eLearning Trends

Find here the latest news and trends in eLearning. Read articles about the future of the learning industry with forecasts, written from our e-learning experts

The Rise of Competency-Based Education

The Rise of Competency-Based Education

Higher education is currently experiencing what is arguably the most extreme period of change of its entire history. Although over the past centuries, higher education has progressively become available to larger numbers of people, what goes on in the classroom has largely remained the same. Professors stand in front of classrooms and give lectures, sometimes to hundreds or even thousands of students, who are expected to absorb it all and then apply their knowledge to writing papers and taking tests.

eLearning Future: What Will eLearning Look Like in 2075?

eLearning Future: What Will eLearning Look Like in 2075?

What will a classroom look like in fifty years?

Hundreds of years ago, no one could have possibly imagined some of the exciting, effective learning technologies we have today. In just the last few decades, there have been dramatic technological advances that are changing the nature of the classroom, how students learn, and how teachers teach. Resources are more readily accessible and content is more engaging than ever before. In this blog post, I outline four of the most popular elearning trends of 2014 (including MOOCs, mlearning, virtual reality technology, and gamification) that could lay a foundation for the future state of schools, as well as speculate what classrooms, learning platforms, and teacher roles might be like in the future.

Top 9 eLearning Predictions For 2014

Top 9 eLearning Predictions For 2014

2013 was an exciting year for eLearning professionals with many discussions around learning paradigms and technologies. The year saw many interesting developments in areas such as Learning Standards/Specifications (xAPI), Programming Languages (HTML 5), Gamification, Game-based Learning, etc. We believe that 2014 will see more powerful changes, owing to the maturing and convergence of some of these technologies. If 2013 was a year of ‘contemplations’, 2014 will be a year of ‘decisions’! Read on…

eLearning Business Trends in 2014

Predictions on how e-learning business might trend in 2014 based on key business drivers across geographies, L&D challenges and e-learning buzz words like Social, MOOC, gamification, games, byte-sized learning, performance management, mobile content, HTML5, Tin Can API.

Top Instructional Design Trends and Outlook for 2014

Top Instructional Design Trends and Outlook for 2014

As an e-learning, m-learning, and ILT vendor-partner working directly with clients and as manager of a team of instructional designers, Catherine Davis actively works on innovative instructional design projects every day. Preparing for the new year ahead, Catherine recaps the instructional design trends and opportunities in 2013 that we’ll continue to see in 2014. While instructional technology, including m-learning and gamification, made headlines, storytelling chops and effective communication skills were just as important.

Big Data and How It’s Changing e-Learning

Big Data and How It’s Changing e-Learning

You’ve probably heard the term Big Data, and maybe you’ve wondered exactly what it is and how these digital breadcrumbs relate to the e-Learning world. Find out the answers to all your questions, including what the benefits are and how Big Data is changing the way we approach e-Learning design.