Voting on the 2019 Learning and Development Global Sentiment Survey (L&D GSS) ran for 58 days, from 29 November 2018 to 25 January 2019. Nearly 2,000 individuals from 92 countries participated, casting a total of 5,332 votes. The results are below. Figures in brackets give the 2018 positions.
|1||Personalization/adaptive delivery (1)|
|2||Artificial intelligence (3)|
|3||Learning analytics (new)|
|4||Collaborative/social learning (2)|
|5||Micro learning (5)|
|6||Learning experience platforms (new)|
|7||Virtual and augmented reality (7)|
|8||Mobile delivery (10)|
|9||Consulting more deeply with the business (4)|
|10||Showing value (6)|
|11||Performance support (new)|
|12||Neuroscience/cognitive science (11)|
|15||Developing the L&D function (12)|
(3 options were dropped from the 2018 survey: MOOCs, Games/gamification, and Next generation learning platforms)
What stands out from these initial results:
- Personalization leads the table for the third year, but for how long will this continue? Its share of the vote declined this year, as it did the previous year.
- Artificial intelligence continues its unprecedented rise from #8 in 2017 to #3 in 2018 to #2 today. No option has seen such growth in interest across the 6 years of the survey.
- Learning analytics led the voting for several weeks at the beginning of polling. This new entry is clearly a strongly-favoured topic.
- Collaborative/social learning once dominated these rankings. What does it fall from last year’s #2 position to #4 this year mean?
Work will now begin on the annual report, for publication in the first week of February.
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