Intelligence for the future of learning

by BIM Academy | October 29, 2021 |  3 min read

Intelligence for the future of learning
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We must never underestimate the value of learning and the fundamentally positive impact it has on our performance.

One of the greatest challenges for businesses and their leaders is to overcome reluctance for change. People don’t like to change unless there is a compelling, credible or pressing reason to do so. But learning inevitably brings about change, a positive change that we can implement as a direct result of our new knowledge or skill.

This is why when we look to the future of learning, it is not just about changing our mindsets, but it is also time to change how we learn. People need to be ready to engage in a new way.

However, to envision the future of learning, we must first explore current trends and technologies on a global educational scale, and then re-imagine what the future holds.

To do this, we held an event with some of the top minds and pioneers in the learning and education sector to explore their thinking and future predictions for learning within the AEC industry.

The purpose of the event was to discuss a new vision for the future of learning: what could it look like and how we can make it real?

We looked at four key areas for learning and development: value, content, delivery and technology.

Learning and Development (L&D) can be incredibly diverse in terms of content and delivery, but all training has the same common, business-critical objective: to equip learners with the skills necessary to be successful and, therefore, to enable organisations to reach their full potential. But before we could discuss content and delivery, we needed to understand the value of training.

As the world (and the world of work) changes, employees are increasingly expected to have a diverse and adaptable range of skills, and they are expected to continue developing new skills as new technologies and processes come and go. Developing and maintaining such a skill set is all but impossible without the support of employers in providing effective training.

We asked our guests, can we define “effective-training”, and how do we know the impact of what the learner has absorbed will be effective?

Great learning and development providers are those with a smart approach – identifying and enabling the capabilities needed to achieve success through understanding learner needs. and curating and continually updating content to meet these needs. This approach will result in robust content that employs every relevant and available learning method. As for the technology, always remain flexible – agility gives you strength.

We have a responsibility to teach the next generation of architecture, engineering and construction professionals, and we need to produce the human talent needed to master the digital age of today and tomorrow.

We have published a report on the findings from this event which sets out a vision for future learning that will advance our industry and prepare us for the next chapter of the digital revolution.

Download the report