Rapid technological innovations have changed the way the world operates. Today, there are changes in the way we work, shop and socialize. Interestingly the advancement of technology has changed the way we learn too.
As an E-learning Professional I would like to share with you the 4 Most Exciting Learning Trends to watch out for in 2013.
Do you want your training to be more fun oriented? If yes, the concept of Gamification is for you. Games create curiosity in the minds of learners and motivate them to learn. Having realized this, organizations are working towards betterment of their e-training using the concept of gaming, as it helps eliminate boredom and makes training more effective.
2. Social Learning:
Social Learning can be defined as, learning with others or learning from others. We have witnessed that any information can be accessed with just a single mouse click and we can also connect to anyone across the world almost instantaneously. Social Networking sites like Facebook, Twitter etc., encourage users to share and access information and this enhances the ease of the learning process for an individual. The students of Shenandoah University posted tweets on the characters, or units of information they had learned in the university. On reading them, the instructors came to have deeper insights about the critical thinking abilities of the students.
Massive open online courses referred to in short as MOOCs, offer university courses for free or at low cost. EdX, Coursera and Udacity are some of the online portals offering MOOCs. MOOCs are a great resource for the general public, who lack access to college courses. It is interesting to know what an impact such certifications would have in the future.
Now-a-days everything has become mobile friendly and e-learning is no exception. The evolution of Smartphones and Tablets made the concept of ‘M-learning’ possible. Recently a survey stated that approximately 80% of organizations reported an interest in mobile learning. This lead to a lot of exploration in this field and thus made it a red hot trend to watch out for.
These are the 4 exciting trends that come to my mind and am going to keenly watch out how they will influence the learning environment. What are the trends you have observed and are looking forward to? Do share your thoughts on this.
Subscribe to Our Blogs
Get CommLab's latest eLearning articles straight to your inbox. Enter your email address below:
Of all the things I’ve done, the most vital is coordinating the talents of those who work for us and pointing them towards a certain goal. – Walt Disney
It is well-known that effective management plays a key role in the success of an e-learning project. An efficient e-learning project manager leads from the front, makes the best use of the available resources and overcomes challenges to deliver a good online training solution.
The most important principle for designing lively e-learning is to see e-learning design not as information design but as designing an experience. – Cathy Moore
Is your learning content text-heavy? How can you present this content in an effective and learner-friendly manner? What does it take to design an effective e-learning course without cluttering the screen with textual elements? Well, you need to focus on 5 critical aspects. Check out this info-graphic to find out what they are and why they are very important.
E-learning is constantly evolving to meet the ever-changing needs of learners. It originated as computer-based training (CBT), and later metamorphosized as compact disc read-only memory (CD-ROM) training.
Dev Learn 2015 conference, which is going to be held in Las Vegas, USA from September 30 – October 2, has some very interesting sessions on technology-enabled learning. Our US and UK learning consultants Dr. Terry Heiney and Dr.Micheal Reakes will be attending this conference. Here are some of the exciting concurrent session topics.
If you are aiming at creating an effective and engaging course, you need to focus on one main aspect: Relevance. Prior to developing the online course, you need to ask yourself whether the course is relevant to your learners. Does the course offer what learners are looking for? Right from designing the GUI to presenting the content, every element you include should address the issue of relevancy.
E-learning is increasingly being used by organizations today. With the rise in the demand for online courses, organizations are facing challenges in developing courses within a short span of time. As they are not equipped to handle large volumes of work internally, they have to seek the help of outsourcing partners to fulfill their internal demand.
In order to create an engaging learning experience, the role of instructor is optional, but the role of learner is essential. – Bernard Bull
How can you create excellent e-learning courses that your people can instantly connect with? What does it take to ensure effective participation of your staff members in the learning process? Well, you need to design online courses that help personalize the training. Here is an info-graphic that shares a few proven tips to personalize e-learning courses.
The world of training and the nature of learners are changing, which means that it’s time to re-think and check out what the future holds. According to a survey conducted by Talent LMS, 79% of the participants (corporate learners and university students) shared that they would be more productive and motivated if the learning environment is similar to that of a game.
The pharmaceutical industry is arguably the most heavily regulated sector of the economy, and drug manufacturers need to comply with the various applicable norms and statutes to avoid costly penalties. But, how can pharmaceutical companies ensure effective regulatory compliance? Well, they need to educate their people on the laws and rules governing their industry.
Project teams (internal and/or external) working in e-learning project face many challenges in their day-to-day working. They need the project owner’s help to overcome those challenges.
In this blog, I would like to share some of the challenges faced by the external project team and how being an owner or sponsor of the project, you can help them in the smooth running of the project within stipulated time, cost, and quality.