A learning at work framework describes any learning activities supported by digital technology designed to enhance knowledge and job performance. According to CIPD, it could include:
- Formal, fee-paying courses
- Informal learning and knowledge-sharing delivered using digital technology
- Blended and supported learning, where formal or informal learning is combined with other types of learning
Typical technologies include virtual classrooms, video conferencing applications, file-sharing, webcasts and whiteboard-style content co-creation platforms. Demand for these kinds of programs is on the rise, driven by rapid technological, societal and organizational changes. The global market for online education is predicted to reach $350 billion by 2025—and it will likely keep rising long afterward. According to a LinkedIn study, 76% of Gen Z learners believe continued improvement is the key to a successful career. That same group watched 50% more learning content in 2020 than other age groups.