Elearning Trends

5 E-learning Trends to look out for

Posted in Blog on 29 July 2016

Technology has found a way to revolutionize just about every aspect of life. This is especially true in the case of education. Classes are no longer taught within the four corners of the classroom. Instead learning is now becoming increasingly digital. With each passing year technology innovations are helping educators find new learning opportunities both inside and outside the classroom.

Let’s take a look at a few key trends that are shaping the way learning will take place in the future.

  1. M-learning: Otherwise called mobile learning, M-learning, due to its portability, allows students to take their lessons and resources with them wherever they go. This enables the whole learning experience to be an On the Go affair. Now students can learn when and wherever they want to, at their convenience. Ambient Insight’s research on mobile learning market has found that the worldwide market for mobile learning will reach 14.5 billion by 2019.
  2. Gamification: Gamification involves using game based mechanics in non-gaming scenarios. Due to the playful nature of games, people often end up having fun as well as learning the concept at the same time. This is a great way to make sure that students remember the concepts. Gartner in its gamification 2020 report has suggested that gamification will have a major impact on the globalization of higher education.
  3. Self-Paced Learning: Learning has now moved from an educator teaching an entire class to a more personalized form of education. Students can now learn at their own convenience and choose what to study, rather than learn by a pre-determined route set by the teacher. This provides greater flexibility to the students as evidenced in this research report by Portland State university.
  4. Big Data: With every year more and more data is being generated by students and their learning metrics. The analysis of this data in itself can provide incredible insight as to how we can further improve the digital learning experience. Integrating big data analytics will facilitate a great e-learning experience.
  5. Cloud: Cloud based learning management systems are gaining traction. The major issue with the cloud in the past was security. Today cloud security is much better than it was and the protection of sensitive data is improving. The cloud provides the user with a great place to store and update data as and when required. As a result, more and more educational institutions are replacing their LMS with cloud based LMS.
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