Elearning Trends To Watch For in 2022

The decades-old industry is coming of age as technological advancement converges with a massive need in society. Here’s what you can watch for.

The decades-old industry is coming of age as technological advancement converges with a massive need in society. Here’s what you can watch for.

In the 1990s, eLearning was created to supplement face-to-face learning. Over the decades, the business has undergone tremendous growth and despite obvious weaknesses, demonstrated the potential to fulfil the learning needs of millions. The global eLearning market is now expected to grow from $185.26 billion in 2020 to $388.23 billion in 2026, proving the world’s inclination towards online education.

What is spurring this growth? COVID is one obvious answer. The pandemic hit countries around the world and spurred the growth of many industries, including eLearning. People from within their four walls had started to gain expertise in fields they had always wished to gain expertise in. Companies have moved their training, upskilling and reskilling programs firmly online, perhaps forever. This explosion in need has helped eLearning industries to grow at an exponential rate.

Here are the top eLearning trends to watch out for in 2022:

  1. Immersive learning experience: Augmented Reality (AR), Virtual Reality (VR), and Extended Reality (ER) have the potential to transform the eLearning sector. These technologies aim to provide immersive learning experiences that thrill and engage learners. These technologies workaround intriguing graphics, images and tech that literally immerses people in their learning environment. Such experiences are ideal for simulation training, safety and hazmat training and other scenarios where it may be too expensive or not feasible to train learners in the actual setting.
  2. Mobile learning: Studies show that 99% of people claim that mobile learning enhances their experience. As the number of people using mobiles is increasing, users are developing a liking towards mobile learning. Due to its core benefit that users can learn at any given time, mobile learning is here to stay and is one of the most fast-growing trends.
  3. Artificial Intelligence: Artificial Intelligence (AI) is one of the most fascinating eLearning trends. It helps collect and analyse data of learners from LMS platforms such as learners’ strengths, weaknesses, interests, and proficiency which help in decision making towards building learning materials. AI technologies are increasing the delivery of customised training, in which learners are delivered content that is precisely tailored to their needs.  
  4. Microlearning: Most professionals face the problem of lack of time in their daily routine, which can cause difficulties in developing skills and taking up training. This is where the concept of microlearning comes into the picture. Microlearning presents content to learners, in short, bite-sized chunks that only take a few minutes to complete. This trend also empowers learners to complete their training goals.
  5. Gamification: What fun is it to learn when learning is ‘play’ and who doesn’t like to play? This trend has been in the market in the past few years but has proven even more essential in the current training environment. Research shows that 83% of employees are more motivated to do their tasks after gamified training. Gamification’s existing use has shown that it boosts user engagement and retention.

Are you ready to be a part of this trend?

Trends come and go but the eLearning industry has already proven that it will grow only stronger over the years. Bodh provides expert-backed Services and Solutions for Skilling, Upskilling, and Reskilling of Professionals.

 

References:

  1. 11 New Elearning Trends & Predictions for 2022 – Financesonline.com
  2. 8 eLearning Trends the Most Useful for 2022 – Eabyas
  3. 7 E-Learning Trends for 2022 – Capytech
  4. https://k8school.com/top-e-learning-trends-to-watch-out-for-in-2022/?gclid=Cj0KCQjwjN-SBhCkARIsACsrBz6xAhMOLz9ECNkKiLt19ersGoEWnFdCzRW-Zpx8k_R05UBZwCvsgYgaArcHEALw_wcB
  5. Top eLearning Trends for 2022 – Open edX

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