Top Five e-Learning Trends from 2016

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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.