One of the things I love about elearning is that it spans across so many industries and forms of technology.
You can find elearning in early educational settings like grade-school, higher education at the universities, the non-profit sector, and for-profit organizations.
Wherever you go you can find elearning courses as they become a staple in the way we learn.
Heck, there is even a possibility that you have purchased an online course for fun in order to learn a new skill in your free time.
Technology also plays a role in elearning as we access the content from smartphones, tablets, laptops, and desktops.
It’s this combination of technology and industry that contribute to the growing elearning trends.
For the most part the trends that we see are similar across all industries, but it’s very well possible that the popularity of the various trends differs across industries.
For example, I have personally seen a greater use of micro-learning in the corporate sector than I have in traditional educational institutions.
This is not to say that micro-learning isn’t present in those other areas. It just might not be as commonly used.
For a look into this year’s corporate elearning trends have a look at the infographic below created by Knowledge Anywhere.
The usual players are there (mobile learning, videos, games).
But we see the emergence of the already mentioned micro-learning trend as well as a greater influence of informal learning.
Will these trends carry over to 2017? I happen to think that they will, especially with micro-learning as we are just scratching the surface of its potential.