The world of eLearning is proliferating. More and more companies are looking to modernize their work and employees and keep up with the latest solutions. Soon, eLearning will be a part of every company worldwide.
The new year has just started. Here is our list of the top 5 eLearning trends in 2020 that you should know:
1. Big Data Analysis
Methods of working, learning habits, and the behavior of employees are constantly changing. They are different than they were only a few years ago. Big Data Analysis is a way to gather relevant information about learners (students, employees,…) and present them in a suitable form.
If you are running a training module, the data could be the test results, learners’ progress, course completion rates, or any other relevant data to your training.
Our software GetCertified is an example of a system that enables you to collect that data. Your employees can take personalized tests, and you can see the reports for each of them. In these reports, you can see a few information that could be relevant to your company.
You can use that data for several things. You can keep track of the learning performance and changes in the learning ROI and improve your decision-making process and strategies for future progress.
Big Data Analysis is a significant trend because traditional data gathering will soon be impossible in modern companies.
2. Artificial Intelligence (AI)
Artificial intelligence is impacting not only eLearning but every industry in the world. AI will continue to improve the online training process. It has the potential to become the best eLearning tool.
One of the advantages of AI is that you can also have automated data gathering and analysis. Then the L&D teams can adapt and create more personalized learning modules for the specific learner.
Another AI advantage is chatbots, robot assistants that can help learners anytime. They are affordable, effective, and fast and can help you improve your training methods.
AI will continue to improve and redefine in 2020, so you should keep an eye on this fast-growing trend.
3. AR, VR, and MR for Immersive E-learning
Augmented Reality or AR represents having a real-world experience with digital information overlay. Real-world remains central to the experience, enhanced by virtual details.
Virtual Reality, or VR, represents learning in a wholly digital environment.
Merged Reality represents having an intertwined real-world and virtual-world experience—interaction with and manipulation of both the physical and virtual environment.
Many people are visual learners. They prefer to get immersed in training to acquire knowledge. These technologies will be introduced to eLearning in 2020 due to the decrease in their costs and improved experience.
They are still far from reaching their full potential, but there is an excellent possibility that they will become mainstream in eLearning.
4. Learning Experience Platform (LXP)
A Learning Experience Platform or LXP represents an upgrade of LMS. The purpose of LXP is to help companies create a self-directed learning experience.
With the LXP Platform, you can easily create a personalized learning experience for your learners.
LXP is a system that looks more like a content provider like YouTube or Netflix. This way, the content is easier to consume. LXP systems are compatible with all kinds of content, such as videos and podcasts.
One of the most prominent examples of using the LXP Platform is LinkedIn. Their module, LinkedIn Learning, offers video courses taught by experts in specific fields.
The only problem with LXP is that it is challenging to implement with existing LMSs. It is better to build it in your company from scratch and adapt it to your needs.
5. Gamification and Game-Based Learning
Gamification of learning is not a new trend, but it has grown over the last couple of years and is on its way to becoming a widely used eLearning method.
Gamification allows companies and learning institutions to motivate learners and engage them more in the training and learning experience. Drivers like being on the leaderboard, gathering points, and getting badges and trophies can increase learners’ engagement, boost retention, and reduce course dropout rates.
As you can see, technologies and methods in eLearning are getting more redefined and user-friendly each year. Soon they will replace all traditional training and learning methods and become the standard. That is why it is essential to keep up with the latest trends and apply changes to stay relevant in your current industry.