eLearning has created a more dynamic and instructive learning environment than ever before. The global eLearning market is evolving so rapidly that experts predict it to be worth $325 billion by the year 2025. With statistics like these, we can’t help but wonder what the future entails for eLearning – What is its role in the global classroom, so to speak? eLearning is a reasonably new concept, but it’s evolving at the speed of light, continually changing and enhancing its features. We would dare to say that eLearning is becoming the dominant means of passing on knowledge.

 

There is a significant amount of computer owners, and the numbers are rapidly increasing, making multimedia training methods viable and accessible from basically anywhere in the world. It’s interesting to note that university students are significantly more likely to earn an online degree rather than attending a physical class.

 

In the following article, we will discuss some eLearning trends that are likely to take the world by storm during the next five years. The future is now! We are entering into an era where the tools and methods of education will be shaped into something that the world has never seen before.

 

  1. Personalised learning:
    Meeting the needs and aspirations of individual learners is essential. However, personalisation is about more than individualisation. Not only does it allow students to earn a degree in any given field of study, but it also allows them to choose when, and from where they would like to study for it. It is crucial to keep in mind that students won’t have unlimited courses to choose from. Primary targets still have to be met, but promising rewards are given to those who excel.
  2. Social learning:
    Social learning adds a modern technological twist to traditional human interaction and group dynamics. Collaboration is more productive and efficient because of online forums, class-wide chatrooms and file-sharing platforms. Social learning in the electronic world is the perfect mediator for seamless communication. Online lecturers can offer valuable insights and support from anywhere – whether they are lounging on their coach or sipping on some coffee at their favourite coffee shop. It is our vision that social learning as a whole would someday grow into the roots of curriculums globally.
  3. Microlearning:
    For some reason students struggle to concentrate for much longer than ten minutes nowadays. The daunting prospect of large, multi-phased projects is enough to dampen any student’s performance – regardless of their age. By breaking projects and lessons down into more chewable pieces motivates students, and more often than not improves their success rate. These chewable pieces of information can be fed to students through video lectures, text or even interactive assignments. Braking 2-hour lectures into four 30-minute lessons have proven to yield higher success rates. The totality of microlearning is yet to be discovered; it goes beyond eLearning itself and has the potential to expand into traditional classroom setups.

 

It is clear to see that globally people are leaning more towards online courses now than ever before. eLearning is becoming the preferred method of education because students find it more convenient and engaging than traditional classroom-based methods.

 

We genuinely believe that this industry is going to revolutionise the world of education as we know it. Moreover, this up and coming industry may take an unexpected course of development. One thing is for sure, the face of education is changing, and we don’t want anyone to be left behind in the dust – the remains of white chalk on dusty blackboards that is.