eLearning Trends And Predictions For 2018

by EI Design

Get a comprehensive view of the hottest eLearning trends and predictions on approaches that are likely to have an impact on the industry in 2018.

Key Chapters

  1. Section 1: What will continue to offer value?

    Most entries in this section have been there for a while. However, they will see changes in 2018 while continuing to offer value. I have highlighted what I believe will change or if we will see a wider usage of each trend.

    1. mLearning
    2. Digitization of ILT (to blended or fully online)
    3. Microlearning
    4. Performance Support Tools
    5. Gamification
    6. Social Learning
    7. Mobile Apps or Apps for learning
    8. Video-based learning (Videos and Interactive Videos)
    9. Next gen-LMS/LCMS
    10. Rapid eLearning tools
    11. Informal learning

  2. Section 2: Coming of age-Increase in adoption

    This section features trend that was part of my 2017 trends and predictions and I have seen a clear shift towards higher adoption during the last year and this will continue to be the case.

    1. Learning portals
    2. Personalization
    3. Curation

  3. Section 3: Emerging or Maturing-Watch out for

    This section has a combination of trends that are emerging (Artificial Intelligence or AI in learning) as well as some trends that were identified for the watch in the past 2-3 years but are clearly maturing now.

    1. Artificial Intelligence (AI) in learning.
    2. AR/VR for immersive learning.
    3. Big Data-Reporting, Analytics and its usage in the determination of ROI Learner Analytics.
    4. Learner Analytics to enhance Learning experiences.

I see increased usage of formats that learners use in their daily life (notably, Apps and Videos) to offer both formal and informal learning and more significantly reinforcements (through assessments supported by practice exercises leading to skill acquisition and mastery).

With care to provide you a head start for 2018, EI Design stays loyal in researching and providing us with its list of eLearning trends and predictions for the new year. Reading this eBook, that is helpfully divided in three sections, stating opinions on continuing trends, already big ones or those that steadily emerge, and presenting practices and tools to keep your eyes on, you will surely be well prepared.

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Christopher Pappas
Founder of The eLearning Industry's Network