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Although 2017 is well under way we still think it is worth looking back at the most popular and interesting e-learning trends of last year.

These trends are set to become standards in the current year so the more we know and share, the better.  Here are five of the top trends of 2016.

1.      Gamification

The use of gaming in online training is set to continue to be popular in 2017. Interactive game-style learning in the work environment is a certain way to engage and encourage employees to push their skills to the next level. The gamification market is growing and the e-learning sector is a big part of this.

2.      Competence-Based Training

Competency-based training is effective in helping individuals forge on with their careers. They provide a clear route to promotion for employees, thus making them popular with individual learners and the companies employing them. This type of learning allows for regular self-assessment and skill set evaluation, with view to furthering careers.

3.      Mobile Learning

The modern learner wants to be able to access their courses easily and wherever they may be. This has led to the rise in mobile learning. 100% mobile-based learning management systems already exist, with others adding this dimension to their platform. They make it even easier to ensure employees have no excuse not to complete their training as it is so easily accessible.

4.      Big Data

Big Data is instrumental in furthering the amount of information we store and use about our customers, or learners. Harnessing Big Data allows training providers to create more personalised and individual content. This ensures that each learner enjoys a customised learning experience tailored to their skills. Big Data analytics will also be central in shaping the future of e-learning.

5.      Video-Based Training

Video training has been steadily growing in popularity, a trend which will continue in 2017. Almost everybody already recognises how engaging training through video is. More companies are investing in video-based e-learning programmes.  They help ensure their employees are fully trained and able to access necessary course information suitable to their roles.

Perspectives in eLearning 2017 - VideoTile Learning

E-learning and online development and training programmes continue to be a popular choice for corporate businesses looking to get the most out of their workforce

As the new year continues there are new technologies, innovations and changes in the way we use and develop e-learning resources to suit a wide range of different kinds of employer, business and environment. Below we’re taking a closer look at four areas where e-learning has the potential to grow, develop and improve.

A New Reality

Not just one but two new realities are becoming leading trends in the tech world and this is the same in e-learning. Augmented reality is quickly becoming a utilisable tool for e-learning video and course providers. Augmented reality has been leaped upon by the marketing industry but there are many ways it can be used in training too.

Virtual reality is another new innovation which is set to mature in 2017 and is driven principally by the entertainment sector. This in turn will transfer into e-learning and virtual reality can be used to create case study and test environments for businesses.

Gamification of Learning

Immersive learning games could mark a real turning point in e-learning. Gaming has always been a potential learning tool but now it is being actively incorporated into training resources and videos. Evidence suggests learning efficacy is significantly improved through immersive learning games and rewards-based mechanisms can be motivating and drive users of any training platform.

AI in Learning

Artificial intelligence is emerging as a huge trend in technology and it is often heralded as having a potential connection with the e-learning world. As yet no one seems to have properly assessed how the connection would work or how the power of AI could be tailored to the e-learning world, but it is an area there is bound to be much more discussion about in 2017.

Interactive Video

Video is the core of effective e-learning as so many people are now recognising the power of video, the additional engagement it brings and the effectiveness it has when learning something new. The next generation of video training courses however, will need to do something different and the already popular area of interactive video is set to grow even further. Interactive video allows for personalisation and allows users to learn and reflect on the go, giving course designers the chance to act on feedback quickly and effective and the learners to feel satisfied.

The e-learning market has the potential to expand even further in 2017 as businesses look for even more efficient, speedy and cost-effective to train and motivate their employees.

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