We're living in a time when artificial intelligence (AI) is reshaping countless aspects of our lives, and corporate training is no exception. AI presents an extraordinary chance to rethink and revitalize how we deliver professional development, especially when integrated with learning management systems (LMS).
No longer just a buzzword, AI has transformed into an operational cornerstone across various industries, with its influence in corporate training gaining considerable momentum. Just to illustrate, consider this: AI's contribution to the education market, which stood at a substantial $1.8 billion in 2021, is set to grow at an astounding compound annual growth rate of 36% right through 2030.1 Factors such as the appeal of intelligent automation, along with the potential for personalized learning and data generation, fuel this impressive growth trajectory.
What does this mean for learning and development? Well, the customization potential that AI brings to the table not only ramps up engagement but significantly enhances knowledge retention. Essentially, this leads to training programs that are not only more effective but also highly efficient.
Traditionally, an LMS serves to manage, track, and deliver courses. However, with AI in the mix, the role of an LMS gains a new dimension beyond being a tool — it shifts into an intelligent partner capable of delivering tailored content. What's more, it can leverage predictive analytics to anticipate an individual's performance trajectory and intervene early when needed. It challenges the outdated 'one-size-fits-all' training approach, instead forging a path for learning experiences that are not just personalized and scalable, but also measurable.
Debunking myths around AI in corporate training
As with any disruptive technology, AI's introduction into corporate training has been met with a degree of apprehension. Myths and misconceptions can deter organizations from harnessing AI's potential in training and development. Let’s take a closer look at some of these myths and contrast them with reality.
Myth: AI is too complex
Reality: This myth stems from a perception that AI is a domain reserved for tech experts. In reality, AI-powered LMS is designed to be user-friendly, with intuitive interfaces and features. The aim is to simplify, not complicate, the training process. Moreover, training providers offer support during the implementation stage, ensuring a seamless transition.
Myth: AI is only for large corporations
Reality: AI isn't exclusively for big players. The scalability of AI makes it equally valuable for small and medium-sized businesses. Whether it's to train a team of ten or ten thousand, AI-powered LMS can cater to the specific needs of any organization, making training more effective and resource-efficient.
Myth: AI compromises data security
Reality: As with any digital system, data security is a valid concern, but it's not an inherent flaw of AI. Reputable AI-powered LMS providers adhere to stringent data security protocols and use state-of-the-art encryption techniques. Therefore, AI systems often offer an equal level of data protection as traditional LMS.
Myth: AI learning is impersonal
Reality: Far from being impersonal, AI is revolutionizing training with a bespoke approach. By assessing an individual's knowledge and learning style, AI can tailor training content for each employee. This customized learning fosters a more engaging and effective training experience.
How AI can enhance, not replace, human interaction in training
A common concern is that AI will replace the human touch in training. However, the aim of AI is not to eliminate human interaction but to augment it. AI takes care of administrative tasks and data analysis, allowing trainers to focus on areas where human interaction is vital — providing nuanced feedback, addressing complex queries, and fostering a collaborative learning environment.
Embracing AI-powered LMS is not about succumbing to machines but about leveraging advanced technology to create a more efficient, personalized, and engaging learning experience. As we debunk this myth and others, it becomes clear that AI has a lot to offer in transforming corporate training for the better.
AI in action and use cases
The integration of AI in an LMS takes the platform to a whole new level. This pairing enhances personalized content delivery and predictive analytics, leading to a better, more engaging learning experience. With Absorb's AI-powered features like Absorb Intelligence™, learners will discover features such as:
- Intelligent Recommendations: This feature leverages AI algorithms to suggest additional courses to users based on their course completion history and popular trends among their peers. It's designed to consistently present users with opportunities for skill development and discover new learning materials.
- Intelligent Ranking: Built to optimize the search experience, Intelligent Ranking organizes search results according to relevance and user choice history. It utilizes data from user interactions across the platform to continuously improve the order of search results.
- Absorb Pinpoint: This feature applies AI and natural language processing to automatically transcribe and timestamp video lessons. Users looking for specific topics can use Absorb Pinpoint to navigate directly to the relevant section of a video.
In the administrative domain, Absorb Intelligent Assist interprets administrator requests in natural language to execute tasks or generate reports. For instance, if an administrator requests, "Show me all the users that did not pass the 'Security Compliance training,’" Intelligent Assist will generate a list of these users swiftly.
Getting started with AI in corporate training with Absorb LMS
To explore how Absorb LMS can revolutionize your corporate training, book a demo today. Our experts are ready to guide you through the power of AI in training and development. If you have questions or need further information, please don't hesitate to contact us.
Embrace the future of corporate training with Absorb LMS. Let AI unlock new dimensions of learning for your organization.
Frequently asked questions (FAQs)
What support does Absorb LMS offer for AI corporate training?
- Absorb LMS provides comprehensive support for AI corporate training. Starting from the implementation stage, Absorb offers technical assistance to ensure a seamless transition to the AI-powered platform. We also provide ongoing support to help organizations fully leverage AI capabilities, including data analysis, personalization of content, intelligent recommendations, and automation of administrative tasks. Additionally, Absorb offers training sessions to familiarize trainers and administrators with the platform's features and potential. And lastly, for any questions, we’re proud to say we're at your service 24/7, 365 days a year.
How can AI improve the quality of my learning content?
- AI enhances learning content quality in several ways. Firstly, it uses data analysis to identify gaps in current content based on learner performance and feedback. It then recommends improvements or new content creation to fill these gaps. Secondly, AI ensures content relevancy by analyzing industry trends and the company's evolving needs. Lastly, by personalizing content delivery to match each learner's preferences and pace, AI ensures that the learning content is more effectively ‘absorbed’ and applied. All these factors contribute to improved content quality and, ultimately, better training outcomes.