When talking about online learning, every passing year brings new advancements in technology and pedagogy—often with successful student learning results. As online learning as a whole is expected to increase in the foreseeable future, it’s critical for faculty and higher ed stakeholders to ponder new usability and functionality within this trendy mode of learning.
In recent research conducted by ProProfs, a professional LMS provider, the company identified the top 9 online learning predictions for the rest of the year.
Their infographic helps guide online learning enthusiasts and teachers through the eLearning trends and predictions that their research reveals will play a key role in learning for the upcoming term; with the aim of helping learning and development specialists get a clearer picture of the global eLearning landscape, and in turn help them make necessary changes in their existing strategies.
The 9 Online Learning Predictions for the 2017-2018 Term [for sourcing information, see the full infographic]
- Videos will dominate: More instructional designers are learning toward video-based training. By 2019, videos will drive 80 percent of internet traffic.
- A rise in intelligent data demand: eLearning tools that can draw actionable insights and speed up data extraction will magnify in 2017.
- Gamification to excel: Game-driven online learning tools will grow at a faster pace in late 2017. By 2020, the gamification market will reach $11.1 billion.
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- Continued focus on responsive online courses: BYOD will gain even more momentum, pushing the demand for response-focused online learning solutions.
- Wearable devices: The use of wearables to boost performance will skyrocket. 411 million smart wearables worth $34 billion are likely to be sold in 2020.
- Social learning for success: Easy accessibility of social media tools will be encouraged as 43 percent of companies in the workplace now plan to use it for their own training purposes in 2017.
- Cloud computing to capture attention: The demand for cloud-based learning tools will grow, since they’re cost-efficient and reduce learning and development costs. The overall cloud market will be $235.1 billion in 2017.
- Enhanced use of mobile learning: Mobile learning tools were extensively used by higher ed last year and this momentum will continue. The global app revenue is expected to be $80.6 billion by 2020.
- Two-way conversations will grow: To achieve collaborative learning environments, the two-way conversation will gain more relevance.
View the full infographic here.