In the history of multiple generations, 2020 will officially be written down and remembered as a period of disruption. In education, that is transforming how people learn and how institutions teach. This disruption is rooted in the fact that today’s learners are overwhelmed with information, are used to being online, and are ready for new things.
Therefore, eLearning design needs to be more personalised while also being highly collaborative than before. This blog post will analyse the main characteristics of this new era and explain why it is an opportunity for those who plan to develop eLearning projects.
Treading new paths
Everyone has become a student these days. With an increasing number of people transitioning into their careers, many are resigning or upskilling to match the pace of the markets. They are highly willing to learn and use technology for learning purposes, given the exposure to it owing to the pandemic.
Today’s learners are not passive but active in their learning process. So, it is essential for eLearning design, courses and materials to engage them actively by providing opportunities for interaction within the course content. Also, it is crucial to provide them with easy access to these materials because today’s learners find it challenging to sit down in one place for an extended period (as opposed to yesterday’s learners, who were more fixated). The culture of wanderlust is here for good.
Stop creating eLearning courses; start creating e-experiences
The future of eLearning is the result of a new era that is already happening.
The changes brought on by technology are beginning to transform the world and everything in it. The way people work, learn and live is different now than ever before. If you don’t believe this to be true, consider your smartphone: it’s probably one of your most valuable tools because it connects you with everything, everywhere. You’ll likely spend more time using apps like Facebook Messenger or Instagram than reading books (that’s right, reading books!) or just looking at the weather without clicking pictures for posts.
Since technology has become such an integral part of human life, it is only natural to use it on all fronts with its full potential. The seamlessness of the use of technology is key to its continued use. Omnichannel connectivity and AI/ML tools for intuitive interaction are expected as a general standard these days.
This an excellent opportunity for those who plan to develop education projects
The world is changing, and so must eLearning. The future of eLearning is the result of a new era that is already happening, which gives great opportunities to those who plan to develop education projects. The best eLearning design should be so well curated that it becomes second nature for the learners.
When designing an eLearning course, there are many things to remember: the learning objectives, the audience, the technology they’re using, and more. But what often gets lost in all that information is what’s most important—the experience itself.
The best way to ensure your learning experience is exceptional is by starting from scratch. Start with a blank slate and let your imagination take over.
The most important thing to do is to be prepared for the future of eLearning and understand what kind of courses there will be in the next few years. The key points discussed above are:
- Embracing the disruptiveness brought by digital technology.
- Creating valuable experiences instead of just training sessions.
- Creating more collaborative spaces where learners can interact with each other.
- Being flexible and agile so as not to be left behind by those who embrace innovation.