The year 2018 witnessed the growth of technology in the form of diverse technological advancements and trends. AR/VR, AI, and ML being the prominent ones, these trends have shined on the educational sectors as well. In this year, we watched out bots in the digital era. They were effective in guiding and motivating users, boosting productivity all the while refining and personalizing content relevant for the people’s need. In the new year, we hope to look towards the new trends, both being trendy and some in action which will influence the learning industry. So, let us have a glance at some of these that are re-defining the e-learning industry.
Organizations are seeking microlearning as an essential solution. It is a remarkable method of implementing learning with small portions of material, which is easily employable and objective-based. The firms are seeking to take advantage of microlearning to continue to enjoy this interesting and innovative mode of learning. Trainees can grasp quickly and can learn at a repetitive time as well. This retention will become better gradually, rather than the ongoing long hours of boring traditional learning modules. These interactive modules can be implemented in the videos, both small and large games, quizzes, and infographics. Another add-on to the advantages is that it supports any device. This trend will definitely rule 2019.
Adaptive learning deals with customizing the existing modules in the library for specific groups. This trend has strengthened with the adoption of many new emerging players. Adaptive learning with the support of confidence-based assessments and effective analytics and measurements of training effectiveness will take the e-learning to the next level.
Organizations will benefit from better competition rates and learners will enjoy learning content that is personalized for them. With effective assessment, users can skip the content that they are confident about. The year 2019 will witness the adaptive learning in action while its experimental phase got over in the last year.
AR and VR
Both of these technological advancements have imparted into every corner of the world. In education, AR augments the existing content through interesting overlays, graphics, and images and makes them pop-out of the screen. This experience enhances the interaction between the learner and the content.
VR is also on the same rise and shine and firms are looking at it as important solutions as e-learning companies use effective instruction designs to enhance VR experience. The mixture of 360-degree photographs, interactions, and many more elements enhances cognitive learning especially for the children and people with special needs.
AI and Assistance
With the advent of AI, numerous bots have emerged and are swaying and setting up an exceptional learning curve for learners during their courses. The AI-powered bots predict user’s behavior and promote personalized learning. By taking these modules, the learners face difficulties and challenges for further personalization with performance being recorded.
Firms are employing these AI learning modules in their learning process and during moments in need. Furthermore, the practice of bots will benefit people and children with special needs in learning modern skills.
Gamification and Game-based Learning
Firms and corporations are investing in game-based learning to empower and engage the learners. Studies reveal that gamification aid in improving retention rates and better application of the subject learned. Firms are pursuing to carry out more game-based solutions as it adds value to the organizations in wide learning as they invent games corresponding to the needs of the learner.
The infiltration of the internet and numerous online video-based websites like YouTube has compelled firms to accommodate video-based learning. The trainee can learn in form of instructor-led training or via contextual videos. This trend will play a crucial role in disseminating information. Currently, the industry is concentrating on reducing the latency of video being played and its size.
Social learning has taken up its pace in the last few years and emphasizes on developing a learning organization. It involves collaboration between the individuals at a place offering different forms of communication practices such as forums, chat sessions, and training sessions. With such thriving inter-connected tools, social learning will rise and leave its mark this year.
Like technology, e-learning is subjected to continuous transformation, up gradation and becoming progressively user-centered. Organizations and learners must surround themselves around these trends to cope up with these ever-changing technological dynamics.