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Top four emerging professions in blended learning
Every year new professions appear and the training sector is no exception! We are interested here in four functions: community animator, "field" trainer, digital learning manager and digital content designer.
Evolution and change in vocational training also means new professions. Indeed, the gradual digital transformation of companies and the various reforms are encouraging companies to rethink the organisation of their training services. The result? New professions are emerging, more or less developed to date, but nevertheless very promising.
If at the outset training obligations were more a matter of the training means themselves, results are now at the heart of concerns. Many training modalities are accepted and leave a much freer field for professional apprenticeship.
We present 4 new and very promising professions in the training sector.
We are finally witnessing a change in the training profession, which must equip itself with new skills, particularly digital skills.
In a way, he is the community manager entirely dedicated to e-learning training. Since e-learning must take place in a social context to be effective, the facilitator intervenes precisely in order to create a real community within the training tools.
His or her missions? To create spaces for exchange, such as forums, in order to give learners the opportunity to interact with each other, ask questions and react on a variety of subjects. In this way, they feel supported and surrounded during their training. The facilitator is also responsible for stimulating debate by creating and moderating discussions himself/herself in order to limit spillover. Finally, the facilitator carries out reports that subsequently make it possible to measure the learners' commitment, but also to identify recurring issues.
This function, which can be carried out by the trainer himself, tends to develop within companies..
The field trainer
You're probably thinking "The trainer? It's logical, it's not a new job at all!" Well... yes and no! Admittedly, the job of a trainer is not new as such, nevertheless its position has evolved a lot since the advent of e-learning and the great changes in training. Today, the trainer is more "on the ground" than ever: role-playing, practical exercises, AFEST... in short, we are a long way from the very academic spirit of the past. Since the training is not the same in face-to-face and digital, more and more trainers are dedicated or trained to digital in order to master the tools and increase the effectiveness of the training.
In fact, the trainer plays the role of a real referent, in charge of accompanying and helping the learners, without exercising a classic hierarchical position (the teacher and the students). It is he who leads the training, whatever the medium.
In the end, we are witnessing a change in the teaching profession, which must be equipped with new skills, particularly digital skills.
The digital learning manager
The digital learning manager is mainly involved in the more strategic levels of the organisation and the design of a training course. He or she acts as a project manager, but is also responsible for the budgetary management of training courses, and works in collaboration with the communication and marketing department (depending on the type of structure) to develop actions aimed at engaging and motivating learners in their learning.
The digital content designer
Today more than ever before, content is at the centre of all training courses, and more so in the digital environment, since the learner is more autonomous in his or her learning. The challenge lies in making the content attractive, dynamic and interactive and... it's no small matter! The transition to digital is not yet a given for all companies: the designer will therefore be responsible for making this transition by creating content adapted to the type of learner. He has several tools and media at his disposal that it will be interesting to diversify or gamify.