E-Learning keeps on developing at an incredible pace, so you may be wondering what is new in 2019. What should you focus on and invest in? Our Geneva and Lausanne-based e-learning team has some ideas, and we’re happy to share them with you. Becoming the best means learning from the best!
Where do you need to be particularly creative and innovative? What are the new e-learning fields of interest worth investigation and application? We have collated the answers for you, so that you don’t have to delve through pages of information to find the essentials.
Every organisation needs to integrate microlearning into their process and methodology. Using smaller, bite-sized chunks of learning content is easier for the Learner to oversee, memorise and digest. Microlearning both improve the overall level of retention and is easier to manage for a Learner, with far less risk of overwhelming them. They are unlikely to grow bored when dosed with appropriate microlearning materials, and their overall interest level will drive up the level of meaningful engagement. Modules can be designed with interactive elements like videos, podcasts, games, polls, infographics, etc. to break up information into manageable portions, and your Learners will enjoy the variety and brevity. We fully understand microlearning, here at TheLearning LAB, and can help you turn your course into a course Learners will actually want to do!
A.I (Artificial Intelligence)
This is an investment which may not be accessible to all, given its high cost and significant complexity, but nevertheless this technology is rapidly progressing and you should definitely keep an eye on it. AI uses the machine’s capacity for analysis to observe Learner behaviour and figure out individual, or group, educational needs, much quicker and in more detail than human teachers or course moderators could. And optimising the course means happier Learners!
Over the past two years, Gamification has received a very warm welcome from the users of e-Learning platforms across Switzerland as well as on a global scale. It drives engagement by allowing Learners to visualise their progress through a clear set of ‘wins’. Rewarding learning processes play a vital role in Learner retention. It also improves the Learner experience and we believe it will keep increasing in popularity in the coming years. Contact our Swiss e-learning team for more information on how you can Gamify your course, and make the most of your Learners’ potential!
This technique offers a customised and personalised learning experience. After one or several pre-learning tests to gauge the Learner’s current level, the system or algorithm determines the level and the optimal learning journey for each individual user. The result is a Learner who is both less frustrated and more challenged, thanks to the course responding more accurately to his educational needs. It means e.g. not having to do a lengthy series of basic questions when your Learner is already at an intermediate level, saving them time and even giving the Learner a sense of pride for having this prior knowledge.
Do not underestimate the power of video. It has become an absolute must-use media in order for you to succeed in the creation of any e-learning project. Our Swiss e-learning agency has created a special department, made up of experts in their fields, to be able to storyboard, design, brand and produce video contents for any project and with any challenge. Video is going to be around for a long time - you all need to include it in your strategy, and we can help you get there!
The use of mobile devices to access the web is increasing year after year, Learners want to be able to access to the course material any time, via their mobile whilst commuting, from Videos and podcasts are assets for these new learners. granting visual and auditory access to the content when the are in a car, train, bus or at home without needing their laptop. Your Learners want convenience, so ask us how it’s done!
Avoid heavy, deadening chunks of text which tire your Learners out, and design content to be visually appealing and calming. How you design your content affects what they get out of it, and any type of visual, e.g. infographics and animations, will improve the learning experience and increase both engagement and retention. When you look at your course pages, it should feel like your eyes are drawn to the text in a positive way, without being imprisoned by stark sentences and paragraphs.