New innovations and discoveries are happing in the world of technology and they are greatly impacting the eLearning. This year has been amazing for eLearners, who could embrace the new trends in the industry. These trends have revolutionized the eLearning industry and have taken the learners by storm. let’s look what they are
1. Mobile learning/HTML5
Can you imagine a day without a smartphone? It is a part of human life.
Surely organizations get benefits from mobile learning in number of ways as it allows the learner to access the organizational resources with their personal devices in the work environment. This concept is known as Bring Your Own Device (BYOD). When the organizations are not in a position to buy the resources, then it is better to implement this policy as it is a cost effective solution.
According to Ambient research, game-based learning is expected to grow from $1.5 billion in 2012 to $2.3 billion in 2017.Gamification is a learning strategy, where gaming techniques and mechanisms are applied to motivate and improve the learner’s performance. Game-based learning evokes the confidence of a learner as it provides constant feedback during the learning. It makes complex content easy and gives a clear picture of the goal. Gaming keeps the learner fully engaged in training without any distractions.
3. Video learning
Statistics says that every individual is likely to remember only 10% of textual content, 65% of visual content but 95% of audio-visual content. Hence, eLearning courses will be more interactive and effective if they have videos. Videos greatly enhance the learner’s attention throughout the course.
4. Rapid e-learning
Most of the eLearning authors prefer rapid learning as it accomplishes more with less. It allows organizations to use fewer resources effectively and efficiently. For example, if you have to update your course on any new policies or new products, rapid eLearning can come handy as it is quick to develop.
Developing e-Learning courses are very easy with the help of rapid authorizing tools. Rapid authoring tools like Articulate Storyline, Adobe Captivate, iSpring, Lectora, etc. are easy to use. These tools allow you to change the structure of the course by simply cutting, copying and pasting the content. Time taken to develop the eLearning course is reduced to half with the rapid eLearning authoring tools.
These are some of the eLearning trends that every organization must follow to make a drastic improvement in eLearning environment.