5 Major eLearning Trends 2018
eLearning adoption is an ever growing training tool used by hundreds and thousands of businesses across the Globe, and has seen a dramatic growth in the last few years alone. With newer devices and technologies, such a Virtual Reality and Augmented reality, the approach and mode of eLearning adoption are changing rapidly. Although not many of us are lucky enough to predict the future, There are still many ways in which we can make a measured judgement of where elearning is headed with these 5 key elearning trends.
Mobile learning, also known as m-learning has become a common training method in many organisations these days because it allows teaching and learning to extend to spaces beyond the traditional classroom, which can be pretty convenient if you have staff that work remotely right ?
With most people in today's society using portable computing devices such as iPads, laptops, tablet PCs, PDAs, and smart phones, it means the mobile learning is easier than ever, which in effect, is saving YOU a lot of budget.
Augmented reality and Virtual reality are currently the hottest modes of implementing training and this is why: Augmented reality is a direct or indirect live view of a physical, real-world environment whose elements are "augmented" by computer-generated perceptual information, ideally across multiple sensory modalities, including visual, auditory, and olfactory. Whereas Virtual reality is a computer-generated scenario that simulates a realistic experience, The immersive environment can be similar to the real world in order to create a lifelike experience grounded in reality or scifi.
With prices of wearable glasses and headsets reducing, VR and AR will become more affordable for organizations willing to experiment with them. We’ll see more traction this year and organizations will invest and explore more of these technologies in 2018, so don’t fall behind!
Micro-learning is more of a holistic approach for skill based learning and many people would define it as simply being about providing learners with small bites of learning material, rather than longer form modules or courses. These small bites are designed for skill based understanding and include methods such as interactive videos, podcasts, quizzes, and more.
But it’s their length that is fundamental. We’re talking two to three minutes max. And learners should have some choice about what they use and when, which gives the learner a sense of independence and responsibility. Recent studies also show that Micro-learning improves transfer of learning by 20% and it improves information retention by 25% over long training.
Gamification is always everyone's favorite. It’s the concept of applying game-design thinking to non game applications which is crucial to engaging today's learners and enabling content mastery. Gamification in eLearning also provides an effective, informal learning environment, and helps learners practice real life situations and challenges in a safe environment. The great thing about gamification is that it has the potential to turn an otherwise mundane learning assignment into an interactive and creative activity that motivates workers to work harder and perform better.
Blended learning has been around for some time now and it refers to a learning design that integrates a range of face-to-face, online, mobile, distance, open, social and other technology enhanced learning across physical and virtual environments. Traditionally, it’s used mainly in schools but in the last few years has taken on a broader audience such as construction, retail and the corporate world. The great thing about blended learning is that it allows your employees to learn at their own pace and have the support they need if and when required.
How will eLearning benefit my business?
Engage Millennials - After all they are the next generation.
Reduce Training Duration And Increase ROI! We all know that the main two things we try to save is time and money, so why not kill two birds with one stone.
Provide Convenience And Flexibility! This is incredibly important, especially if you want to make sure that everyone is on the same page and up to date with training.
Empower Learners Through Self-Management! Making your staff feel empowered and independent is only going to motivate them more which means that you are essentially breeding harder workers.
How do I start?
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