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Top e-learning trends to keep an eye on in 2020

The world of education has adopted digital learning as a reliable way of delivering instruction, assessing student progress and supporting better academic outcomes. Learning and teaching through an online medium has become very popular over the last years and there are no signs of slowing down. With that in mind, educators need to be on a constant lookout for the current developments in order to create better learning environments for their students. Here are a few e-learning trends to keep an eye on in 2020:

  1. Video learning

    Video is visually appealing, more engaging and interactive. Teachers are finding it easier than ever to create video content for their lessons, recording their knowledge in a modern format. Interactive videos shift the student’s perspective, from being a passive receiver of information to being actively involved in the learning process.

  2. Game-based learning

    Educational institutions of all types and sizes are making use of gamification to create intangible incentives that drive successful learning results. Overall, gamified learning courses make the content more appealing to each learner, boost their motivation and simplify the learning process. Last but not least, game-based learning helps foster an emotional and intensive learning experience.

  3. Social and emotional learning (SEL)

    Students learn in social settings, through forums, chats, screen sharing, messaging apps and other ways of online social gatherings. And they bring their emotions with them at every step of the way, which is why social and emotional learning (SEL) is a trend that’s here to stay as it encourages emotional self-regulation and the development of productive communication skills.

  4. Immersive learning

    AR augments existing learning material through intriguing images and graphics. VR provides a rich immersive experience taking the theoretical part of learning into experiencing it. MR takes VR a step further, as it introduces elements of AR in the learning environment. As costs lower and the user experience becomes smoother, AR, VR, and MR will become a staple of e-learning.

  5. Artificial Intelligence (AI) in e-learning

    AI has the potential to become the best teaching assistant; it can assist teachers with planning courses, delivering adaptive learning, supporting students, grading assignments and so on. AI enables fast data analysis and decision making in teaching. In this way, educators are provided crucial information that helps them make instruction more effective.

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