E-Learning Trends You Should Be On the Lookout for This Year

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What’s the first thing you do in the morning?

Most probably, you silence your alarm, read your email, and start browsing your social media feed to get up to date with what’s happening in the world. You read a few pages of a book on your Kindle on your way to work. You sit in front of a computer for hours on end. And then, at night, you use your Fitbit bracelet to track your calories intake.

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You get the idea: technology has become an integral part of our lives.

So, it should come as no surprise that education as well is relying less on traditional textbooks and more on laptops and smartphones.

With that in mind, here are the e-learning trends you should keep an eye on this year.

Social Learning

Social learning is probably the most popular trend right now. And, it makes sense. After all, it’s a lot easier it is to learn when you communicate and collaborate with other people than alone.

Do you need an online algebra tutor? On websites like Preply.com, you can find numerous teachers that fit your level, need, and budget. Do you need to share some important files with your group? Just choose a platform and get to work.

Because it does not feel like school and it eliminates associated stress, informal learning is gaining more and more ground these days. You get the same information but in a relaxed and fun environment.

Mobile Learning

Let’s be honest: smartphones are making our lives easier than ever before. You can use this extremely powerful computer in your pocket to do almost everything, from searching the web, communicating with your friends, working, purchasing products and services, and so on. You can even install apps that will allow you to manage your personal finances with great accuracy.

Learning is no exception. Especially for people that travel a lot, have a long work commute or simply want to be productive in that half an hour they spend during lunch break, your mobile device can help you reach your goals. Whether we’re talking about online courses or apps, the point is learning can really be done anywhere right now.

Microlearning

You’ve probably noticed this if you’ve downloaded an app or hop onto a website to learn about the things that interest you. Instead of a long, boring course, you have access to small chunks of information that is easier and faster to understand and remember.

This step by step approach is extremely useful for busy people that only have a few spare minutes but want to use them to the maximum.

Video Learning

Learning has become more interactive than ever thanks to technology. For children, in particular, the entire process becomes more fun and approachable with videos. The latest exciting trend right now is interactive videos where you can feel more in control and like you’re taking charge of the learning process.

Gamification

Another interactive trend is gamification. This concept turns the learning process into a fun one, thus making it more approachable to those who don’t have the time or patience to read through boring courses. Combine it with social and mobile learning, and gamification will probably become the go-to method for most people.

These are just a few trends and predictions for learning that everyone who has wanted to improve their skills has probably already noticed. Take them into account, be creative, and put them to use in your learning process – they will make your life easier!

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Vishal Gaikar

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I am Vishal Gaikar, Software Engineer, Web Addicted, Living in Maharashtra, India. If you like This post, you can follow Tricks Machine on Twitter, also you can add me on Google+.

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