Top 5 Trends in the E-Learning Industry 2017 | Radice-Edu Blog

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As most of the companies and investors are looking forward to efficient employee improvement with E-Learning platforms ahead, read on and check out our pick of the latest trends in the E-Learning industry. Get the idea on what may work for you!

1. Personalized Learning and Big Data

Personalized Learning and Big Data can be the future for corporate training. Many companies have already started leveraging it. Big Data has become a trend in recent times with multiple numbers of companies and brands started analyzing data sets to reveal patterns, trends, and associations especially relating to human behavior and interactions.

During online learning, a student leaves a trace of his progress and success. By following the student’s steps, a teacher can get a lot of useful information for further analysis and future benefit to other students. Today, many companies already know how to analyze such data and provide forecasts of a students’ further learning. Such systems can tell which students need help and in which topics they should be supported.

Adaptive learning will actively expand in the near future, and students, teachers, and developers will benefit from it. Those companies that are able to offer the most interesting and relevant solutions for the market will have a high earning potential. At the same time, those organizations that apply such analytical tools in their systems will be able to improve performance and productivity of their employees and students.

2. Mobile Learning or m-Learning

Over the last 5 years, adoption of mLearning or mobile learning has been on an upswing. Flexibility to offer the courses that are multi-device (they run seamlessly on desktops, laptops, tablets, and smartphones) is the single biggest gain. The coming year will see maturing of delivery that is completely responsive that is, the online course will adapt to the device it is being viewed on. There will be a wider adoption of mLearning across all training needs.

Mobile Learning trend is here to stay and grow tremendously. The figure is expected to reach $70 billion by 2020.

3. Gamification

Predicted as the “next big thing” when it first appeared in Google Trends in Sep’10, gamification for corporate learning has finally arrived. It will continue to be a strong strategy to create high impact, immersive learning. It will also leverage on mLearning, microlearning and social learning to multiply its impact.

The global market of Gamification in E-learning is increasing at a  considerable rate due to it’s popularity and viewer engagement ratio.

4. Automation in E-Learning

E-Learning automation is all about algorithms. In this case, the algorithms are a set of computer codes and instructions that controls the eLearning content display. For example, eLearning content that is automatically generated by the system based on the needs of a particular online learner. Essentially, you create a programming code that triggers a certain response on command. You’re able to dictate what that command is, such as a test score or performance benchmark. For instance, a particular piece of eLearning content displays when an online learner passes the E-Learning assessment. If they don’t meet the minimum requirements, the code may generate a resource list they can use to improve.

Automation in E-Learning course development could rise like never before.

5. Augmented and Virtual Reality

Augmented Reality and Virtual Reality are set to change the way people learn in 2017 bringing immersive learning experiences.

Imagine a scenario where you can learn thing by experiencing them. E-Learning with implementation of Augemented Reality on it can bring in that extra bit of elevated experience in learning. You just bought a new home and you still need to install some fixtures to get the lights working. The only problem is that you have never installed a light switch before, and you would like to do it yourself. This is where eLearning could drastically change the way in which we inherent knowledge, especially online. If you were wearing an augmented reality headset you could get detailed visual instructions regarding the light switch as well as a holographic interface that displays the correct wires and functions. Yet this is just the tip of the iceberg.

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