VIdeo40_What you need to know about the profile of the modern learner

Learning is the #1 reason why people want to join organizations.

In this article, you will learn the Profile of a Modern Learner In 2018.

Modern learners seek timely, relevant content as they need it. They are keen to develop skills and want to be empowered to take learning into their own hands.

By Steve Penfold

The modern learner…

Is Overwhelmed And Distracted

In a typical working week, they spend…

  • 33% in meetings
  • 25% on emails
  • 5% being interrupted
  • Has 1% set aside for learning

Is Keen On Learning

Learning is the #1 reason why people want to join organizations.

  • 94% of employees would stay at a company if it invested in their career development.
  • Yet, only 15% can access learning directly relating to their job.

Wants Personalized, Timely, Quality Content

Users want content tailored to their needs… but it has to be the best. And they give just 7 seconds to decide if it’s for them or not.

Learns As Needed, Anywhere, Anytime

  • 56% at the point of need
  • 48% evenings and weekends
  • 41%at their desk
  • 30% during breaks and at lunch
  • 28% on way to or from office


Turns To Their Phones

  • 96% Turn to their phones and search in moments of need
  • And check their phone 10 times an hour.

Most Values…

  • 78% Ease of use and navigation
  • 79% Quality
  • 77% Relevant and timely

Wants To Learn About…

  • Soft skills
  • Hard skills

Is Motivated To Learn

1 For the love of learning

2 To innovate more

3 To keep up with changes

4 To do Job Better

5 To gain new skills

6 To prepare for the future

7 To gain a pay rise

Yet only 1% of employees are involved in the design of their learning. And less than 20% of workplace learning is mobile-enabled.
By Steve Penfold

What do you think of the profile of modern students?

About the author,
Steve Penfold is Customer Success Director at Elucidat.

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