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Impact of COVID-19

Q Has COVID-19 affected the type of courses you would consider booking for employees in the next 3 months

When it comes to booking employee training in the coming three months, 61% of respondents answered that they are more likely to choose online courses for employees. 

23% will wait to see how the situation plays out and are currently unsure if they will change the type of courses they book. The remaining 16% will book the same type of training as usual in the coming three months.​

Results from Individual Learners

Q Would you say that COVID-19 has made you more or less likely to sign up for a training course in the next 3 months?

Currently, the appetite to learn has not been dampened by the COVID-19 crisis with 60% of respondents saying that they are more likely to sign up for training in the coming three months.

Of the 40% who are not more likely, only 15% of of these individual learners are less likely to sign up for a course in the next three months. The remaining 25% are currently unsure – which is no surprise in our current circumstances.​

Q Why has COVID-19 made you more likely to sign up for a training course?

* for this answer, respondents could select more than one option

The number one reason that respondents said they were more likely to sign up for a training course in the next three months was that they now have more time for a course (49%).

Many professionals may be working to make the best of downtime created by social-distancing and could be channeling that energy into becoming more valuable to their current or future employer with recession risk increasing.​

Q How do you normally prefer to learn?

Survey respondents are nearly evenly divided on their preferred learning style with 53% preferring in person training and 47% preferring online courses.

So how has this changed? Respondents who said that they normally prefer in person training are 41% more likely to choose an online course because of COVID-19. 31% will stick with their preferred learning style, and 28% are currently unsure. (See graph below)

Overall, individual learners seem to be retaining a positive attitude about learning and will be focusing their efforts throughout the next three months on preparing for their future success.

Credits

Abby C. Guthrie is the Communications Manager for findcourses.com. She works to shape strategy and align team members to achieve product and site growth. Originally from Indianapolis, Abby has worked with digital marketing since 2015.

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