Organizations around the world are looking for some foresight to predict its future E-learning trends and are based on the observations of how ideas have evolved into trends in the last few years and how these dynamic ideas are simmering today with all the ingredients, to make them the fieriest thing in a community in near future. Now it’s time to look at the eLearning trends and get going with the predictions for upcoming years.
Adopting Content Curation
Content Curation is an art of identifying the best information for the learner and providing context in systematic order. By curating content, you can help the willing learners get access to valuable information that is worth their time and attention. It can be used to support formal training or a part of formal learning. Although, the suggested learning paths have been established, the control will still be with the learners to customize and redesign the method as per their requirements. This initiative will not only support the “creation” of content but also can be used to ensure extensive contribution from the users.
Learning Flexibility through m-learning
From the last few years, adoption of m-learning or ‘mobile learning’ has been on an upsurge as it offers learning solutions that appeal to learners and engage them. Flexibility to offer the courses that run seamlessly on desktops, laptops, tablets, and smartphones (multi-device) is a major achievement. However, forthcoming year will see an evolution of delivery that is completely receptive, meaning; the online course will get accustomed to the device it is being viewed on. Thus, there will be a wider adoption of m-learning across the world of learning due to its flexibility to take the course when learners do not have access to the internet and can possibly be used for both formal and informal learning.
Integrating Microlearning Based Teaching
While microlearning is not a new concept, it has suddenly taken a next significant approach to training. It is a short, focused learning nugget, which is usually designed to meet a specific learning outcome. Microlearning based training method will help in getting last minute training to the learners in a format that can easily be absorbed. Furthermore, it will certainly result in performance gain and boost their productivity.
Social Learning Revolution in ELearning
Teachers, instructional designers, educational institutions, and even organizations have started adopting social media in formal learning. Nowadays, social learning is more than a buzz and is integrating into the eLearning deliverables that will increase interactivity and collaboration among the learners, due to which the overall learning experience will become even more engaging and explanatory.
Gamification for E-Learning
Gamification is the simplest practice of learning new things with gamification principles. It helps in inspiring learners’ involvement and serves as a highly appealing option in the future of corporate training and employee development across the board. This incentivized approach towards learning will ultimately lead to enhanced productivity levels for the company.
Seeing is Believing, Virtual Reality for E-Learning
Virtual Reality technologies advance at a steady pace and have become embedded in the lives of the students. VR has the potential to connect people with the world in a way which were never realized before. Students will get to experience even those things that can only be theorized once it is combined with social media for instance voyaging into the black hole or flying through a filament of DNA. However, VR may be a solitary experience for selected people, the real pledge of VR for the instructors and dons lies in its facility for community building and interactive learning.
Interactive Video Learning
The flexibility and features of interactive video offer plenty of engaging learning scenarios. Therefore, one can leverage the power of video and enhance the learning experience through a series of communications provided by the interactive videos. If done effectively, it can create a high impact on corporate training
Artificial Intelligence In eLearning
Artificial Intelligence is about designing intelligent software that has the ability to scrutinize its environment and make intelligent choices for learning. Moreover, e-learning from an AI trainer means that students are at liberty of exploring topics in depth, and assess their knowledge in multifaceted scenarios.
A Learning Management System (LMS) is a software application that is used to plan, deliver, publish and place self-paced online courses in the online brochure. Employees can log in to LMS and select courses from the online brochure and begin their online study. On the other hand, executive can allocate courses to employees based on their learning needs. It also allows easy tracking of course completions, current status or performance of employees. Moreover, all the activities in the LMS can be followed that can suitably help in the evaluation of their performance, competency management, and other related jobs.
One of the best benefits of eLearning is that it allows students to learn at their own pace and explore new material turned up by simple searches. The trends listed above are the expected to turn out as mainstream strategies and these trends are truly no surprise.