget as a governing factor when choosing e-learning methods, outsourcing solutions such as animated videos presents itself as a cost-effective method to meet the new demands HR and L&D professionals are facing this year.”

The “e-learning in 2013” Survey surveyed 100 HR professionals in January 2013.