eLearning Trends To Look Out For In 2020
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eLearning Trends In 2020

As we enter into 2020, we are moving into another phase of eLearning. So, to make your new year experience better, we've compiled a list of new trends that you can consider to improve your online training. Let's explore 5 eLearning trends in 2020 that you should watch out for to improve your corporate training.

1. Learning Experience

With the new year fast approaching, one of the eLearning trends to expect in 2020 is the Learning Experience Platform. Since engagement is a battle between everybody in L&D, delivering the best experience for your learners is essential for achieving an increased ROI. So, with the Learning Experience Platform (LXP), you can easily convey a personalized learning experience to your learners. LXP is a system that looks more like a content provider. Its purpose is to help instructors create a self-directed learning experience for their learners.

Some organizations, like LinkedIn Learning, have started diving into the LXP system to develop training. Also, some existing LMS vendors are introducing it as an add-on. However, compared to having LXPs built from scratch, it can be hard to implement them on existing LMSs. One of the capabilities of LXP systems is that they are compatible with all kinds of content, including podcasts, microlearning, and videos. Apart from that, they're also capable of delivering content in a Netflix-like interface with AI-driven recommendations, panels, and mobile interfaces.

2. Big Data Analytics Will Get Bigger

Personalized learning has been a powerful tool used to cater to learners' needs, all thanks to Big Data analytics. Also, it can be helpful to gather relevant information about learners' experiences and present them in a suitable format. With Big Data analytical tools, it's easier to acquire data about learner performance on a specific course and use it to deliver more personalized training. Apart from that, it also gives instructors insight into whether their training ROI is increasing or not. With Big Data, it's easier for instructors to determine what learners are missing, and then make improvements to make learning worthwhile for their learners. The analysis helps transform training concepts and provide a useful learning path. So watch out for more of Big Data analytics as an eLearning trend in 2020 to increase your training ROI.

3. Artificial Intelligence (AI)

Artificial Intelligence has been making an impact on eLearning, and it's expected to continue improving the online training experience. One of the benefits of AI is that it can serve as a mentor for learners to provide answers to their questions anytime, on any device. Besides, it can also help facilitate the creation of customized training paths through data analysis. Artificial Intelligence, including chatbots, is affordable, effective, and fast. It can help you gather relevant information in order to enable you to improve your training development.

4. More User-Generated Content (UGC)

Another eLearning trend in 2020 to watch out for is that more User-Generated Content will be used to deliver better training. However, if not well-planned, it can make your training worse. Well-planned content curation requires that you should determine your learners’ needs and how to convey its information properly. Knowing this can help improve your training and enable your learners to get access to training that suits their needs.

5. VR, MR, And AR For Immersive Training Experience

Virtual, Augmented, and mixed reality technologies are also part of the eLearning trends in 2020 that you should expect. Although some organizations have already started using these reality technologies to deliver immersive training, there will be more of it in eLearning. While some people prefer textual content, many are visual learners. They prefer to get immersed in training to acquire knowledge. One way to cater to these learners' needs is through reality technologies. They help instructors deliver immersive learning experiences to learners, hence improving their retention ability. Apart from that, these technologies are essential tools that assist organizations and learners in mitigating certain risks attached to training.

In Conclusion

The global eLearning market is fast-growing and expected to reach $398 billion come 2026. As such, to remain competitive in the industry, you need to adjust to every trend in order to improve your training. The above-listed eLearning trends in 2020 are what you should expect in order to deliver training that measures up to today's digital world.

Let's know what your predictions are for the eLearning trends in 2020 by using the comment box.

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