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Changes that are Shaping The Future Of Learning Technology

Original Article posted at 5 Changes Shaping The Future Of Learning Technology – eLearning Industry By Steve Lowenthal What Changes Are Shaping The Future Of Learning Technology A perfect storm of disruptors is leading us all into uncharted territory. Given this uncertainty, it’s not surprising that Ambient research has forecast negative 14% growth for the US LMS market over the next 5 years. The LMS Is DEAD Or Is It? But don’t panic, it’s not that we’re heading back to the dark ages of Excel spreadsheets and manila folders. Rather, we’re entering an era of integrated best-of-breed technologies that in the best case will work together seamlessly to deliver personalized, just-in-time learning experiences. If you aren’t already in the process, check the following 5 changes that will help you prepare for the future: 1. Compatibility With New Learning Technology Over the past 5 years, new learning technology products are entering the market at a record pace. This includes social tools like Yammer, AR/VR solutions, gamification platforms, and more. These products are often “self-contained solutions” that control how the user experiences them, what data is collected, and how new experiences are created. The positive is that we now have an expanded toolset to create the best learning experience based on the content, audience, and goals. The downside is that, in the worst-case scenario, learners are logging into multiple systems, learning paths are disjointed and cumbersome, and data is spread across multiple systems. The future organization needs a guide that supports the ability to combine these disparate […]

Elements eLearning course’s should have when targeting adult Learners

Original Article by Christopher Pappas   5 Key Elements Every eLearning Course Targeting Adult Learners Should Have – eLearning Industry This article looks at some strategies to use when delivering to adult learners. There are still technology challenges in some of the concept’s that are highlighted. Introducing adult learners to new ways of learning with technology is always going to prove to be a critical part to any learning experience with adults. The article reflects on particular area of Measurable Outcomes: Some adults dropped out of school in their early years because they felt inadequate. Their circumstances may have left them feeling incapable of learning, and they carried this attitude into adulthood. Other adult learners are born academics with multiple degrees. Learning is something so easy for them that it may even become boring or tedious. The beauty of eLearning is that a single eLearning course can be tailored to individual learning levels. For more engaged or experienced adult learners, give them tougher morsels to chew. For under-confident adult learners, start them slow and build them up. Include simple metrics so that every adult learner can watch themselves move from one level to the next. Brighter adult learners stay interested, and weaker adult learners feel validated. Start with your basic eLearning material, then sub-section it into graded levels. You must approach adults on their level. They need to feel respected, and they need to feel that you have something to offer them. Give your adult learners tools they can use and motivate them on a personal […]

Mistakes made in online courses

I came across this interesting article on eLearning Industry that I wanted to share. This does not only affect the younger demographic, but also the older one as well. The final point of Hesitating in asking for help is what I believe to be one of the biggest for adult learners. They tend to let their pride get in the way or may feel embarrassed just to ask. Could be as their fellow students are much younger and don’t want to ‘make a fuss’, which can have a detrimental affect on their learning. Read more about the Top 10 Student Mistakes Ιn Online Courses – eLearning Industry