Innovation is happening every minute in technology. Techies must keep up to date with the latest trends in technology every week. Your job requires continuous learning. A learning strategy that keeps you up-to-date on the latest skills is essential to your career. You won’t be left behind in a rapidly changing industry if you have a forward-looking strategy. Effective learning requires you to create a strategy that will keep you up-to-date with industry experts, align your learning strategy with your organizational goals and talent goals, attend to current and future needs, and develop a method that is both futuristic and easy to follow.
Organizations today focus on multiple LMS (Learning Management Systems) to help different teams achieve their talent goals and meet the company’s needs. Technology is constantly evolving and rediscovering new boundaries. However, techies must continue to expand their knowledge to keep up with the latest technology developments. LMS allows you to stay up-to-date on the latest developments in the technology that matters to your business. A combination of different technologies is necessary to make an efficient and effective LMS. This includes e-Learning and mobile learning.
Top Learning Technologies 2018
Technology is not the only thing that is changing. Training and development are also on the rise. The underlying technologies used in learning technologies are constantly evolving. Gamification, Augmented Reality and Virtual Reality, Microlearning, Mobile Learning, Responsive Learning and Interactive Learning are all gaining popularity with learners and organizations. These innovative learning technologies are quickly becoming the best.
Here are some insights into each of these emerging technologies and their impact upon learning:
Simulation games are being used successfully in universities and management schools. They can be used to simulate real-life situations, where students must find the best solutions. Knolskape is using Gamification to enhance corporate training. This is done with the aim of creating a more interactive and visual experience. Simulated real-time events enhance creativity and help learners improve their thinking processes.
Augmented Reality and Virtual Reality provide a safe environment for the understanding of the latest technologies. Because it doesn’t involve real-time implementation, it is risk-free. It is responsive and adapts to learner’s needs and capabilities. VR and AR allow learning technologies to be more learner-centric through personalized and customized training sessions. These technologies are also very useful in assessing the impact on learning.
Microlearning and Mobile Learning
Mobiles are an important part of learner-centric learning technologies. We’ve seen this already. Billions of people use mobile devices to search for information, education, or entertainment. People prefer to use mobile data and work on the move, as it is more affordable and accessible. Mobile learning is also more convenient and attractive, especially for employees who commute to work and back. Microlearning is learning small modules on the move and using mobile devices. Microlearning is aided by listicles, how-to videos and graphic learning content.
Content Curation
It becomes increasingly difficult to create learning content from scratch as learning requirements increase in size and speed. It can instead be curated from trusted websites that have already published quality content. By integrating external resources, content curation elevates blended learning to a new level. It allows you to get the most from the information available online.
Responsive Learning
To make learning accessible from all devices, it is important to use responsive design. Learner-centric technologies enable the learner to access the learning content from any device they choose. The learner won’t be able to benefit from the content if it is not responsive.
Interactive Learning
One-sided learning can make learning very boring. Podcasts and video learning are very one-sided and limit learning opportunities. Live-streaming videos allow for interactive learning. The trainer and the trainee can interact. Interactive VR/AR learning methods are possible to a certain extent. Interactivity expands both the learning horizon of the learner as well as the organization.
Social Learning
Although knowledge sharing has been practiced for more than a century, it is still a very common practice.