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In learning and development (L&D), digitalization means more than merely modernizing learning technologies. It means allowing digital tools, approaches and methodologies to permeate every aspect of how L&D works. In an insightful white paper, learning expert Robin Petterd – founder and director of digital learning platform maker Sprout Labs – offers a plethora of suggestions to help L&D professionals transform their learning offers.

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Learning and performance consultant Robin Petterd founded digital learning platform maker Sprout Labs. He holds a PhD in creative interactive digital media and has worked in the field since 1993. 


To adopt a digital mind-set in learning and development, consider how automation, flexibility, interactivity, collaboration, media and the Internet of Things will affect your field.

By applying digital technologies, learning and development (L&D) professionals can modernize learning and automate or simplify processes. Developments in AI and machine learning are changing the focus of L&D to skills that only humans can perform, such as creativity and strategic decision making. Digital technologies are also creating new alternatives in the ways people learn: Chatbots can support performance and provide coaching, intelligent adaptive learning systems can provide personalized learning...

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