The elearning industry is constantly in flux. Some trends come and they stay with us while others are merely passing through.
While it is hard to say which trends will stay and for how long, it is always interesting to take a look at what is “hot right now” in the field.
When it comes to elearning and learning management systems there are a handful of tools & techniques that are very much in vogue. Below are six of the more common trends in our field.
If you happen to know of some additional elearning trends then do not hesitate to share them in the comments below!
6 Current ELearning Trends You Should Know
Gamification – not so much a “new” trend by any means but an often sought after aspect of any online training program. Gamification is predicted to be a $10 billion industry by 2020.
Mobile Learning – the rise of the mobile device has led to the rise in mobile learning. This market is huge and will continue to grow into the foreseeable future.
Video-Based Learning – The use of videos in elearning is often expected whereas in the past it wasn’t as common. We can thank the likes of YouTube for bringing videos into the elearning mainstream.
Social Media Learning – Often overlooked, this unique elearning approach reaches more people and fosters collaboration in ways never seen before.
Blended Learning – A favorite in the university setting, blended learning allows academics to leverage the effective flipped classroom method.
Micro-Learning – A newer form of content delivery because of the greater use of mobile devices for training purposes.