New, groundbreaking technological developments are enabling companies to train their people better. As we step into the new year, it is important to understand the impact of novel innovations on the L&D world. Today, we will look at 4 technological paradigms that can have a major impact on corporate training in 2016.
1. Tin Can API
This revolutionary development in learning technology has taken the L&D world by storm, and it is only likely to get better in the new year. The successor of SCORM is evolving continuously, and we may probably see version 1.1.0 in 2016. This version of Experience API (as Tin Can is otherwise known) could contain a few improvements for the Learning Record Stores (LRSs). We can also expect a considerable increase in the number of companies adopting the latest learning technology standard.
2. Augmented Reality
2016 could witness radical developments unfolding in the field of augmented reality. Many new players such as Asus are entering the field, and the ensuing competition could result in learning applications based on this technology becoming more affordable. We can also expect innovations on the gaming front, which would pave the way for the creation of highly effective game-based online courses.
3. Cloud Computing
Cloud computing is another technology to watch out for in 2016. Gartner predicts that the bulk of the IT expenditure would be made on cloud computing solutions. The new year could see an explosive growth in the use of cloud-based rapid authoring tools and Learning Management Systems (LMSs). Various factors such as cost-pressures and enhanced security features in cloud based applications will drive most L&D departments to the cloud.
The growth in the use of this web technology to develop e-learning courses will remain unabated in the new year. It is not far-fetched to expect that various technical problems such as different browsers “interpreting” the HTML5 content in different ways would be resolved in 2016. The online course development community also expects that the web technology will become more flexible in terms of creating animations and learning games. The shift from the legacy versions of Internet Explorer (IE6 and IE 7) will also help realize the full potential of HTML5 in 2016.
We thus see that these 4 technologies could play a key role on the L&D stage, enabling companies to deliver training better. Hope you liked this blog. Do share your views.
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