“The current landscape of learning is fragmented, unclear and difficult to navigate.”

Casper Moerck is the head of learning technology and digitization for Americas at Siemens.  Additionally, Moerck has joined the speaking faculty for HR Exchange Live:  Corporate Learning.  Produced by the HR Exchange Network, this is the second year for the premiere online event focused on the topic of learning.  As we get closer to the event, which is scheduled for September 17-18, 2019, HR Exchange Network editor Mason Stevenson will be interviewing the speakers and sharing with you their thoughts on corporate learning, the technology involved and what the future of learning looks like.

Mason Stevenson

If you were giving a “State of Learning” address to a room full of learning leaders, how would you describe the current landscape?

Casper Moerck

The current landscape of learning is fragmented, unclear and difficult to navigate. It is also exciting and promising. I think there are a couple of reasons this is the case.

  1. The future of work is impacting us now. New skills are needed as technology develops and markets change, but further to that we see new generations with different needs entering our companies. This calls for new methods or learning. Methods that are deeply personal yet infinitely scalable. This can be related to what is happening in manufacturing where mass production of personalized products is the key to the future of manufacturing.
  2. The second reason it is difficult to navigate because of the new developments in learning technology. We have several technologies converging at the moment, but we have not found out how those technologies will shape our processes and learning technology ecosystems. I am specifically thinking of new ways of collecting data e.g. X-API as well as new ways of analyzing data e.g. big data analytics and AI driven analytics. I am also thinking of the revolution of personalization in learning technology. We have only just seen the beginning of this with LXP platforms and will see much more in the future.

Mason Stevenson

Number 1 challenge facing learning leaders right now?  What’s the solution(s)?

Casper Moerck

The number one challenge is the many changes coming to learning (and society at large) at the moment, and how to interpret those changes to create a coherent learning approach for our individual companies. Particularly technological changes, market changes and demographic changes are drivers of this challenge.

Mason Stevenson

Number 1 strategy all learning leaders must apply?  Why?

Casper Moerck

Agility – as times are uncertain an agile strategy, and agile organization and agile tools and processes will allow for quick course corrections and nimble navigation.

Mason Stevenson

From your perspective, what are the top 3 learning technologies?

Casper Moerck

  1. AI
  2. Big Data
  3. Adaptive Learning

Mason Stevenson

From your perspective, what does the future of learning look like for companies/organizations?

Casper Moerck

In general terms I think the future looks very bright for learning in organizations. The need for re-skilling and up-skilling will be massive in the next 5-10 years. There is a big gap to be filled in our organizations when it comes to skills and our CEO’s and employees alike look to us for solutions.

Mason Stevenson

How should learning leaders transform now to meet the needs of the future of learning and the future workforce it will support?

Casper Moerck

The needs of the future and the solutions that will last are unclear at the moment. For that reason a transformation to an agile organization is important. But not everything is in flux. I think it is clear that personalization and improvements in the learning experience are here to stay. Experimenting with LXP’s and improvements to the learner experience overall will definitely take you in the right direction, even if some experiments might fail. Focusing on collecting and getting better at analyzing data is also a step that will pay off in my opinion.

Mason Stevenson

Number 1 book every learning professional should read?

Casper Moerck

A book about business in general. Not just learning. Whether you like Peter Drucker or some other business guru doesn’t matter, just make sure you understand business as well as learning.

Mason Stevenson

Number 1 HR or learning thought leader every learning professional should follow?

Casper Moerck

Josh Bersin

HR Exchange Live:  Corporate Learning

HR Exchange Live:  Corporate Learning is scheduled for September 17-18, 2019.  In addition to Moerck, confirmed speakers include Corey Rewis, head of learning for consumer, small business and global wealth management for Bank of America and Joe LiVigni, learning and development manager for UGN, Inc.

For a look at the key themes for the event, the agenda and to register for free, click here.

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