Six top trends in eLearning for 2019: The eLearning industry has revolutionized at a great pace due to advances in the technological and cyber industries. With the continuous evolution of its components, 2019 will be considered as the renaissance period of the entire eLearning industry. There are a few trends that will form the future of the educational system. The article goes through what the “Must-Watch Trends In eLearning” are for 2019.

About eLearning

eLearning is related to the use of electronic technologies in academic curriculums, beyond the limitations of a traditional classroom. It has become increasingly popular over the past decade, especially among youth.

With eLearning, it has become possible to take a lecture even without being physically present in a classroom. With technological advancement, all that is required is a high-speed internet connection to easily access the lectures online, and in the comforts of your home. There are innumerable calling, texting, and video conferencing apps that allow educational institutes to provide distant training and education to their students.

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eLearning ranges from learning online, distant education, computerized electronic learning, audiovisual tutorials, live video streaming, video calling, and various others forms. Basically, you will need to choose a learning system that best suits your everyday schedules and budget.

The corporate environment has become more competitive these days, with employees having to keep earning certifications in order to receive more growth opportunities. According to the CEO of InlineDesign, “eLearning is the best option for professionals and people who are already employed because it allows them with the flexibility to earn new certifications, without having to spend time and money on travelling to their courses.”

Trends In eLearning

1. Gamification

Going by the eLearning trends, more and more people are accepting this form of education because it is highly interactive and fun-filled, nothing less when compared to the traditional classrooms.

For example, video games that enhance brainpower and general IQ, boost hand-eye coordination. Games increase the ability of a person to switch between multiple tasks and intake several ideas to find a solution to a problem. Such kind of training helps individuals in improving their decision-making skills, which is a valuable asset in the long run.

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2. Microlearning

Microlearning is a beneficial method to implement learning in tiny chunks that are goal driven. eLearning can be easily and rapidly introduced and deployed in any organization. It definitely works out much cheaper than setting up a real classroom. If you have good teachers, then you can provide top quality education to students from just about anywhere around the globe.

This technique benefits learners by helping them grasp modules quickly and repeating the learning lesson several times as well. Microlearning can easily be implemented in the form of small games, videos, infographics, and quizzes.

3. Artificial Intelligence

Organizations have slowly started offering brand new solutions where bots teach learners at the time of the courses and also on their path of learning. Artificial Intelligence can help in predicting the behaviour of a learner, and personalizing their learning experience. It supports learners in their learning and also in times of need.

4. Cloud-Based Systems

Most of the Learning Mangement Systems today are integrated with cloud-based systems because they allow high-level efficiency and maximum security. They also help in cutting down training costs quite significantly.

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5. Big Data

Big Data provides beneficial advantages to both developers and learners. Here, the data is gathered through Content Management Systems, Learning Management Systems, and social networking sites. This allows learners to effectively interact with learning programs.

6. Wearable Technologies

With this technology, the learner communicates with the subject dynamically. The main purpose behind the introduction of this technology is to immerse the learner within learning subjects via 3D and other real-time simulations.

Future Prospects Of eLearners

eLearning provides wonderful future aspects to people by providing following the features:

  • Economic
    A learner is offered cost-effective online certificates, degree courses, learning contents, and distant education.
  • Dream Institution
    eLearning gives an opportunity to avail certification programs and classes from educational institutions that have been only in their dreams. A learner can easily enrol in and take online courses from their dream overseas institution.
  • Subjects and assistance
    With eLearning, learners from all parts of the world get an opportunity to study at their preferred time and place. Flexibility to obtain academic assistance and take exams online is what makes this beneficial among learners throughout the globe.

Conclusion

These are the must-watch key trends in the coming year of 2019. All of these trends will impact the entire learning industry and become stronger with passing time.

 

 


Lucubrate Magazine, Issue 48, November 23th, 2018

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The article is written by Sunil Gupta and published in the eLearning Industry (https://elearningindustry.com/trends-in-elearning-for-2019-6-top) November 23, 2018. (The pictures following the article are added on by the Lucubrate editors)

 


 

Photo: Kevin Ku

 

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