Those who are in the process of developing an advanced eLearning app for use in the near future should be encouraged by the fact that more and more corporations are resorting to online learning in a part of their portfolio. There is a large portion of technology currently under development that shall be used to support eLearning industry. There have been some new developments in the process of making them. They can be used to make their apps better.
Virtual reality can be used in eLearning apps. The trend of using videos to make introductions and learning material for apps is being replaced by VR technology, which has a bigger impact and effect. The experience shall go a long way for them.
Another trend that applies here is augmented reality. It enhances the learning environment, as opposed to replacing it with an alternate one. It is also cheaper for developers. It uses less hardware too.
Microlearning is an emerging and quite a useful trend. In it, a user gets to receive small bits of information over a period, not like where they are bombarded with too much information all at once. It needs the use of visual, video learning, simulations, and exams that give instant feedback. This is how users get to learn much easier and retain more information.
Simulations can also be used to give users a hands-on experience, instead of relying only on factual and recall learning. This is gained through task-based simulation.
Social learning is another one of the trends. eLearning platforms shall manage to collaborate, via social networking, team building, and problem-solving skills at their center. The social networks in question are comment tools, chats and leaderboards.
Webinars are another trend that is similar to microlearning. In them, a high amount of focus is captured over a short period, which is more effective than the long training session programs that tend to last for over weeks or months.
Serious games is another trend where entertainment is infused in an educative app. They cover topics such as real estate, the stock market, budgeting, and such.
Upskilling is a trend in which a group that works in a certain company can continue to receive education that shall lead to the improvement of their skills on the job. Businesses use eLearning platforms to train their present staff and lead to internal promotions. Its effectiveness has encourages more HR departments to adopt it and keep using it for a long time to come. It is also great for those who wish to advance their careers.
It is always a good idea to keep the platform of an app open source. This will give consumers flexibility to make changes and advance it. This is how more apps shall be launched which are more useful.