Covid-19 has changed our world, there’s no doubt. In fact, many are saying L&D will never be the same again. Change is afoot; the demand for new skills (and a loss of interest in others) shows the potential future we’re entering.

Here’s what we’ve seen both pre and post-Covid.

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Our Learning Landscape is Changing 

Covid-19 has changed our world, there’s no doubt. In fact, many are saying L&D will never be the same again.

Change is afoot; the demand for new skills (and a loss of interest in others) shows the potential future we’re entering. Here’s what we’ve seen both pre and post-Covid.

Rises since Covid-19 hit

We’ve seen a massive shift in the demand for some freelancers, with less ‘common’ skills being requested much more heavily since Covid-19 hit: 325% rise in requests for Project Managers 

Skills less commonly ‘used’ in L&D are now becoming prime requests, with elevated requests in new expertise.

  • 50% increase in demand for Learning Experience Designers
  • 375% higher requests for Community Managers, compared to Q1

Why? L&D begins to focus on the Learner Experience. Engagement, interaction, connection and conversations.

Demand slows for traditional skills

  • Instructional designers 40% decrease
  • Elearning Developers 62% decrease BUT demand for Evolve and Elucidat Developers increased by 50% and 45% respectively.
  • Animators 90% decrease

Emerging roles in L&D

L&D is finally starting to look outside itself for new skills. We’re seeing emerging trends in several new areas.

Optimisation 

L&D appears to be seeking new skills in areas where they can evolve or enhance what they already have, particularly when it comes to taking tech to the limits.

Researchers 

L&D has started to seek specialists outside of L&D to better understand complex tech areas such as AI, chatbots and VR.

Tech Support

Technology and ecosystems need to play nice and L&D has started to realise this. There’s a growing demand for integration specialists, data experts and those who can help get systems talking to each other, fast.

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