Three years ago, automation and augmented learning were significant trends in eLearning and 2016 saw the emergence of microlearning and content curation trends. Henceforth, the global interest in eLearning has been prolific ever since and similar growth trajectory is expected in the near future. Some of the major contributions for the same include contributions of AI, video-based training, interactive media, various authoring tools and others alike.

So, to gain more clarity regarding what have strongly been the major trends dominating the industry in 2020 from adaptive learning heading to the next level to the inclusion of various open-source eLearning authoring tools, have a look below. 

Adaptive Learning Goes To The Next Level

As it seemed, adaptive learning has managed to go up a notch and continues to get stronger with greater adoption. It utilizes technology to deliver personalized learning to its users which aims to provide effective, efficient, and customized learning programs to engage the learners. 

Many new players for adaptive learning have emerged in the market and continue to and at the same time, they support confidence-based assessment, strong analytics, and measurement of training effectiveness. 

Alongside, organizations and learners benefit as the industry players ensure better competition rates and users enjoy learning content which is personalized respectively. With the help of effective assessments, learners are able to skip the content they are confident about. 

Microlearning Maintains Its Hold

Microlearning was a dominating trend in 2018 and continues to maintain its hold in the ongoing times as well. It is all about providing learners with small chunks of desired content to help them accomplish a specific learning outcome. Microlearning courses in corporate training are easy to deploy and can be accessed by learners conveniently which are synced with their business priorities. 

Organizations implementing this mode of learning shall continue to reap the benefits associated with it as these strategies enhance productivity and ROI by enabling the learners to develop and sustain core skills and competencies. Microlearning can be implemented as infographics, videos, games, puzzles, quizzes and much more.   

Artificial Intelligence Has Picked Up

A term is widely known today, artificial intelligence or machine intelligence is the intelligence demonstrated by machines in the sense that they implement cognitive functions that humans associate with the human mind such as problem-solving and learning. It proves to have a major contribution in the eLearning space, as well as the organizations, now offer innovative solutions where bots act as a helping hand of the learners on the learning path and also during the courses. 

Artificial intelligence will be used to predict the learners’ behavior and preferences and at the same time help personalize the learning. Alongside, users shall be assisted when searching for key content in modules via voice-guided bots. Nevertheless, this is not all as industries are yet to incorporate newer methods of artificial intelligence in the eLearning process. 

AR And VR Continue To Break The Barriers

Augmented reality and virtual reality are two of the ways that technology can change the way you look at the world. While augmented reality is the enhanced version of reality created via technology for adding digital transformation on an image of something, virtual reality is the creation of a simulated environment via technology. 

Both of these continue to grow as organizations view them as an important solution in eLearning as they use various effective instructional design strategies to enhance the VR experience. Using an amalgamation of 360-degree photographs, interactions, and various other elements VR is becoming a preferred experience. Various big players have already made investments into this model and are continuing to do so in this interesting trend of the year and beyond. Apart from this, various authoring tools worth investing are constantly emerging in the eLearning industry.