In this article, we have compiled a list of next big things which have potential to change eLearning industry.
Over last few years, eLearning industry has seen massive growth. Over next few years, same pace of growth can be expected to continue. With new emerging technologies, near future can be expected to be the most disruptive period for the industry.
Here are the top eLearning trends that you should be aware of
The gamification trend has been building for some time now. In coming years, it will continue to lead the change in the eLearning industry. As per a report by Docebo, the global gamification learning market will touch $7.3 billion by 2021. Organisations will keep on investing more in creating gamified learning content. Here serious games will improve learning efficiency. Gamification of eLearning will motivate the existing learners to spend more time on eLearning, while it will also pull fence sitters inside.
Mobile Learning (mLearning) has been increasing faster than eLearning. It facilitates real-time collaboration, with high social quotient. This pace of growth will continue for some more time. mLearning market is expected to reach $70 billion by 2020. More than three quarter of online learning companies have moved in mobile learning. For most of the companies, it is now their preferred mode of learning delivery.
It is not a rocket science that attention span of an user is short over the internet. It is even shorter on mobile phone. That is why microlearning makes more sense. These bite-sized learning capsules are of 4-5 minutes in length. These are optimum for just-in-time performance.
Automation in eLearning refers to automated course authoring for eLearning. This can change process of learning course development forever. Authoring tools auto-generate eLearning courses shortening the time taken to go to market. In near future, eLearning course development will be lot faster and cheaper. Most of such tools publish responsive eLearning content and support multiple devices.
Augmented Reality (AR) and Virtual Reality (VR)
Augmented Reality and Virtual Reality are disruptive technologies. These will change the way people learn in near future. AR and VR allow the students to learn in real-life situations. These are simulated virtual environments and enhance learning experience. AR has potential to be one of the most sought learning tools soon. In comparison, VR creates simulated or virtual 3D environment that helps learners to practice beforehand.
Personalised learning works on simple fundamental that one size doesn’t fit all. Every student has individual learning requirement. Personalised learning helps in improving learning experience of each student. Big Data plays a very important role here.
eLearning space will see technological action in near future. Watch out this space for future developments and trends in eLearning.