eLearning trends for 2014

E-learning has been around for quite some time now, and as its popularity continues to grow within the corporate and educational sectors, so does its capabilities, BizCommunity reports.
Computers are becoming increasingly essential as educational tools, while technologies are becoming more portable and cost-effective – mobile learning is a perfect example of this.
It has become imperative in recent years to look critically at the learning outcomes of training and to adapt those outcomes accordingly. Organisations no longer require an endless accumulation of general knowledge, but the focus is now rather on skills that help them to save money, decrease downtime and increase effectiveness.

According to research firm, Ambient Insight, the global market for self-paced e-learning products and services reached US$ 27.1 billion by 2009 and is likely to double by 2014. With that said, let’s have a quick look at the e-learning trends for 2014.

1. From textbook to tablet: In March 2013, Sunward Park High School in Johannesburg, South Africa, successfully made the transition from physical textbook to tablet when the tablet project initiative was officially launched by the Basic Education Deputy Minister, in partnership with Modern Information Business (MIB).