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Boost Digital Learning during times of travel restrictions!

09 /03 /2020
Digital Learning | IE Business School

Upskilling people during digital transformations and developing resilient leaders at times of uncertainty and complexity is on the agenda of CEO’s around the world. Research among CEO’s shows that the lack of important future skills is hurting business performance. Also unfortunately, the corona outbreak has a direct impact on the bottom line of many companies. Consequently, many companies are forced to restrict travel and have to find different ways to continue building people capabilities in the most effective and efficient way.

Prof. Dr. Nick van Dam
IE Chief Learning Officer and Director IE Center for Corporate Learning Innovation.

This is the third time in the 21st century that companies are faced with a challenging economic environment globally. At the first economic recession following 9/11, many companies put a hold on almost all people development initiatives as they did as well during the great recession in 2008.

Today, the world of people development will not be as strongly impacted as before. Over the last 20 years, many companies have built strong digital learning capabilities in collaboration with partners like IE University. For example, an estimate of 40% of all formal learning is delivered through digital methods in leading companies.

Digital learning and collaborating can be delivered through different methods including: live virtual classrooms, webinars, massive online open courses (MOOCS) as well was company specific open online courses (SPOCS), video-based instruction, self-paced digital learning, online games, simulations, online learning forums, virtual reality, online performance support and online collaborating and sharing platforms.

IE has been recognized as a leader in blended and digital learning as we have been developing and launching sophistic learning technologies and advancing our learning pedagogy for the last 25 years.

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It is very exciting that we can provide our students and executives globally with high impact learning that will help them to continue build their competences at the speed of business.

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