With the pandemic forcing most of us to work and study from home, eLearning has come to a boom in 2020, and justifiably so. Learning from the comfort of your home has its advantages – it lets you organize your time, take necessary breaks, and control the environment, so you have the best surroundings for learning.
The expansion in the number of people practicing eLearning in the past year has led to eLearning and communication platforms like Zoom becoming better. The main reason for that is adapting to what the user needs, and with a lot of users, there was a lot of feedback from which the platforms could learn and adapt.
The expectation for the coming year is that the platforms will keep evolving, and more people will be joining them. Below, we’ve put together an overview of expectations for the future of eLearning in 2021.
E-Learning Trends Predicted For 2021
Some of these trends have already shown the potential to redefine the industry standards in the next months. So many businesses have been investing in virtual training and courses that the industry is on a seemingly constant rise. Below, you can find some trends that are predicted to be huge in 2021.
Artificial Intelligence Tutors
Artificial Intelligence Tutors are a brand new addition to learning in general. The availability of an AI tutor 24/7 and the accessibility from practically any device make this trend one that is sure to expand and improve upon itself.
Not only can AI Tutors be personalized to accommodate any student, but they can also use data analysis to create specific training paths for corporate online training.
As seemingly everything has moved online, the need for cybersecurity is greater than ever. It’s expected that companies will want their employees to know how to protect themselves and the company from online threats.
It’s almost certain that there will be many more workers going through online courses for various cybersecurity branches. Some of those may include spotting phishing attempts, AWS security training, or general cybersecurity in the IT industry.
User-Generated Content and Peer-to-Peer Learning
More large companies have been relying on their employees to generate content and provide training to their colleagues. It’s expected that this trend will continue to grow in 2021 as online communication systems have been improving and allowing this type of training to thrive.
User-Generated Content or UGC has been a way to go around external suppliers and have someone who works in the field bring the subject closer to their coworkers. It’s generally seen as a step towards a more open learning and working environment.
The Future of eLearning
The rise and improvement of eLearning are not only expected but pretty much inevitable at this point. It is predicted that the industry will even further expand in 2021 and that even more individuals will find their way to online classes and courses.
That move to the web-oriented kind of learning will most likely be followed by improved existing platforms, which will get both more funding and user data analysis. There is also a massive opportunity for new communication and learning platforms to find their spot on the internet.
New technologies are coming to light every day, but the eLearning doesn’t have to be solely focused on technical knowledge. There’s also an expected rise in courses and classes covering so-called soft-skills and online communication with coworkers or tutors.
The Expected Increase In Quality
Even before the pandemic, eLearning was on the rise, but with this situation evolving how it has evolved, we had an unexpected jump in both users and the online tools being used. Now that the world has had some time to adapt and adjust to the new circumstances, we can expect an even bigger response from platforms that provide eLearning services.
They should now have better monitoring, integration, and should be more interactive overall. Those are all results of data analysis and user experience that have made their way back to the source.
The world of eLearning has just begun with its expanse and innovations, and we can expect great progression to come out of a challenging global situation. Hopefully, in 2021, we will have seen all the advantages that online learning has to offer and start to use it even in the future when we’re able to leave our homes for work and school.