Well, there are advanced changes in E-learning this year. There are advances in technology and this has also had an impact on education as well. We are going to look at five of the most popular trends in E-learning so far this year. This is likely to continue throughout the year and beyond.
1. Online training courses
We have seen many learners benefiting from virtual mentors online. Students are able to take up various courses online, they can learn at their own convenient time and actually do exams as well. In fact, most learners appreciate this mode of learning since they are able to incorporate other schedules into their lifestyle conveniently.
2. Use of robots as tools
Though it is feared that this could lead to job losses, this is one area where technology has played a major part. Robotics have been introduced in the classrooms and learners especially younger ones find them more fun and actually robotics can easily demonstrate a point in the classroom easily especially to younger learners.
3. Incorporating videos in classroom learning
Though this has always been used as a learning aid, in 2017 it has increasingly been used to record lessons, seminars, and lectures. As such, a student does not miss a lesson since if they miss a live lesson or lecture; the recorded version is available as the backup. This can also help to give all students regardless of their location a chance to equal learning opportunities.
4. Mobile learning
• This year has seen to it that students can also learn through the mobile platform. In fact, there are many courses being offered online on a multi-device platform such that the students can access such courses online through the mobile phone, the desktop laptops, tablets and all other smart devices. It is predicted that this platform is likely to become more interactive in the course of the year.
• There are many more mobile learning apps available online as well. This appeals and engages the students even more. This can be used for both formal and informal learning and the apps makes it easier for students to learn even without internet connectivity.
5. Adoption of micro-learning and learning paths
Previously, we have had lessons that go from thirty-five minutes to sixty minutes. This has previously led to boring lessons and students, especially the younger ones, easily lose focus. Well, in 2017, the learning experience is quite different. We have seen bite-sized learning on various platforms. Much more micro-learning nuggets are likely to come up. The shift to options that make it easier for learners to easily remain focused throughout that particular learning period has led to the discovery of these learning techniques.