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5 AI Trends in Learning Platforms

written by Sammir Inamdar December 27, 2023

Even as L&D teams constantly explore newer ways to improve the effectiveness of their training initiatives, the industry is buzzing with a number of questions: How is AI going to further revolutionize learning? How will AI-powered learning platforms like LMS and LXP help bridge skill gaps?

Either way, the coming year is going to be a rollercoaster ride given that there’s a whole bunch of exciting innovations lined up. If you are an L&D professional, you are probably all geared up to see how you can make the most of AI’s power.

In this blog, we’ll look at some ways in which L&D can leverage AI to add just that little ‘extra’ that can take the efficiency of every aspect of the process to the next level!

1. Adding More to the L&D process

At a time when innovation is a key driver of success, targeted, high-impact learning experiences make all the difference! It’s all about ensuring a more robust approach to training that directly translates into improved performance and productivity.

Here’s how AI can enhance the process

AI-based SOP, JD: With the power of AI, you can easily transform the way job descriptions, SOPs, and competency skillsets are handled. By simply giving an input for the role, you can get a customized job description generated in an instant.

This simplifies role definition, offering valuable insights and time savings for talent acquisition when hiring for new positions.

AI Course Creator: AI can also be leveraged for the seamless creation of eLearning courses. You can employ the user-friendly, customizable templates to rapidly develop and release course content, ensuring employees access tailored training at a fast pace.

2. Adding More to Compliance & Governance

It’s an understatement to say that Compliance and Governance form the backbone of effective L&D. A strong framework in these areas not only safeguards the company, but also instills market confidence towards the brand.

Here’s how AI can help:

AI-based Assessments: Assessments play a crucial role in compliance by serving as effective tools to measure and ensure adherence to regulatory standards. AI-enhanced assessments can enable you to elevate your overall evaluation process. With AI, you can optimize your assessments through automated grading, real-time feedback, and adaptive testing.

Auto-grading accelerates the evaluation process, providing quick results, while the instant feedback provides learners with performance insights for improvement. Additionally, the adaptive testing tailors assessments to each learner’s skill level,

AI based Proctoring: Another tool that can enhance the Compliance & Governance process is advanced browser-based proctoring technology. This powerful tool is designed to meticulously identify and address a range of irregularities, ensuring the integrity of your assessments.

With this feature, you can be assured that the evaluation process is not only thorough but also technologically advanced. It can identify a range of irregularities, such as detecting mobile phone usage, instances where the user leaves the screen, multiple face detection, and unauthorized individuals. There is also a comprehensive report that highlights any suspicious behaviours, all accompanied by an integrity score. This tool not only ensures a meticulous identification of irregularities but also enhances compliance and governance by detecting misconduct.

3. Adding More to Learner Autonomy

Letting learners steer their own learning adventure is important. It amps up their motivation and adds a personal touch to the experience. When learners are in the driver’s seat, it’s not just about autonomy, it is about making learning more effective, with outcomes that really hit the spot.

Here’s how AI can do it

AI-based Quick Search: Given that most workdays pose numerous challenges to employees, what they need is Just-in-Time Learning that offers them timely, targeted information exactly when they need it, enhancing their problem-solving abilities. This is where AI-based quick search plays a key role.

When your employees encounter unexpected tasks or challenges, they can instantly access resources such as quick cheatsheets and job aids within learning platforms with a simple search. These resources are carefully curated to provide them the crucial support they require precisely at the point of their need so they can efficiently address the task at hand.

Personalized & Adaptive Learning: A one-size-fits-all training is passé. When it comes to organizational learning, every learner (or at best every team) has unique learning needs. Personalized learning experiences anchored in AI offer learners relevant learning by paying keen attention to individual needs. For instance, someone in sales can use an LXP to access personalized modules that focus on negotiation techniques, while someone else in customer success could receive recommendations for modules centred around effective communication skills

Likewise, by analyzing data on learner preferences and progress, adaptive technology creates tailored learning paths. This means learners will only receive content that is challenging and suited to their specific pace of learning and style.

Personalized AI Coaches and Mentors: With AI coaching systems, learners are firmly in control of their own learning as they experience human-like interactions, receiving personalized advice and support.

AI-driven virtual coaches and mentors adapt to individual learning preferences, ensuring a tailored learning journey that empowers learners.

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4. Adding More to Decision-Making

In L&D, making savvy data-driven choices is like having a secret weapon. It fine-tunes training, spots learning gaps, and tailors programs. This is important for levelling up both individual employee skills and the whole team’s game.

Here’s AI’s role in this:

AI-powered Analytics: As the use of AI in the L&D world continues to flourish, there’s one area that has got more zing than ever and that is Analytics. Or as Craig Weiss prefers to call it learning intelligence because it is literally what drives the learning system! This includes the use of more sophisticated metrics to measure learning outcomes, collaboration, and real-world application of skills.

AI analyzes data submitted by learners, offering insights into individual strengths and weaknesses and overall training effectiveness. Super deep analysis of user interactions, including pauses and fast-forwards, reveals attention spans and areas needing clarification. The integration of these features creates dynamic learning experiences.

5. Adding More to Learning Ecosystem Security

Having a secure learning setup is essential to keep information safe, build trust and let everyone focus on learning without any worries. It is necessary to make growing and collaborating in a safe space a breeze.

Here’s AI’s role in this:

Blockchain for Credentialing: One cutting-edge tech that can help make the learning experience more secure is the use of technologies like blockchain. Implementing blockchain technology can enhance the secure and transparent management of credentials, certifications, and learning records.

The integration of blockchain ensures the creation of verifiable records for skills and achievements, providing a decentralized and secure solution for effectively managing lifelong learning credentials.

Plug & Play Integrations: In simple words, Plug & Play Integrations are like easy-to-use connectors that link different tools and platforms, making them work together smoothly and share information seamlessly. With advanced AI-based tech, Plug & Play Integrations not only enrich the learning ecosystem but also significantly bolster security.

AI enables these integrations to ensure a secure exchange of data across different learning applications. The consistency in data handling and flow reinforces a robust and protected learning environment. The adaptable nature of these integrations creates a holistic learning infrastructure that prioritizes security of sensitive information.

Parting Thoughts

The outlook for the future of corporate learning is promising, with a number of opportunities for L&D teams to capitalize on in the digital learning space. Central to all trends is the pivotal role of AI that will continue evolving and growing.

With a vibe of innovation and easy adaptation, L&D folks can get ready to sprinkle some AI charm and shake up how learning takes place!

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Sammir Inamdar

As the Co-founder and CEO at Enthral, Sammir provides strategic direction to the company’s Marketing, Product, and Engineering functions. With his cross-functional domain experience, Sammir has been instrumental in ensuring the company's commitment to empowering global enterprises with digital learning is realized. He is deeply passionate about driving workplace performance and development and embedding science-based principles in Enthral’s LMS and LXP. A Computer Science alumnus of St. Xavier's College, Mumbai, Sammir began his career as an animator, eventually venturing into entrepreneurship. His journey includes leadership roles in product and enterprise sales within the Edtech sector in North America prior to founding Enthral. He enjoys reading in his free time and is also a comic book enthusiast.

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