We all want to improve virtual learning this year. After all, we always strive to move forward. Whatever we achieved last year should be nothing compared to what we intend to reach this year. It is a great way to challenge ourselves to keep getting better at what we do.
If you want to bring your elearning achievements to greater heights this year, you have to pay attention to industry predictions for the coming months. The thing is, technology always shows us something new. This is why online learning is constantly evolving. It is basically a product of technology and if there is a new development, you can bet that elearning will benefit from it one way or another.
Since the new year has come and the predictions have come in, what can we get from them? How can we use these predictions to improve virtual learning and take it to the next level?
Smart curation of content
Content is still king – but it is not measured by the amount that you will provide. In the past, we deliver a lot of content to learners and let them pick what they need. Now, there will be changes. Learners are in a hurry to get the information that they need. You need to curate the information for them and deliver only what they need. This shortens the virtual learning process and helps learners go from one course to another.
Improvement in integrated learning
Integrated learning is all about taking different yet relatable concepts, ideas, materials, and tools, and establishing a connection between each one. But you are not the one to point out the connection. The learner should be the one to recognize how they are all related. If the learner is serious about the learning more, they should have the initiative to figure out the connection. This is a step towards self-directed learning. To make this happen, you need to find the right platforms that will make it easier for the learners to get the connections. These platforms usually have online environments where learners can hang out and integrate their own ideas.
Use more user-generated content
According to reports, 8 out of 10 consumers and 6 out of 10 brands believe that user-generated content has proven to be more influential than videos or photos from the company. This is proof that user-generated content is a great strategy to use when it comes to engaging the learners. Let them take control of the learning process. Give way to social learning and let them learn from each other. This strategy forces them to think and participate.
Focus on work-life skills
When it comes to popular subjects, transferable skills seem to be leading. These are subjects that organizations prefer because people find it very valuable. Any skill that can be used in both work and personal lives should be a good lesson to learn. These subjects include communication, problem-solving, self-learning, collaboration, etc. Not only are these preferred lessons, people are found to be very vocal about their opinion when it comes to these subjects.
Just like the previous years, videos, mobile learning, and accessibility of data will still be important features in virtual learning this year. Do not put them aside because these will still play an important role in making elearning courses successful and effective.