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2020 Workplace Learning Trends

Udemy, a global training and development platform with over 40 million students, analyzed their data to produce key learning trends and skills demand anticipated for 2020.

2020 Workplace Learning Trends

5 Learning Trends for 2020:

  1. From concept to reality: AI goes mainstream in 2020
  2. Upleveling the human: 2020 is about realizing the full potential of humans and machines 
  3. Learning & development teams are starting to tackle reskilling the workforce
  4. Organizations are building a data-driven culture
  5. Countries across the world are upskilling in highly coveted tech skills

5 Learning Predictions in 2020:

  1. Skills mapping will chart the future workforce
  2. Focused Capability Academies will replace ad hoc training
  3. Communities of practice will help keep skills up to date — quickly
  4. The L&D function will radically transform in the next decade
  5. Organizations will build an internal talent marketplace

The following rankings are based on highest consumption data of Udemy users. Not surprisingly, the fastest-growing skills show a shift towards AI and data science skills.

Top 10 tech skills that grew in popularity 2016-2019:

  1. TensorFlow
  2. Chatbot
  3. Microsoft Azure - architecture
  4. OpenCV (computer vision/AI)
  5. Neural networks
  6. LPIC- Linux
  7. Ethereum (blockchain)
  8. Splunk (data)
  9. QGIS (open-source GIS software)
  10. Kotlin

Top 10 most popular tech skills in 2020:

  1. Python
  2. React (web)
  3. Angular
  4. Machine learning
  5. Docker
  6. Django
  7. CompTIA
  8. Amazon AWS
  9. Deep learning
  10. React Native (mobile)

Top 10 fastest-growing soft skills in 2020:

  1. Growth mindset
  2. Creativity
  3. Focus mastery
  4. Innovation
  5. Communication skills
  6. Storytelling
  7. Culture awareness
  8. Critical thinking
  9. Leadership
  10. Emotional intelligence
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