The world of eLearning is growing rapidly. 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 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 data that is relevant to your training.
Our software GetCertified is an example of a system which 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 pieces of information that could be relevant to your company.
You can use that data for several things. You can keep track of the learning performance, changes in the learning ROI, and improve your decision-making process and strategies for future progress.
Big Data Analysis is a very important trend because traditional data gathering will soon be impossible to do in modern companies.
2. Artificial Intelligence (AI)
Artificial intelligence is making an impact not only in eLearning but in 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 have automated data gathering and analysis as well. Then the L&D teams can adapt and create more personalized learning modules for the specific learner.
Another AI advantage are chatbots, robot assistants that can help the learners at any time. They are affordable, effective, fast, and they 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, MR for immersive eLearning
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 completely digital enviroment.
Merged Reality represents having a real-world and virtual world experience intertwined. Interaction with and manipulation of both the physical and virtual enviroment.
Many people are visual learners. They prefer to get immersed in training to acquire knowledge. These technologies will be more 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 a great possibility that they will become mainstream in eLearning.
4. Learning Experience Platform (LXP)
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, such as 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 biggest examples of using LXP Platform is LinkedIn. Their module, LinkedIn Learning, is offering video courses taught by experts in certain fields.
The only problem with LXP is that it is difficult to implement is 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 started to grow over the last couple of years and it is on its way to becoming a widely used eLearning method.
Gamification allows companies and learning institutions to motivate learners and make them more engaged in the training and learning experience. Drivers like being on the leaderboard, gathering points, getting badges and trophies, can increase learners’ engagement, boost retention rates, and reduce the course dropout rates.
As you can see, technologies and methods in eLearning are getting more redefined and user-friendly with each year. Soon they will replace all traditional training and learning methods and become the standard. That is why it is important to keep up with the latest trends and apply changes in order to stay relevant in your current industry.