Unveiling Insights: ATD 2023 Report Highlights on eLearning and L&D Professionals

ATD’s 2023 State of the Industry report analyzes talent development trends, spending, and activities based on a survey of 454 organizations across various industries. This data-driven guide, featuring graphs and charts, provides insights into the impact of the evolving COVID-19 pandemic on talent development in 2022. 

We’ve extracted key statistics from the report highlighting the situation relating to the eLearning industry and L&D professionals.  

89% of organizations use Live ILT, 86% use Live VILT, and 75% use asynchronous eLearning as their most common content delivery methods

Traditional classroom training with live instructors (Live ILT) emerged as the top content delivery method. Additionally, live instructor-led virtual classrooms (Live VILT) and asynchronous e-learning ranked as the second and third most prevalent methods across small and large organizations. This approach aids organizations in cost reduction (travel and classroom space expenses) while facilitating real-time interaction opportunities for geographically dispersed workforces.

Looking for the best tools to create ILT or VILT? The Learning Creation Studio, a collection of immersive learning experiences in one platform, provides eLearning tools for different content delivery methods, including Live VILT, asynchronous eLearning, and blended learning for organizations worldwide. 

22% of respondents are currently using AI applications for learning, whilst 26% plan to implement them within the next year

Many organizations incorporate technology-based learning tools into their offerings. About 22 percent currently use AI applications for learning, and 26 percent plan to implement them within the next year. 

AI is the future and is transforming learning as we know it. We’ve already integrated AI functionalities into ELB Learning’s course authoring, video coaching, and virtual reality tools to help make more immersive and effective training in less time! We also offer AI services to help train your workers on using AI effectively and to implement AI applications to create deliverable and tangible outcomes. 

49% used simulations and scenario-based learning and 42% used microlearning for their training 

Simulations and scenario-based learning are the second most common technology-based learning methods, used among 49% of respondents, whilst 42% use microlearning. Furthermore, large organizations are more likely to say that they used simulation and scenario-based learning than smaller organizations. 

CenarioVR is an immersive virtual reality authoring tool that offers scenario-based learning to transport your learners to their workplace. Hereby learners develop conditioned responses, problem-solving skills, and muscle memory in their own time. 

Microlearning through an easy-to-use, powerful authoring tool is possible with Lectora, with AI functionalities, collaborative authoring, integration and built-in assets, interactive elements, and many more features. 

Mandatory and compliance training and new employee orientation were the most common learning content across industries 

96 percent of respondents indicated that new employee orientation content was offered most frequently, with 41 percent concentrating the majority of their learning content in this area. Mandatory and compliance training was provided by 95 percent of organizations, with 42 percent allocating the majority of their content in this area. This training includes safety, health, sexual harassment, cyber awareness, privacy, and industry-specific compliance training.

Many clients use ELB Learning’s products for new employee orientation, compliance training, leadership training, cyber awareness, and many other use cases.

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