While corporate eLearning is a very unique niche, it’s not altogether separate from other elements of business. In a corporate setting, eLearning needs to be scalable, which is made possible with proper structure, compliant with regulations, able to be adopted across the globe, and financially feasible.
Here are 5 trends in the world of corporate eLearning that you can expect to see in 2017.
- More Adaptive Programs
Just like most other things, change is inevitable and even necessary to adapt to the changing times. As such, the original corporate eLearning concept is not exactly relevant for today. Adaptive eLearning programs are able to accommodate specific needs of certain users, which gives them the opportunity to work with areas that they’re much more familiar with. Being adaptive will also offer various options for the delivery of eLearning to better suit the training for every individual using the program. Click here for more information on corporate eLearning for your business.
- Responsiveness for All Devices
While this might not necessarily be anything new, the trend will not just continue into 2017, but intensify. No matter what type of device is being used, eLearning will be fully responsive in 2017. Up until now, the problem has been that many companies are still convinced that employees only need eLearning to be available on desktop computers. But with the use of mobile devices growing in place of PCs to access everything that the internet offers – including eLearning – ensuring that these programs are fully responsive is critical, and will certainly be a trend in 2017.
Gamification is the concept of implementing game mechanics and design to engage people to attain their goals. It utilizes the basic desires of users to encourage engagement with a product or service. This concept is still in its infancy as an increasing number of companies are beginning to adopt it and implement it into many facets of business, including eLearning. Millennials, in particular, are attracted to gamification, and considering the fact that this generation makes up the largest proportion of today’s workforce, gamification is an excellent way to engage them.
Many times we are focused on new technologies that can potentially transform the world of corporate eLearning. However, perhaps the most relevant element is not necessarily the technology itself, but how the users view it. Should these 3 trends gain momentum into 2017, we will see great advancements in the corporate eLearning which will make this landscape a much more user-friendly one.